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Meet the Team


 

We are 8 practitioners dedicated to helping you to optimise your health and wellbeing. Between us we have a wealth of experience across a range of therapies.

Tilly our Osteopath, Ellie Evans and Alice Roper our Physiotherapists, Louise Reynolds, Soft tissue therapist and student Osteopath, April Boardman massage therapist, Manual Lymphatic drainage specialist and Reiki practitioner,  and Charlotte Hall and Fran Mayer our Counsellors. Suzie Bennett keeps us all fit with Pilates sessions.

Click on the images to find out more about each therapist.

Tilly Calvert

Osteopath

Ellie Evans

Physiotherapist

Charlotte Hall

Theraputic Counsellor

Fran Mayer

Theraputic Counsellor

Alice Roper

Physiotherapist

April Boardman

Holistic Therapist

Louise Reynolds

Soft tissue specialist and 3rd year Student Osteopath

Suzie Bennet

Pilates Instructor

Meet the Team


We are 8 practitioners dedicated to helping you to optimise your health and wellbeing. Between us we have a wealth of experience across a range of therapies.

Scroll down to find out more about each therapist.

Tilly Calvert

Tilly Calvert

Osteopath

BSc (Hons) Physiology, DO Osteopath

Tilly has lived in this part of England all her life, growing up in Herefordshire on her grandparent’s farm before studying Physiology at the University of Bristol.

After graduating, she went to on to study osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent. She graduated from there in 1989 and returned to Herefordshire to work alongside Nicholas Handoll, where she expanded her knowledge of cranial osteopathy.

Since then Tilly has run her own practices, based first in Presteigne, then in Ludlow, and now here at the Wetmore Clinic.

Tilly treats patients of all ages from newborn babies and older children to the elderly, using a blend of classical and cranial osteopathy. She has spent many years further developing her cranial skills through courses at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.

In addition, she has a particular interest in shoulder care and has attended courses on the Niel-Asher Technique for frozen shoulder management as well as ICT1 and KT2 kinesio taping courses.

Charlotte Hall

Charlotte Hall

Theraputic Counsellor

Accred. BACP

Charlotte graduated from Hereford Technology College in 2008 with a Diploma in Counselling. She has worked at an independent practice in Ludlow which offers counselling to NHS funded referrals from local surgeries and to private clients.

Over the last 8 years she has gained valuable experience working with people who present with a wide range of issues. Through listening, exploring and understanding, she collaborates with her clients and supports them in finding clarity and resolution to their problems.

Along side this, in 2009, Charlotte worked as a volunteer for Impact, an alcohol advisory service, based in Shrewsbury for 10 months. She followed on from this with studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT ) at Newport University. These experiences helped inform her of which direction as a counsellor she wished to go. She decided to follow her heart and become a Person Centred Counsellor as that best suits her personality and values.  Charlotte works primarily from this approach, which is a talking and listening therapy, offering empathic understanding and non-judgemental support to her clients. She brings CBT and Transactional Analysis into her work when she feels it will benefit her clients.

In 2012 Charlotte gained her Accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She maintains her Accreditation through continued yearly professional development and attends workshops regularly.

Charlotte sees individuals, couples and young people, 11 years upwards.

Ellie Evans

Ellie Evans

Neuro-Physiotherapist

MRCP Physiotherapist
APPI Pilates

From an early age Ellie has been passionate and inspired by how physiotherapy can be used to promote physical well being and independence after requiring intense physiotherapy herself. 

 Since graduating from King’s College London in 2012, Ellie has worked in the private and NHS sectors and has become specialised in Neurological Rehabilitation. She has completed APPI Matwork courses 1 and 2 and the APPI Neurological Pilates course.

Ellie integrates her experience of working as a sports masseuse in the French Alps into her treatment and her knowledge of adapted Tai Chi exercises to create treatment programmes that are individualised and holistic. 

Ellie continues to develop her physiotherapy skills and aims to motivate individuals to achieve their physical goals. 

Alice Roper

Alice Roper

Physiotherapist

 

Alice grew up on a farm only a few miles away from the clinic. She is a keen equestrian. Growing up on a farm and having an active outdoor life Alice has seen first-hand the importance of exercise and activity to a person’s quality of life. As a physiotherapist Alice is passionate about helping people return to an active lifestyle and promote their health and wellbeing. She is trained in sports massage course, and has also qualified with the Australian physiotherapy and Pilates institute APPI, as a Pilates matwork instructor, this has added significant benefits to her work as a physiotherapist. Alice is currently working towards a Masters in Shoulder care.

Alice Graduated in 2016 from Kings College London, she then gained extensive experience working in a leading London Hospital. Missing her horses and dogs she then returned to Shropshire where she and her Husband have been restoring a new home locally. She is currently working as a senior band 7 NHS musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She joins us part time alongside her clinical NHS work. Her combination of physiotherapy Pilates and sports massage experience makes her brilliantly equipped to help you, our patients, recover from injury, improve your movement patterns, and develop better health and fitness and provide you with the tools to help yourself at home in every-day life.

Fran Mayer

Fran Mayer

Theraputic Counsellor

 

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be… When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner”… I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
Carl Rogers – founder of person-centred therapy.

Life can sometimes present us with challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed and confused. We can sometimes feel trapped, experiencing repetitive thought patterns without a clear solution in sight. Perhaps you are currently feeling low or lost; you may be going through a really difficult situation such as a separation, a redundancy, a health issue, or maybe you have recently lost a loved one and you are struggling to cope. It could be that you experienced a traumatic event, and you need a safe space to process what has happened to you. Whatever your situation, I am here to support you.

Being a therapeutic counsellor does not mean I have my life completely sorted! Like many others, I have experienced relationship difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have felt low, anxious, unsure and lonely. I have been a client to another therapist, and so I know how it feels to be vulnerable; sharing difficult thoughts and feelings with another individual. My training has provided me with the skills and knowledge to work with you, and help you to process difficult thoughts and feelings.

It takes a lot of courage to seek help, so please be assured that whatever you choose to discuss in a session, it will be completely confidential and you will not be judged. My focus is on supporting and empowering you. I will meet you with warmth, kindness and understanding.

Fran graduated from Staffordshire University in 2023 with a Foundation Degree in Counselling Theory and Practice. She is currently studying a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwickshire College. She volunteers for Serenity Counselling in Wolverhampton, whose primary focus is on supporting clients who have experienced trauma. She lives in Ludlow with her partner and their very active dog!

Fran works with adults, face-to-face at the Wetmore Clinic from 10am-7pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Please contact her directly to organise an appointment 07758 857509. Email: franmayertherapy@gmail.com

April Boardman

April Boardman

Holistic Therapist

ITEC IHBC Dip HE Dip Hyp Reiki Master

 

April has over 30 years of experience of working in the caring professions, having attained a Diploma in Health Care in the 1990s and worked in both the Health and Social Care Sector for a number of years as a Care Assessor, Manager and Living Well Adviser, she is passionate about helping people to achieve their optimum well-being. She became self-employed as a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Teacher in 2004.

 

She has studied various forms of massage and works very intuitively to remedy presenting issues, using various techniques including, Deep Tissue, Hands-Free Massage, Aromatherapy, Trigger point therapy, Seated Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

 

She is also a Reflexologist, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Practitioner Teacher and maintaining high standards is continually adding to her professional development. April refers to herself as a Holistic Therapist because she believes in treating the whole person.

Here are just one of the reviews from many of her clients to testify that this approach works.

 

“ When I was looking for a therapist I was very wary of letting someone I didn’t know get their hands on my neck, back and shoulders. However, I was impressed by the range of April’s qualifications and decided to give her a try. I knew right away I had made a good choice. April is professional, knowledgeable, friendly but not over-friendly and helps you to relax. The stiffness in my neck and shoulders has definitely improved since visiting April and I have no hesitation in recommending her” Caroline F Somerset

 

April is married and relocated from Somerset to Shropshire to be closer to her daughter and two young grandsons. She loves open water swimming, art, the countryside, motorbikes, live music and singing.

Suzie Bennet

Suzie Bennet

Pilates Instructor

Associate with the Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity

 

Suzie became interested in Pilates 20+ years ago when her Chiropractor recommended Pilates to help her resolve hip and lower back pain. Through training with her Pilates instructor she grew to understand the huge benefits to mobility health and well-being from these gentle subtle movement patterns. How this enables us to move more easily comfortably and efficiently.

Suzie’s passion grew over the following years as she felt so much better and stronger herself and was inspired to change careers in 2017. After qualifying as a level 3 matwork Pilates instructor she began to work in leisure centres and health clubs. During this time, she built up lots of experience and continued to expand her knowledge, qualifying as a personal trainer as a level 3 older adult instructor and level 2 instructor in chair based exercise delivering exercise programs to frail and disabled adults.

Since moving to this area in 2023 she has been delivering Pilates classes in several locations including the Spiro clinic in Ludlow where she has been of great support to many patients who see other practitioners in the Spiro clinic.

Suzie has a special interest in exercise for the over 50’s and is working with clients even in their 90’s. She has been helping people with a wide range of difficulties including Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, Osteoporosis, and hearing loss. She is passionate about keeping people moving and mobile throughout their life.

She is a Pilates Instructor associate with the Chartered institute of Management of Sport and Physical activity since 2018 and maintains her accreditation with them through regular continued professional development (CPD), enjoying regularly attending courses to further her knowledge and understanding, She is a firm believer in the benefits of keeping physically active and how this can keep our body healthy and likes to practice what she preaches. She particularly enjoys walking in our beautiful south Shropshire countryside when not teaching.

Tilly Calvert,  

BSc (Hons) Physiology, DO Osteopath

Osteopath 

Tilly has lived in this part of England all her life, growing up in Herefordshire on her grandparent’s farm before studying Physiology at the University of Bristol.

After graduating, she went to on to study Osteopathy at the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, Kent. She graduated from there in 1989 and returned to Herefordshire to work alongside Nicholas Handoll, where she expanded her knowledge of cranial osteopathy.

“It is a privilege to be able to spend my life working at something I love so much. Osteopathy is endless in its concepts and even after 30 years I’m still learning and growing. I hope I’ll still be doing that when I’m too old to carry on!”

Since then Tilly has run her own practices, based first in Presteigne, then in Ludlow, and in 2015 restored an old building on the farm she and her husband ran  farm at Wetmore and founded The Wetmore Clinic. 

Tilly treats patients of all ages from newborn babies and older children to the elderly, using a blend of classical, cranial and myofascial osteopathy. Often looking after 3-4 generation of a family. She has spent many years further developing her skills through courses at the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy and in association with all the main postgraduate osteopathic institutions. In addition, she has a particular interest in shoulder care and has attended courses on the Niel-Asher Technique for frozen shoulder management as well as KT1 and KT2 kinesio taping courses. She is a member of The college of medicine which aims to create a more collaborative interdisciplinary approach to medicine. Encouraging patients to take personal control of their health and wellbeing with our assistance. They have coined the term ‘Social prescribing’.

“Being part of a patient’s rehabilitation programme is immensely rewarding”

Ellie Evans

Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)

Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute Certified Pilates Teacher

Physiotherapist

From an early age Ellie has been passionate and inspired by how physiotherapy can be used to promote physical well being and independence after requiring intense physiotherapy herself.

Since graduating from King’s College London in 2012, Ellie has worked in the private and NHS sectors.  Currently Ellie works three days a week at Wetmore Clinic and two days a week for the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust as a Specialist Orthopaedic Physiotherapist.

Since April 2017 Ellie has been teaching pilates to both small groups and 1:1 classes.  She has also done a ski season in the French Alps where she worked as a sports masseuse. This combination of experience with her work as a Physiotherapist has meant that Ellie can provide treatment programmes that are holisitic and indiviualised.

Ellie continues to develop her physiotherapy skills through attending regular courses and her main aim is to motivate others to achieve their goals.

Charlotte Hall

Accred. BACP

Theraputic Counsellor

What is counselling

Counselling is held in a safe confidential space where I will help you to explore and understand what is troubling you. You may be surprised to know that talking to someonewho will listen empathetically can make a difference. We hold so many thoughts in our heads, we may struggle to make sense of our feelings and so we find it difficult to verbalise what is going on, often for fear of upsetting or offending our loved ones or even ourselves. I will work with you to unlock those fears. Together we can talk listen and share, which naturally evolves into you finding some new clarityor new learning to enable you to move forward. Whatever you bring to the conselling room I am here to help you.

“Having the ability to learn and understand oneself can enable a healthy emotional wellbeing, which is empowering and rewarding.”

Charlotte graduated from Hereford Technology College in 2008 with a Diploma in Counselling.

Over the last 10 years she has gained valuable experience at an independent practice in Ludlow working with people who present with a wide range of issues.

Along side this, in 2009, Charlotte worked as a volunteer for Impact, an alcohol advisory service, based in Shrewsbury for 10 months. She followed on from this with studying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT ) at Newport University before becoming a Person Centred Counsellor.  Charlotte works primarily from this approach, which is a talking and listening therapy, offering empathic understanding and non-judgemental support to her clients. She brings CBT and Transactional Analysis into her work when she feels it will benefit her clients.

In 2012 Charlotte gained her Accreditation with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She maintains her Accreditation through continued yearly professional development and attends workshops regularly.

She sees individuals, couples and young people, 11 years upwards. She works from 10.00 am weekdays except Tuesdays. She offers evening appointments.

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if I can let them be… When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner”… I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”

Carl Rogers – founder of person-centred therapy

Fran Mayer

BSc Counselling Theory & Practice

THERAPUTIC COUNSELLOR

Life can sometimes present us with challenges that leave us feeling overwhelmed and confused. We can sometimes feel trapped, experiencing repetitive thought patterns without a clear solution in sight. Perhaps you are currently feeling low or lost; you may be going through a really difficult situation such as a separation, a redundancy, a health issue, or maybe you have recently lost a loved one and you are struggling to cope. It could be that you experienced a traumatic event, and you need a safe space to process what has happened to you. Whatever your situation, I am here to support you.

Being a therapeutic counsellor does not mean I have my life completely sorted! Like many others, I have experienced relationship difficulties, bereavement and trauma. I have felt low, anxious, unsure and lonely. I have been a client to another therapist, and so I know how it feels to be vulnerable; sharing difficult thoughts and feelings with another individual. My training has provided me with the skills and knowledge to work with you, and help you to process difficult thoughts and feelings.

It takes a lot of courage to seek help, so please be assured that whatever you choose to discuss in a session, it will be completely confidential and you will not be judged. My focus is on supporting and empowering you. I will meet you with warmth, kindness and understanding.

Fran graduated from Staffordshire University in 2023 with a Foundation Degree in Counselling Theory and Practice. She is currently studying a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Warwickshire College. She volunteers for Serenity Counselling in Wolverhampton, whose primary focus is on supporting clients who have experienced trauma. She lives in Ludlow with her partner and their very active dog!

Fran works with adults, face-to-face at the Wetmore Clinic from 10am-7pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Please contact her directly to organise an appointment 07758 857509. Email: franmayertherapy@gmail.com

Alice Roper

BSc (Hons)

PHysiotherapist

Alice grew up on a farm only a few miles away from the clinic. She is a keen equestrian. Growing up on a farm and having an active outdoor life Alice has seen first-hand the importance of exercise and activity to a person’s quality of life. As a physiotherapist Alice is passionate about helping people return to an active lifestyle and promote their health and wellbeing. She is trained in sports massage course, and has also qualified with the Australian physiotherapy and Pilates institute APPI, as a Pilates matwork instructor, this has added significant benefits to her work as a physiotherapist. Alice is currently working towards a Masters in Shoulder care.

Alice is passionate about helping people return to an active lifestyle and promote their health and wellbeing

Alice Graduated in 2016 from Kings College London, she then gained extensive experience working in a leading London Hospital. Missing her horses and dogs she then returned to Shropshire where she and her husband have been restoring a new home locally.

She is currently working as a senior band 7 NHS musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She joins us part time alongside her clinical NHS work. Her combination of physiotherapy Pilates and sports massage experience makes her brilliantly equipped to help you, our patients, recover from injury, improve your movement patterns, and develop better health and fitness and provide you with the tools to help yourself at home in every-day life.

April Boardman

ITEC IHBC Dip HE Dip Hyp Reiki Master

Holistic Therapist

April has over 30 years of experience of working in the caring professions, having attained a Diploma in Health Care in the 1990s and worked in both the Health and Social Care Sector for a number of years as a Care Assessor, Manager and Living Well Adviser, she is passionate about helping people to achieve their optimum well-being. She became self-employed as a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Teacher in 2004.

 

She has studied various forms of massage and works very intuitively to remedy presenting issues, using various techniques including, Deep Tissue, Hands-Free Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot stone massage, Trigger point therapy, Seated Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

 

She is also a Reflexologist, Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Practitioner Teacher and maintaining high standards is continually adding to her professional development. April refers to herself as a Holistic Therapist because she believes in treating the whole person.

“Our emotional, spiritual and mental health can have a great impact on our physical being and vice versa. Holistic treatment takes into account all of these factors.”

Here are just one of the reviews from many of her clients to testify that this approach works.

 

“ When I was looking for a therapist I was very wary of letting someone I didn’t know get their hands on my neck, back and shoulders. However, I was impressed by the range of April’s qualifications and decided to give her a try. I knew right away I had made a good choice. April is professional, knowledgeable, friendly but not over-friendly and helps you to relax. The stiffness in my neck and shoulders has definitely improved since visiting April and I have no hesitation in recommending her” Caroline F Somerset

 

April is married and relocated from Somerset to Shropshire to be closer to her daughter and two young grandsons. She loves open water swimming, art, the countryside, motorbikes, live music and singing.

Louise Reynolds

Diploma in Soft tissue manipulation part 1 & 2 and Kinesiotaping 

 

Soft Tissue Therapist and Student Osteopath

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Louise is passionate about helping people feel better and move better. With a previous background spanning fine art, sales and retail, Louise decided to steer in a different career direction and begin a Bachelor of Osteopathy honours degree at University of Derby, in which she is in her penultimate year. This decision followed many years of positive experiences with Osteopathy, both personally and for her Husband and two young boys.

 With a Diploma in soft tissue manipulation, Louise uses a wide range of techniques to include massage, muscle energy techniques and joint articulation. Employing a holistic approach to treatment, Louise may also use harmonic technique, myofascial release or lymphatic drainage as appropriate. She is also a certified kinesiology taping practitioner which may be used if additional support or joint stabilization is required following an injury.
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 Louise’s goal is to give patients the best possible experience with the highest quality of care and is committed to finding the best treatment for each individual in order to help them with their pain, discomfort, and tension.

“I am honoured to be able to help people rediscover the joys of easy movement and get great pleasure from seeing the progress people can make over the time I get to spend with them. As an older adult myself I understand some of the niggles that join us over the years.”

Suzie Bennet

Associate with the Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity

Pilates Instructor

Suzie became interested in Pilates 20+ years ago when her Chiropractor recommended Pilates to help her resolve hip and lower back pain. Through training with her Pilates instructor she grew to understand the huge benefits to mobility health and well-being from these gentle subtle movement patterns. How this enables us to move more easily comfortably and efficiently.

Suzie’s passion grew over the following years as she felt so much better and stronger herself and was inspired to change careers in 2017. After qualifying as a level 3 matwork Pilates instructor she began to work in leisure centres and health clubs. During this time, she built up lots of experience and continued to expand her knowledge, qualifying as a personal trainer as a level 3 older adult instructor and level 2 instructor in chair based exercise delivering exercise programs to frail and disabled adults.

Since moving to this area in 2023 she has been delivering Pilates classes in several locations including the Spiro clinic in Ludlow where she has been of great support to many patients who see other practitioners in the Spiro clinic.

Suzie has a special interest in exercise for the over 50’s and is working with clients even in their 90’s. She has been helping people with a wide range of difficulties including Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, Osteoporosis, and hearing loss. She is passionate about keeping people moving and mobile throughout their life.

She is a Pilates Instructor associate with the Chartered institute of Management of Sport and Physical activity since 2018 and maintains her accreditation with them through regular continued professional development (CPD), enjoying regularly attending courses to further her knowledge and understanding, She is a firm believer in the benefits of keeping physically active and how this can keep our body healthy and likes to practice what she preaches. She particularly enjoys walking in our beautiful south Shropshire countryside when not teaching.

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