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We are very fortunate to have regular specialist urology consultant clinics at the practice.

Mr Richard Hindley, Mr Tim Nedas and Mr Amr Emara are Consultant Urologists at the North Hampshire Hospital.

Their NHS clinics are held every other week at Old Basing Health Centre. 

There are a number of very significant benefits from having consultant clinics in the Health Centre.

  1. Ease and speed of the referral process. We can actually give you the appointment when we see you in the Surgery.
  2. The consultation is within familiar surroundings.
  3. Dialogue between the Consultant and your GP is easier and quicker and can lead to more effective and prompt treatment.

Private Therapists

We have a full range of in-house professional private therapists available at the practice. Fees apply for these therapists and treatment is not covered by the NHS.

Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Life Coach & Confident Childbirth Practitioner - Carole Samuda

Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool using the best from a number of schools of thought to provide a bespoke, personalised service to those who use it. It has it's basis in Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), but also uses techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Positive Psychology, amongst other approaches. It is, a blend of the best of many types of therapies, used to support the changes you want to make. There is no 'one size fits all'. We are all different and we engage with our issues in an individual way. To give you a simple example. If I ask you to look at a colour and tell me what you see - you may say blue. I may agree that it is blue, but I cannot know that the blue you see and the blue I see are the same. It is often the same with emotions. I might say I am angry, you may be too - but it doesn't necessarily mean it is the same for both of us. Therefore, when you book an appointment with me, the first thing we will do is to help us both to understand what is going on for you. That way, we can better help you to unpick the problem and re-wire it as a solution. 

Problems such as: Anxiety, Compulsive Obsessive Behaviour, OCD,Pain Control, IBS, Chronic Fatigue, Stop Smoking, Fear of flying, Fear of Dentists, Phobias, Fear of Spiders and Creepy Crawlies, Nervousness, Exam Nerves, Public Speaking, Special Occasion Nerves, Panic ttacks,Childbirth, Fibromyalgia, ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Shyness, Blushing, Mindfulness and many more.

Appointments with Carole Samuda are available at Odiham Health Centre.  Please visit her website or call on: 01420 543365 or Mobile: 0784 718 7046 for more information or to book an appointment.


staff_Louise_Sanders_2010Osteopathy - "Louise Sanders Osteopaths"

Louise Sanders established her practice in Odiham Health Centre in 1993, originally calling herself Odiham Osteopathic Clinic. The practice is now called ‘Louise Sanders Osteopaths’. To support the ever increasing demand with the local area, a further clinic was established within the Old Basing Health Centre in 2007. Working with Louise in Odiham are Victoria Tuckwell and Vikki Markham amassing some 35 years experience between them.

Louise, Victoria and Vikki are all highly skilled and experienced in osteopathy, and have spent some 4 years training at the British School of Osteopathy, before going into private practice. Louise also taught manipulation at the British School of Osteopathy for 14 years.

Between them they see a large number of different patients with different problems, treating all manner of musculo-skeletal problems all over the body. Their emphasis is on treating every patient as an individual, with individual needs and requirements.

Treatment comprises gentle manipulation of the muscles and joints and if appropriate, the more direct manipulation of joints. Treatment should be comfortable and pain-free.

Vikki also treats babies and children using Cranial Osteopathy.

Patients can refer themselves directly to Louise Sanders Osteopaths, Health Centre registration is not required. Due to the professional relationship between the Osteopaths and the GPs, at both practices, most GPs are happy to refer their patients to the Osteopathic team.

The team at Louise Sanders Osteopaths are registered with most health insurance companies, including AXA PPP and BUPA (a GP referral may be needed to claim on private health insurance)

£52 for the initial 1 hour consultation.

£42 for the next 30 min follow up treatment.

Appointments are available 6 days a week with an evening session on a wednesday.  For more information please see our website or contact either Old Basing or Odiham Health Centre to make an appointment.

Yoga & Pilates Classes - Helen Varcoe

Classes are held held at Odiham Health Centre.  Pilates is on a Wednesday and Thursday morning at 09:15 and Pilates on a Wednesday evenings at 18:00.

Classes are suitable for all abilities and Helen is a British Wheel of Yoga & Pilates registered teacher.

For more information, please call Helen on 07703 443031 or email

Podiatry - Alice Grundy BSc Hons; D. Pod.M 

Private podiatry foot care, consultation & treatment, including:

  • Diabetic foot assessments
  • Nail care
  • Corns & calluses
  • Verrucae
  • Insoles
  • Ingrowing toe nails

Nail care £20.00

'Full works' £30.00

Appointments are available on Thursdays at Old Basing Health Centre, 08.30 - 17:00.  Please speak to reception if you would like to make an appointment.

Psychiatry - Dr Mark Slaney MA Psychology and physiology MBBS DRCOG MRCPsych

Dr Mark Slaney holds a clinic at Odiham Health Centre every Friday morning and can treat a range of treatments for conditions such as:Mark Slaney

  • Affective disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Post traumatic stress
  • schizophrenia

For more information please contact Lindy Fenner on: 01256 396491 or email:

Homeopath - Claire French LLSCH RSHom

Homeopathy: As a Classical Homeopath I follow the original principles and philosophy created by the founder of Homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann.  I have also completed thorough training in an advanced system of Homeopathy called the Sensation Method. I am a fully registered and insured member of the Society of Homeopaths which has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Nutritional Therapy:  As more and more people are finding certain foods may be linked to their symptoms (e.g. gluten, dairy, refined sugar), there is a growing demand for advice and support about dietary changes and nutritional requirements to help specific health conditions, food sensitivities and intolerances.  Having completed additional training in Nutritional Therapy, I am qualified to assess and guide patients on their diet, hydration & lifestyle.  I incorporate nutritional advice within my existing consultations.

Nutritional Deficiencies & Food Sensitivity Testing: I have also completed the TASK (The Association of Systematic Kinesiologists) approved Foundation Course in Kinesiology.  This enables me to incorporate Systematic Kinesiology within my practice to identify nutritional requirements your body requires, and which foods are negatively impacting the body (e.g. food sensitivity testing).

Homeopathy Consultations (including nutritional advice and food sensitivity testing) are available in Odiham Health Centre every Friday.  

Please visit her website or call on: 07505 288718 for more information, fees or to book an appointment.

Therapeutic Counselling - Anne-Christina Hitchin

People seek counselling for different reasons. Difficulties from the past, painful experiences in the present or fears about the future can all hinder our ability to feel part of and enjoy life and find satisfaction.  If life is difficult at the moment and you would like to talk things through with someone who won't judge you, make assumptions or offer opinions, someone who is prepared to come alongside you and help you find a way through and out of your difficulties, then counselling may be for you.

Anne-ChristinaIn counselling you will be supported in expressing your emotions in your own way and finding your own solutions to your problems. The process of sorting out and untangling feelings and worries can enable you to see things with more clarity and empower you to make changes.  Counselling can also help you come to terms with and accept what cannot be changed. But you don't have to have extensive problems to have counselling. You may just want to explore where you are at in your life, increase your self awareness and engage in personal growth.

I am an integrative Counsellor, which means I draw on a number of different counselling theories/approaches. This makes it easier to be flexible and work in a way that suits the individual. In counselling we will work together to find the right track for you.  At the very centre of the service I offer is a therapeutic relationship, which is based on respect, trust, confidentiality, equality and honesty.  I offer both short term and open ended therapy.

If any of what you have read here about counselling has captured your attention, I would be delighted to meet with you for an initial no obligation session. This would give you a chance to decide whether counselling is the right thing for you and whether you feel comfortable with me.     

50 minute appointments are £45.00

Face to face appointments are available at Odiham Health Centre every Thursday morning.  Please call Anne-Christina on: 07917 716379 for more information or to book an appointment.                                                                                                                                        

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