Let us introduce ourselves. Andrew Marriot K Kuadey, Massage Therapist and Rachel Pugh, Clinical Psychologist
We are Mindbody Practice.
Our group of therapists at a centre in Collingwood decided to use trigger point as the treatment tool. My complete recovery was so encouraging that I have spent the last fourteen years spreading the word through treatment.
The use of trigger point massage therapy, in my view, is a necessity for the maintenance of the voluntary muscle-skeletal system, especially in the segment of the population that are approaching and passing the 50 year old mark.
My responsibility regarding treatment is to remain clinical and holistic with my clients, who are the source of my knowledge and the font of my pleasure in the practice of trigger point massage therapy.
I was a career chef for a total of 22 years. I moved from London to Melbourne in the summer of 1990 for work. I lived with chronic lower back pain due to the heavy lifting of stock pots involved with the profession.
My pain was becoming a source of concern towards the mid nineties, so I made a decision to train as a Massage Therapist with one primary aim: to treat myself.
I am a Clinical Psychologist from Wales, UK with over 21 years of clinical experience. The first decade practicing across medical and community mental health based settings within the NHS and the last decade spent in Cambodia, where I worked as an advisor to a mental health NGO, TPO_Cambodia, training and capacity building 20 Cambodian Psychologists across the country.
in 2008, we established Mindbody Practice -Cambodia, providing a holistic safe haven of psychological and massage therapy for the international expatriate community in Phnom Penh. In 2014 we relocated the Practice to Ghana. Working with a range of presenting problems, my main areas of interest include depression, (including antenatal and postnatal), reproductive health issues (termination, pregnancy loss and infertility), childhood trauma and abuse, bereavement, chronic health issues (cancer, chronic pain, tinnitus), relationship difficulties, expatriate adjustment and cross cultural issues.
BSc Experimental Psychology (1st class), University of Sussex, 1989-1992
Doctorate Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy), University of Cardiff, 1995-1998
Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner (CAT Practitioner), Bournmouth, 2000-2002
Foundation Course in the Healing Arts ;International NGO; The Ragamuffin Project, Cambodia 2006-2007
Member British Psychological Society (MBPsS 097985)
Member British Health and Care Professions Counsel (HCPC registration PYL29964)