A family business

14 years ago Chris and Suzanne Bertenshaw had a dream of moving to the countryside and creating an Holistic Healing and Wellness Centre for all to enjoy, their dream finally manifested into a wonderful reality.

Suzanne is an intuitive and naturally gifted holistic therapist and healer with over 30 years experience of the mind, body and energy work. She has helped transform many people's lives by helping them overcome mental obstacles and grow into their greatest selves.

Chris is a Reiki/Master and a NLP Master / Trainer, he trained with Richard Bandler the founder of NLP and Paul McKenna and is also an EFT practitioner. He is the architect behind The Old Coach House and how it has evolved into the peaceful haven it is today.

Together they make a great team and are the reason the business has done so well. Their dream of living a happy, fulfilling life doing what you love is now a dream shared by many as The Old Coach House 'tribe' continues to welcome in new people every day looking for some relaxation and healing.

Family is very important here, and when you visit you will no doubt meet them all with 3 generations all living and working within the grounds! Margaret Suzanne's mum is also a brilliant therapist and energy worker, Michael Suzanne's dad is the handy man and all around 'fix it' guy and Stephanie, Chris and Suzanne's daughter is the newly appointed Manager and in charge of design and marketing. You will often also be greeted by our family dogs: Lola, Buddy, Poppy and Benji.

 

There are also other fabulous team members, who since working here have become like family too.

Suzanne

 a.k.a 'Suzie Sunshine'

Company role:

Owner / Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

Since it opened it's doors!

Favourite treatment to give:

Thai Foot

Favourite treatment to receive:

The Suzie Special (with Megan)

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:

Omnipresent; Doing therapies in my treatment room, welcoming guests in to the Spas or having a well deserved Latte in The Zen Den

 

Favourite life quote:

'Beauty is not in the face, but a light in the heart.' - Khalil Gibran

 

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

I love attending the Yoga Classes here in The Garden Room, then treating myself to a lovely meal out with friends. Family time is also very important!

Chris

 a.k.a 'Billy'

Company role:

Owner / Manager 

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

Since the very beginning!


Favourite treatment to receive:

Indonesian

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:

Everywhere! Schmoozing with the guests, answering calls / emails or drinking Lattes and eating pastries in The Zen Den.

 

Favourite life quote:

'In the future, remember, there is only the now!' ...* He said whilst laughing hysterically*

 

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

Spending time with family and testing out the local Cafe culture. I'll also probably have my nose in my notepad designing the newest Coach House architectural creation.

Stephanie

 a.k.a 'The Daughter'

Company role:

Designer / Marketing

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

A year, but lived here in the blue and white bungalow for 7!


Favourite treatment to receive:

Lomi Lomi

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:

In The Zen Den welcoming guests and making coffees, or in the office doing all the design work and marketing for the business.

 

Favourite life quote:

'You are what you settle for.' - Janis Joplin

 

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

I love walking my dogs around the sites of Marsden and Slaithwaite or meeting with friends for a few drinks. When feeling productive you might also find me doing some kind of DIY on my house as my work here is never finished!

The Therapists

 

Here at The Old Coach House, our therapies are our speciality. All of our therapists are trained under The Old Coach House umbrella and are not just fantastically skilled women but also gifted and intuitive healers.

Since opening The Centre, our tribe has grown every year to welcome new therapists and we now have a fantastic team of amazing, inspirational women that we are proud to also call our friends.

Find your Tribe, and love them hard!

Meg

Megan Prieditis

Company role:

Head Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

6 years

Favourite treatment to give:

Heavenly Bliss

Favourite treatment to receive:

Back, neck and shoulders

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:
 

In my treatment room

Favourite life quote:

'Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Your life is a special occasion.'

 

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

I love going for Country walks and meeting friends.

Beth

Bethany Brown

Company role:

Holistic Therapist 

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

New starter!

Favourite treatment to give:

 

Aromatherapy body massage


Favourite treatment to receive:

Foot Reflexology and sound therapy

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:


Greeting clients and practicing latte art in The Zen Den or in one of the treatment rooms.

Favourite life quote:


'Never give from the depths of your well, but from the overflow.' - Rumi

What do you enjoy doing when not working?
 

Making a mess in the kitchen trying new vegan recipes which I enjoy testing on unsuspecting family and friends. I love travelling and growing veggies in the garden. This year I decided to learn how to play the Irish tin whistle, much to the delight of my neighbours! The rest of my spare time is spent visiting my 2 baby nephews and decorating my new home with my partner Luke.​

Jo

Jo Mawdsley

Company role:

Holistic Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

4 months

 

Favourite treatment to give

 

Heavenly Bliss


Favourite treatment to receive:

Heavenly Bliss

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:

In one of the treatment rooms or relaxing in The Zen Den

 

Favourite life quote:

'You have one life, live it!'

 

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

Spending time with my children.

Rebecca

Rebecca Griffin

Company role:

Holistic Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

6 months

Favourite treatment to give:

 

Stress Buster


Favourite treatment to receive:

Stress Buster

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:


In the treatment rooms.

Favourite life quote:


'What we think we become'- Buddha

What do you enjoy doing when not working?
 

I enjoy Yoga, the gym, travelling and long nature walks.

Margaret

 a.k.a 'The Mother/ in Law'

Company role:

Holistic Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

13 years

Favourite treatment to give:

 

Reiki Healing


Favourite treatment to receive:

Facial

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:


In my therapy room.

Favourite life quote:


'Don't expect anything from anyone and you will never be dissappointed.'

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

Reading, gardening or going out for a meals with the family.

Amy

Amy Smith

Company role:

Holistic Therapist

How long have you been at The Old Coach House?

1 year

Favourite treatment to give:

 

Facials/ Stress Buster


Favourite treatment to receive:

Reiki

 

Where will you find me at The Old Coach House:


Doing various therapies in one of the treatment rooms.

Favourite life quote:


'Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.'

What do you enjoy doing when not working?

I love reading, drawing, jewellery making and spending time with my children.

If you are looking to join the team and become one of our treasured therapists, please get in touch!

Our Healing Centre is a wonderful place to grow and evolve as a therapist and we are always on the lookout for more people to bring their unique gifts and talents to join our Coach House Tribe.

The Team

 

Those who have known us from the beginning have seen how much we have grown and evolved. This could not have ever happened without out fabulous team behind the scenes here supporting our crazy dreams and ideas and bringing them to life before our eyes. 

Dave and Mike (Suzanne's Father) work their socks off on a daily basis with new building projects and ideas as well as the general day to day running and maintenance of The Old Coach House.
When not working you will find them in The Zen Den having a well deserved brew and sweet treat, or over at The Summer House (Mike and Margaret's home) watching the footie with Mike's 3 dogs.

There are friends, there are family and there are friends that become family.

© 2019 by Stephanie B