Catherine (Kate) Ashworth

The Ashworth Practice - Catherine (Kate) AshworthKate graduated from the European school of Osteopathy in 1987. After gaining experience in a variety of practices, she took over as Principal of an established practice in Chislehurst. To improve facilities, parking and disabled access the practice has relocated to Orpington (1990-2008), Ravensbourne (2008-2015) and Bromley Park Medical Centre (2015 to date).

The Practice expanded to include two further osteopaths and a masseur and reflexologist, all committed to the highest levels of patient care.

Lecture appearances include having been involved in local GP Registrar training, the Orpington Back Pain Association and talks to local yoga and exercise groups.

Kate has completed post-graduate training in cranial osteopathy and is qualified to teach osteopathy, combining practice with her role as a Clinical Tutor at the European School of Osteopathy.

Preferring to focus on the patient and tailoring the treatment to the individual, she is a firm believer in the premise that,

“If you understand the reason for your pain you take the first step to conquering it.”

Therefore she takes great care that patients are fully aware of all the facts available, relating to their condition, in a language they understand.

Claire Jones

The Ashworth Practice - Claire JonesClaire qualified in Therapeutic Massage and Reflexology in 1994 from The College of Holistic Medicine and gained a further qualification from The Association of Reflexologists in 2000.

Claire joined The Ashworth Practice in 1998 to work in combination with the Osteopaths providing a preventative health care programme for those patients who’s conditions indicated significant stress related elements. Both Massage and Reflexology induce a state of deep relaxation and are beneficial in cases of stress, lethargy, insomnia and general aches and pains.


Julie Palmer

The Ashworth Practice - Julie PalmerJulie graduated from The European School of Osteopathy in 1995 and joined the Ashworth Practice in the summer of that year. As Deputy Clinic Director at the European School of Osteopathy, she is closely involved in training the next generation of osteopaths.

Julie works both structurally, on musculo-skeletal conditions, and cranially on adults and babies. She has a loyal following of patients who appreciate her gentle friendly approach.



Nathan Allon

Nathan graduated with a Masters’ Degree from the European School of Osteopathy and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He is skilled in treating a broad range of conditions, particularly sports injuries and enthusiastic in developing rehabilitation plans tailored to your individual needs. He has a proficiency in cranial assessment and treatment, and during training he attended women’s and children’s health clinics as well as specialist clinics for headache assessment and management.

Prior to his osteopathic training he was privileged to work in the mental health sector and has taken the skills acquired in this field and combined them with osteopathy. He advocates the belief that the line between mental and physical health is very fine and therefore, by understanding the importance of incorporating the two disciplines, we can move toward higher chances for successful health and patient empowerment.

For twenty years he has been on a personal journey for self-improvement, using methods designed for weight-training, fitness and meditation. He is constantly evolving, willing to experience new ways to improve quality of life and enjoys sharing this with his patients.