Alex Howard Group

Our Team

Sam Jones

PhD Development Studies, BSc Environmental Science, Dip Clin. Hyp. NLP. Coach. EFT, HPD

Sam has had an interest in health, healing modalities and therapeutic practices since her 20s, and trained in a number of them (breathwork, shiatsu, chi gung, regression therapy, therapeutic dance) alongside her career as a lecturer in Environment and Development. When she became ill with chronic fatigue in 2016, she intuitively knew that stress played an important role in her condition.

Disillusioned with the approach offered by the medical profession, she went in search of answers. Emerging ideas on nervous system dysregulation helped her piece together a picture of why and how she had become ill, and when she came across Alex’s book and the work of the OHC, she found the sense of hope she had been looking for.

Sam decided to undertake the OHC’s Therapeutic Coaching™ professional training. The tools and practices she learned on the course undoubtedly further aided her recovery. Sam returned to her full-time academic career for a while before finally taking the path that she now feels much more aligned with – supporting people in recovering their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

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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