Dr Ann Bowden

Hon. Fellow BAS; MB, ChB., DCH, MFHom, Dip AT

Email: ann.bowden1@virgin.net

Phone: 020 8758 9887

TW8 8ES

I have been a medical practitioner for many years practising integrated medicine combining Complementary Therapies with conventional treatments.

Until very recently I have been lead clinician for the AT service at the RLHIM.  Since I started there in 1989 the AT service has grown and developed with the increased awareness of the psychological consequences of ill-health.  It is a much valued therapy at the hospital, unique within the NHS.

I came to AT whist a GP, initially finding the benefits for myself, then as an AT therapist offering it to my patients as an adjunct to their ongoing treatments. I like to think of AT as a key component in holistic medical care and feel strongly that it should be available in the primary care setting.

I have had considerable experience of teaching AT to patients with many different physical and psychological kinds of ill-health and I have delighted in watching the effects of AT with improvement in symptoms and renewed self confidence in their ability to help themselves.

I have had the opportunity to validate these observations of AT with research in particular for insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain and disability be it physical or emotional.

I am a lecturer for the Education and Training team for the BAS.  I was awarded a fellowship of the society for my work in establishing AT in the NHS.

I am also a Homeopathic practitioner

I now work independently in West London