the sw7 clinic lucy parsons jonathan monsen osteopathy south kensington custom orthotics

About Us

What Is Osteopathy?


Osteopathy is a system of diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical symptoms.  It works with the structure and function of the body, and is based on the principle that the well-being of an individual depends on the skeleton, muscles, ligaments and connective tissues functioning smoothly together.



About the Osteopathic Profession 


Jonathan Monsen (Osteopath) and Lucy Parsons (Osteopath) undertook a four year accredited undergraduate degree to be able to use the title. This course was similar to a medical degree, but with more emphasis on anatomy and musculoskeletal medicine. The course included more than 1,000 hours of training in osteopathic techniques. By law, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and it is an offence to use the title without being on the register.

What are CBT and REBT Therapies?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) are based on the principle that the way we feel and, consequently, our way of living, are largely influenced by the beliefs that we hold about ourselves, others and events. 

About the Profession

DrCristina studied Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology in Milan. She specialised in CBT/REBT therapies and is currently attending advanced training. She holds a PhD in Psychology from Goldsmiths, University of London. Cristina Cioffi is a researcher at Goldsmiths and has published several papers.