About us Our people Our Staff Therapies Team Kiran Chiluveru Therapies & Service Manager I graduated from Chester University with a Master’s degree in Cardio Vascular Rehabilitation having previously studied a Bachelors of Physiotherapy in India. I am trained in pilates and acupuncture and have been working for the Centre since 2010. My responsibilities are to lead and direct the Therapy and Services Team to deliver a comprehensive operational service at the Centre. I am also involved in treating and helping members with neurological conditions and assisting with their mobility, and improving their function and quality of living. I am here to listen and help the members and Carers if they have any concerns - my door is always open. I also manage the referrals from our Access to Exercise programme. I am a keen yoga enthusiast, and love to cook in my spare time. You can contact me at [email protected] Alistair Hynes Therapy Assistant I assist the therapies team in the objective to boost physical and mental wellbeing by helping with your in-centre and online therapy sessions and form part of the listening service team.I’m an ex Rifleman and I have a degree in psychology from the University of Chester. I plan to do a physio degree to become a fully qualified physio.On weekends I work as a hovercraft/shooting range instructor in Frodsham. In my spare time I enjoy snowboarding, and practicing martial arts such as Krav Maga. To contact me, email on [email protected] or call on 01244 678619. Santi Bouzas Gym Instructor I handle all your fitness needs. In the accessible gym we focus on strength and conditioning, cardiovascular activities, circuit training, boxing and functional training. Pop by anytime for a taster or email me on [email protected] Glesni Roberts Counsellor I am a qualified counsellor, with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also have a qualification in Online and Telephone Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been counselling for a number of years, and have experience of working with a wide range of people experiencing mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, or depression, or just going through a tough time. I aim to offer our members a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for them to discuss and explore any issues they are facing. When I am not in work, I enjoy reading, going to the theatre and walking in the countryside. You can contact me at [email protected] Sam Wheeler Counsellor - Talking Spaces programme I am a qualified Counsellor with a Diploma in Person Centred counselling. I have qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), couples counselling and counselling supervision. I am an accredited counsellor and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked with children, young people and adults throughout my career in various settings of private and charity organisations. Outside of work I enjoy watching films and being in my garden. You can contact me at [email protected] Ian Howie Tai Chi Instructor Ian formed, Wirral Tai Chi and Qigong, in 2009 with the aim of bringing this health training to the region. He brings his vast experience to his sessions at the Centre and is experienced at adapting the exercise to the needs of our members. Jacqueline Butler (Jaya) Yoga Instructor Jaya is (a RN) trained in traditional Integral Hatha Yoga in the USA and India. Her Yoga class is tailored specifically to meet the needs of our members, and all levels are welcome, whether you use a wheelchair or have independent mobility. Classes also include breathing practices and deep relaxation.