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About Our Team

Catherine Gollan

BA, ND, DO

Catherine graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 1973 with a BA in anthropology. She moved to London in 1975, and attended the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now The British College of Osteopathic Medicine) from 1980 to 1984. She subsequently had a practice in London for three years, working out of Neals Yard in Covent Garden as well as privately in North London.

 

Catherine returned to New Zealand late in 1987 and set up in private practice in central Wellington where she worked until her move to Kilbirnie in 2002.

 

Catherine has always been fascinated by the capacity of the body’s recuperative powers, and has trained in and uses the osteopathic techniques – both cranial and structural, which work most closely with this ability. She is very interested in helping people to make better health decisions, and seeks to enable this by providing good information about the choices people can make about their overall health and well-being.

Anya Schumacher

BSc(Hons), Ost DO

Anya graduated from the European School of Osteopathy in England in 2002, and moved to New Zealand five weeks later. 

 

Anya worked at the Twig Centre in Lower Hutt for two-and-a-half years before moving to Auckland. There, she lectured on osteopathic principles, and tutored the fourth year students in the teaching clinic of the Masters in Osteopathy course at Unitec from 2005 to 2008 before moving back to Wellington, and starting work at Kilbirnie Osteopaths.

 

Anya was a committee member for the Osteopathic Society of New Zealand for three years, and developed the Osteopathic Clinic Manuals which are now used nationwide. She was the peer group leader for Wellington from 2008 to 2012. 

 

Anya utilises all treatment modalities osteopathy has to offer – from manipulation through to cranial work. Anya enjoys treating all ages, with a special focus on cranial and biodynamic osteopathy.

Alana Stevenson
BAppSc(ClinSc), BOsteoSc

Alana completed her osteopathic training at RMIT University in Melbourne, graduating from the five-year double degree programme in applied (clinical) and osteopathic science in 2004. She arrived in Wellington shortly thereafter, and has lived and worked here ever since. 

 

Alana loves the variety that being an osteopath brings – and is experienced in working with all ages from newborn babies to the elderly, and treating all areas of the body. 

 

Alana utilises a range of techniques, from gentle manipulation through to biodynamic and cranial osteopathy. She tailors her approach to suit individual clients and their needs, with a focus on working with – not against – the body. Alana combines part-time work with being at home with her two daughters.

Anna King

BSc(Ost), DO

Anna graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (now the University College of Osteopathy) in 2004, and has completed postgraduate courses in cranial, visceral, and musculoskeletal aspects of osteopathy. Anna joined our practice in April 2019. 

 

Anna believes helping her clients to achieve health that is well rounded is based on osteopathic assessment as well as understanding nutrition and movement. She enjoys engaging with and inspiring people of all ages and abilities, especially helping mothers and babies release strains associated with their birth experiences.

Tess Charles

MHS(Osteo)

Tess completed a masters degree in osteopathy at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia in 2016. She joined our team in September 2019.

 

She believes that health is achieved when all systems in our body are in balance. She enjoys treating a wide range of conditions, but has a special interest in headache and neck pain, as well as the role that the mind plays in persistent pain. Tess has completed further training in both remedial massage and cranial osteopathy.