MSCM Tutors

All our tutors at MSCM are highly experienced practising therapists who teach with great passion and enthusiasm.

Their knowledge and love of their subjects shines through in each teaching session and by guiding and nurturing those that they teach they strive to achieve our ultimate goal of helping therapists become the best they can be. If you come to learn at MSCM you will be in very safe hands.

Lynn Vereenooghe


School Principal


My journey into this wonderful world started back in 1988 when a desire to understand how essential oils could be so potent and therapeutic led me to my first courses in complementary therapies. To my surprise at the time I fell in love with anatomy and physiology and the wonders of the human body and its innate ability to heal itself. The massage and aromatherapy courses that followed took me from being curious and interested to absolutely hooked! I knew this was the world I wanted to be in. To everyone’s surprise I walked away from my lucrative corporate career and set up in practice full-time. Further training followed culminating in qualifying as an Osteopath.


The knowledge I gained along the way gave me the desire and skill-set necessary to set up a training programme specifically for complementary therapists. At the time, good quality training was hard to find, standards were questionable and although the interest was growing in complementary therapies there was a shortage of good schools.  MSCM was born and the rest is history.


I am so proud of all we have achieved at MSCM; the many thousands of therapists we have been privileged to teach, our amazing teaching team whose passion and enthusiasm knows no bounds, the lives we have changed, the incredible therapists we have come to know and love, but most importantly it is an honour to realise that we have made a difference! Every student who passes through MSCM and goes on to share their gift of therapies to others is paying it forward and making the lives of others better. I am honoured to have helped make this happen.


Did you know? My interest lies in pain management – possibly due to many years as an Arsenal fan!

Lucy Bush


For me, the joy of being a tutor with MSCM is having the privilege to see people develop and flourish as they absorb new skills. Whether it be that they are discovering touch and Reflexology for the first time or that they are adding new techniques to their repertoire, it is one of the greatest feelings that there is.


My background is in Energy Healing, developing from a natural medicine upbringing by my parents and from my grandmother who recognised the flow of energy in me as a child.  I have always had a fascination for the body and its ability to heal itself when given the chance to do so. Eventually, Energy Healing took me on a journey to discover subtle therapies such as Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Sound. It was whilst working as a dental nurse in a holistic practice, that I realised that more detailed anatomy and physiology knowledge would be a good idea! So, I enrolled on an Anatomy and Physiology course with MSCM in 1998 and went on to qualify in Massage, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology – I had found another family. The journey and learning continue!


Having worked at MSCM since 2006 as our Training Co-ordinator, I am now amazed and happy to be a tutor in Reflexology, Crystal and Subtle Energy courses.  I also have the joy of being involved in the Wellbeing Retreats and the Sound Bath Meditations. Alongside this, I have my complementary therapy business and my treatments focus on light, balance and working from the heart. I have a passion for books, nature, photography and music - each of which connect with the complementary therapies and natural medicine that make life complete.


Did you know? Lucy means Light. I was named Lucy because of my mother’s love of CS Lewis’ Narnia books which she read to us again and again – she passed the love on to me! The girl who believes in magic and that nothing is impossible.

Anita Snowball


I have been associated with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine since 1997 when I started my training, this was for something different to do from my normal day to day life as a police officer. I fell head over heels with the whole concept of complementary therapies.  I continued with my training in various techniques in massage and Indian Head Massage, and my passion just grew and grew. In 1999 I resigned my 20-year career from the police and I joined the school as a member of staff. I went on to study reflexology and became absolutely intrigued by this therapy.


I was soon encouraged, to start teaching, a very scary thought initially but once again, I just loved it and have continued to remain passionate and excited about sharing my knowledge and skills. I teach the Massage and Reflexology course as well as the Anatomy and Physiology course, also the advanced massage and some of the advanced reflexology courses.  To see the students, develop their application and passion for the therapies they train in is an absolute delight. I continue to work as a mobile therapist offering massage and reflexology.


Did you know? Before my massage course I had never received a professional massage, something was obviously guiding me in the right direction

Margaret Karlinski


I have been working within the education sector since 1990 as a private high school teacher, further education lecturer and an IFA examiner specialising in science, aromatherapy and other complementary therapies.


I completed my formal education with a Master’s Degree in Science (and teaching) from University of Warsaw. Once settled in London, I soon qualified as an aromatherapist (IFA) and set up my own practice. The portfolio of my skills and qualification still keeps growing. I passionately follow new scientific discoveries pertaining to all aspects of aromatherapy, nutrition and natural cosmetic formulation. Over the years I have written numerous articles on chemistry and other subjects and contributed to many publications. I have been a keynote speaker at conferences and lectured for a variety of complementary medicine schools and colleges (including the University of Bedfordshire and University of Cornwall).


Passion for travel takes me to different corners of the world where I investigate various aspects of complementary medicine (e.g. the sandalwood situation in India, etc.). I have been instrumental in the development of MSCM Educational Tours, which offer therapists the opportunity to study overseas, such as aromatherapy study tours in Kerala.


I joined our MSCM teaching team in 2009.  I greatly enjoy planning and teaching courses and workshops and am renowned for my passion and enthusiasm. I am committed to the MSCM ethos of helping therapists to become the best they can be.


Did you know? I live in Hillingdon but some suspect I actually live in Kew Gardens. I love natural scents, especially those classified as… indolic.

James Earls


Based in the United Kingdom (UK), I am a writer, lecturer and bodyworker, specialising in Myofascial Release and Structural Integration. In recent years I have concentrated on blending movement with manual therapy to create a new approach, ‘Active Fascial Release’.


Increasing the understanding and practice of manual therapy has been a passion of mine since I first started practicing bodywork over 25 years ago. Throughout my career I have travelled widely to learn from the best educators in his field, including Thomas Myers, Art Riggs, and Gary Gray. Tom Myers and I authored Fascial Release for Structural Balance, a definitive guide to the assessment and manipulation of fascial patterns.


My vision of what manual therapy could look like in the 21st century led to the founding of Anatomy Trains UK and Ultimate Massage Solutions in the early 2000’s. With the growing demand for movement and manual therapy blends, I am now concentrating on finding new approaches to understanding how to apply movement and myofascial principles to bodywork.


Having helped build the reputation of Anatomy Trains for Tom Myers through the UK, Europe and worldwide, I now teach a range of my own courses, and am a regular lecturer at conferences and workshops around the globe. Renowned for my relaxed and humorous style, my subject is applicable for a wide-ranging audience that includes osteopaths, physiotherapists, massage therapists and movement therapists.


Did you know?  Once upon a time, I trained in fire-eating…until I got my first girlfriend - she didn’t like the smell of burning flesh!

Robert Lewis


I started my career as a Fitness instructor with Nottingham based SHAPE Fitness in 1990, teaching a range of classes around the East Midlands and in the mid-nineties ‘down south’ in London.


Fitness led to Massage, Reflexology and Sports Therapies with a host of other Holistic skills. During this time discovering MSCM, attending several of their excellent courses.


In 2003 I undertook a career change and following the successful completion of my Teacher Training Qualifications, took up post as Lecturer in Anatomy, Physiology & Holistic Practice at East Berkshire College in Slough, all whilst still practising Fitness and Complementary Therapies – a busy time!


In 2015 again looking to develop my role within healthcare, I Joined the Ambulance Service as front line staff and now enjoy a career combining all aspects of Health & Social Care.


I am a father to four teenage children and teaches Sports Massage, Warm Bamboo Massage, Onsite Massage, Kiniseo Taping and Thai foot Massage with MSCM


Did you know? I used to share a flat with George Michael (the popstars') Sister, met the star and attended several Wham concerts as a VIP guest.

Gill Greig


It’s a scary thought but I have been teaching and assessing First Aid for over 20 years! During which time there have been many changes. Some of my knowledge came from nursing, having been a Ward Sister & Nurse Tutor plus from my ongoing experience as a first aider at sporting and corporate events. I am also a complementary therapist having originally trained in aromatherapy & reflexology but like many therapists my portfolio has grown having attended many other courses including Reiki, baby massage, Indian Head Massage…….


I love teaching first aid because the dynamics of every group is different all bringing and sharing their own knowledge and experiences. Knowing that potentially any of my students could actually save someone's life or support someone through sudden injury or illness is so rewarding. As professionals it is vital that all therapists recognise the importance of being confident & competent in first aid as we can often be treating clients with complex health needs but could also be faced with the unexpected.


I deliver my courses in a relaxed, light-hearted fun way to help aid learning of a subject that can be quite frightening, but also to compensate for having to study at a weekend and to encourage students to return to renew their certificate every three years - always great to see familiar faces as well as new ones!


Did you know?  My daughter was delivered naturally less than three hours after arriving in hospital with no painkilling drugs/gases due to, I believe, REFLEXOLOGY through my pregnancy. Thank goodness for Complementary Therapies

Jacqueline Dark


My name is Jacqueline and I run my own small business offering complementary therapies. I have been a therapist since 1997 and still have a massive passion for my work, specialising in Fertility, Pregnancy and Women’s Health. I have continued my training over the years and gained qualifications in a huge array of subjects including Hot Stones Massage, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, Baby Massage Instructors, Angelic Reiki, Heated Bamboo therapy as well as advanced workshops on Pregnancy, Fertility Massage and Reflexology. I am currently very interested in Women’s Health, particularly menstrual issues and menopause, helping my clients manage both of these with hopefully ease and comfort. I have found myself using more crystals in my work of late and am slowly enhancing my knowledge and use of these.


A number of years ago I developed a keen interest in Mindfulness and Meditation, I found it very difficult to meditate, I thought I had to sit there with my eyes closed and keep my mind still - I have since learnt a number of different ways to meditate that in fact are quite the opposite of this image - sound/gong baths and trance dances are my 2 favourites.


Since gaining my AET qualification in teaching I have run a few small retreats, chakra dancing and meditation workshops which I have thoroughly enjoyed, I always try to make my classes informative, interactive and fun.


Did you know? – In 2012 I decided I wanted to play netball. I didn’t want to join a club so decided with a friend to start my own club; I didn't know the rules and could barely play. I now have 5 teams that play as part of my club - although I do know the rules, I still can't play very well :-)

Nigel Watkins


Having been a great believer in, and user of, complementary therapies for as long as I can remember, I had always promised myself to find out more about reflexology ‘someday’. After many years in the corporate world, the opportunity presented itself in 2011 when I was finally able to make good on that promise.


Having qualified as a reflexologist, massage therapist, reiki master teacher and aromatherapist (in that order!), I have been fortunate enough to have delivered clinical complementary therapies at The Disability Foundation, University College London Hospital MacMillan Cancer Support Centre, Paul's Cancer Support Centre and Pembridge Hospice.


I currently work as a Senior Clinical Oncology Complementary Therapist for Leaders in Oncology Care in Harley Street.


I have been awarded Fellowship Member status of both the Association of Reflexologists FMAR and the Federation of Holistic Therapists FFHT.


My passion has always been teaching and I look forward to meeting you on one of my courses in the future.


Did you know? I grew up in South Africa and find that nothing soothes the soul quite like being on safari and waking up to find a wild animal on your doorstep!

Lisa Gwilliam


I was lucky to be brought up with complementary medicine and massage, even though I was too ticklish to enjoy massage until I was older! I have always been interested in how the body works and what we can do to support ourselves using natural remedies and therapies.


I completed my Cidesco, Thai massage and aromatherapy diplomas in 2006 and later travelled to Thailand to study at TMC Thai Massage School in Chang Mai in 2008. I joined Neal’s Yard Remedies in 2012 as a tutor, delivering courses to staff, therapists and the general public covering many topics including aromatherapy, skincare, natural remedies and making your own products.


Over the years I have received further training in deep tissue, hot stone, facial rejuvenation, teacher training and an additional diploma in Essential Oil Science and Therapeutics.


I continue my private massage practice alongside my teaching. I truly love teaching, meeting new people and sharing knowledge. I find it extremely rewarding when students return and it is fantastic to hear how they have progressed or been inspired in their own practice and life.


Did you know? ..............My grandfather was a naturopath and osteopath, he ended up having to move away to the Isle of Man to retire as his clients kept pestering him to come back and practice!

Natalie Hailes


After working all my life in customer service, customer care and management in one guise or another and realising I wasn’t happy in any of these roles as I wasn’t following my heart,  I decided to change everything so went to India on a journey of self discovery while taking part in intensive training as a Yoga Teacher.


While there I discovered Sound Healing so undertook the Sound Healer Training in Northern India then ten months later, with some first hand experience went back to do my Master Training.  


I’ve since learned Reiki and Gong Healing and continue to study every aspect of this truly powerful medium, working with groups and individuals to heal physical, energetic and emotional issues with primordial sound, combining it with yoga, massage and energy healing depending on the needs of clients.


It’s not only fascinating to me but honestly satisfying to be helping real people everyday to live as their happiest selves. 


Did you know? .....I am a keen traveller, getting the bug from my parents at an early age. I've lived in Australia, Egypt and India and visited over 40 countries with more on my list

Mark David Woolard


I joined this marvellous industry in 2004 when I started my training in Swedish massage. At first I was doing it as my ‘back up’ career as I wanted to be a full time writer. Before I knew it, I fell in love with holistic therapy and it has now been my full time career for almost twenty years.


After catching the bug, I trained in Indian Head massage, Reflexology, facials, reiki, deep tissue massage and many more. I keep adding courses to my belt every year as I think it’s important not to become stagnant and to keep learning. As the old adage goes, “Knowledge is Power!” And there’s nothing more powerful than complementary medicine.


I currently run my own mobile therapy business and it makes me feel old that I’ve now been treating some of my clients for nearly fifteen years! I love nothing more than seeing the joy on a client’s face after every single treatment. I specialise in Reflexology for fertility, IBS, mental health and arthritis and regularly write for ‘Massage World’ magazine.


I can’t wait to see you on a course in the future. I just love passing on my knowledge and passion to the therapists of the future.


Did you know? My childhood dream was to move to Australia and star in 1980’s soap, “Prisoner: Cell Block H.” It broke my heart when my mother broke the news that it was axed in 1986!

Sarah-Jane Tepper


I have trained with MSCM since 2010 and run a practice at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire offering Facials, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, and Crystal Healing. I have worked with several productions including Big Brother, The Crown, and Strictly Come Dancing. My educational background includes Media Studies and Psychology and I have worked for the NHS as a Senior Health Care Assistant as well as a Children’s Bookseller.


I currently teach Reiki at MSCM which I always feel is akin to being blessed with a little inner magic. Working with energy is a deeply connecting practice and allows you to find greater meaning and joy. The method of using Reiki raises your personal vibration and assists with grounding and stability, it is a fabulous way to heal and, more effectively, show others how to heal themselves. I love teaching because I can share my knowledge and enthusiasm with like-minded individuals and together we can celebrate our passions and achievements.


Did you know?  My middle name, Helen, was my father’s suggestion as an ode to Helen of Troy - “the face that launched a thousand ships.”

Vivienne Campbell BSc (Hons) MNIMH


I qualified as an herbalist in 2003. I live Ireland and have a herbal medicine clinic there. I run classes on herbal medicine, wild food foraging and natural cosmetic-making for the general public as well as CPD classes for professionals and I also teache worldwide via my online video course.


I have appeared on Irish television numerous times and am a recognised speaker at international conferences and events. I gave a lecture and lead foraging walks at the Botanica conferences. I was interviewed for the upcoming documentary Uncommon Scents: The Movie. In my lecture for Formula Botanica (an international organic skincare school) I explored the potential of using sustainable local herbs in professional natural products.


I love teaching people how to use herbs simply, effectively and joyfully. I believe it is everyone’s birth-right to know how to use common local plants as nutritious wild foods and health-enhancing natural remedies. I am currently writing my first book. You can discover more on my website:

Qualification: BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine

Professional memberships: The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, The Association of Foragers

Owen Lewis

A highly experienced and educated clinician Owen is enthusiastic and dedication in the pursuit of applied knowledge. As both educator and clinician Owen is expanding upon the clinical reality and application of the latest ideas and theories. In his clinic, in the East of England, he takes a polymath approach to all aspects of bodywork. He works with a wide variety of patients that regularly include professional athletes, dancers and musicians.  

His education includes degrees at Undergraduate, Masters and Postgraduate level as well as a wealth of professional qualifications. He has been taught by some of the leading pioneers including Thomas Myers, Robert Schleip, David Tiberio and Diane Lee.

When not in his clinic he can be found teaching around the world. His teaching offers a unique blend of art and science. Demonstrating his passion for anatomy, biomechanics, sport, art and philosophy. Being taught by Owen is an experience of simplicity within the complex. Seeds of knowledge dropped and watered by his wealth of clinical relevance.