Your Partner On The Journey

We have a fantastic team of expert natural health professionals with many years of experience in helping people in their journey to baby making.  Our Clinical Director Samantha has 15 years experience in fertility acupuncture and has worked with countless women to support them in their route to conceiving.  We think there is great strength in a multi-disciplinary approach to fertility as no single tool is right for everybody.  We offer you the support of many minds and many treatment modalities and tailor bespoke treatment packages to what you need, NOT what the textbook says.  Let us introduce ourselves!


Samantha Hamilton Stent

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

I practice Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and am completely in love with what it can do to help fertility!  I spent many years working in the pharmaceutical industry and during that time, while trying to get pregnant, I had acupuncture.  I found it incredible and couldn’t quite believe the difference it made in practically all areas of my life.  At that time in my life two worlds collided – my increasing fatigue with corporate life and my growing curiosity to learn more about Acupuncture, and its overarching framework, Chinese medicine.   So, I dived in to complete a 6-year training to become an acupuncturist and herbalist and am so glad I did because everyday coming to work feels like a joy;  one that is endlessly fascinating, intellectually demanding, wholly absorbing and incredibly rewarding.

My own fertility journey felt long and tortuous and it took me 8 years and a LOT of help to conceive my 2 daughters with IVF.  During that time I had 4 cycles of IVF before eventually becoming pregnant.  I know first-hand what it feels like to have to battle to achieve something that many other people seem to find so easy, but I also know the unparalleled joy of receiving the news that finally, finally, IVF has worked.

Now, even though my baby-making days are behind me and my daughters are getting bigger, I have not lost touch with what it means to struggle to get pregnant and it is one of the greatest joys of my professional life that I can help people on their journey to parenthood.


BScHons Acupuncture (First-Class Honours)

Licentiate in Acupuncture

PG Dip. Gynaecology, Fertility & Obstetric Acupuncture

Dip. HE Oriental Medicine

Dip. HE Tuina (Chinese physical therapy)

Licentiate in Tuina

Prof. Dip Chinese Herbal Medicine

Certified Practitioner of NLP

BScHons Health Science (First-Class Honours)


The British Acupuncture Council

The Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

The Royal Society of Medicine

The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

The Acupuncture Fertility Network

Zita West Affiliated Acupuncture Network

Samantha Hamilton-Stent

Nadine Fernandez


I have been practising as a reflexologist for over 20 years and have done a huge amount of treatments on women trying to conceive (and of course in pregnancy).  Reflexology has such a lot to offer;  easing stress, relaxing the body, re calibrating the hormones and sits beautifully with other holistic therapies, such as acupuncture.

Working as a Reflexologist for so many years I have worked with a wide variety of people of various ages seeking this beautiful treatment for a myriad of reasons. I continue my professional development by attending courses that enrich and enhance my practice.

Aside from loving my work, I am mother to my gorgeous shape-shifting teenage son. I find drawing to be a form of meditation and painting as a way to celebrate colour. I love walking in nature, the arts and am a big fan of Five-Rhythms dance, a form of meditation through movement.

Nadine Fernandez

Karen Allen-Jones

Registered Nutritional Therapist

I am a registered and qualified Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach. I specialise in helping people with digestive problems, such as IBS, SIBO, reflux, diarrhoea, constipation or bloating. Suffering with these debilitating conditions can lead to exhaustion, anxiety and sometimes agony. I support my clients to regain control over their digestive systems so that they can enjoy the pleasure of eating again without having to worry about how their body is going to react.

​My mission when working with clients is to reconnect them with the enjoyment of meal times, to make them realise they are not alone or worthless, and that they can stop that downward spiral and constantly feeling unwell. Are you desperate to get things sorted and leave this burden behind you? I can help.

I started my health journey suffering with terrible immune and energy problems. In my early 30s, I was exhausted, had terrible digestive and allergy issues and was living on grab on the go food. I thought I had tried everything to get better but nothing worked and I was watching my quality of life spiral down. Finally seeing a Nutritional Therapist, I was able to find out that I had adrenal exhaustion, candida, parasites, leaky gut, countless food intolerances and a lowered immune system. Taking that step and changing my diet was the best thing to ever happen to me. This first-hand experience has led me to a lifelong passion for transforming the health of my clients. I enrolled at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition for a 3 year course and qualified with a DipION.

I am fully insured and registered with the British Association for Nutritional and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CHNC). I work with clients from all walks of life with a common goal, to improve their digestive health.





Karen Allen-Jones

Claire Paphitis

Ayurvedic Practitioner | Reiki Practitioner

I am a fully qualified Ayurvedic Consultant, Sound Healer and Author. I’m also a Reiki Practitioner.  As a member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners Association and Complementary Medical Association, I have helped hundreds of patients overcome a range of issues such as anxiety, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, painful periods, PCOS and Endometriosis using Ayurvedic herbs, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Ayurveda emphasises balance in all areas of life so I  take an extensive personal and medical history to better understand many aspects of your life including your diet, your professional life and working conditions, relationships, lifestyle and exercise routines. After the consultation a selection of Ayurvedic herbs, tonics or oils will usually be prescribed for you to take home. Shortly afterwards you will receive a personalised plan with lifestyle advice tailored to you, details on how to take the herbs and of course a nutrition sheet of foods to avoid and foods to enjoy as an integral part of your treatment.



BMus, Kings College London



Ayurvedic Professionals Association

Complementary Medical Association

Claire Paphitis

Gemma Pilkington

Women’s Health Physiotherpist

I’m specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist skilled in helping restore health and happiness back into women’s lives. With almost 20 years experience in clinical practise, 16 in pelvic health, I’ve helped countless patients return to their optimum health and wellbeing.

My approach is empathetic, thoughtful, caring and believe my bespoke and holistic approach to treatment is the key to helping patients to fully understand their condition and reduce any associated pain.

I focus on helping women with a variety of different conditions;  sexual dysfunction or pain (including endometriosis induced pelvic pain),  postpartum prolapse, incontinence and obstetric injury.

I have a BSc hons in Physiotherapy and have worked in leading hospitals and physio practices throughout London. I have completed numerous post graduate courses and qualifications including acupuncture, abdominal visceral manipulation, advanced pelvic floor manual therapy, pelvic pain, ‘birthlight’ pregnancy yoga and the MACP course and placements to name a few.

I am passionate about women’s health and love what I do!

Gemma Pilkington

Georgina Smith


I am a highly experienced counsellor, working with individuals and couples.  I provides a safe, confidential space in which to explore the challenges of relationships and fertility, helping to create healthier and happier futures. My approach is integrative, which means I use interventions from all disciplines – psychodynamic, CBT and humanistic to support you.

My counselling style is friendly and approachable and I work with a wide range of issues that fertility may throw up, including communication issues, conflict, infidelity,  loss, anxiety and depression, sexual difficulties and past relationship trauma.

BA (Hons)
Post Graduate Diploma Relationship Therapy
Diploma in Adolescent and School counselling
Enhanced DBS

Georgina Smith