Our Experts

Leaf has an outstanding team of highly qualified and experienced therapists. They are all committed to our programme of continuing professional development to ensure our clients benefit from the highest standards of skilled treatments and client care.

  • Jan Lea & Fiona Southorn
    Owners

    Before Leaf, Jan and Fiona worked together in postgraduate legal education (Jan's the lawyer, Fiona's the marketeer) and spent so much time on planes and trains that they discovered a mutual ambition to start their own business. Jan is the "Lea" and Fiona is the "f" in leaf which opened in 2008.

    Kate
    Advanced Spa Therapist

    Kate graduated with a BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University & holds NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy. Kate is an advanced all-round spa therapist, trained in ESPA, Environ, Cool Skin Peels & threading. She is also a passionate, advanced Lycon hot wax practitioner and nail specialist.

    Kerry
    Business Manager & Massage Specialist

    Kerry is qualified to NVQ level 3, & was previously Assistant Manager at a prestigious spa in Cheshire. She is our massage specialist, including sports massage, as well as being trained in ESPA & Environ skincare & advanced Lycon waxing. Kerry also manages our day to day administration.

    Ruth
    Advanced Skin Therapist

    Ruth is qualified to NVQ level 3 in beauty therapy and massage. She is an advanced Environ skincare practitioner with specialist training and experience in performing Collagen Stimulation Therapy, also known as micro-needling. Ruth is also passionate about Jane Iredale mineral make-up as part of a skincare routine and waxing using Lycon hot wax.

    Joanne
    Spa Therapist
    Joanne is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy & Spa. Her passions are massage and skincare built up over several years working in luxury spas where she trained with a wide range of premium skin & bodycare brands. Before joining leaf, Joanne was Senior Therapist at a nationally renowned 5* hotel spa. She is also an advanced Lycon wax practitioner.
    Jennifer Connell
    Chiropodist/Podiatrist

    BSc (Hons) Pod, Mchs, HPC Registered
    Jennifer is a graduate podiatrist from the Durham School of Podiatric Medicine. She has over 15 years experience in the NHS (Sunderland Royal Hospital) & private practice, and particular expertise with diabetic & rheumatoid patients. She is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, registered with the Health Professions Council & is qualified to use local anaesthetic.

    Sara Jones
    Advanced reflexology and reiki therapist

    Sara Jones has over 20 years experience as an NHS orthopaedic and palliative care nurse. She has undergone advanced training in reflexology and reiki with additional specialist training at Christies to treat people suffering from cancer. Sara offers reflexology and reiki treatments on Saturdays.