The Team
at Somerset Health Practice

Our team headed by Matthew Jackson who is trained in acupuncture, osteopathy and herbal medicine.

The Team

Meet the team at Somerset Health Practice. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding specific areas of expertise, please don't hesitate to call us on 01458 836 152 / 01458 860 392 or email


Matthew Jackson

BSc (Hons) Ost, Dip Ac/CHM (China), Pg Dip CHM (OB/GYN), Pg Cert US (MSK) MRCHM, BMUS

I trained as an osteopath at the London School of Osteopathy and am registered with the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association. I hold a Post Graduate certificate in Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound and am engaged in a Masters level qualification at the Centre of Ultrasound Studies in Bournemouth

I trained in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in 1993 at the London Academy of Oriental Medicine. I then studied for a further eight months in Nanjing China, working in hospitals alongside renowned Chinese professors treating a wide spectrum of conditions and diseases.

I belong to the register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and am presently a Council Member. I am also a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (

I hold a post-graduate diploma in Gynaecology and Obstetrics and am an Associate of the Woman's Natural Health Practice, Harley Street, London.

I am interested in biomechanical issues that can affect long-term recovery from chronic and acute pain syndromes. I prescribe custom orthotics or temporary solutions.

I have experience treating many different conditions, but my interests include musculoskeletal conditions, specialising in shoulder issues and chronic lower back pain. Another interest is the treatment of gynaecology issues and infertility and I'm regularly updated with knowledge of the latest methods and research by Dr Trevor Wing's Clinic, the 'Woman's Natural Health Practice'.

I also have an interest in developing new approaches to care of autoimmune conditions, reactive arthritis including rheumatoid and other types of joint pains, hypothyroid issues and prostate cancer.


Lina Morton

MSc (Counselling), BSc (Hons)Psych, Cert.Ed. MBACP, MBPS, MBSCAH, Member NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners

I trained at Bristol University ( as an Integrative Counsellor, which means I am skilled in helping people to achieve a broad range of objectives using different theoretical models. I offer professional support in a safe and confidential environment.

I am an accredited member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis ( I practice hypnosis within a psychological and counselling framework.

In the context of fertility issues, hypnosis enables deep relaxation, which can help to create the optimum condition for the body to respond to treatment.

In childbirth, hypnosis training prior to delivery diminishes anxieties and fears and reduces pain without interference to the physiology of mother and child. Hypnotic techniques can enable pain control. Labour and delivery can be enjoyed in a relaxed and controlled way.


Our extended team at Somerset Health Practice

We encourage people to take regular exercise which will benefit their health and general well-being - Pilates, yoga and tai chi are particularly benificial and help to improve posture and balance, our extended team provide local classes from beginner to advanced.



Judi Davies

Tel: 01749 840487 / 0787 6355016


Lita de Alberdi

B.Sc. (First class hons), A.FB.P.S.
Lita is a fully qualified Pilates instructor who teaches several regular weekly classes in Ashcott, Somerset.  She is available for one to one instruction and can do home visits. Lita also works as a meditation and relaxation teacher and is a qualified Psychologist. She is always happy to have a chat about the best options for you.
Tel: 01458 210902


Sally Mantle

M.A., G.L.C.M.A., E.R.C.
Sally is experienced in Spinal and Postural Health, Remedial and Post-Operative Rehab.
Specialist in Developmental Movement Patterning, Pilates and Body-Mind centering primarily working with the general public, dance trainees, professional dancers and elite performers.
Tel: 01458 833 477



Sarah Orme

Sarah has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. She initially started following a serious accident in which she broke her neck. Her yoga practice played a huge part in her rehabilitation and she continues to have full mobility and is pain free. Sarah is an inspiring teacher who uses her wealth of experience and knowledge to support and encourage her students. She also works with cancer patients on a one to one basis, with positive response.
Tel: 01458 850 805


We practice throughout Somerset and can also provide treatment in your own home, to book an appointment please call Somerset Health Practice on 01458 836 152 / 01458 860 392 or email and we will be happy to help you.


Your private health insurance may provide cover for your treatments, please contact Somerset Health Practice on 01458 836 152 / 01458 860 392 for more information.

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