The Team

About us

One of the strongest points in how Amberin Fur & Associates work is how we look at the patients problem.

We try to understand the whole picture, not only being focused on the issue, also understanding the impact it may cause on the patients life: work, social life, family and also in the emotional side, giving advice where needed and the most importantly, support.

Their role as practitioners and interest for osteopathy doesn’t stop in their clinic hours, they spend many hours developing their careers, always trying to keep updated with the latest research, and learning new approaches to help their patients.

The high standard of treatment in conjunction with their exceptionally caring touch are the key of the huge success rate that Amberin and Laura have with their patients.

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Amberin Fur

Founder / Director

BSc Hons Ost, DO, DIP WHO (MIH), LFHom

Amberin Fur graduated from The British School of Osteopathy in 1997 where she has been on the Faculty teaching specialized techniques for the past 10 years.

Unlike many Osteopaths, Amberins journey has been varied. It was shaped in elite sports, being on the medical team for British Gymnastics for 12 years travelling internationally in support of the sport and nation.

She was amongst the first Osteopaths to have been chosen as a part of the core medical services in the London 2012 Olympic Games. This has recorded her in to the esteemed archives of Osteopathic history.

She has championed Cranial Osteopathy both in this country and abroad, setting up Surestart childrens clinics in London, which is now a teaching clinic for paediatric osteopathy for The British School of Osteopathy.

Internationally, Amberin has initiating the first clinic of osteopathy in Hyderabad India where she worked for 4 years supporting children in a special needs school. Her work has also developed as a mother of three, her interest in womens health and pregnancy has always been a strong one. She has studied under the leaders in the field and completed a two year postgraduate training in Womens Health in Osteopathy. The first course of its kind, worldwide.
She has been described often as more than an osteopath, but she holds true that Osteopathy is what you make it. Your body is what you make it. Her patients describe her treatment as embarking on a journey, and that is what it is.

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Laura Sierra

Laura joined the team at Amberin Fur and Associates, Osteopathic Consultancy in 2013 with 9 years experience of Osteopathy and Physiotherapy In Barcelona, Spain.

Laura holds a specific interest in working with a holistic sense of the body using both a Cranial
and Classical Osteopathy approach. She is diligent in trying to find the best and most effective treatment, tailored for each patient. She assesses the body meticulously to understand the complaints of her patients and takes time to tackle their ailments and conditions.

Laura’s holistic approach is complimented by advice about posture, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations assisting our patients to get involved in the recovery. Her approach uses both gentle but at the same time deep techniques that produce strong changes in the body.

Laura has undergone postgraduate training in Classical Osteopathy as well as Paediatric
Osteopathy. She developed her skills further in a unit specialised in expectant mothers, kids and
gynaecological patients, working closely with Obstetricians, Paediatricians and other specialised Doctors.

Laura now heads the Family clinic here at Osteopathic Consultancy, focussing on babies and young children through to teenage years.

Laura endeavours to give comfort and support to both expectant mothers and has a special
interest in helping babies and children in their development and growth. She continues to
update her skills in these fields to offer a gold standard of treatment as patients have come to expect of Osteopathic Consultancy.

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Harry Jameson

Rehab Specialist
Personal Trainer

Providing an intense level of one-on-one training and fitness development, Harry’s approach to fitness is specific to the needs of the client. Harry has over 10 years’ experience in personal training as well as strength and conditioning coaching, and it is this wealth of experience that has elevated his status as one of the top personal trainers in London. This is amply reflected by his impressive client list comprises of leaders from the worlds of business, sports, finance and entertainment.

Working with people of all ages, Harry provides in depth assessment, professional coaching and education, goal setting and the motivation necessary to assist clients in reaching their goals. His degree in sports science and psychology from Liverpool University (graduated with honours) has provided him the skills and ethos to help his clients invoke real behavioural change into their lives and the way in which they train. In utilising sophisticated motivational techniques specific to the client Harry is able to facilitate the individual in overcoming challenges both in the gym and in day to day life.

In addition to his personal clientele, Harry is the exclusive health and fitness expert forEsquire magazine UK where he writes a monthly column (as well as additional feature articles and product testing) consulting on all health and fitness matters. Harry has also become the personal trainer du-jour for Quintessentially, a global private members luxury lifestyle company where he takes care of many of their top Elite members both in London and internationally. Harry also holds a close working relationship with top Harley street clinicViavi which cements his status as one of the most highly networked individuals within the sports and training industry. Due to the nature of his clientele Harry is very familiar with the expectations of the high end client and adheres strictly to the highest standards of practice, professionalism and discretion.

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Cristabel Barbosa-Garcia

MSc PaedOst, BSc(Hons)OstMed, MGOsC

Cristabel joins the clinic after 14 years in private practice specialising in family care, pregnancy, paediatrics and performance related injuries with musicians and artistes. She has a special interest in treating children with autism and those with compromised function.

Her philosophy and treatments have been heavily influenced by her own recovery following a near fatal car crash on completing her BSc in Osteopathic Medicine in 2004, which left her without the use of her right arm and a poor prognosis for recovery. Having pursued many modalities as a patient, it was through Cranial Osteopathy that her own health and full movement were restored. This experience inspired her to pursue working more intensively with the Osteopathic Cranial model, both through the post graduate pathway with the Sutherland Cranial College and with the Osteopathic Centre for Children where she graduated with a Masters in Paediatric Osteopathy in 2008. Since then she has treated many babies, families and musicians worldwide, always with great care, compassion, and her characteristic enthusiasm.

Cristabel is fascinated by Neuroscience and the mind-body connection. She has worked with many great teachers in this area plus in leadership, transformational coaching and meditation. She combines Osteopathy, Cranial Sacral Osteopathy, Naturopathy, Reiki and other forms of bodywork with Naturopathic principles regarding dietary and lifestyle solutions. She can advice on specific stretching & strengthening exercises plus mindfulness and breath-work if desired. All tools to optimise human potential and move us towards total health and wellbeing, our birthright.

Cristabel offers Osteopathy sessions throughout the week and holds a Family Clinic on Saturday’s.

 

Katy Dickson

Katy is an Occupational Therapist with over 20 years of experience, in both the public and private sector and key member of Amberin Fur and Associates Lfstyl Team.  The breadth and depth of her professional career to date is diverse and includes extensive clinical grounding in a number of fields, including rehabilitation, adult and older adult, mental health and forensic services.

Katy has successfully undertaken multiple senior positions, working as a Professional Directorate lead, Service Manager, Quality Improvement facilitator and programme Manager, and leadership roles within large-scale change programmes. Other areas of expertise include, Planned Care – Diagnostics and Orthopaedics, Cancer, Urgent and Emergency Care, Children and Young People Services, Quality Improvement methodology and Systemic Leadership.

One of the most exciting aspects of being an Occupational Therapist is working to restore balance in a person’s life, therefore there is no restriction to how you can work with a person because it all centres around what holds meaning and how to carve a road back to wellness. Connecting her passion for working with change and transformation to her core values as an Occupational Therapist, Katy returned to a clinical role which enables her to provide holistic treatment programs encompassing body, mind and environment which draws together her years of experience and skill set.

Katy holds a functional movement clinic but is also the key contact for enquiries regarding electromagnetic consultancy service and CBT for Insomnia.

For all referral enquiries please contact

To liaise with Katy directly please email:

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Caroline Waters

Caroline has an integral role within the Amberin Fur and Associates Lfstyl team.

As Technical Assistant Caroline is responsible for carrying out the non-evasive diagnostic testing that underpins the AFA LFSTYL offer, providing an all important baseline and insight in to a person’s health and wellbeing. Caroline also provides essential technical support to the team and ensures our cutting-edge technology is in good working order to deliver seamless, excellent evidence-based services to our clients.

After graduating from Leads University with a BSc (First), Caroline started her career in a very different field – Fashion Buying.  However, it is through her personal experience of living with and managing a life-long chronic illness that Caroline has first-hand insights and a deep-rooted passion for working with others to bring about positive changes to health and lifestyle.

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Stephania Humphrey

MOst Med ND DO (UK) CMP (CA)

Currently residing and practicing OMT in Silicon Valley, Stephania graduated from BCOM in 2010 (with a masters in Osteopathic Medicine and diploma in Naturopathy).

Upon graduating Steph worked with Amberin in London whilst managing her own small private practice in Primrose Hill. Steph travelled with Amberin to India to work with children and spread osteopathy to parts of the world where it is not yet easily accessible.

After moving to California Steph’s interests developed in the field of autoimmunity, neurology and traumatic brain injury. She discovered how young teenagers and soldiers with concussion can later have severe physiological  side effects. Chronic pain patterns and systemic disease can often be traced to a single traumatic event or multiple low grade traumas. Many people with hormonal imbalance or underlying autoimmune conditions often present with physical pain or headaches. These patients often slip through the cracks in the conventional medical system or are passed between specialists. Many feel frustrated without answers and unwilling to remain on pharmaceutical intervention for life and seek alternative care.

Paying great attention to all the details during her structural assessments and treatments, Steph aims to piece together all the symptoms her patients present with in order to determine the root cause of the issues. With a deeper understanding of the anatomy and psychology, Steph helps her patients to understand their body and    symptoms and develops for them an effective care plan.

In treatment Steph uses both classical OMT and biodynamic direct and indirect cranial techniques. She is a       British Naturopath, holds a post-graduate diploma in dry needling (Western Acupuncture), NASM personal trainer and Rocktape certified. The combination of hands on work, needling, taping, exercise and nutritional advice gives her many tools to help her patients become healthier and pain free.

Steph believes in an exceptional health care team for each individual and therefore has established a core group of top medical and health care professionals in the San Francisco/Bay Area and Los Angeles. Where osteopathy has its limitations, Steph will refer out to the right provider if necessary.

Steph is a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council, International Osteopathic Association, SF-Bay Area Osteopathic Group and California Massage Therapy Council. She teaches anatomy and technique workshops for graduates and manual therapists with her associate colleague. She continues her personal education with her peers who studied with the students of Sutherland and AT Still. She has a great love for the  medicinal art and spirituality osteopathy offers.