Begin with the Team



Kathryn Lewis


Kathryn has been involved within the health industry all of her working life. Kathryn's up-bringing was in a homeopathic household so was made fully aware of the immense benefits to health and wellbeing that can be achieved through nutrition, vitamins, minerals, remedies and wholesome food,  from an early age.

Believing that the mind, body and soul are as one, it led Kathryn to offer various beneficial treatments here within Abaca.

Over the years Kathryn has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience and a host of qualifications within the health industry, believing that 'The First Wealth is Health' (Ralph W Emerson.)

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Beverley Glover


Beverley has enjoyed working at Abaca for many years now and holds a wealth of knowledge and experience in the health food industry.


Beverley and her family have tried most of the products which means that she can give first hand advice to our valued customers. She is well aware of the importance of health foods and values how important natural health products are  in preventing health problems.


Beverley is also a well-established artist having a first class honours degree in fine arts.

Una Hagerty


Una is an extremely valuable and specialist member of the Abaca team and has also worked here for many years. Over the years Una has gained a wealth of knowledge on the nutritional side of food and supplements, having been brought up in a family following the naturopathic way.


Una is happiest sharing her love and knowledge, she is caring and supportive to all customers who come into Abaca and offers her expert advice and experience if desired.


Lauren Wardell


Lauren was drawn to natural health at a young age, fascinated with alternative therapies, natural remedies, plant based eating, essential oils, nutrition, homeopathy and yoga amongst many others. She has 9 years experience as a holistic therapist, being qualified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Swedish Body Massage. She is currently studying for a degree in Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition after having spent 4 years working in a busy health and whole foods store in Brighton co-coordinating the supplements and bodycare sections.

Lauren has a passion for natural health as a way of life. She loves working with people, learning from other's experience and sharing tailor-made advice and knowledge along the way.

Adele M Murphy, MBACP Registered (Senior Accred), BABCP, MifL, UKRCP & NADA Registered

BACP Accredited Counsellor and Creative Therapist


Adele is an Integrative Therapist who provides confidential, supportive and empowering therapy for individuals, couples or groups experiencing difficulties such as stress, anxiety, depression, low self esteem or other related issues.

She has been trained in a variety of approaches including CBT, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic Theory and Person Centred. This gives her the opportunity to work collaboratively with her clients whichever way they prefer to work.


Contact Adele on: 07722 541 160


Zillah Stevens MBPA MBAA IIHT

Food Testing


Zillah's food test looks at 81 food groups and is painless and totally non-invasive. It helps to identify food sensitivities, environmental toxins, “E” numbers that could be causing chronic conditions and also find possible deficiencies in vitamins and minerals within the body, which will exacerbate the following conditions which can often be related to food intolerance:


I.B.S, Diarrhoea, Constipation, Migraines, Headaches, Thrush, Catarrh, Glue Ear, Hyperactivity, Arthritis, Aching, Joints, P.M.T, Eczema, Skin Rashes, Psoriasis, Tiredness, Fatigue, Overweight, Bloating, Sinusitis.


Contact Zillah on: 07721 450 693

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Simon Rowe, Dip.Ac, MAcS MBRCP


Simon uses traditional Acupuncture and Cupping to treat the following conditions:

Infertility & IVF assistance, sciatica and back pain, frozen shoulder, joint pains, migraine,

fatigue and digestive issues, stress, anxiety & insomnia.

Simon has over 10 years experience of treating the above conditions and trained for 5 years

in traditional acupuncture.

Contact Simon on: 07929 014575



Helen Murphy Nursing, Bsc (Hons) Podiatry, HCPC REG, MSCP


Helen is HCPC registered and a member of the Society of Podiatrist and Chiropodist Bsc.

Helen started out her career in the medical industry by accomplishing a BSC Hons in nursing, she worked in orthopaedic theatres before working in out patients in the Liverpool Royal Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.

Helen decided to go back to Salford University to gain another BSC first class honors specialising in Podiatry. Aswell as working here at Abaca, Helen is also the occupational Health Podiatrist at John Lewis.

Helen can help with foot problems ranging from hard skin, nail problems and diabetic foot assessments.

Call 07966654351

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Rosemary Whitfield



Rose has been part of the team for over 10 years. Her initial training was all thanks to her Mum who worked with Kathryn for many years and who shared her passion and knowledge with Rose. She has followed these principles in bringing up her own children and loves being part of the Abaca family. Rose has a fantastic background in science and teaching and applies this knowledge and understanding when assessing the products and advising customers.