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Our Team

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Vicki Broughton

Senior Advanced Aesthetic Nurse, Clinic Director

Vicki is a Registered General Nurse and Nurse Independent Prescriber, specialising in medical aesthetics and skincare.

Qualifying at Liverpool School of Nursing in 1992, Vicki has over 30 years' nursing experience and has worked in many different specialities of nursing including; Intensive care, Coronary care, Cardiac surgery and transplantation, General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Dermatology. 

Vicki followed her passion of being an Aesthetic Nurse and opened VB Aesthetics in 2014. She provides a professional, personal and confidential service offering a selection of treatments and skin care regimes, helping her patients to look and feel great.

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Liza has worked in the Podiatry field for over 24 years, graduating in 1999 with a first-class honours degree at the University of Salford and later was awarded a Masters degree. Liza’s special interests are musculoskeletal Podiatry, biomechanical gait analysis and foot orthotic prescription and she has a wide variety of skills in manual therapy and acupuncture for treating foot pain and dysfunction. 

Liza’s career has been varied and she has worked at Clinical Specialist level in the NHS, within the private sector in clinical practice, as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield and co-created a podiatry clinic. She has worked with a range of different patient groups of all ages, managing foot complaints in children, adults, elderly patients.

Liza has a holistic integrated approach to achieving optimum foot health and foot function. Her aim is to make you as comfortable as possible, helping you walk with ease, by providing an individualised evidence -based approach to the management of your foot problems.

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Liza Dunkley

Podiatrist

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Helen Adamson

Counsellor

Helen has over 25 years’ experience as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist originally training with Relate as a Relationship therapist seeing both couples and individuals.

She has extensive experience of working with clients with varying levels of anxiety, low mood or depression including complex mental health support, as well as comprehensive experience working with those struggling with alcohol or drug misuse.  

 

Helen set up and ran the in-house staff counselling provision at HMP Styal and HMP Manchester for over eight years being nominated for the Butler Trust Award for services to the Ministry of Justice for her positive impact on staff’s mental well-being.

She has specialist training in trauma, and post-trauma stress, CBT, group work, family and young people. She offers a safe and supportive, confidential environment for her clients to explore their emotional wellbeing and work together to improve their day to day lives.

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For over 20 years Dave has treated many thousands of patients over the North West region.

Dave graduated from Manchester Victoria University with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy and has worked within the NHS and Private Practice. He has undertaken many post graduate courses including Injection Therapy, and Sports Physiotherapy.

He has continued his professional development, working with Manchester and Salford Universities and many Professional and amateur sports organisations, including consultancy work for Sport England, screening of the Lancashire Cricket teams, Football Association academy screening, England under 18 Rugby Union squad and previous team physio to super league club Wigan Warriors.

Dave is also an Extended Scope Practitioner providing specialist Rheumatological and Musculoskeletal services to the NHS continuing to develop and support service delivery. Dave continues to offer consultancy support to local amateur and professional club associates.

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Dave Carter

Physiotherapist

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Sarah Lansdowne

Earwax Removal Specialist

Sarah at Saddleworth Earwax Removal is an ear care practitioner and specialist provider of microsuction - the safest and cleanest earwax removal technique. She has been clearing her patient's ears for over 2 years!

She loves it when she clears somebody's ears and they can instantly hear again - it's so satisfying!

The procedure removes impacted earwax and reduces the associated symptoms, thus improving hearing and reducing pain.

 

The clinic runs on a Monday at VB Health in Grasscroft.

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Sarah is a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist and is passionate that women should receive the best possible care, at every stage of their lives.  

 

She graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2003 and worked in the NHS for over ten years, specialising in pelvic health physiotherapy in the latter years. 

 

She transferred to the private sector to cement and develop her speciality and has been based at a flagship private hospital since 2014, from where she continues to practice and enjoys established connections with top regional consultants. 

 

She loves what she does and what she can offer her patients because it really does work! 

Pelvic health physiotherapy can have such a positive impact on the lives of women, without the need for more invasive treatment, medication, or surgery. 

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Sarah Higgins

Specialist Pelvic Health Physio

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Irene Balazs

Nutritionist and Phlebotomist

Irene has always had a big interest in nutrition and wellbeing. During her teenage years she developed a thyroid condition which affected her daily life, and having tried lots of different options to improve her condition, she found educating herself in nutrition to be extremely beneficial. 

She has personally experienced the positive effects that nutrition and lifestyle can have on physical and mental wellbeing and is passionate about helping others reach their health goals!

Irene is qualified with a diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine, and is a full member of the professional regulatory body for nutrition practitioners, The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) & the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) which is the national voluntary regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners in the UK.

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Also known as the ‘Yorkshire menopause Doctor’, Dr Russell specialises in supporting women who are transitioning through the perimenopause, menopause and who are post menopausal.

As an NHS and subsequently, a private GP with 25 years of clinical experience, Dr Russell developed an expertise and a passion for supporting women struggling with their perimenopausal and menopausal transition.

Dr Russell trained in Leeds and Bradford and became a partner in General practice in 2002 which she enjoyed for many years. She also developed her expertise in teaching and training during her time as a partner, developing as an experienced and recognised educationalist over 15 years.

She believes strongly that all patients should be actively listened to, advised on the need for investigations, given bespoke treatment options and followed up safely, efficiently and without huge costs.

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Dr Ella Russell

Yorkshire Menopause Doctor

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Suzanne Liebersbach

Advanced Aesthetic Nurse

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Suzanne is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and works alongside Vicki and Lucy to provide all aesthetic treatments.

Having qualified at Leeds University, Suzanne is a registered nurse and independent prescriber. 

With over 25 years of experience in the NHS, Suzanne's background focused on Oncology and Haematology working in various departments within the fields. She has worked as a nurse practitioner since 2012 looking after patients going through bone marrow transplantation and supporting them through the first two years. She also managed the nurse led long term follow up clinic thereafter.

Suzanne became interested in the field of aesthetics in 2013, training initially in anti-wrinkle injections and fillers.

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Joanna is an Advanced Beauty Therapist with over 18 years' experience - she's been trusted with many faces and brows over the years!

Recently Joanna has been working alongside Vicki to develop our range of ZO Skin Health Facials.

She has years of experience styling brows with Benefit in Manchester and offers a range of treatments in clinic, from wax shaping and tinting, to brow lamination and lash lift.

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Joanna Heap

Advanced Beauty Therapist

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Lucy Raine

Advanced Aesthetic Nurse

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Lucy works alongside Vicki and Suzanne to provide all aesthetic treatments.

Having qualified at the University of Manchester in 2015, Lucy is a Registered Adult Nurse.

She has worked in the NHS and Private Sector in a range of specialist areas including Vascular Surgery, Oncology, Critical Care and General Surgery.

She developed a passion for skincare and facial aesthetics in the early stages of her career, starting her journey into the industry in February 2018 at Harley Academy in London - the UK's largest medical aesthetics training academy.

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