About Us

Our mission

It is our intention, coming from the heart, to provide you with high quality health alternatives – from a safe, peaceful, loving space where healing may unfold. 

We offer a wide range of holistic, affordable therapies to help you be the best version of yourself: physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We seek to enable the enjoyment of healthier and richer lives for our community of clients and ourselves - by acting with honesty and integrity, and giving the correct value to the work we do and the services we offer. 

We offer competitively priced treatments for those that can afford them, and low-cost (but no less effective) therapies for those who can’t. No one should be priced out of the care they need.

About Anahata

Friendly, laid back clinic...

"Friendly, laid back clinic offering a wide range of quality low cost treatments. I have been to four or five different practitioners there and they have all been great, and affordable."

R. C. 

Empowered wellness

We believe that wellbeing/wellness can only come about through self-empowerment. Instead of thinking of health as something that somebody else does to you, it is about learning how to look after your own health, and maintain your own wellbeing.

It is only by taking responsibility for yourself that you can regain and maintain your health. To this end, we offer you many health alternatives in an integrated context – we want to help you to be radiantly healthy.

We aim to empower our local community and you, to take charge of your health by giving you access to a wide range of treatments for body and mind. We can tailor your wellness plan to your individual requirements, ensuring you have all the support you need to live the richest and most vibrant life possible.

We are proud of the service we provide to the community and of the values behind Anahata, as well as the amazing high-quality therapies we offer.

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Our team

Deborah Woolf, co-founder

Deborah is an acupuncturist plus a scholar of ancient Chinese lore. While being a rather modest lady herself, her achievements in her field are prodigious. She's a senior lecturer to undergraduates studying acupuncture and has taught hundreds of students over the past 20 years, most of whom give her wildly enthusiastic reviews on her talks and workshops.

Recently, she became a popular speaker in a wider arena, internationally and on podcasts. She translates classical Chinese texts, and is pursuing a PhD in the History of Chinese Medicine. At no point in her voracious hunger to deepen her understanding has she not had a full waiting list of eager patients desperate for her ministrations. 

She's a great believer in lifelong learning and runs AcupunctureCPD which offers courses from Anahata for post-graduate acupuncture practitioners, students and other healthcare practitioners. 

Deborah brings her ever refreshed understanding to her practice with meticulous rigour (God help the acupuncturist who doesn’t know their points), a smile and a penchant for expletives. Well, no one’s perfect!

Read Deborah's therapist profile

Deborah Woolf

Philip Tucker, co-founder

Philip has been involved in designing and manufacturing health products for 30 years and loves the vision of Anahata as a buffet of well-skilled, fully-credentialed health experts doing their best for our clients.

His two sisters are a yoga teacher and an osteopath and he shares their desire to help manifest health in practical, physical ways. Philip’s company, which he ran for 12 years, was dedicated to developing many new kinds of health products.

Philip loves to find new ways to help people regain the freedom of a healthy body and mind.

Phil Tucker

Hannah Thomas, receptionist 

Hannah is our one of our part time receptionists.

She is a creative spirit with over 5 years of receptionist and administrative experience. When she is not at work, she paints faces, walks on the downs or hula hoops! She is a true Brightonian with a passion for personal development and holistic self care. 

Our receptionists are here to make sure that your visit to Anahata is calm and enjoyable and that you feel comfortable and welcome in our wonderful safe haven for all who look for treatment.  

Jane Standing, receptionist 

Jane is our one of our part time receptionists.

Jane has worked as a Receptionist in several complementary health clinics.  She practices yoga, has studied nutrition and naturopathy, and experiences the benefits of acupuncture and cranial osteopathy monthly. 

She is dedicated to actively listening to people and believes the healing process begins as soon as the client commits to the appointment, progresses when they sit down in reception, and blossoms whilst with the therapist.

Jane is a caring mum and loves to walk on the Beacon.

Natasha Pring, receptionist 

Natasha is one of our part time receptionists. She is also an actress and ceremonial singer.

Having been on her own healing journey, she recognises the importance of affordable alternative therapies and believes everyone has the right to be supported in their healing.  She is currently studying the womb mysteries and is fascinated by the connection between womb and voice. In her spare time you can find her practicing her harmonium or enjoying a local kirtan event.

She's delighted to join the friendly Anahata team and be part of a like-minded community. She looks forward to meeting you at Anahata. 

Hannah Thomas
Jane Standing

Why 'Anahata'?

When we first opened the clinic, the Yellow Pages still existed, so of course it had to start with an 'A' to get seen first! 

We threw a few ideas around but none of them felt right. I already knew I wanted the brand colours to be red and yellow, because these are important Chinese colours and I'm interested in all things Chinese (hence being an acupuncturist). I’d been thinking about other types of healing, and about the interchange between acupuncture and yoga. 

There are two chakras that begin with an 'A', but Ajna – the third eye – felt a little too ‘out there’. Then I realised that Anahata is the heart chakra and is right in the middle – the 3 chakras below are to do with the body and the 3 above are to do with the spirit.

So, the heart chakra is the bridge between the body and the rest of the human complex – perfect! And that’s why our clinic is called Anahata – we integrate the health of the body, mind and spirit.

A great high quality team & friendly relaxed vibe...

"Have been going to Anahata for acupuncture and massage for years. I've also enjoyed Shiatsu, Reiki and kinesiology. They have a great high quality team and a friendly relaxed vibe."

Karma K.