Gillian Lonsdale


Gillian was born and bred in London, UK. She has loved living in
Northland since 2018. She is an experienced Registered Osteopath,
Naturopath and Trauma therapist who qualified from the British College
of Osteopathic Medicine in London in 2006 with both a Bsc. Ost Med
in Osteopathy and Diploma in Naturopathy.  She has extensive
clinical experience practicing in clinics throughout London and has
also tutored undergraduates in Osteopathy whilst there. She is keen
on ongoing postgraduate training including completing training in
Structural, Cranial and Visceral Osteopathy, Paediatric health, Neil
Asher Techniques (for frozen shoulder) and varied forms of myofascial
Gillian successfully treats both adults, children and babies for a wide
range of complaints, her emphasis on the importance of finding the
root cause of an injury or ailment to allow tailoring of the treatment
for individual needs. She has a “whole person” approach and believes
that the body reacts to physical and emotional stresses in unique
patterns, and her treatments focus on removing obstacles to full
healing and recovery. Post treatment advice on exercise, diet and
lifestyle are given in practical and common sense ways, using her
knowledge and experience to teach people to use their bodies for
more balanced and healthy outcomes. She is fully registered with
both the General Osteopathic Council UK (GOsC) and the Osteopathic
Council of New Zealand (OCNZ)
In pursuit of her special interest in treating those recovering from
trauma, Gillian also trained in Somatic Experiencing (S.E) devised by
Peter Levine. She completed her training in 2019 in Sydney. This body
based talking therapy supports release and healing from shock, stress
and trauma. It is used to tackle symptoms, such as chronic pain, PTSD,  unresolved body dysfunctions or sensitivities.

Gillian is married and lives locally in Whangarei. When she is not in clinic
she is most likely to be found walking in the beautiful New Zealand
landscapes or enjoying her favorite music or songs.

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