Our practitioners are all highly trained and qualified in their disciplines.
Ruairidh Milton – Forward Your Fitness
Ruairidh is a Wellness Coach, a Level 2 qualified Fitness Instructor and Level 3 certified Personal Trainer with Kettlebells and Boot Camp Instructor qualifications. He is a member of REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) and fully insured. He offers personal training and support to aid clients wishing to improve fitness levels and deal with weight issues.
Ruairidh believes in empowering people to achieve their desired fitness levels by providing one to one personal training, small bespoke group sessions and outdoor boot camps. He has gained a wealth of experience working in local commercial gyms. He is also a Health ands Fitness Manager in a commercial gym in Dundee and is a trained first aider. He specialises in helping people who are new to fitness training feel comfortable and grow in confidence. Ruairidh also offers diet and nutritional advice and can supply healthy monthly family friendly recipes to take the stress and strain out of meal planning.
Contact Ruairidh on 07703 619300
Anusia Crawford – AR Massage and Beauty Therapy
Hiya! I’m Anusia also known as Noosh. I have an NQ and HND in Beauty Therapy and have been working as a therapist for 17 years. While enjoying doing beauty treatments, I have always had a great passion for massage. I do deep tissue, swedish, aromatherapy, pregnancy and hot stones massage. I always go to the pressure that the client is comfortable with. The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews was where my beauty career began, I then worked in a busy city centre salon and now work at the hub and part time in a spa.
I love my job and feel it gives amazing job satisfaction. I like to make people feel good and after a massage or any Beauty Treatment, they do. I get a wee thrill because I have helped the client to feel that way.
The BMS Hub is such a lovely place to work, so relaxing and chilling! The scenery is amazing and such a tranquil place to have treatments.
I will be working here on a Tuesday, the treatments I am excited to offer will be massage, reiki, reflexology, hoping to introduce facials and some beauty treatments too.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my bio! I am a very positive, happy and caring person, and have a good listening ear. If you would like to book an appointment you can contact me on 07789202856. Hopefully see you all soon, take care and stay safe. X x
Alison Binnie Counselling
My name is Alison Binnie and I am a Pluralistic Counsellor with a range of experience using various different approaches in counselling including person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have a MSc in Counselling and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently counselling at Insight Counselling in Dundee and the Body Mind Soul Hub in Monikie. I was a Community Education Worker for many years, and I have also worked for a children’s charity as a mediator, at Dundee College as a vocational tutor and latterly set up and ran a local business with my husband.
I have experience in working with people dealing with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, work related stress, suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, end of life, relationship/family issues, anger management, childhood sexual abuse, emotional issues related to menopause and general issues in dealing with change, life transitions and emotional difficulties in general.
I offer face to face counselling in the Body Mind Soul Hub, online counselling via Zoom and also ‘walk and talk’ counselling, where we conduct our sessions outdoors in the beautiful Angus countryside. I can provide short term therapy to equip you with immediate coping strategies or long term continued support, whichever suits you. I have experience of working with young people aged 14+ and adults.
Coming to see a counsellor can be a daunting decision, but in the BMS Hub you will find a warm welcome and a safe, non-judgemental place to talk. I offer a free initial consultation at the Hub to discuss what it is you would like to focus on and more importantly to let you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you – do you feel that you could talk freely to me, are we a good match? If I am, we will work together to identify what it is that has brought you to see me, what you would like to achieve and then to identify ways in which we can work together to accomplish this.
If you would like to get in touch you can email me on 07985 213132 or email me at email@example.com
Jenni Paterson – Yoga for All
I have just recently qualified as a Seasonal Yoga Teacher (March 2020), after studying the 200hr Seasonal Yoga Course in Edinburgh. I am also a full-time Primary School Teacher and a mum of one. Seasonal Yoga works with nature, and helps you to keep yourself aligned with the changing seasons and the energy within them. It has a focus on different organs of the body, food and ideas to help you make the most out of the season that is current.
Yoga helps me both, physically and mentally and I love the fact that it is for absolutely anyone and everyone.
Contact Jenni on 07833 449144
Brian Morrison – Ruadh Consultancy (Business Therapy – friendly advice and a listening ear for those experiencing business worries)
Hi, my name is Brian and I live with my wife Sharon and 2 daughters Ellie (2 legged) and Lexi (4 legged) in Inverbervie. We moved from Aberdeen to Bervie 13 years ago and love the village and its sense of community.
When I’m not spending time with my family, my other real passion is hillwalking and the outdoors.
I left school at 16 and went to study at college and after getting my qualification joined the workforce at 17 through the YTS in the oil industry where I spent the best part of 19 years involved in various roles including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting and forecasting, contract compliance, audit, contractual analysis and vessel management to name but a few!
I then decided around the time of Ellie’s arrival to completely change my job and the industry in which I worked (because a new-born wasn’t enough of a challenge!) and spent 12 years in the banking sector as an auditor.
The main challenge with the role was to quickly and effectively determine how a company operated both financially and administratively causing minimal impact on their day to day operation and equated to spending more than 20,000 hours. This took me to all shapes and sizes of business up and down Scotland.
During this time, I advised customers of issues which arose as a result of assessing and analysing systems and processes with a view to helping them understand why they may have been experiencing difficulties.
When I decided it was time to move on, my big “why” for starting the company was to pass on experience and knowledge to help businesses out there who in many circumstances have difficulties growing and improving and may benefit from an impartial view of their operations. As most self-employed people can relate to, it can be a lonely endeavour and having a non-judgemental discussion with a 3rd party can also improve your confidence with day to day challenges.
I’ve highlighted the following as areas of expertise – business coaching, auditing, contractual analysis, dispute resolution and credit control, however these are just a few examples of the types of service I can provide.
All assistance is tailored to suit individual requirements to ensure the best outcome and discussions are treated with discretion.
I can offer the resource, advice and planning to improve performance and efficiency, help identify problems and provide the experience and skills to deliver answers to the business. Contact Brian on 07759 074560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Duncan – Deerbaby
Lynn Duncan BA BSc (Hons) is a registered adult nurse and a registered Special Community Public Health Nurse with The Nursing and Midwifery Council. She has studied and obtained a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Dundee University, a Post Graduate Public Health degree from Robert Gordon University and a diploma in Infant Massage and Baby Yoga. Lynn holds an enhanced disclosure check and is a member of the Complementary Therapies Holistic Association (CTHA).
Lynn has over ten years’ experience in nursing, starting her career in the acute sector then into primary care where she has developed a passion for public health. Lynn’s main interests include infant and maternal nutrition, breastfeeding and child development. Over the years, working with families and babies, Lynn has recognised and studied the wide benefits baby massage and yoga can bring, not only to the baby but to the carer too. Lynn loves developing new relationships with families to strive and support their babies/child’s development.
Lynn founded Deerbaby through the desire to share the wide benefits of Baby Massage and Yoga.
The ethos of Deerbaby is to help parents and carers to develop a loving bond with their baby. Attachment is proven to be one of the cornerstones of child development and is something Lynn has been passionate about in her career.
Lynn is a Mum to Finn and Darcy and Wife to Graham. (Deerbaby is currently closed but Lynn hopes to resume baby yoga and massage in 2021)
Judith Dryden LLB (Hons) DipLP NP – Perspective Meditation
Judith qualified with the British School of Meditation in 2015. She found her own mediation practice so helpful that she decided to study further with a view to introducing the practice to others. Her background is in the legal profession and she is acutely aware of the need for effective stress management in the professional world.
Judith has three young children and her experience of meditation and mindfulness helps her to manage the competing demands of work and family life. She is very passionate about the benefits of a regular meditation practice and wants to share these benefits with as many people as possible.
Judith is delighted to offer a luxury, exclusive family or friends/ couples experience. An hour of complete relaxation and sound healing with the wonderful combination of a Sound Bath and Guided Meditation.
Judith also offers Conscious Separation – a unique and truly helpful service to enable couples to consciously communicate for the best outcome for them and their children. This service is based at The BMS Hub in a private, safe environment.
Chris James Marr – Perspective Meditation
Chris developed a passion for music at an early age and has followed this passion ever since. His musical career started at 16 and he played his first T in the Park just a year later and can still be found playing as Esperi, incorporating a whole range of instruments and loops to create a unique sound.
Chris went on to train in Sound Production and became increasingly interested in the science of sound. Chris is married to our meditation teacher, Jude who had already incorporated sound relaxation and healing in to her meditation teaching.
Chris is trained in Tuning Fork Vibration Therapy and Sound Baths. Chris also offers guitar tuition.
You can get in touch with Jude and Chris by visiting the Perspective Meditation Facebook page and sending a message.
Morna Milton-Webber – The Body Mind Soul Hub and Zenful Room
I am a qualified Graphic Designer and Scientific & Technical Illustrator achieving my diploma in 1990. I worked for a number of years as part of a small team within an architects firm whilst being a freelance artist. Then in 1992, I saw a job advertised for working with adults with learning difficulties providing art as a therapy and I thought, this is the job for me! I spent many happy years at the Resource Centre in Montrose until my son was born and I decided I wanted to be a stay at home Mum. That was the best ‘job’ I ever had, being Ruairidh’s Mum!!
In 2000, I took a specialist course for Art & Craft Activities as a Learning Strategy for People with Learning Difficulties/ Disabilities. I am also a qualified Complementary Therapist gaining my HNC in 2003. I achieved a merit in Diet and Nutrition and Related Disorders but specialised in Aromatherapy Massage and in 2018, I gained my diploma in Thai Hand & Foot massage. I am a full member of the Complementary Therapists Holistic Association [CTHA].
I am driven to promote the healing benefits of all Holistic Therapies. I offer Hot Oil Hand & Foot MassageTreatments that leave you feeling relaxed, de-stressed, rejuvenated and revitalised. I also run small group fun, creative art, craft and design classes that will help to de-stress and calm the mind. Art, design and drawing is an amazingly therapeutic pastime and is a great non verbal form of communication.
Morna is available most days at the BMS Hub. Morna offers free informal ‘tea and talk’ at the hub (adhering to government guidelines and social distancing rules). So if you are struggling or feeling overwhelmed right now, you can arrange a time to visit.
Please feel free to book an appointment to have a look around The Hub – sorry, no drop ins allowed at the moment.
Contact Morna at email@example.com
Marion Gray – Equilibrium for Life
Equilibrium For Life is a professional Counselling, Life Coaching and Analytical Hypnotherapy Service delivered by a highly qualified and experienced therapist.
Counselling/Life Coaching/Analytical Hypnotherapy can help to address difficult areas of life e.g. loss and change; bereavement; anxiety; low mood; anger; stress; low self worth/confidence; relationship issues; unwanted behaviours such as smoking, alcohol misuse, overeating and other distressing emotional conditions and phobias.
Marion is an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS-Accr), a Member of the General Hypnotherapy Register (MGHR), Registered Member of COSCA-Scotland and also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Marion works with adults and is a specialist in the counselling of children and young people and is a member of the PVG Scheme in respect of regulated work with children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Limited online sessions are available just now.
Contact Marion on 07702 511793 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.equilibriumforlife.co.uk
Anne Murray – Reiki Healing and Meditation
I was brought up and have lived in the Montrose area all my life. On leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Dundee and studied nursing at Ninewells Hospital and qualified as a Registered General Nurse. Throughout my working life I have had several jobs apart from nursing, mainly involved in the care of elderly people. I worked in a local day care centre and also cared for and supported the elderly in their own homes – all jobs I have found very rewarding.
I love animals and volunteer at a local Cat Protection Centre. I enjoy walking and spending time in the countryside. I also enjoy taking time to meditate and like to promote the benefits of meditation and living mindfully. I run a weekly guided meditation class in Hillside Village Hall.
I discovered Reiki in 2000 when my 4 year old son was ill. After many tests and medication, we could not get to the cause of the problem. Overhearing a conversation at a friends house, I heard about Reiki for the first time. After asking a few questions, i decided we had nothing to lose by giving it a try – and the rest, as they say, is history!
And so, my journey and learning about Reiki began and I completed my Reiki Master course in 2006. I practice Reiki from my treatment room at Ferryden and I also teach Reiki Level 1 & 2.
Anne teaches Reiki Level One and Two at the Hub and offers occasional Relaxing Sunday Reiki sessions as well.
Contact Anne on 07718 770648
Beverley Gibb – Kingennie Associates
My name is Beverley Gibb and I have been coaching for the past 10 years and am very excited to be joining the team at the Body Mind Soul Hub where I will be offering personal transitional life coaching.
Coaching can help with many things, such as career change, life changes, health and wellbeing, relationships, work/life balance or lack of fulfilment. Coaching takes you on a journey where I travel with you side-by-side, helping you to make the changes that you may have been putting off for some time. Or, more than ever now, with the current Covid-19 Pandemic, many people are being faced with having to make unexpected changes in their lives.
Coaching is all about you and it starts with you at the centre. You are the driver on your journey and I am beside you, helping you navigate by holding the map. You are in control of the speed at which we travel.
I was first introduced to the concept of coaching in an organisational and community development setting. However, at that time I was suddenly faced with some major challenges in my own life, where I felt like I didn’t know which way to turn or what to deal with first. I believe that having the experience of coaching and being coached myself, helped me to deal with the overwhelming mountain I felt I had to climb and I fully believe that I wouldn’t be where I am today if it was not for this approach.
I feel so passionately about how it helps me to cope with life’s challenges and how it has changed my approach and mindset, that I decided to take a leap and change my own career, so that I could use my experience to help others.
I bring a blend of coaching skills and tools as well as lived experience, backed by many years of professional experience working with organisations, communities and small businesses across the Angus and Dundee areas, empowering people to work towards their aspirations and goals, as well as working in leadership and management roles.
I see my coaching style as part of a holistic approach to overall wellbeing. To add to my coaching toolkit, I have been studying physical fitness and am a Level 2 qualified Fitness Instructor and am currently working towards my Level 3 Personal Training Diploma, as I aim to offer this as part of my coaching packages in the future. Physical exercise has been proved to contribute to good mental health and wellbeing and gives us more energy to be able to face life’s ups and downs and help to give us a gain a clearer perspective on our situations. In the meantime, I can offer the option of outdoor/walking coaching sessions.
I am a member of the Association for Coaching and work within the AC Coaching Competencies Framework and my practice is aligned to the International Coaching Federation’s core values and code of ethics. I am also a member of the Mindful Talent Coaching Academy, Mindful Talent Tribe and Cutting Edge Coaches which allows me to keep up with continuous professional development.
If you are unsure of what coaching is or whether coaching is right for you, please don’t worry, I offer a free initial discovery session, where we will have a chat about what coaching is, how it could work for you and how we could work together.
To find out more or book an appointment, please get in touch either by emailing me at Kingennieassociates@outlook.com or phone 07814 423048.
Lisa Wild – Angus Osteopathic Clinic
A positive attitude goes a long way with Lisa. Lisa is also a graduate from the London School of Osteopathy having attained a BSc Honours degree in Osteopathy. Lisa has a keen interest in all sports and has previously represented Kent in athletics and has taught various types of advanced aerobics with the YMCA. During her osteopathic studies Lisa developed a particular interest in sports related injuries and rehabilitation and qualified as a sports massage therapist. Get in touch for our wide range of services!
Lisa doesn’t practice from the hub, we refer you on to the clinic which is 2 minutes round the corner from Craigton House.
Contact Lisa Wild on 01382 370852 or email@example.com
Ruth Madill – Angus Physiotherapy
Angus Physiotherapy was created to lift the level of physiotherapy care available within our local area and we pride ourselves on providing elite level musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. Our service focuses detailed physiotherapy assessment and tailored exercise based rehabilitation for both injury prevention and recovery. We provide a variety of treatments including massage, acupuncture, taping, Pilates, joint and soft tissue mobilisation and MacKenzie therapy.
At the BMS Hub, Pilates can be provided either as part of a home exercise or as a private 1:1 or 1:2 class. Appointments are available for Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and Acupuncture.
Our friendly physiotherapist Olivia Ritchie also works alongside Ruth offering physiotherapy appointments, Sports Massage and 1:1 or 2:1 Pilates at The Body Mind Soul Hub. Please get in touch with Morna or Ruth if you would like an appointment to be seen at The Hub.
Contact Ruth on 07710 557210 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Wain Reiki
Hi, I grew up in Stoke on Trent, where I did an engineering apprenticeship and worked in the tyre manufacturing industry. My passions were rugby, hillwalking, and photography. I moved to Dundee at 24 and continued to work in industry and follow my interests until I took early retirement.
Reiki initially crossed my path nearly 30 years ago and helped me to deal with some difficult and stressful life challenges by giving clarity of thought and generating calmness. Following this I completed my Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 training, then went on to give Reiki to family and friends.
Following my retirement, a couple of years ago, rather than it being a relaxing time, I found the loss of sense of purpose and various personal challenges led me to a massive change in my life’s direction. I found comfort in talking in an informal, non-judgmental, male environment within Andy’s Man Club. At this time Reiki became prominent again in my life, and I discovered the benefits of meditation.
I have been doing Reiki again for about 18 months now and am working towards my Reiki Masters to enable me to teach, whilst continuing my practice at the hub in Monikie.
The Body Mind Soul Hub is such a beautiful place to deliver all the holistic therapies it has to offer, a sense of homely calmness greets you as you enter the grounds and facility. In the current difficulties you can feel safe in the level of Covid awareness that Morna and the team have generated.
A warm welcome awaits you.
Contact Paul on 07889 339253
Lisa-Marie James – Unearthing Alignment
My name is Lisa-Marie and I have spent the last 8 years building my Holistic business Holistic Cascades, now known as Unearthing Alignment. This journey started after I joined NYR Organic as an independent consultant which is the direct selling arm of Neal’s Yard Remedies.
I decided to build a large community of holistic practitioners through sharing quality ethical products that I am passionate about. Offering monthly team support and running corporate events I then became a Frontline Leader with the company. I went on to train as a massage therapist to give my customers a treatment experience of the Neal’s Yard Remedies products.
This proved a great way in helping people to make any lifestyle changes and to combat things they were struggling with. I am passionate about helping others face and work through any challenges that they may be experiencing in their everyday lives.
I trained over 3 years in Reiki and Crystal Healing and have been teaching courses for the last 5 years. Since travelling around Australia on a working holiday visa in 2007 I had been inspired by bush flower essences and the power of nature for healing.
I run regular meditation groups, love sound therapy and am particularly interested in aboriginal instruments and crystal singing bowls. I have been offering monthly spaces such as reiki shares, mindful walks, create your own product evenings, creative events and vision board workshops. I also give readings to offer guidance to others, am very passionate about working with the senses through essential oils and love holding dedicated space for others to grow.
I found my calling from a young age was to help people. My true purpose in life was discovered 14 years ago when my mother passed away suddenly, I knew from that moment there was more to life and that I was going to commit to learning and experiencing life as much as I possibly could.
Since this experience I fully committed to doing my own research and experiencing an intuitive led life on this earth plane. The second awakening came when my father passed away, grief was able to offer me skills and strength I never knew I had, I discovered so much about myself and it provided me with life-long gifts and talents of turning pain into power and I remain grateful for that.
I will be running Crystal Healing Level One Courses from the Body Mind Soul Hub.
Contact Lisa-Marie on 07849 891131 email – email@example.com
Heather Watt (MAR) – Heather’s Reflexology
I grew up in the highlands moving to Angus in 1994 to work for Guide Dogs for the Blind. After 9 years working with these amazing animals, I left to focus on bringing up my 3 children.
I have always been interested in holistic health and complementary therapies. Over recent years the need for a comprehensive approach to health and wellbeing has been brought sharply into focus as myself, family and friends have dealt with health challenges.
I am a fully qualified Clinical Reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner and have recently introduced Crystal Reflexology into my practice. The cornerstone of all these therapies is working with life energy, also known as chi or ki, to bring about balance and clear blocks to allow natural healing whether mental, emotional or physical, to occur. It is truly amazing to be able to share the benefits of these wonderful therapies and empower people to take control of their wellbeing.
Contact Heather on 07395 198545 – www.heatherreflexology.com
Paula Kenneth MSc MBACP – Authentic Counselling
Welcome to Authentic Counselling. I am a Pluralistic Counsellor based in Carnoustie, Angus. As a Pluralistic Counsellor I hold the view that different things work for different people at different points in their life and that no client’s experience is the same. I utilise methods and techniques from a number of different modalities in order to best meet the counselling needs/preferences of the clients whom engage with my service.
I completed my Masters in Counselling in 2016. I have 5 years experience in generic counselling working with clients affected by issues related to anxiety, depression, self-harm/suicide ideation, anger, relationships, abuse, gender, sexuality, BPD, bipolar, Asperger’s, ADHD etc. I have 3 years specialist training in domestic abuse and trauma recently co-facilitating the NHS Survive and Thrive Course. I work
with both individuals and couples.
I recently completed the Children’s Matters Course which equipped me with the skills to work with children from the age of 4 utilising creative techniques and attachment theory.
Authenticity is a key part of how I work. I feel that by being myself I encourage clients to be themselves. I aim to create the type of space where someone can be his or her authentic self, at least for a hour. Hopefully they will struggle a little less with showing others that version of themselves outside of the therapy room.
Contact Paula on 01241 468693 or 07957 509804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Scott – Yoga and Mindful Movement
As a yoga teacher of 15 years experience, I strongly believe that yoga is for everyone, no matter your age, shape or ability. I work with many students from many backgrounds in schools, nurseries, gyms, studios and workplaces.
Expect from my classes; helpful alignment cues, balanced sequencing and clear modifications peppered with humour and a sense of fun and lightness. I encourage the student to be present in their body and embrace life in the moment, using asana (the shapes), pranayama (the breath) and mindfulness techniques.
As a busy mother of 2 and a holistic business owner, I know that yoga is the perfect practice for anyone wishing to gain a strong flexible body and find a calm within the chaos of every day life. L x
Please contact Lindsey via Facebook and send her a message.
Gillian Simpson – The Little Nutrition Company
When Gillian encountered digestive problems in her thirties, she looked for a natural route back to health and was truly amazed by the results. Until that point, she had followed a typical Western diet and had no idea the impact it was having on her health.
What ensued was a passion for the power of food and a new career path. Gillian retrained as a Nutritional Therapist with the College of Naturopathic Medicine and four years later, Gillian founded The Little Nutrition Co. offering nutrition education and advice in the form of talks, workshops and one-to-one consultations.
As a working mum Gillian understands the pressures of modern day living. She also believes that you do not have to possess Jamie Oliver’s culinary skills to nourish yourself and your family.
Gillian offers tailored advice on diet and lifestyle to suit your own unique requirements. Recommendations are based on up to date scientific research and guidance is practical, to help you achieve optimum nutrition to support your physical and mental wellbeing.
Contact Gill at email@example.com
Linda Mackie – Children’s Yoga with Linda
Linda is a fully qualified children’s yoga teacher and has a real passion and interest in providing yoga and mindfulness to children. Children’s yoga offers kids the opportunity to practice breath work, yoga, yoga games and relaxation, to support their health and wellbeing. Linda teaches children in a fun and educational way. Her work with younger children is supported through yoga stories, which Linda writes herself. For older boys and girls, she teaches a sequenced yoga class, featuring more familiar yoga postures including: downward dog, tree and bridge. As well as being fun, this class explores in more detail, the aspects of mindfulness and breathing techniques. Additionally, Linda offers family yoga classes, which encourages families to do yoga together, from partner work to being able to do yoga games, and relax together. Furthermore, Linda has recently started teaching Intergenerational classes, where nursery children and the elderly do yoga together. These classes are a real hit for everyone involved, with so many benefits for both young and old alike.
Linda has a BSc (Hons) in Food, Health and Nutrition, and uses her sensory work from her degree to support some of her classes. Linda gets so much job satisfaction from seeing the children she works with developing a skill set of tools to help them feel confident, strong and stay calm.
Linda is offering private Family Yoga from the hub.
Contact Linda at: firstname.lastname@example.org