TUTORS



Amy Taylor

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Amy’s philosophy is that when you take a step on the path of holistic therapies it is a journey that never ends and she constantly updates her own skills and industry knowledge to enable her to teach the all the subjects that she loves to the highest standard.

After many years in the corporate world working in retail, recruitment, training and development Amy travelled around the world, upon her return she decided that a lifestyle change was needed and enrolled in a course to do Holistic Therapies, life has never been the same since!

Amy has three successful therapy companies, two very busy wellbeing centres Purple Turtle Wellbeing in Brighton and Purple Turtle Therapy in Hove, East Sussex and the Purple Turtle Academy which provides inspiring courses in wellbeing and therapies. Here she found she could inject the enthusiasm and belief she has found for all her chosen holistic therapies into sharing her knowledge and passion with others.

Amy’s courses have developed with her personal experiences influencing her areas of speciality. She teaches workshops for self development, qualifications to start a career and CPD courses to keep therapists up to date with the latest industry trends. Her teaching has taken her around the world to leading salons, spas and wellbeing centres.

Amy has experienced the amazing journey into motherhood and has two gorgeous children which keep her busy when she’s not working! Having two very different pregnancy experiences led her to specialise in Pregnancy Massage and Baby/Infant Massage.

Amy supports local colleges and often lectures to students on business having had so much experience on setting up and growing a holistic business. She was recently very proud to accept the Golden Alumni award from City College Brighton and Hove in 2015 for her work in this area.



Lisa Newman

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Malcolm Clark D.O. BRCP

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Lisa has a real passion for complementary therapies and has been a therapist since 1996 with practices in Brighton and London. She is qualified in numerous therapies including Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Body Massage, Indian Head Massage and Baby Massage.
Lisa’s teaching career began in 2005 working at Sussex Downs College and City College Brighton & Hove as well as running her own complementary therapy workshops. Lisa is also a Teaching and Learning Coach helping teachers improve their teaching practices.
She lives in Brighton with her husband and daughter


Malcolm has worked as a therapist for 34 years, treating people, horses and dogs. Qualifying originally in Remedial Massage (1980) and then Osteopathy(1987), he has since then taken part in courses on Cranial and Polarity Therapy, Equine Osteopathy and Shiatsu for horses and Kinergetics, and has developed the system known as Transactive Kinesiology, for the rapid evaluation and eradication of energetic stress-patterns.
He has taught soft-tissue manipulation and joint mobilisation at the Andrew Still College of Osteopathy, Kingston University and has taught massage and workshops in Advanced Soft-Tissue Manipulation over the last 25 years.



Nicolle Mitchell

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Nicolle Mitchell, has been a holistic massage practitioner since 1998. As well as running her general practice, Nicolle specialises in treating people with special needs & people who have varying forms of dementia.

Having realised there was no training on how to massage people who live with dementia, Nicolle combined her compassion, experience, knowledge and research, and completed developing a training course in 2009: Massaging People who have Dementia

In October 2012, Nicolle was presented with an award for Excellence in Practice ~ Innovation for the development & delivery of this course by the FHT in London.

Nicolle also has experience in delivering information to carers of all kinds on how to care for people who live with dementia and get the support they need to do this more effectively.

Basic key signing allows Nicolle to be able to connect with clients who prefer to communicate in this way, and she has experience of using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to connect with people who have more profound communication issues.