Who we are

Hove StressBusters is a public forum powered by the Sussex Wellbeing Company. The forum is open to therapists, practitioners, teachers and the members of the local community interested in exchanging knowledge and learning different approaches to understanding and combating stress.
  • Angela Abbott
    BSc (Hon), Dip. Prog. K, KFRP
    Kinesiologist, Reiki & TFH Practitioner supporting both people and animals

    Angela is a Progressive Kinesiologist, Reiki Master Teacher, Touch for Health and 5E Massage Practitioner. She helps people with the physical and emotional stresses of day to day living so they can feel more relaxed, confident, focused and energised.

  • Benita Scott
    BSc (Hons) AAMET
    EFT & Matrix Re-Imprinting Practitioner

    Benita Scott is an Experimental Psychologist qualified to Practitioner status in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Matrix Re-Imprinting. She has over ten years experience of face to face counselling and has been living and working in Brighton and Hove for over 30 years.

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  • Carmen Dolz
    Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, Reflexologist & Qigong Teacher

    Carmen Dolz is a Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) practitioner, reflexologist and Qigong teacher. She treats people in her treatment room at Seven Dials (Brighton).

  • Deborah Brown
    Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist & TRE® Facilitator

    Deborah is a UK Certified Provider of TRE® (Tension Releasing Exercises) with over nine years of experience working with adults, babies and children as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Practitioner in the Brighton and Hove area.

  • Em Burnett
    Tai Chi, Qigong and Neigong Instructor

    Studying since 2001 in the Taoist Water Method with lineage holder master Bruce Frantzis and his senior instructors, Em is a certified Energy Arts Instructor offering Tai Chi, Neigong and Qigong instruction to further the benefit to all of this vibrant living tradition. In 2002, she also undertook a 3-year professional diploma training in Shiatsu & Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a member of the Shiatsu Society.

  • Emma Hiwaizi
    Laughter Yoga Leader & Teacher

    Emma has not always been a laughing yogi. She has a background in publishing and founded of the Green Guide for London and Juno Magazine, which she published and co-edited for 7 years. She has a degree in anthropology from Cambridge University and has studied NLP, double loop learning, clowning / creative intelligence and compassionate communication.

  • Ian Stones
    BSc (Hons), Lic Ac, MBAcC

    Ian graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture. Ian is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the lead professional body representing over 3000 acupuncturists in the UK. As a BAcC member he is bound by their codes of professional conduct and safe practice ensuring the highest standard of treatment.

  • Irina Blosse
    Scaravelli Hatha Yoga Teacher and Advanced Thai Yoga Massage Therapist

    Irina completed her Yoga Teacher Training with the Unity School of Yoga in Brighton and teaches Yoga for Wellbeing classes for adults as well as the parent and child yoga. She is also a Thai Yoga massage therapist and offers Thai massage to people in the Sussex area. Irina has been practicing hatha yoga for over 15 years.

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  • Dr Jelena Goranovic
    BSc (Hons), PhD, AFBPsS
    Experimental Psychologist, Wellbeing Consultant & Programme Director of StressBusters

    Jelena is a doctor of psychology with over 15 years of research experience in the area of stress, personality and substance abuse. Over the recent years she has become increasingly involved in applied research related to psychological aspects of women's health and the clinical outcomes of complementary health approaches. Since 2011 Jelena has taken a more active role in public education as the co-founder and Programme Director of Hove StressBusters.

  • Jo Alderson
    DipCHyp, HPD, MNLP, MNCH
    Cognitive Hypnotherapist

    Jo is a professionally qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner, and is proud to have trained with Trevor Silvester at the Quest Institute. She has been treating clients using Cognitive Hypnotherapy since 2007.

  • John Blosse
    EFT Master Practitioner, Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and Emotrance (Emotional Transformation) therapist

    John Blosse is an AMT qualified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)Master Practitioner, Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner and Emotrance (Emotional Transformation) therapist. He is a professional with many years of experience and has supported his clients through a variety of issues. Though working with clients on a wide range of issues John specializes in the areas of self-esteem, self worth and confidence-building.

  • Julie Rawnsley
    BSc Ayurveda, PG Dip Ayurvedic Medicine, MAPA
    Ayurvedic Practitioner, Amnanda Therapist & Trainer, Feeding Your Demons Facilitator

    Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India. It is a holistic system encompassing diet, herbal preparations, massage and other treatments and counselling. Ayurveda means the Science of Life and it shows us how to live in harmony with ourselves and our environment. Julie is an experienced Ayurvedic Practitioner working in Central London and Sussex.

  • Liz Sleeper
    Family Constellations Facilitator

    Liz completed a two year Family Constellation training with the Centre for Systemic Constellations in 2011. In 2012 she took further specialist training with international teacher and trainer Judith Hemming. Since completing her training she has been running workshops and doing one to one constellation consultations in Lewes and Brighton.

  • Mark Heath
    Transcendental Meditation Teacher, Chairman of the Brighton & Hove Transcendental Meditation Centre

    Mark Heath learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) in 1986 while studying for a business degree at Warwick University. On graduating, he worked for the Transcendental Meditation organisation in the UK & USA for 14 years. Mark qualified as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1993 and is now the Chairman of the Brighton & Hove Transcendental Meditation Centre.

  • Maya Zack
    DHyp, MBSCH
    Hypnotherapist and Sedona Method Practitioner

    Maya is an experienced hypnotherapist as well as one of the very few Sedona Method practitioners in the UK. She has trained with the prestigious London College of Clinical Hypnosis, as well as under the guidance of Hale Dwoskin in Sedona, Arizona.

  • Millie Ferguson
    BSc (Hons)
    Nutritional Therapist

    Millie is a Registered Nutritional Therapist, member of BANT and CNHC. Millie’s Functional Nutritional Therapy work is devoted to the prevention and management of chronic diseases like diabetes, dementia, heart disease, chronic fatigue and osteoporosis. She has set up The Healthy Ageing Clinic at the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre.

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  • Nikola Goranovic
    NLP Trainer, Performance Coach & REMit™ Co-creator

    Nikola is a skilled NLP Master Practitioner, coach and therapist, with the specific personal development and performance coaching expertise. In 2013 he obtained his NLP Trainer qualification under the tutelage of John Seymour, one of UK's longest established NLP Practitioners and Master Trainers. He was also the first certified wingwave® Coach and Trainer in the UK.

  • Dr Perpetua Neo
    DClinPsy, MPhil, BA(Hons)
    HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Coach

    Perpetua wants to live in a world where people sleep peacefully at night, are kind to each other, and know we’re worthy. In a world where we know we can deal with whatever life throws at us. Perpetua has helped her clients create that world for themselves. Busy and ambitious people ready for a change in their lives, who struggle with how they’re feeling.

  • Philip Milburn
    Musician, Voice & Music Tutor and Facilitator

    Philip is a multi-instrumental musician, music tutor and facilitator who has been teaching singing, guitar, piano, songwriting and percussion to adults and children for over 20 years. Philip has also been leading music workshops and community choirs for a wide range of client groups for 17 years – in adult education, with young people, elders, and people with learning difficulties and mental health support needs. 

  • Rob Petherick
    Body Stress Release Practitioner

    Rob spent 20 years working as a freelance photographer. He began using Body Stress Release (BSR) to help him deal with neck and shoulder tension, and back ache caused by carrying heavy equipment. Rob qualified from the first Body Stress Release Academy to be run in Europe in 2015, and now practices in Hove.

  • Shirley Archibald
    Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner

    Shirley Archibald is an AAMET qualified Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) / Matrix Reimprinting and Matrix Birth Reimprinting Practitioner.  She feels passionately about helping people who may be facing difficulties in the different stages of their life to help them shift negative patterns and experience inner calm. She specialises in working with people with anxiety and depression to help them live the life they want to live.

  • Tali Rose
    Dance Movement Psychotherapist & Movement Matters Facilitator

    Tali has a background in Dance Movement Psychotherapy and in 2009 she obtained her Masters of Arts qualification in this discipline. She has trained with and apprenticed to Dr. Sandra Reeve as part of her “Move into Life” programme from 2008 till today, and worked with movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo in Java.