Meet The Therapists


Claire Sangster


Claire has been a holistic therapist for over 15 years. She first trained in reflexology at The British School of Reflexology aged just 19. Following a few years of travelling and gaining of life experience(!), she settled back in the UK and retrained in reflexology at The London School of Reflexology. Over the next  few years, her intuition continued to deepen, eventually leading to further training in Reiki and Myofascial Release (MFR). Claire has studied extensively with John F. Barnes in the USA who has been training MFR therapists in his approach for over 50 years, and is a Holy Fire III Karuna® Reiki Master, able to share Reiki using the system brought in by William Rand. 

Claire loves to write and explore creative expression through art. After years spent in destructive suppression, and knowing very well the negative impact of the "too much/not enough" mentality, she enjoys the freedom of just being who she is and knowing that's OK. Claire loves spending time outdoors, and cites nature itself as one of her greatest teachers. By observing the patterns and interplay of the natural world, Claire learned a lot about how we connect with ourselves, others and the world around us. 

For Claire, healing is an art form. No two people are the same. No diagnosis is ever going to display itself with precisely the same symptom patterns. There can be no prescription for treatment. No text book will ever prepare you for the infinite nuances of humanity embodied by the 7.2 billion people sharing this earth. There is inherent wisdom within us all. Through the approach that is right for YOU, Claire works with you to reduce symptoms, gain awareness, connect with that wisdom within you and improve quality of life. 

Claire is a member of the Association for Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT), Association of Reflexologists (AoR), Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA).

Claire offers one-to-one sessions, workshops and Reiki training at The Connection Project. 


Katie Scardifield


Katie specialises in working with anxiety and post trauma. She is very passionate about this as she personally went through a trauma a long time ago which affected her daily life badly. She would relive the trauma over and over again, culminating in her having panic seizures; her anxiety was intense, feeling like her own mind was against her. The day she had Hypnotherapy changed her life forever. The trauma she had been reliving everyday for years was gone. Whenever she then thought about the trauma it just felt like a bad dream, without all the negative feelings. Now she would say, she doesn't actually have any feelings about the trauma except it happened. She was free at last,  and that was the best feeling imaginable. 

Katie uses Hypnotherapy and Kinetic Shift to work with her clients and help them achieve freedom. 

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Karen Hopkins


Karen has been a holistic therapist for 8 years and have practised yoga and meditation for over 11years. She is qualified in Holistic Massage, Tibetan ku Nye, Himalayan Hot Stone massage, Chair Acupressure and Natural Face Lift Massage, as well as Reiki, Crystal Healing, Meditation and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). Karen loves art, astrology, music, reading, yoga and breath work, restorative eastern practices and working with energy.
Karen’s journey of therapy practice and training began in 2010 starting with counselling and moving onwards with holistic therapies. As well as therapy, Karen has enjoyed working as a volunteer for charities and helped the vulnerable within a supporting role. Through work, she has been fortunate enough to be involved creatively with supporting artistic work and life skills for those in most need.
Karen describes herself as a nurturer. She works with the whole person, being compassionate and understanding, believing in the holistic approach to health and wellbeing. She has learned a lot through her own personal experience of life and become a stronger person through each step of the journey. 
Her experience of Reiki widened her way of working as she became more in tune with the ebb and flow of life, and gained a deeper intuitive practice through her own experiences. Karen gained more experience of yoga and meditation in 2016 whilst training and travelling. She challenged herself and travelled with the goal of becoming a more confident person, which she achieved. Karen continues to engage in her own healing and self-reflective practice to ensure she is always able to offer the best to her clients, and to continue to broaden her understanding. 
Karen has gained invaluable experience working with people and embraces all that she is able to do. She is forever grateful for knowing the wonderful people she has met along her journey.  


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This week I treated myself with some Reflexology by Claire. To say this was a treat, is an understatement!
While I am in the loving presence she holds, I feel safe and held as my psyche shoots off into forgotten dimensions, a place where deep soul healing occurs. I find I can access these places because of this process, where I am honored and fully accepted to be however it is I need to be! Claire's intuitive touch is magic! The benefits I feel as a result improve my sense of well-being, my sleep, my hormonal imbalance and aids my digestion. I will definitely be returning for more treatment :)


—  Michelle, Hertford