Rebecca Ramirez. BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Sports Science, MCSP

Chartered Physiotherapist

Areas of expertise

Physiotherapy areas of interest: sports injuries, paediatrics, women’s health I have worked with numerous sports teams including netball, football and swimming. Most recently, I worked at the World Swimming Championships and Island Games providing physiotherapy services for the Gibraltar National Swim Team.


Education and professional training

Teesside University, UK


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc (Hons) Sports Science BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy HCPC registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gyneacological Physiotherapy


Professional experience

I qualified in 1998 with a degree in Sports Science and went on to complete my Physiotherapy degree in 2002. I then worked at the Luton and Dunstable Teaching Hospital where I worked in paediatrics, musculoskeletal outpatients, neurology, respiratory, orthopedics and in the limb fitting center. I then returned to Gibraltar and took up a senior II post at the physiotherapy department in the GHA. I worked as a senior II Physiotherapist in the GHA where I worked primarily in paediatrics in my latter years there. In 2017 I left the GHA to work in private practice and further pursue work in sports injury management as well as women's health.


Languages spoken

English Spanish


Interests

interest in all things sports related and love to read sports biography books. Getting an insight into the psyche behind elite athletes fascinates me.


The Rule of the Artery is Supreme- Dr Andrew Taylor Still "When blood and lymphatics flow freely, the tissues can perform their physiologic functions without impedance. With the occurrence of trauma (physical or emotional), the tissues contract, twist and compress. The fluid flow becomes obstructed.""

Priscilla I Chellaram Hathiramani BSc(Ost)

Osteopath

Areas of expertise

Back and neck pain Whiplash injuries Viceral Techniques Musculoskeletal problems related to pregnancy and children and babies NLP and EFT techniques to help people with anxiety, stress and depression


Education and professional training

British School Of Osteopathy (now University College of Osteopathy)- 1993 NLP Practitioner- Temple Of Success - Kathryn Temple 2019 EFT Level 1 and 2- Temple of Success - Kathryn Temple 2021


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BSc(Ost) NLP Practitioner


Professional experience

Worked for nearly 30 years as an Osteopath treating a variety of musculoskeletal and visceral conditions taking into account peoples lifestyles and used a holistic approach to treat them. I use dry needling and other forms of electrotherapy to treat these conditions. I have now branched out into NLP and EFT techniques as I believe mental health issues are on the up. I believe the person is mind, body, spirit.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish Fluent Hindi and Sindhi


Interests

Reading Yoga Exercise and Travel


"A healthy nutrition, one of the most important pillars of life.""

Laura Soiza

Dietetic Nurse and Nutrition Specialist

Areas of expertise

General Nursing Diabetes Nutrition Obesity Paediatric Medicine


Education and professional training

University of Cadiz. University of Barcelona. Complutense University of Madrid.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Nursing at University of Cadiz. Master in Nutrition and Dietetic at University of Cadiz. Care and Education for Diabetes Master at University of Barcelona. Expert in Nutrition at Complutense University of Madrid. Higher Qualification in Nutrition and Dietetic in Generalitat of Calalunya.


Professional experience

She has 19 years of experience. She has worked for the GHA Diabetes Service and in the public and private sector in Gibraltar and in Spain. Laura is a specialist in nutritional education to help prevent and correct different medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, childhood and adult obesity).


Languages spoken

Spanish English


Interests

Enthusiastic about the impact that diet and lifestyles can have on the health. Travel, Dancing and Singing


When we give ourselves the time and space to listen to our hearts, without judgement, then we have our answers and we know what needs to be done. When we feel understood, then we are no longer alone and we find the power to do it. It's good to talk."

Dr Karen Surridge NNEB; BSc(Hons); PGCert; ClinPsyD; MBPsS, CPsychol

Chartered Clinical Psychologist / Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Areas of expertise

Therapy: Generalised anxiety, panic, obsessions and compulsions (OCD), phobias, depression, suicidal thoughts, reactions to trauma, hoarding issues, attachment/relationship difficulties, behavior problems, and others. Integrates ideas, approaches and techniques from different therapies tailoring the treatment to suit each individual client. (Cognitive Behavioral (CBT); Rational Emotive (REBT); Mindfulness; Psychodynamic; Narrative; Systemic; Solihull Approach; Meriden Project, Pre-Therapy work and others). Offers training at different levels: for healthcare professionals, teachers, general public, teams etc.


Education and professional training

West Kent College, Tonbridge, NNEB (Childcare and Education) University of Kent at Canterbury, BSc(Hons) Newman University College, Birmingham, PGCert (Clinical Applications of Psychology) University of Birmingham, Birmingham, ClinPsyD (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology)


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

UK Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Gibraltar Registration with Gibraltar Medical Registration Board (GMRB) Member of the British Psychological Society Chartered status with the British Psychological Society Publications range from papers in academic journals and articles published by the Department Of Health (UK), to articles disseminated at conferences, and magazine articles. Research and publications have resulted in achievements such as discussion in BBC Radio 4 interview; team nomination and shortlisting for a number of service awards and named as winner of NHS Care Trust Award. Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology


Professional experience

Initial training as a Nursery Nurse prior to studying psychology. First Assistant Psychologist post in the GHA, followed by three Assistant Psychologist posts in the NHS in UK before completing the doctorate. Since 2013, Dr Surridge has worked for the GHA and the Specialist Medical Clinic, also offering her expertise upon request to various Government departments, charities, organisations and companies.


Languages spoken

Fluent English, understands Spanish


Interests

Spending time with family, Helping others, Learning


Dr Louise Barber, BSc (hons), PhD, DClinPsy

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Areas of expertise

Mood disorders (including, depression, suicidal ideation, bi-polar disorder and self harm) Anxiety disorders (including obsessive compulsive disorders, intrusive thoughts, panic disorder) Anger management Addictions Physical Health Conditions (including CFS/ME, Oncology, COPD, Renal, Dermatology) Weight Management and Bariatric Eating Disorders Gender identity Self Esteem Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Personality Disorders Rape & sexual abuse Bereavement & loss Relationship Difficulties Clinical Supervision


Education and professional training

Sheffield Hallam University University of Wales, Bangor NHS, Open University


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Qualified Mindfulness Practitioner Qualified Yoga Teacher NHS Leadership and Management Qualifications Advanced Clinical Supervision training Member of BPS & HCPC


Professional experience

Having initially trained as a nursery nurse in 1998 and working with children with special needs, in various schools in Yorkshire, I trained as a counsellor in 2001 and worked in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre whilst at university studying to become a clinical psychologist. After qualifying n 2004 I worked in the North Wales adult mental health services for number of years before moving to Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust in Manchester in 2011 where I was employed to develop a psychological oncology service. As a consultant psychologist, my role extended beyond the original brief and I became responsible for leading psychological services in dermatology, oncology, CFS/ME and weight management / bariatric surgery. I specialized in individual group work combined with cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. As a team we provided an on-call service for a range of physical health conditions for the hospitals in-patients. Over the years I have been honored to have been invited to teach on a number of post graduate psychology doctorate programs at the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Wrexham and Bangor (Wales). I have published several academic papers and presented at numerous academic conferences. I left the UK in 2018 to take up a position at the Ocean Views mental health facility in Gibraltar. Whilst there I set up a gender identity service. This contract ended in 2021 and since then I have been working as a consultant clinical psychologist for an NHS London Trust providing a mood and personality service via on-line consultations.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

In my spare time I love cycling, skiing, dancing, hiking, badminton, swimming and reading. I also really enjoy learning Spanish and spending as much time as I can with my 3 grandsons.


Nothing is more important than that you feel happy - just practice that and watch what happens"

Abraham

Deirdre Mckenna

Occupational Health Nurse

Areas of expertise

Occupational health, Workplace wellness strategy, Health promotion, Lifestyle education,...


Education and professional training

Middlesex University UK, University college Cork (UCC), Warwick University UK, City University London, Irish general Practice Nurses Association, Yoga Alliance


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Post Graduate higher diploma in Occupational health and safety, Bachelor of science degree, Adult Nursing , RYT500 Advanced Yoga teacher , Certified in Diabetes Care, Human Nutrition, Practice Nurses Certificate, Creator and owner of www.deemckenna .com RYT 200 RYS 300 (Yoga)


Professional experience

Experienced Occupational health nurse and Wellness facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in within the corporate setting. Long standing work history of preventative health and health promotion , health screening and coaching and working together with the EHS and HR function. Advanced yoga teacher.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Yoga, Sea swimming, Hiking, Running, Reading, Podcasts