News & Events

Catch up with the latest news and events at The Old Rectory Clinic. Our therapists and health professionals regularly hold a wide variety of interesting, informative, and useful events and workshops throughout the year. To learn more about what we do please see below.


The Truth about Diets - A Free Talk with Lydia Leighton

Wednesday 8th January 2020 - 7.30pm - 8.30pm

The Truth about Diets - A Free Talk with Lydia Leighton
Start the New Year differently! Imagine not following a ‘diet’ but losing weight and eating a ‘forbidden’ food without guilt... Are you thinking of joining another slimming group or trying a new diet in January? Wondering which one to choose? If you join every year, struggle to lose weight and keep it off then ask yourself why it’s not working for you? Perhaps you got fed up with the food, always felt hungry or didn’t like eating differently to your friends or family. Perhaps you suffer with an added complication or medical condition which makes a ‘one size fits all’ approach hard to follow. I’m Lydia Leighton, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, working with people just like you. I have specialised in weight loss support throughout my NHS career and now in my own private practice. I offer a personalised approach that helps you understand your health and dietary behaviours, identify your triggers and areas for change which then allows us to build a diet that’s truly right for you. I’m passionate about helping people to Eat Better Today! Losing weight isn’t always healthy and I’ll help you do it in the safest and healthiest way possible so you get the associated benefits. If you’re interested, join me for a FREE talk at The Old Rectory Clinic on Wednesday 8th January 7.30pm to learn ‘The Truth about Diets’. I’ll debunk myths about popular diets and talk about some of the best ways you can lose weight for good! For more information and to book yourself onto this free talk please contact me on 07485 156916 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Attachment, Behaviour and Relationships - Full Day Workshop with Dr Rachel Gillibrand

Sunday 24th November 2019

When we are working with children and young people, we may notice the bond between the child and the parent and this often makes us think, how does the relationship between the parent and the child affect the child and does it subsequently explain or alter their behaviour? The same is true of the adults we work with. When we are working with adult clients, we hear about their upbringing and the relationships they are in currently or have been in before they came to see us. We often ask ourselves, can these relationships change us and can we change the relationships?

This CPD is going to:

1. Teach you all about attachment, the emotional bond between a child and their parent: What is it? How do we measure it? What does it look like? What are the different types?

2. Show you what your attachment type means now that you are an adult.

3. Show you how to pick up on attachment types in others.

4. Show you how the different attachment types reveal themselves in adult relationships.

5. Show you what might happen when two people of different attachment types form a relationship with each other.

6. Reflection on our own experiences.

7. Reflection on the experiences of our clients.

8. Think about how to work with parents and couples using this knowledge.

This CPD is going to add depth to your working practice with children and teens and when working with adults and couples addressing relationship concerns. We are also going to learn a lot about ourselves as well as our partners, our relationships and of course, how to sort out conflict and resolve issues. Throughout this CPD we are going to be demonstrating how an understanding of the importance of our early parenting experiences underpins our behaviour as children, teenagers and adults. We will then consider how to apply this understanding within the solution focused approach.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone who works with children and young people.

The cost of this full day CPD is £80.00 which includes refreshments, a delicious locally sourced buffet and all accompanying notes. To book your place please email Dr Rachel Gillibrand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Answers to Shiatsu Quiz

Answers to Shiatsu Quiz:

Q1 Answer B – Finger Pressure.

Shiatsu Practitioners apply gentle pressure to meridians or pathways that run throughout the body. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) this dissolves blockages, allowing energy to flow and health to be maintained. TCM is thousands of years old and Shiatsu uses the same medical diagnosis as a traditional acupuncturist uses. Your Shiatsu practitioner treats your body holistically or as a whole and uses many indicators to help build a TCM diagnosis for your treatment plan.

Q2 – C – In most cases shiatsu is carried out on a very comfortable futon on the floor. However if the person is unable to get down onto the Futon or has a mobility issue Shiatsu can be carried out in a seated position or on a raised massage table.

Q4 – E – All of the Above. Shiatsu treatment that can help a large number of health issues including insomnia, back pain, headaches and Injury. It can also assist with stress, digestion, menstrual issues and many more. As well as these wonderful health benefits Shiatsu is a completely natural and extremely relaxing treatment and you will leave your session feeling rejuvenated.

If you would like to know how you could benefit from Shiatsu, please contact our Shiatsu Practitioner Anna Pudaruth on 07487 511516 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Anna will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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