We are pleased to be able to offer the following additional services to our patients:


Podiatry and Chiropody 


Mike Coates, D.Pod.M, PGCert(Biomechanics) is our chiropodist and podiatrist. He Qualified in London in 1990with his first job at Charing Cross Hospital specializing in Diabetes footcare and biomechanics.

Mike married a local girl, Kerry, in 1996 and has lived in Gloucestershire ever since. He initially worked for the NHS setting up the “Medical Need”Chiropody service before later setting up in private practice.

Mike now provides General Chiropody and Podiatry services. He cares for all lower limb problems, from callused skin, corns and nail cutting, to the treatment of sports injuries requiring the use of insoles to improve foot posture and function.

Mike is available in the surgery on Thursday afternoons, an initial 30 minute treatment costs just £25 with follow up 15 minute treatments £17.  

To book in to see Mike, or for more information, call the surgery on  01594 510225 .


Complementary Therapy


On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons we are lucky enough to have Carol Fisher offering a range of pain and stress relieving treatments such as aromatherapy facials, Indian head Massages, Emmet Therapy and much more. 

Using gentle but effective therapy Carol is here to share time with, listen to and help people make positive changes for themselves on both a physical and mental level. Her treatments can help with lymphatic drainage, mobility, depression,sciatica and much more. 

For more information on Carol’s complementary therapies and a pricelist ask at reception for a leaflet or visit  http://www.healthcaretherapy.co.uk/ . If you wish to make an appointment or find out more information call Carol directly on 07769 720717 or 01600 460342.



Talking confidentially to someone not involved in your problems can help to gain a new perspective and tackle anxiety, stress, grief, pain-management, relationship problems and more.   

Julia Foren has been counselling here at Blakeney surgery on Monday afternoons for 13 years and believes that achieving mental wellbeing is just as important as having a healthy body.

If you’re over sixteen and interested in counselling then why not book a free 30 minute consultation with Julia and see if it’s for you. 

The prices of counselling sessions are based on income and can start from as little as £5 a session.  To book an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation with Julia call the surgery on 01594 510225.

NHS Mental Health

Sam Godden

Sam Godden (F) is our Psychiatric Nurse. Sam qualified as a Registered Mental Health nurse in 1990.  Since then she has worked in Secondary Mental Health as a Community nurse in the Forest of Dean both at Colliers Court and Coleford House and as a councillor in Gloucester.

Sam has been working in Primary Mental Health since 2009.  Her areas of speciality are emotional wellbeing and mental health.




Laura is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and a Registered Mental Health nurse.  She is dedicated in empowering people to take control of their lives to bring about positive change. Her main aim as a therapist is to help people lower their anxiety, increase well-being and quality of life.

Hypnotherapy gives people the ability to cope in many different situations in a calm and controlled way.  Laura can help you to control your stress levels, become more relaxed and give your confidence a boost. 

Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable method of treatment for many problems, has no harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everyone. 

Laura’s experience as a nurse has included working in an in-patient unit for adolescents where her particular interest was Eating Disorders.  She then had a career break to start a family and went on to work in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and then an inpatient unit for adults with varying mental health problems. Laura is able to draw on her nursing experience to offer effective person centred treatment.

Laura holds a Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma (HPD) and is a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH).

She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC Register has been set up so that GPs and the public can see which practitioners have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice.

As a member of these associations she adheres to a strict code of ethics. 

Laura also holds a current enhanced CRB/DBS certificate.

For further information please visit Laura’s website at: http://www.stepstohappiness.co.uk/ or call her directly on 01989 562612 or 077 498 13600



Liz Kendall


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