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James Revell
Doctor of Chiropractic
James Revell DC, LCC, MSc(Chiro), BSc(Chiro), BSc(Biol)
Doctor of Chiropractic

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James Revell is a fully qualified chiropractor with a decade of hands on experience.

He has helped hundreds, if not thousands of local people and is the Principal at Lushington Chiropractic. James Revell is a member of the British Chiropractic Association, a Licentiate Member of the College of Chiropractors, registered with the General Chiropractic Council and most private health insurers. Like all the chiropractors at Lushington, he is a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), not a registered Medical Doctor. As well as having an Honours Degree and Masters Degree in Chiropractic Sciences James Revell has an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences.

He was also proud to have received his Rugby Colours/Diploma in Sport from the University of Essex back in 1998.

As well as having years of training, being highly qualified and over a decade of experience, James has a reputation for being enthusiastic and personable. He has a real drive to provide the highest of standards of chiropractic care to as many people in and around Eastbourne as possible. He is friendly, caring and professional. James believes in putting people first. He is always happy to take time to answer his patients’ questions and explain what is going on.

James is proud of being part of Lushington Chiropractic, particularly given the clinic’s growing reputation, multiple awards and all the fundraising work done for various charities. Outside of chiropractic he is always busy doing something. He has boundless enthusiasm and passion for life.

He enjoys exercising, walking the dog, running and playing touch rugby. His favourite treat is playing with his children and relaxing as a family.

Mykel Mason
Doctor of Chiropractic
Mykel Mason DC, LRCC, MChiro
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Mykel Mason is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the United Chiropractic Association and earned his Masters in Chiropractic from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic in Pontypridd, Wales. Since graduating Mykel has taken a keen interest in posture and has studied aspects of clinical biomechanics of posture, using this to help many patients achieve their goals.

Mykel is interested in martial arts having achieved his black belt in karate at the age of 15, enabling him to teach children and adult alike. Mykel is also passionate about patient care and wants to ensure that every patient gets the care that they need.

Victoria White
Doctor of Chiropractic
Victoria White DC, MChiro, MA Oxon, LRCC
Doctor of Chiropractic

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Victoria White is a member of the British Chiropractic Association and is registered with the General Chiropractic Council. In her first degree she studied Biological Sciences at Oxford University, after which she lived and worked abroad before returning to the UK to study Chiropractic. She graduated from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic with Merit.

As well as her Chiropractic training, Vicky has carried out postgraduate studies in dry needling (or Western Medical Acupuncture) which is useful in pain management for conditions such as osteoarthritis. Vicky uses a variety of different techniques for all ages and stages of life. She works with her patients, not only to improve their health in the short term but also, with lifestyle advice, aims to help them maintain pain-free mobility.

Vicky loves practicing here at Lushington as part of the award-winning team, and is happy to answer any questions you might have.

Deborah Ben-Shah
Doctor of Chiropractic
Deborah Ben-Shah DC,LRCC,BSc(EX.Phys),ASc(Health)
Doctor of Chiropractic

Our newest Doctor of Chiropractic is Deborah Ben-Shah. She originally comes from Los Angeles, California and is the newest chiropractor to join our team at Lushington Chiropractic. She is registered with the General Chiropractic. Council and has been practicing in England for nearly two years before she joined us in Eastbourne. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic not a Medical Doctor.

Dr* Ben-Shah (*courtesy title, not a medical qualification) earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah, in America. She then went on to pursue her career in Chiropractic and graduated Magna Cum Laude, earning her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2002 from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles.

As well as all these years studying, she has over 13 years of clinical experience. She has treated all sorts of patients which vary from patients with sports injuries, pregnant patients, toddlers, senior citizens, etc. and is looking forward to helping you with your health care needs as well. 

Dr Ben-Shah has a strong commitment to her community and the wellness of others. Whether working with disadvantaged youths and senior citizens as part of charitable trusts, she has always enjoyed working with people and brings with her a sense of compassion and a genuine concern for the wellness and well-being of others. 

Her approach to treating people is one where she educates and encourages her guests (patients) to take an active role in the improvement and maintenance of their health. She knows that patients get better when they take an active role in their wellness and do their exercises as well as any simple lifestyle changes that will help. 

Dr Ben-Shah has a gentle but effective approach to treating her guests. She encourages two-way communication with them to make sure that the guests treatment goals are staying on track.

You’ll find that she is very warm, friendly, and kind and it is not difficult to feel at ease around her. 

In her spare time, Dr Ben-Shah enjoys traveling and meeting new people from around the world. After visiting England many times, she fell in love with it, which is why she moved here. She was drawn to Eastbourne because of the clinic.

We’re delighted Dr Ben-Shah found us. She’s the perfect fit for us; she’s highly experienced, hard-working, ethical, fun, enthusiastic and caring. Her focus on the community and genuinely caring about her guests wellbeing, which is at the heart of all we do.


Stuart Soffe
Doctor of Chiropractic
Stuart Soffe DC, MRCC, MChiro, PgCert
Doctor of Chiropractic

Stuart is a graduate of the Anglo European College of Chiropractic and both a member of British Chiropractic Council and the Royal College of Chiropractors. He has a passion for learning and has completed a Post Graduate Certificate into professional practice with Bournemouth University. He is also registered with the General Chiropractic Council and strictly adheres to their code of conduct.

Alongside his clinical training, Stuart’s thirst for learning has seen him attend seminars from world leaders in the field of biomechanics and sports medicine. His fascination with how our emotions and behaviours can influence our pain levels, has also seen him complete additional courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Clinical Hypnosis.

Through his own personal experience of lower back pain, Stuart has developed a real passion for applying his knowledge to help others in pain. Using his unique skill set and caring approach, he aims to reduce the pain and enhance the musculoskeletal health of every guest that visits the clinic. He treats a wide range of individuals from elite level athletes to severely osteoarthritic patients.

When he is not working, Stuart occupies his spare time surfing waves, exploring new places and spending time with his friends and family.


Joshua French
Doctor of Chiropractic
Joshua French DC,LRCC,MSc(Chiro),BSc(HONS)
Doctor of Chiropractic

Hi there! My name is Josh French and I am a chiropractor in Eastbourne and I practice at Lushington Chiropractic. Lushington is Eastbourne’s only award-winning chiropractic clinic, and they have an excellent reputation with most people choosing us due to work or mouth recommendation.

Our chiropractic clinic is in Eastbourne town centre, we’re open long hours 6 day-a-week with our own free parking. As well as chiropractors, we have a great team of massage therapists, acupuncturists, nutritionists and homeopaths. We serve the people of Eastbourne, Hailsham, Seaford and surrounding Sussex countryside, enabling them to live their lives pain free.

Becoming a Chiropractor

My journey into chiropractic began when I was around 13 years old. I was starting to take a lot of time off with growing pains. For around 6 months I had no relief and I was starting to get very agitated that I couldn't play rugby.

My mother had just started seeing a local chiropractor, so decided to bring me along and see if the chiropractor could be of any help. Luckily for me, chiropractic treatment was just what I needed.

It turned out that although everyone had told me I had growing pains, I was suffering with muscle spasms and joint pain. Since that first chiropractic treatment I was hooked and found the chiropractic approach to treatment and improving the function of the body fascinating. I decided that I wanted to pursue chiropractic as a career, and after many years have settled here in Eastbourne to develop my personal chiropractic practice at Lushington Chiropractic, and to expand my sports and golf chiropractic practice with individuals on a one-to-one basis across the South East.

Sports and Chiropractic

Due to my love of playing sports, I soon developed a special interest in sports chiropractic. Initially at University I spent many extra hours studying sports related material and attending extra-curricular sports chiropractic seminars.


I soon developed a reputation for working with sports people and was honoured to be asked to work with professional sports people at various levels. In 2016 and 2017 I worked with AFC Bournemouth’s premiership football team. I loved using the basic chiropractic treatments, and specific sports chiropractic techniques to help the players recover, so they could be pain free and perform at their best on the pitch.

I’ve also been involved with the Red Bull Formula 1 racing team and a number of other elite sports people from various backgrounds, including a Team GB Olympian.  I find that helping athletes of all abilities with chiropractic care is very rewarding.

When I get any spare time myself I love to stay fit and active splitting my time between the gym and the golf course. Lucky for me, but not my wallet, that Eastbourne has such amazing golf courses! I’m currently taking lessons to improve at golf and hope to combine my passion for chiropractic and golf, by developing the sports chiropractic part of my practice.

 I also recently started Jiu-Jitsu in Eastbourne, which is a martial art like Judo. It’s tough mentally and physically but rewarding as you improve your technique.

 Chiropractic and Nutrition

Due to my chiropractic and sports background, I’ve always had a lot of interest in nutrition and diet. As part of my chiropractic practice here in Eastbourne I’ll share any advice on supplements or healthy eating that would help you.


I had a lot of health problems during University, having to miss 10 weeks in a row in one year and eventually had to have surgery! During the recovery from this I knew that I needed to keep my diet and nutrition optimal in order to recover as efficiently as I could and get back to studying. I’ve brought this interest in nutrition into my clinical chiropractic practice as well as my personal life.

 Chiropractor in Eastbourne

I love living and working in Eastbourne. I chose the area because I wanted to base my clinical chiropractic practice at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic – in Eastbourne town centre. Lushington Chiropractic is one of only a few chiropractic clinics across Sussex with the various Quality Awards form the Royal College of Chiropractors.

Lushington (and therefore Eastbourne) was my preferred chiropractic clinic because they have such an excellent chiropractic and multi-disciplinary team, with a clear focus on high stan

Gemma Crouch
Doctor of Chiropractic
Gemma Crouch DC,LRCC,MChiro,BSc(HONS)
Doctor of Chiropractic

If you’re from the Hailsham, Seaford or Bexhill area and are looking for a gentle chiropractor, who’ll personally tailor your treatment to suit you then I’d be very pleased to help. I practice here at Lushington Chiropractic, Eastbourne’s largest and most recommended clinic (you can see our Google reviews here).

My particular interest is in paediatric chiropractic, which is why I see a lot of children, babies and pregnant mothers. Don’t worry though I enjoy helping people from across Eastbourne and the Sussex area. I see people of all ages and stages of life and use a wide variety of chiropractic techniques to suit you personally.

Pregnancy and Paediatric Chiropractic

Practicing as a chiropractor in Eastbourne, I see patients of all ages and stages of life, however my area of special interest is providing chiropractic care for babies, young children and pregnant mums-to-be.

I have always had a passion for helping babies and pregnant mothers, so as well as my Chiropractic Master’s Degree from the Anglo European College of Chiropractic, I’ve sort out many opportunities to learn from national and international Chiropractic Paediatric experts at seminars across the UK.

Although pregnancy and paediatric chiropractic is my area of particular interest, I see many adults of all sizes and ages as well. One of the advantages I have is that I can adapt the gentle paediatric chiropractic techniques to adults who want a gentle chiropractic treatment.

Getting the Root of the Problem

At our chiropractic clinic in Eastbourne town centre we have an excellent team of chiropractors. Every chiropractor differs slightly in their personal approach to chiropractic treatment.

My aim is to relieve your pain and restore your function. As your chiropractor, I’ll want to help you feel better and achieve your health goals as quickly as possible!

I’ll tailor your treatment to you. I’ll use whatever techniques suit you best, rather than just using my favourite techniques on everyone. If I think that someone else would be better suited to helping you then I tell you and you can choose whether to stay with me or see another chiropractic colleague.

Something I noticed when I started practicing as a chiropractor in Eastbourne, is that people were not expecting to be given self-help exercises and advice as well as their treatment. If there’s some posture changes or stretches that’ll help you then I’ll always include them with your treatment. Basically, when you see me your chiropractic treatment will be tailored to you.

I find that chiropractic treatment is most effective when you focus on the root of the problem and not just the end symptoms. As a lady chiropractor, I prefer to refine the techniques I use, rather than just relying on brute force.

Although I have a special interest in helping pregnant mothers and children with chiropractic care, I do see people from across Eastbourne of all ages.

Why I Became a Chiropractor

I needed chiropractic treatment when I was very young. I also suffered as a teenager and when I was completing my first Degree, so I know first-hand how it feels to be in pain.

Chiropractic treatment really helped me at University, so I decided that after I’d completed my first degree I’d change my studies and begin a Chiropractic Sciences programme. Eventually after many years of study I completed my Master’s Degree in Chiropractic Sciences to become a Doctor of Chiropractic.

I’ve always had a love of learning, so even after completing my Chiropractic qualifications I’ve continued to take many additional chiropractic courses as a post-graduate.

Chiropractic has been an excellent fit for me. It combines the rigours of professional clinical practice with the opportunities of helping people on a day-to-day basis. 

Whilst at University doing my Chiropractic Master’s Degree it became clear I wanted to work with pregnancy and paediatric chiropractic. I gained a lot of experience at their teaching clinic as well as working alongside mid-wives in their breast-feeding clinic.

I still see lots of adults and am very well versed in a wide range of techniques. I love mastering new techniques. The more you know the easier it is to bespoke someone’s chiropractic treatment to suit them personally.

On a personal note, I’ve continued keeping my chiropractic check-ups going with my chiropractic colleagues here in Eastbourne at Lushington Chiropractic Clinic. &

Steve Clifford
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Steve Clifford R.M.N, R.N.L.D, Dip.C, Pg,C.C.P, Pg,D (CBT) A.C.T.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Steve has worked in the field of psychological health for over thirty years in both NHS and private settings.

He is an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and also a trained body therapist.

Steve is a Consultant Psychotherapist at the Spire Sussex hospital in Hastings and is Clinical lead for psychological services at the Eastbourne Clinic, a specialist Peri-natal mental health clinic. He has held numerous senior posts in both the NHS and private sector.

Since completing Post-Graduate studies in Psychotherapy at Surrey University in 2000 he has specialised in traumatology and has worked alongside leading world authorities in a wide variety of settings, most recently in the Egypt, Libya and Algerian hostage conflicts.

Since 1992 he has provided Employee Assistance and Consultation to many national as well as local organisations including Sussex Police Authority and the Sussex Fire and Rescue Services. During this time he has also explored many alternative and complimentary approaches to health. With a background in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, an interest in the mystical and spiritual aspects of the psyche has served to shape his outlook. He believes that each of us possess the innate wisdom to harness health and healing. Having also worked closely alongside practitioners with a traditional orthodox approach, this too has influenced his outlook. The result is an understanding of each, a synthesis or bi-focal perspective where both worlds can be embraced.

With an interest in somatic illness and the psychological impact of physical health problems, he is delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the clinical team at Lushington Chiropractic. Steve has had numerous articles published and is co-author of a recent book on CBT. His book on depression is due for publication in spring 2013. When not working, he enjoys keeping fit, the countryside, good food and drink.

Marie Upton
Chiropodist / Podiatrist
Marie Upton BSc (Hons), Podiatry MChs, Member of HCPC
Chiropodist / Podiatrist

Marie has over 28 year’s clinical experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of foot health.

Marie specialises in a wide range of foot problems including bunions, fungal nail infections, hard skin conditions, ingrown nails and corns amongst other conditions. She also sees patients with complex foot care needs, for example diabetic and arthritic sufferers. Marie has a keen interest in fungal nails and did her dissertation on this subject at Brighton University. In addition, she conducted of a five-year clinical trial study into the increase of fungal nails presented at her practice in her Brighton Clinic. Further studies have been into biomechanics and her passion for gait analysis.

These together, have given her an insight in to how individuals use their feet and with this information she can provide custom made orthotic insoles that aim to prevent problems arising and enhance general comfort in her patients feet.

She has many interests; last year she was part of a sailing team powering a 50ft yacht in the Mediterranean! Yoga is her new interest this year, in between cooking and becoming a valuable member of the team at Lushington Chiropractic.

Sue Hudson
Massage Therapist
Sue Hudson BSc(HONS), LSSM(Dip), MISRM
Massage Therapist

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Sue studied Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy at The London School of Sports Massage qualifying in 2011. She has a strong background in sport and is a qualified British Triathlon and UK Athletics coach as well as a competing Age Group Triathlete. This interest in sport led her to a change in career from working in I.T. management within the NHS to retrain as a Massage Therapist.

Working with a variety of people, Sue has realised the many benefits that can be gained by people in all walks of life from Sport Massage, whether they suffer injuries from sport or problems due to occupation or other stresses in life. She has a great interest in rehabilitation from injury through exercise and changes to lifestyle.

Oliver Ody
Massage Therapist
Oliver Ody MSc (EX.Phys) BSc Hons
Massage Therapist

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Oly has completed both a MSc degree in Applied Exercise Physiology and BSc Hons degree in Sports Science both studied in Eastbourne at the University of Brighton. After graduating Oly went on to complete his Level 3 personal training qualification and has been providing an elite and professional personal training/strength and conditioning service over the last 5 years.

Oly has worked with a broad spectrum of clientele ranging from national champions and elite athletes, providing research and scientific reports to professional sports clubs, training elderly and sedentary clients to clients with special needs and clients needing physical rehabilitation. Oly finds each field is as fascinating and rewarding as the other!

Oly has always been involved in sports and fitness from a young age as it has always been his main passion in life, so to develop his career in it seemed the right choice. Oly enjoys helping others improve themselves and take great pride when witnessing clients reach their goals and achieve what they desire.

In early 2014, Oly expanded his personal training business into sports massage therapy, it was a natural progression for him and complemented his PT business nicely. Since then his business as a therapist has grown nicely and even took him to the highest level in sport as he was recruited by the Samoan Rugby Team to assist the physiotherapists in treating the players during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Oly recently completed a course in kinesio-taping from RockTape learning different taping techniques such as Dynamic Postural, Symptom Relief and Power Taping which he has applied to many of his clients with great results. Oly is always looking to continually develop and has many more professional development courses on the horizon.

Oly’s main specialisation is athletic/strength development and injury rehabilitation, his experience from strength and conditioning and sports massage therapy arms Oly with a two-pronged focus at helping his clients combat their injuries.

Ryan Keats
Massage Therapist
Ryan Keats BSc(HONS), MSTO
Massage Therapist

Ryan has completed a BSc (hons) degree in sports therapy, a type of physical therapy which believes in manual techniques as an approach to the treatment and prevention of injury. During Ryan’s time with the University of Kent, he held the highest rehabilitation mark in the south east and was recognised as an ambassador for the university. His current evidence based treatment has been applied through clinical practice and on the field as a pitch side physical therapist at Eastbourne Borough FC.

Massage therapy is a type of treatment Ryan loves to do, and uses on a daily basis. He treats post event massage at marathons including the London Marathon for the Children’s trust. ?His expertise in functional testing, scar tissue therapy, ultrasound therapy and rehabilitation therapy marries in with his excellent sports and therapeutic massage skills, making him an excellent practitioner for all specific needs. Ryan is a highly motivated individual with a genuinely caring nature, one of Lushington’s core values for clinical excellence. Ryan has experience owning and managing a sports injuries and rehab clinic, and has treated professional tennis players, and have assisted the treatment of Paralympians.

On a personal level, Ryan has a passion for coaching sport to adults with special educational needs. He is a carer to his younger sister alongside this, who also has special educational needs. He is a keen voluntary worker for organisations such as Cancer research UK, during which he and his team raised over 3.7 million pounds last summer, for funding vital research at events across the south and south east. ?

Michaela Jezzard
Nutritional Therapist
Michaela Jezzard BA(Oxon),DipION,mBANT,CNHC
Nutritional Therapist

Michaela Jezzard is a Nutritional Therapist registered with the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). She graduated with distinction from the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition winning the award for Outstanding Performance. Michaela also won a prestigious CAM Award in 2012.

She originally graduated from Oxford University as an academic scholar and then followed a career in publishing. After her mother became ill with ME/CFS 20 years ago, Michaela became very intrigued by the role of diet in health. She was given a copy of Patrick Holford’s Optimum Nutrition Bible at university and became obsessed with nutrition.

Michaela undertakes large amounts of postgraduate training, well beyond what is required, and regularly attends nutrition conferences to stay years ahead of the mainstream and bring the most up-to-date research into clinic. Michaela has undergone training with the Institute for Functional Medicine and uses the functional medicine approach to get to the root cause of the problem looking at the complex connections between biochemical systems, diet & lifestyle, the environment and genetic predispositions.

Everyone is considered to be a unique individual and is given a personalised programme to target their specific imbalances in line with their health goals. Michaela has special interests in autoimmune diseases, children’s health, food sensitivities and frequency medicine. She has 3 young children and enjoys growing food in the garden, creating recipes to target specific health challenges and yoga.

Tracy Fuller
Nutritional Therapist
Tracy Fuller Dip NH, Clin NH, EFT, FNTP
Nutritional Therapist

After a period of ill health when doctors suggested drugs that she would have to take the rest of her life, Tracy decided to take matters into her own hands and embarked on a detoxification plan with the help of a Naturopathic Nutritionist. ?After just 4 weeks she started to feel a difference which then ultimately cured her from her illness.

This inspired Tracy to undertake a 3-year Diploma in Nutritional Healing, and subsequent further training in Emotional Freedom Technique and energy medicine. ?She is a member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP).

She is qualified in the use the bio-energetic device Qest4, with which she offers a Food Sensitivity Screening for just 29, which gives results immediately. ?The device can also run tests for mineral and vitamin deficiencies, environmental sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, candida and many digestive complaints. ?The Qest4 is the latest and most advanced bio-energetic screening device, with over 50 years of technological enhancements. Results are available within minutes, allowing Tracy to then put recommendations together so her clients go away with a plan to start work on straight away. ?

After working with several clients who wished to lose weight, but were finding it difficult to keep on track, Tracy joined Patrick Holford’s team of Associate Coaches and trained to become a weight loss coach. This has made all the difference in helping clients to reach their goals, whether it is for health or weight loss. ?

Coaching is not about going over old ground or telling clients what to do. ?It’s about working with clients to help them find the answers themselves which is so much more empowering. ?It’s like the adage of instead of giving someone fish, you teach them how to fish. Sometimes it’s good to have the fish, which is when you go to an expert, but sometimes you want to learn how to fish, which will give you strategies to help towards future success.

She offers a FREE 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss your health goals and what she can offer to help you reach them.

Simone Oates
Homeopath & CEASE Therapist
Simone Oates
Homeopath & CEASE Therapist

I have always been interested in healthy living and natural medicine and have always tended to search for solutions when conventional medicine did not have the answers for health issues for me and my family. I have always believed that illnesses should be cured and not palliated. I very rarely took conventional medicines always trying the natural alternatives first.

Training as a homeopath seemed to be the obvious next logical step. One reason was that I love studying and I knew that with homeopathy there is so much to learn, it is never ending and I love the idea that I am continually improving my professional development.

I find homeopathy exciting and rewarding as so many people recover their health, often after years of having attempted to solve their health issues using conventional medicine, as I did.

I have also trained as a CEASE therapist, having been completely inspired by Tinus Smits’ book ‘Autism beyond despair’. This is homeopathy for children on the autistic spectrum.

I am also inspired by The Liz Lalor Fertility Programme and am delighted to be using this method of treatment. ? This programme has an amazing success rate of 87% working over a four month period with women up till the age of 42.

I originally trained as an Occupational therapist and have been working as an Occupational therapist in Community Mental Health for the past 2 ? years and previously in Elderly mental health including dementia for 18 years. I’ve worked in mother and toddler groups for children with learning difficulties and also at Barnardo’s. ?

Dr Carolyn Rubens
GP & Acupuncturist
Dr Carolyn Rubens BA MBBS MRCGP DipMedAcu
GP & Acupuncturist

Dr Rubens treats a range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain (e.g. back, neck, knee pain), chronic pain, headaches, migraines, menopausal symptoms, side effects from cancer treatment, fertility problems, pelvic pain in pregnancy, or difficulty sleeping or relaxing.

Dr Rubens is a GP who first obtained an arts degree in Anthropology before going on to qualify as a doctor from Guys, Kings and St Thomas' medical school in 2002. Dr Rubens went on to train as an acupuncturist alongside her general practice training, and now lectures and examines for the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) the national body which trains healthcare professionals to become acupuncturists. She recently appeared on the Chris Evans breakfast show representing the BMAS as the chair of their education committee.

Dr Rubens integrates acupuncture with her work as a GP and likes to take a practical yet holistic approach to her work. She is interested in helping patients manage their own health as much as possible to improve their wellbeing. Her other main interest is in palliative care and she has worked in the pain clinic at the Royal Marsden cancer hospital since 2004 as well as local hospices.

Dr Rubens is registered with BUPA and has 14 years of experience as an acupuncturist as well as her medical and arts background. She offers a well rounded approach to your health problems .

An initial consultation costs 50 where a full medical history is taken while she gets to know you and follow up appointments cost 40. Problems that are short lived may only require a couple of treatments whereas more chronic problems are likely to need a short course of treatments followed by occasional top ups. She also teaches 'self needling' to some patients to do at home in certain conditions.

Jose Lobo
Jose Lobo MNCH (Reg)

Jose is a qualified Hypnotherapist member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the UK Confederation of Hypnotherapy Organisations (UKCHO), the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), the Centre for Sports Hypnosis in the UK, and the National Guild of Hypnotists in the USA.

He has trained in Clinical, Medical and Sports Hypnosis at the London College of Clinical Hypnosis, the UK College of Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies, and the Tribeca Hypnosis & Healing Institute in New York.

Jose’s client-centred approach and his theoretical framework allow him to help people to find their inner resources for a wide range of physical conditions (i.e. chronic and acute pain, MS, IBS, tinnitus, skin disorders, etc.), emotional and behavioural inefficient mechanisms (i.e. stress, anxiety, phobia, depression, unwanted habits, weight management, etc.), and sports and professional performance.

As a hypnotherapist, Jose will help you to find the magnificent ‘healer’ sitting in your own mind and the best of you for reaching your goals.

Louise Samme
Counselling and Psychotherapist
Louise Samme
Counselling and Psychotherapist

Louise has worked in the field of psychiatry and psychological health for over 20 years both in the NHS and in private practice.

Originally a registered mental health nurse (since 1995) Louise went on to complete a diploma in Transactional Analysis Practice, now working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and continues advanced clinical training towards MSc qualifications.

Louise has worked with clients in forensic, acute and community environments and has experience in the following areas:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • ante and post natal mental health
  • stress
  • addictions
  • bereavement and loss
  • trauma
  • low self esteem
  • self harm
  • personality disorder
  • relationship issues
  • bipolar affective disorder
  • anger issues

Louise uses a client-centred, holistic and eclectic approach with her clients; and places importance of respect, positivity, congruence and consistency in her approach. Louise works collaboratively and relationally with her clients to build and sustain the therapeutic relationship.

Her psychotherapy training is specifically in transactional analysis from the humanistic school of therapies. It has a wide range of tools, theories and practices that can be adapted to individual need. Its approach is empathic and non-judgmental.

Louise belongs to the UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and follows their ethical and professional codes of conduct.

Presently her private practice is based in Eastbourne at Lushington Chiropractic, where she is proud to be part of such an enthusiastic and caring team.

In her spare time, Louise also volunteer for Care for the Carers.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and practising mindful meditation.

Diane Fletcher
Administrative Officer
Diane Fletcher
Administrative Officer

Hi my name is Diane and I joined Lushington Chiropractic team in October 2012 to cover Jade's maternity leave with her first child. This was initially a 6 month contract. I was slightly nervous to start with as I had only ever worked for HSBC Bank for 28 years prior to this. However, 4 years on I can happily say I am still here. My role has changed in that I now just work as an admin assistant covering back office duties for a few hours a week.

I have been married for 26 years to Martyn and we have 2 daughters, Elena and Jemima. I am originally from Lancashire but have enjoyed living in Eastbourne for the past 22 years. In my spare time I enjoy along with the sport, meeting friends, going for walks, skiing and gardening. 

I have always been interested in health and wellbeing. Being an active person myself, I enjoy keeping fit by running, swimming and cycling. I feel I am in the best place with a great team around me who make coming to work a pleasure. I have been very impressed by the care shown both to our guests and staff.

I feel very lucky to have the support from James and the rest of the team.


Care for the Carers
Administrative Officer
Care for the Carers
Administrative Officer

Lushington Chiropractic are now working with Care for the Carers to offer space for their Time to Talk Counselling Service.

Care for the Carers is an independent charity and the Carers Centre for East Sussex. We have been supporting and representing unpaid carers in East Sussex since 1989.

Our team of staff and volunteers can provide free practical and emotional advice – face to face, by telephone, or online. We can put you in touch with other carers, and help you navigate the range of services available locally. We also run support groups, training and events across the county – whether you are interested in speaking up on important issues, or having some time out to relax or meet new people. 

Care for the Carers represents carers and raises awareness of caring, working with local communities, organisations and service providers to build a carer friendly East Sussex.

All our work is developed with carers, and in response to their expressed needs and reflects local and national strategy, legislation, research and best practice.

Care for the Carers offers face-to-face counselling to support carers to cope with the emotional impact of their caring role, through its Time to Talk counselling service. 

Carers are offered 12 individual weekly counselling sessions, which take place at the same time and place each week at one of nine community venues across the county. ?The current waiting time for counselling is approximately three months, although this may vary according to a carer’s availability. ?

Care for the Carers counsellors are volunteers, mostly in training at local colleges, or qualified, who receive regular clinical supervision. ?The service is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

When a carer is referred for counselling, an initial counselling assessment is made by our counselling coordinator over the phone telephone, usually within two weeks of referral. ?Following assessment, the carer is added to the waiting list for the relevant counselling sessions and contacted when a counselling slot becomes available. ?

If you are a carer and would like support from the Time to Talk counselling service, contact ?Gateway and request a call back, email them at ?, or text them on ?07860 077300. ?

Clinic Assistant
Clinic Assistant

Hi my name is Claire and I joined the Lushington Chiropractic Clinic Assistant team in 2011. I have always been interested in the body and how it works and have since found the work of chiropractors fascinating. I think the results are truly wonderful, having seen for myself the results. I look forward to each day here and enjoy my job immensely, meeting everyone who comes into the clinic.

I am a cheery person and love greeting everyone with a smile. I care greatly about making each person feel personally welcome. I particularly love to help new people who are nervous, answering any questions they have. I know Lushington has a reputation for providing outstanding customer service and I feel a sense of pride being part of the team. You’ll find each chiropractor, practitioner and assistant very enthusiastic about what they do. It’s an inspirational place to work and has a great positive, professional, warm and welcoming feel. I look forward to meeting you.

Clinic Assistant
Clinic Assistant

Hello My Name is Judy, I am a clinic assistant at Lushington Chiropractic Amazingly I have now been at Lushington Chiropractic for 10 months, the time has gone so quickly! I have been so far out of my comfort zone so many times now I don't think I have one anymore! Lushington Chiropractic Clinic is such an amazing team of people you would feel pretty silly saying "sorry I don't think I can do that" you just do it and then afterwards you think, ok, that wasn't so bad!

It has been fascinating learning about Chiropractic and I hope to continue to learn more, In my short time at the clinic I have seen several people arrive at the clinic barely able to move due to the pain and even after the first visit they tell me as they are paying how much better they feel! I have also started to have Chiropractic treatment myself for a painful shoulder and I have been amazed by the results and what I have learnt about my own body. I have also learnt about Health & safety on a 1 day course recently and it was actually really interesting...who knew!! Although I kind of 'fell' into this job I couldn't be more happy that I answered the advert in the local paper, it just goes to show that you never know what is just around the corner that might be bigger and better than you imagined.

Clinic Assistant
Clinic Assistant

Hello my name is Carole & I joined Lushington Chiropractic in March 2015 to cover Jade’s maternity leave, lucky for me I am now here on a permanent basis.

David & I married 27 years ago on the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Lucia which we have recently been lucky enough to revisit. We have two grown up children, my 24 year old daughter Ria has been in Australia for 4 years and my son Bradley has just completed his final year at college.

I have always lived in Sussex and love it - come rain or shine! I am very fortunate to have a large extended family who all live close by. ?

I have been a volunteer host at the new St. Wilfrid’s Hospice in Broadwater Way since it opened late in 2013. I work in IPU - the In Patient Unit, taking the patients’ food & drink orders and delivering it with a smile. It can be difficult at times but it is a hugely rewarding role.

I feel very fortunate to be working here at Lushington, all of my colleagues are passionate about what they do. I have been very impressed not only by the care shown to our guests but the care and kindness the guests show to us. When you are working on a very busy front desk - it makes a huge difference.

Theresa O'Driscoll
Clinic Assistant
Theresa O'Driscoll
Clinic Assistant

Hello my name is Theresa and I was fortunate enough to join the Lushington Chiropractic team in July 2016 as a clinic assistant. ?

I have lived in Eastbourne all my life and love it here especially in the summer when I can go for walks along our beautiful seafront or across the South Downs with my partner Graham. I have 2 grown up sons, one who lives locally and the other in Cheshire.

Earlier this year I accomplished a sponsored fire walk (bare foot across hot coals!) in aid of St Wilfred’s Hospice and it was possibly one of the most exhilarating but nerve racking experiences of my life but I’m so glad I did it and can recommend anyone to give it a go and at the same time supporting such an important local charity and helping to raise much needed funding. ?

The human body and how it works has always fascinated me and in 2005 I gained a Diploma in Holistic Therapies. ?

In my short time at the clinic it has been fascinating getting to learn about Chiropractic and I have regular treatments myself. In fact on my recommendation some of my family and close friends also visit the clinic and they have all benefitted in some way from regular treatments. ?

I feel extremely lucky to be part of such a professional, caring and inspiring team of practitioners and assistants and very much look forward to welcoming and getting to know you all to our wonderful clinic.