An ethically-motivated, community-minded therapeutic space in the heart of Meanwood.

When I first met Sue there was an immediate connection and I decided on the spot that we were going to work together some day. Here we are, several years down the line, opening The Old Surgery together. Similar stories apply to all of the therapists sharing space at The Old Surgery; there’s a common purpose - a sense of us all pulling together in the same direction.
Our location is a story of the power of intention too. I used to walk past what is now The Old Surgery and say to myself ‘one day I’m going to open a therapy centre there’, and look! That’s exactly what’s happened!

Georgia CooperFounder of The Old Surgery
Georgia Cooper (founder)
Talking and Touch Therapies

I have a degree in art and my background is in offering creative arts workshops for young people. I qualified as a psychotherapist in 2002 and now offer long term and short term therapy to adults, young people and children. There are many reasons people choose to come and see me; from those who have a clear picture of why they want to talk to those who just feel something isn’t quite right in their lives.

My areas of interest and extra training include eating disorders, self harm, trauma and adoption, so many clients come to me because of those specialisms, but I am also experienced in the many issues and difficulties that make our lives challenging.

I offer private consultations and also work in partnership with other professionals and NHS services when needed.  Having become interested in the link between mind and body through my work with dancers over the years, I now have an Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy and work with dancers and athletes and anyone wishing to take care of their body through hands on treatments. I believe that mind & body are so connected that it’s impossible for us to experience emotional pain without it having an impact on our body.

A little known fact about me: I used to be a DJ and still have a huge vinyl collection!

Sue Haynes (co-founder)
Touch Therapies

I’ve been a full-time complementary therapist since 2004, and in that time have worked with hundreds of people looking to effect positive change in their lives. I worked in the corporate world for 16 years and mostly loved what I did, but looking back I guess I burnt myself out. I began my well-being journey by having regular therapies including Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage. Over time my health was restored and I learnt about the importance of a healthy work/life balance.  My experience inspired me to train as a therapist myself.

I specialise in preconception and maternity reflexology and stress-management, but work with clients with a wide range of issues.  I’m committed to keeping up-to-date with the latest thinking in my industry and since graduating have completed additional training in Preconception and Maternity Reflexology, Advanced Reflexology Techniques, Vertical Reflexology, Precision Reflexology and Reflexology Lymph Drainage.  I also provide a mentoring service to trainee and newly qualified therapists, because I’m passionate about raising standards in my industry and helping other therapists realise their ambitions.

A little known fact about me: I briefly (and badly) played keyboards in a band!

Tel: 07884 432214

Jennifer Lynn Crawford
Touch Therapies

I’m a Certified Rolfer™ and freelance dance artist. As a Rolfer, I bring an in-depth understanding of physical change and movement education from 15 years working as a professional contemporary dancer, yoga practitioner/teacher and lecturer in the UK’s conservatoire system of HE vocational training.

I first encountered Rolfing Structural Integration as a dance artist, looking to unpick some patterns of strain that were becoming increasingly part of my life both in the studio and out. Although important and useful positive changes happened in my dancing experience through the Rolfing series, the more important changes manifested in day-to-day experience: breathing, walking, standing and everyday relationships all became more spacious; easier in a way that seemed spontaneous and un-forced.

A transatlantic transplant, I initially trained in Canada at Quinte Ballet School and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre before gaining my Pg-Dip and M.A. at London Contemporary Dance School. I completed my Rolfing training at the European Rolfing Association in Munich.

Also a keen cyclist, I’m always interested in helping cyclists understand how they can minimise postural strain on two wheels.

A little known fact about me: I’m half Bajan and no, I can’t do the accent!

Tel: 07947 507564

Alison Capstick
Talking Therapies

I’m a BACP Accredited Counsellor and work specifically with adults one to one (not couples or families).  My clients may be experiencing any of the following: relationship difficulties, anxiety or depression, a loss or bereavement, work-based stress or anything else which may be materially affecting their lives.

I started my career in media, ending up as a Producer for the BBC.  I then moved into lecturing in Media Studies at Salford University, and as a Course Leader found that students were coming to me with a variety of personal problems so I began doing some counselling training in order to be able to support them better.  Soon I began to enjoy this aspect of my job so much that I re-trained as a Counsellor – a job that I have been doing for almost twenty years now.

A little known fact about me: I’m a keen swimmer and last year did an open water swim in Roundhay Lake – which was fairly scary I have to say – but I’m glad I did it!

Tel: 0791 2861515

Teresa Baron
Talking and Touch Therapies

I’ve been a complementary therapy practitioner since 1994; working in clinics of complementary medicine, GP surgeries, sports centres, psychiatric hospitals, Social Services, Boots Health Services, OXAIDS, Robert Ogden Macmillan Cancer Care Centre, St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary. I teach an annual module for medical students on the use of essential oils in medicine at The University of Leeds.

I practise Emmett technique (and EMM-Tech Tutor – for humans and dogs), holistic and clinical Aromatherapy, advanced clinical Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Indian head massage, Reiki and Bach and Australian Bush flower remedies.

The aim of my practise is to help you find ways of living as positively as possible; working effectively and simply and attending to what is most important to you. I’m inspired by the transformations I see in my clients each session; from their relaxed faces, easier, smoother movements and pain relief, to the things they achieve that they thought they never would.

I am also an Emm-Tech tutor and have great fun sharing this incredible technique. Since qualifying in working with dogs I have successfully treated Ridgebacks to Miniature Dachshunds and many in-between.

A little known fact about me: I found my home in Guiseley after appearing in Secret Location on Channel 4 with my best buddy and beloved dogs.

Tel: 07577 734285

 
Workshops

LINO PRINT WORKSHOP  

Saturday NOVEMBER 17th 2018. 10.30am to 3pm

A day long workshop of Lino Printing with Kate Genever who trained at The Royal College. Spend time designing an image then cutting and printing lino. This course is ideal for producing a set of personalised Christmas cards. 

Day suitable for beginners and advanced.

£40 All materials, Tea, Coffee and cake provided, please bring your own lunch.

You will take away a minimum of 6 prints and instructions on how to use your block to print further copies at home.
To book please text Georgia  on : 07710 024 595  

Keep an eye on this space for more details as we add them.

Contact and location

The Old Surgery
4a Green Road
Meanwood
Leeds
LS6 4JP

Enquiries and triage: 0113 212 3420

This phone is unmanned and messages will be picked up twice a day during opening hours. If you would like to speak to a specific therapist, please use their contact details from their individual Therapist page.

If you’re unsure and would like to talk to someone about what therapy/therapist might suit your needs, please call enquiries and triage.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10am–9pm
Saturday & Sunday: open for workshops only

Please note that each of our therapists has their own set of clinic hours so please check with them when they’re available.

Parking: There are several car parks nearby in Meanwood. The closest is to the rear of Meanwood Asda (off Church Avenue). Drive round as far as you can go and you’ll find a footpath through to Green Road, which comes out to the side of The Old Surgery. There are no parking restrictions

Public transport: The no. 51 bus will drop you off on Green Road.  No. 52 will drop you off a little further up Stonegate Road.

Dog Friendly Centre:  Because we work with dogs and have therapy dogs on-site, The Old Surgery is a dog friendly space which welcomes clean and well behaved dogs.