What do we do

There are a range of therapies on offer under the umbrella of St Luke’s Therapy Centre.

Art Therapy

Art is a gateway into the soul.  When we practice art we play – just as earnestly as we did when we were children.  We can communicate something from the depth of our soul without using words and can thus be more truly in tune with ourselves.  Read More

Art Therapy is used to gain access to areas of our soul/psyche which we would not otherwise be able to access.

Patients are encouraged to take part in all artistic Therapies. There is Art Therapy working with various media (painting, drawing, clay etc…) then Eurythmy Therapy uses the human body in a physical movement form. Singing therapy uses the voice and sound along with other techniques and Therapeutic Speech uses the voice in speech or speaking as artistic expression.

Eurythmy Therapy

Eurythmy is an art of movement which makes visible the sounds of language and music. These archetypal gestures have a deep connection to the human organism. Doing eurythmy therapy stimulates the life forces and powers of self-healing. Read More

Singing Therapy

Research has shown that singing influences many activities that are vital for our well-being, for example brain function, heartbeat and breathing. Singing is often equated with joy and happiness and may very well have the capacity to bring that about in our clients. Read More

Therapeutic Speech

Working with voice exercises, poetry, dramatic speeches and storytelling can address a variety of health-related issues.

Speaking engages the breath, the voice, the mind, the ‘self’, and close to a hundred muscles. How we speak has an effect on the whole organism. Speaking reaches ‘down’ into our physiology and ‘up’ into our consciousness. Therapeutic Speech can be balancing, integrating, invigorating, and health promoting. Read More …


Sometimes the physical body responds better to direct contact between the therapist and the client thereby stimulating and helping the blood flow and bringing about a healing process. For this we have Rhythmical Massage, Acupuncture and Chiropractic.

Chiropractic moves the bones of the body to bring about better alignment, Acupuncture removes blocked energy and restores wellbeing and Rhythmical Massage moves through the life force body into the muscles and rhythms of the body.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic brings about an alignment between the brain and the nervous system and all muscles and tissues. In a sense we are attempting to reconnect the body to the original picture of man as an adaptive, responsive, upright, intelligent and creative being. Both in his parts and as a whole. Read More …

Rhythmical Massage Therapy

Rhythmical Massage is suitable for chronic and some acute conditions. It seeks to restore balance and harmony in the rhythmical function of the body, which are necessary for a state of healing and health. These rhythms include breathing, sleeping, circulation, digestion and menstruation. Read More …

Acupuncture

Traditional acupuncture is a part of Chinese medicine, one of the longest established forms of healthcare in the world. Acupuncture Can help to: Relieve pain and other symptoms; Improve overall health; Improve well-being; Restore balance to body and mind.  Read More …


Counselling

Counselling is offered at St Luke’s Therapy Centre by three Biographical Counsellors and one Psychodynamic/ Biography Work Counsellor. Through the counselling work, by connecting more deeply to their unique life story, individuals are encouraged to work through and with their particular crisis, issue, or important life questions. Exploring the interweaving of the past, present and future may assist individuals to read the language of their biography offering them new insights and meaning, courage and strength to meet their present situation and gain trust in meeting the future. Read More …


Anthroposophic Medicine

Anthroposophic medicine is an extension of orthodox medical practice, rather than an alternative. It does not see illness merely as an unfortunate accident or mechanical breakdown, but as intimately connected to the whole person and potentially positive. If met and treated in an appropriate way, illness may bring opportunities for a new balance to be achieved in our lives. Read More…


Homeopathy

Its basic principles are simple and based on natural law. Homeopathy is a safe and effective system of medicine that works by stimulating the bodies own healing process. Rather than treat each symptom in isolation the homeopath looks at the whole person and seeks to match this unique expression with a homeopathic remedy. In other words homeopathy is the treatment of ‘like’ with ‘like.’  Read More …


 Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a unique method that promotes awareness of mind and body in everyday life. It reveals our patterns of tension and highlights the thought processes that in turn create discomfort, poor posture and poor performance. The Technique enables us to move more easily and to react with an increased freedom of choice. It is gentle and therapeutic and can be applied to everything we do from sitting at the desk to gardening, driving, public speaking, running, our hobbies… the list is endless. 


Rosen Method Bodywork

Our bodies hold our history, reflecting the ways we have been shaped by our response to our environment. Especially in early life, our posture and whole way of being start to reflect what we feel is demanded of us

If our natural emotional responses are not welcomed we start using muscular tension to hold things back or hold things in. Our breathing and ways of moving and relating to others become restricted and we can start to lose touch with our authentic self

We may sense that it’s not ok for us to make too much noise, to be angry or exuberant. And so we learn to suppress our natural expression. We may sense it’s safer not to be seen, so we learn to tiptoe around or hide

The Rosen Method is a wonderful way of releasing muscular holding patterns in the body and enabling more breath and ease. It works with engaged presence, gentle ‘listening’ touch and simple dialogue to help you to unfold from within

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient healing art developed independently in many different cultures. They all work with the same principle that our whole being (body, mind, soul) is reflected in the feet (and hands and head) and can also be influenced through them. Reflexology uses massage and pressure techniques and gentle manipulation of the feet (alternatively hands and head). The unique quality of Reflexology is the nurturing feeling of ‘being held’. Because the feet mirror the whole body, when the practitioner holds the feet, the client often experiences a profound sense of safety and being cared for. Here is a link to find out more www.stroudreflexology.co.uk

Psychodrama Psychotherapy

What does psychodrama do? Each psychodrama addresses the concerns of the person who is in focus. The range of issues may be wide. With sensitively guided facilitation, participants in psychodrama are helped to examine areas of concern, better understand themselves and their history, resolve loss, overcome fears, improve their relationships, express and integrate blocked thoughts and emotions, practice new skills or prepare for the future.​ Read more…