Meet the Team
The team here are pleased to help serve members of the community and we look forward to welcoming you to the Centre.
SIMON MARSHALL D.C.
Simon is the Principal Ashford Chiropractor and one of the Directors at the Ashford Back & Wellness Centre along with his wife. Simon and Rachel have been married for 7 years and they live in Ashford with their baby Havilah & dog Honey.
Simon graduated from the University of Glamorgan in 2007 with an honours degree. He has gained numerous awards, including ‘Excellence in Radiology’ from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic.
He also received an award for the ‘Best Adjusting Skills and ‘Best Chiropractic Clinician’ from his peers upon graduating. He still spends well over 30 hours a year attending conferences to continue to learn & provide the best possible care for his patients.
From a young age Simon experienced the benefits of regular adjustments, eliminating what was considered ‘normal’ headaches. Simon began to see that Chiropractic was not just about relieving pain and discomfort, but about keeping the spine free of interference so that the body was able to do its own marvellous work of self-healing, thereby producing vitality and a state of well-being. As a result he enjoys adjusting children of all ages, after realising the importance of Chiropractic care at an early age.
At university he developed an interest in nutrition and its importance in health, radically changing his own diet in the process.
Simon enjoys a very active lifestyle, he has played hockey at a regional level and has travelled around the world, from climbing mountains in the Alps to trekking in the Amazonia basin. He is a keen photographer and currently is getting his hands dirty by growing his own vegetables on his allotment which I'm sure he'll tell you all about! Simon and Rachel are both actively involved in their local church.
Simon is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the United Chiropractic Association.
CHRIS LEAHY D.C.
Chris is our Associate Chiropractor who has recently joined the team. Chris studied at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic where he graduated in 2015. Chris is passionate about helping his patients becoming happier and healthier through chiropractic care and is happy to offer nutritional advice to those who seek it.
Chris was first introduced to chiropractic at the age of 12 where he suffered with severe migraines; he soon took a keen interest and saw the benefits it provided personally. He now loves being able to help others of all ages through chiropractic care the way it helped him at a young age.
Chris is orginially from Birmingham but has relocated to Kent to be closer to his 3 year old daughter.
Chris is registered with the General Chiropractic Council.
Therapeutic Massage Therapist
Annette is one of our massage therapists and she lives in Ashford with her husband and young daughter.
Annette is passionate about delivering an excellent service & ensuring that each client leaves feeling relaxed and looked after. She works closely together with our other practitioners to assist with the process of healing. Annette trained at South Kent College in Folkestone and has a diploma in Holistic Therapies & Anatomy and Physiology.
Before Annette became a Therapist she worked as an Administrator in a company that supplied essential oils and also helped in lymph drainage equipment. Through working for this company, Annette recognised that she could play a part in helping people with health problems. Now Annette has a strong passion for helping to ease people's pain and to help create a sense of wellbeing through Massage Therapy and the use of essential oils. As well as Deep Tissue Therapeutic Massage, Annette will also be offering Hot Stones which is not to be missed!
Sports Massage Therapist
Svenja is the most recent member of the team to join us & she is a Level 5 Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist as well as a Pilates instructor. Svenja studied at the London College of Sports Massage where she graduated in 2010.
Svenja has recently moved back to Folkestone.
Orthopaedic Massage Therapist
Christiane has most recently achieved her advanced certificate for massage therapy and she continues to learn and develop herself with attending courses throughout the year.
Christiane ensures that she works to a high standard and uses her passion as well as knowledge to ensure that each client has a unique massage. Christiane specialises in myofascial release and trigger point therapy. She will also utilise deep tissue techniques and she always aims to help alleviate chronic pain conditions through what she does. Christiane has also trained to specialise in pregnancy massage so she'd love to help ease any aches of those pains you can commonly get through pregnancy.
Christiane is fascinated with the human body and how it functions so she is always passionate to learn more... She loves finding new ways to help people! Her hobbies include healthy eating, cooking, fitness and general well-being.
Christiane lives in Ashford with her family.
Rachel is the Practice Manager at the Centre & you'll often see her around the Centre where she works to ensure things run as smoothly as possible... Rachel works on the front desk as well as behind the scenes. Together with Simon, they believe in the importance of creating a relaxing and welcoming environment within the Centre and want your experience to be positive!
Since meeting Simon, Rachel has learnt the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Rachel has seen the benefits of receiving regular chiropractic care herself. Where headaches used to be a frequent occurence in her life, regular chiropractic adjustments alongside a healthy balanced lifestyle has changed this very much for the better.
Rachel has previously gained a Music BA Hons Degree & loves playing the piano as well as singing. She also enjoys cooking, shopping, watching movies & spending time with her friends and family. Simon and Rachel have got a lovely little dog called Honey (whom you may see around the Centre if Rachel is in!). Honey is loved by all who see her but she is quite a shy dog so she won't come running up to you!
Homeopath & Chiropractic Assistant
Wenda is one of our Chiropractic Assistant's, so if you come to the Centre towards the end of the week it is likely you will see her on reception. Wenda has worked here as a chiropractic assistant for 4 years. Wenda will make you feel welcome when you first arrive at the Centre & help to answer any questions you may have.
On top of this, Wenda is also a registered Homeopath who finds pleasure in helping as many people as possible get well naturally. As a fully qualified Homeopath, Wenda is a fully insured member of The Alliance of Registered Homeopaths and has been practising for many years in Ashford, Folkestone and the Hythe area. She trained for four years at the College of Practical Homeopathy in London. She is currently Vice Chair of a developing organisation in Kent: a group of therapists with specific interest in seeing people with fatigue conditions such as Fibromyalgia, ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. When she's not on reception at the Centre, she is available for booking Homeopathic sessions and she will be more than happy to tell you a bit more about it and what she does!
Wenda lives around the Hythe area with her husband and daughter.
Team Leader & Chiropractic Assistant
Vikki is one of our Chiropractic Assistant's and is another smiling face that will greet you as you come into the Centre on front desk. Vikki has previously had chiropractic care herself and therefore has an understanding of how it all works and seen the benefits in her own life. Vikki has recently taken on more responsibilty to help keep things organised when Rachel isn't around.
Vikki’s career has consisted of mainly working in operating theatres, which she enjoyed, but she decided that she wanted a change of direction and has found this to be the perfect opportunity for her. With her medical and clerical background, she has understanding that benefit our practice. Vikki is a people’s person, has a good sense of humour and a caring nature, all of which are essential components for this role!
Before joining here, Vikki has done a facial & spray tanning course. Vikki lives in Ashford with her husband and children.
Sarah is the most recent member to join the team & has joined us as a Chiropractic Assistant. Sarah has fantastic experience in customer service which is why we thought she would be the perfect person in this role. Sarah has a cheerful disposition & you will be greeted with a friendly smiling face. She is currently learning the role but she has done really well so far and gives 100%. Sarah previously worked in a customer service role at Brakes but is now pleased to be able to have face to face contact with each of you as you come into the Centre.
Sarah lives in Ashford with her three children & husband. She is a keen member of her local community helping at the local football club Bromley Green running under 7's & under 8's administration. She is an active member of her local church & values caring for others as a high priority. In her spare time Sarah enjoys craft, reading, socialising & listening to live music.
Anna is our counsellor who works out of the Centre under the banner of Honeysett Counselling. She is extremely passionate about what she does and loves helping people. Anna completed her Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and is a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She very much adheres to their code of ethics to ensure that you will get the best possible service. Anna believes that counselling is for everyone and she offers short or long term work depending on your needs. Anna offers a safe, confidential space to allow you to explore your thoughts, feelings & behaviours with the goal of assisting you to live your life more fully. Anna believes that counselling can give you the opportunity and the insight into discovering who you really are and helps to promote personal freedom. Anna covers a wide range of counselling areas which include depression, stress, anxiety and abuse. For more information on what she has to offer or to book your first session with Anna we ask that you contact her directly on: 07889 026560 and she will arrange the sessions with you.
Anna lives in Ashford & in her spare time loves spending time with her friends and family.