TBLTF UK Trustees

The current trustees of the TBLTF are Joanne Patterson (Chair), Nicholas Tobin, Richard Baverstock, Robert Smith and Lindsay Holder.

You can contact any of the trustees via the email address , specifying the name of the Trustee you wish to contact in the subject line.

Joanne Patterson BA (Hons), MSc Psychology

Joanne Patterson

Joanne's career began in Zambia where she started and supported several charitable foundations. She has practiced as a trained family counsellor throughout her career and more recently in the last 8 years, in systemic hypnotherapy.

She trained with Ron Phelan, Dr Nixon-Livy and David Howells in Bowen in 2008. David Howells invited her to join the Trust in 2014. Joanne trained with Professor Stossier in Austria, in the Mayr Cure, applying Kinesiology in over-arching health interventions. Practicing as a systemic health practitioner, she runs The Refocus Clinic.

Nicholas Tobin BSc MBTPA

Nicholas Tobin

Originally a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, an illness caused a total change of direction in to Bowen Therapy, which literally put Nicholas back on his feet. He has been practising Bowen since 2013 at his clinic on the Wirral where he has treated all age ranges, from 2 weeks to 92 years. Even younger if you include pregnant mums.

As well as being involved with the Tom Bowen Legacy Trust Fund for over seven years, Nicholas is also the chairman of the Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA).


Richard Baverstock BSc (Hons) Ost Med, BEng (Hons)

Richard Baverstock

Richard's first career in Computer Systems Engineering provided some useful skills when setting up the website for the TBLTF, and he continues to provide IT support to the team.

Richard trained in Bowen Technique in 1999 with the European College of Bowen Studies, and later qualified as an Osteopath in 2008. As well as running a busy multi-therapy clinic in Leicester, he also provides support to the Bowen Therapy Professional Association in various roles.


Robert Smith

Robert Smith

Robert trained in Bowen Technique in 2007. Since then he has had various Bowen clinics around Glasgow, Scotland, mostly integrated into broader complementary collective practices. In 2012 Robert trained in hypnotherapy, and became interested in the mind-body continuum within the field of chronic pain, anxiety and trauma. Today, he runs his own clinic, focused on hands-on practice, easing and resolving pain, improving mobility, as well as working with clients to help them break the cycle of anxiety and pain symptoms caused by traumatic events. Bowen is still at the centre of his practise, and he teaches an assessment led seminar in UK and EU on behalf of Graham Pennington called 'The Importance of Symmetry'.

Robert is very happy to be working with TBLTF to help more adults and children with special needs attain tailored support to enhance their lives.

Lindsay Holder

Lindsay Holder

Lindsay trained in Bowen Therapy back in 2006 after searching for a suitable treatment for her horse. She always wanted to work with animals and people alike and Bowen seemed the perfect fit. After many years of training and searching for 'more' Lindsay ended up in Australia under the wings of Smart Bowen. It is there she felt her career really transformed to what it is today.

Lindsay's main modality is Bowen, and she now teaches for Smart Bowen®. She has since trained in Systematic Kinesiology and become a Functional breathing Instructor.



Neil Milliken

From Scotland, Neil initially worked in paediatric dentistry, oral surgery, then Edinburgh medical school (1985) and as a rural GP for 21 years. Neil re-trained in naturopathic nutrition, Gerson therapy, Biodynamic/Upledger cranio-sacral, Emmett, Bowen, and has had initial training in Energy medicine (Donna Eden).

His main interests are nutrition and hands-on approaches to chronic illness, using the Chinese 5 element system, Applied kinesiology, and natural approaches to neurological conditions. Neil' other interests are classical singing, piano, and languages.

After 8 years of service to the TBLTF, trustee Erica Moss retired from the board. The photo shows a presentation by the Chair to Erica of a 'thank you' gift. Erica's service, dedication, and empathy will be missed by all, and we appreciated her help with various grant applications over the years.

Erica Moss
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