STREATHAM COMMUNITY CLINIC
AFFORDABLE TREATMENT IN SOUTH LONDON
Welcome to the Streatham Community Clinic, established in February 2022.
Our mission is to offer affordable acupuncture and craniosacral therapy for people looking for support with gynae health, fertility, pre and post natal care, including new borns and parents.
We work in an open, friendly community clinic space, running 4 treatment beds over 2 floors.
Hannah is an acupuncturist and fertility awareness teacher and has been in practice for ten years. She specialises in supporting people with fertility issues and problem periods. Acupuncture is great for:
promoting good sleep
increasing blood flow to the uterus and ovaries
Acupuncture in this clinic is used in the same way as Chinese acupuncturists do. That is, Hannah sees every patient for a consultation, takes their pulse, then leaves them with needles in for 20 minutes. During this time she will be seeing other patients. After 20 minutes she returns, removes the needles, takes a pulse again. This is an open space with screens to protect privacy but Hannah will always be on hand should you need help at any point during treatment.
Claire has been running her health and wellness business since 2003.
Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) has its roots in osteopathy and is a holistic body treatment. Working with very gentle adjustments, the body relaxes and finds it's way back to health.
Because of its gentle nature, anyone can benefit from the treatment. I often work with babies just days old.
CST can help with:
Anxiety in pregnancy
Pregnancy related hip, back and sciatic pain
Colic and reflux symptoms in babies
Traumatic births and assisted deliveries
Long Covid related symptoms
CST in this clinic will run with 45 minute appointments, however after Claire has finished treating you, you are encouraged to continue to lie on the treatment couch for a further 10/15 minutes before you leave. This allows the treatment to integrate, and you, time to relax. Whilst you have your final relaxation, Claire will be seeing another patient as there will be 2 treatment couches running, separated by a screen for your privacy.
If you are at the clinic with your child then this extra time allows for a nappy change, feeding etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the set up of the clinic, Claire can only see babies who aren't yet crawling/on the move.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Loose warm clothing so that you feel as comfortable as possible.
HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
Acupuncture: Your first session will be 1 hour and follow ups will be 40 minutes.
Craniosacral: 45 minutes for all sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
During your first session we will discuss your health history followed by treatment. When you book in online you will receive a short health history form to complete prior to your session.
The clinic works with 2 treatment beds operating at the same time for both acupuncture and CST. The beds are separated with the use of screens to try to maintain and respect your privacy. But please be aware that this is a community clinic, where consultations and treatments are conducted in an open space.
HOW MANY SESSIONS SHOULD I HAVE AT THE COMMUNITY CLINIC?
We encourage you to book in blocks of 4, to guarantee your space and continuity of care.
We ask that you stay with either acupuncture or CST for your sessions, not mix and match!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE BEFORE AND AFTER TREATMENT?
Please make sure you have had something to eat before you come, but nothing too heavy.
After your session be aware that you may feel tired, this is perfectly normal. Drink lots of water and try to rest.
IS TREATMENT SAFE DURING PREGNANCY?
Perfectly safe to treat throughout pregnancy, including the first trimester. Treatment during the first trimester is there to help with anxiety, tiredness, morning sickness, insomnia.
IS THERE A WAITING ROOM IF I ARRIVE EARLY?
As there is no waiting room please try to arrive on time. We ask that you wait outside and we will let you in when it is time for your session.
Opening, Costs and How to Pay
We are open - 2 Mondays a month, term time only.
Dates for 2023 are as follows:
January 9th and 23rd
Feb 6th and 20th
March 13th and 27th
April 3rd and 24th
May 15th only, due to 3 bank holiday
June 12th and 26th
July 10th and 31st
There will then be a break until:
September 11th and 25th
October 2nd and 16th
November 6th and 27th
December 4th (only 1 date)
January 8th and 29th
February 5th and 26th
March 4th and 11th
COST - Streatham Community Clinic operates a sliding scale of £30-£50 per session, so you decide what you can afford when making your booking online. Your first session will be priced at £30, £40 or £50. Follow ups will be available at £5 increments between £30 - £50. You choose your payment option when you book via our Clinic booking system below.
PAYMENT - This is pre paid when you book online. If this does not work for you then please get in touch and will try to make alternative arrangements.
CANCELLATIONS - We require 48 hours notice otherwise full payment will be kept.
BOOKING - We encourage you to book in blocks of 4 to secure your place and for continuity of care.
Book using the button below.
Hannah & Claire's On Line Course
My husband and I attended the virtual massage and acupuncture for labour course with Hannah and Claire in April 2020 when I was 30 weeks pregnant. Their combined expertise provided us with so many useful techniques to use in the lead up to and during labour. We added all of it to our hypnoborthing “tool box” for pain management during labour - in particular a technique of applying pressure to the hips which really helped with my contractions! It also have my husband something to do during labour to help which was important to us both.
We are serviced by bus and train.
Both Streatham and Streatham Common train stations are approximately a 15 minute walk.
There is free parking on the residential streets behind Thrale Road.
The Living Room
19 Thrale Road