Alex Howard Group

Our Team

Nicky Cooke

MA(Hons), Dip.Clin.Hyp.NLP.Coach

Nicky was first diagnosed with ME in 2008 following a viral illness, she was able to recover and return to work as an external auditor in one of the large professional services firms. However 5 years later, the old behaviour patterns had returned and Nicky once again fell ill with ME.

It was at this time Nicky found the OHC, which helped her understand the underlying causes of her condition through working with both the nutrition and psychology teams. Having seen the importance of the mind, body, spirt connection through her own health journey, this created a passion in Nicky and led her to join the OHC following completion of the Therapeutic Coaching™ course.

Having had the opportunity to move into a people leadership and transformation role with her old employer, it took a few more years for Nicky to make the decision to become a full time practitioner. After sharing her passion for wellbeing with her teams for a number of years, Nicky is now excited to share her knowledge and experience with clients at the clinic, by supporting them to find their own answers as part of their own health journey.

Our Team

 Jess Thompson
Clinical Director

Jess completed a psychology degree in 1995 followed by a PGCE in primary education and, after a 10 year career in teaching...

Alex Howard
Founder and Chairman

Alex Howard is Founder & Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, which he set up after his own 7 year struggle with ME...

Ana Bárbara Pereira

Ana Bárbara’s interest in integrative health and psychology began while dealing with her own chronic illness...

Bebe Kohlap
Practice Manager

Bebe entered into nutrition quite unexpectedly when she went to an open day at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, just to...

Charlotte Thomson

Charlotte initially trained as a musician and worked as a performer and teacher for several years before embarking on...

Claire Sehinson
Head of Research and Protocol Development

Claire is an educator, researcher and functional medicine trained nutritional therapist. Claire has over a decade of...

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