David was awarded a BSc(Hons) degree in Osteopathy from the prestigious British School of Osteopathy in 2003. He has since completed post-graduate training in Classical Osteopathy, Ergonomics and Nutrition, amongst other areas of interest. David is a keen sportsman and traveler who has previously spent 6 years living in SE Asia.
David has developed a holistic approach to treatment which aims to restore balance and vitality to his patients and remove any obstruction to their body’s inherent healing mechanisms. His approach is very patient centred and part of the treatment process involves taking the time to really listen to his patients and develop an individually tailored strategy to correct any problem. This may involve advice on postural re-training, dietary improvements, an exercise program, correcting poor breathing habits, stress management techniques etc....
David is a member of:
General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) British Osteopathic Association (BOA) London Osteopathic Society (LOS) Institute of Classical Osteopathy (ICO)
David is a registered care provider with most major health insurers.
About Dr Anouk Houdijk
Dr Houdijk is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and a Qualified Yoga Teacher. She has worked in the NHS for over 12 years and currently works at the Newtown Clinic and Everlief child psychology services.
Past work experience includes working within National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services at the Maudsley Hospital, South London, including the Conduct, Adoption and Fostering Team, the Eating Disorders Team and the Traumatic Stress Clinic.
She has particular expertise in parenting and behavioural issues in children. She is trained in Fostering Changes, the Incredible Years Program, The Parent Child Game and the Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC) programme. These are evidence based therapeutic programs for parents and carers to help support them with the behavioural and emotional needs of their children. Anouk is the Clinical Supervisor at Reading University for IAPT-CYP Parent Training arm (Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies – Children and Young people program), and is also trained in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), the assessment of ADHD and intellectual and learning difficulties.
Dr Houdijk has presented at national and international conferences on adoption, fostering and behavioural issues in children and has been a guest lecturer at University College London and the Institute of Psychiatry. Dr Houdijk’s work with the fostered and adopted population propelled an interest in the mind-body connection and how adverse early experiences can impact on our neurophysiology. This, in combination with her personal experience of yoga, inspired her to become a yoga teacher in order to incorporate the body in her therapeutic work. She has developed yoga programs for anxiety, stress, tension and works with Trauma-Informed Yoga to support healing from the body up. For more information on this please see the Yoga Programs page.