The BCMA Team
BCMA Chair - Colleen Tucker
Colleen has been part of the BCMA team for many years and was elected as Chair at the AGM in 2019.
" I believe that CAM has a place alongside conventional medicine, particularly with regard to patient well-being. As a member of the BCMA Officer Team, I contribute in various areas but focus particularly on licensing, research and media monitoring."
BCMA Offier- Amarjeet S Bhamra
Amarjeet is a new addition to the BCMA Team but has been a member for many years
"I have a strong interest in health, wellbeing, the environment, and hold various complementary health qualifications and believe in the power of nature can help all of us heal. As part of my mission to bring wellness to the nation I serve as a lecturer and practitioner of Indian Traditional Sciences, most notably Ayurveda."
BCMA Deputy Chair - Dr Natalia Succar
Natalia is a returning BCMA Team member who joins us again after a long break
" I joined the BCMA in 1996, where over the years I have contributed with the BCMA Teams to strengthen the BCMA and all forms of ethical therapies that I believe can & should exist together contributing to the well-being of all."
BCMA Officer - Alison Young
Alison brings with her a huge amount of expertise in various areas, to benefit the Team & BCMA
"I am a ‘Sarling Technique’ Body Mechanics Holistic Musculoskeletal Therapist who has been working within the field of Holistic Therapy for a number of years. I am also a qualified teacher in the therapy for both student training and ‘Sarling Technique’ Precision exercise along with remedial therapy classes. My passion is to help people who suffer with musculoskeletal problems and improve the health service."
BCMA Officer - Pat Gordon Schools Officer
Pat was elected in 2022 from her previous role as Acting Officer and will continue to be the School's Officer for the BCMA.
"I first became interested in complementary therapies during my nursing career when I undertook a 2-year course in aromatherapy and massage and had the opportunity of gaining an insight into a wide range of other complementary and alternative therapies.
As part of my higher diploma, I was able to incorporate the use of aromatherapy and massage into the holistic care of my patients (with the patient’s permission). During this time it confirmed to me the therapeutic use of touch, even with a simple hand massage, especially for those older people who may be deprived of touch and those people suffering from dementia.
Since then I have gained training in other modalities and continue to see the benefits of these, although I would do these now in my private capacity and not part of my nursing role. I am a trained Reiki Master Teacher, Angelic Reiki teacher, Angelic Reiki Soul Midwife, Crystal Therapy Practitioner, qualified Aromatherapist and Massage Therapist."
BCMA Officer - Debbi Walker
Debbi rejoined the Officer Team in 2022 after taking a year's break
"My name is Debbi Walker and I live near Callington in East Cornwall.
My focus is teaching Sound Healing Courses in the form of Tuning Fork Sound Therapy which leads me to achieve optimum health and Well Being after being retired from the NHS on ill health grounds to be debilitating ME/CFS where at times I was bed and housebound. In essence, Vibrational Energy Medicine saved my life, and continues to allow fabulous health with no ME symptoms and an abundance of love of life."
BCMA Administrator - Tracy Smith
Tracy acts as 'first contact' for the BCMA, deals with membership and communication.
"I have been privileged to work with many 'BCMA Teams' during my time as the administrator, and it never ceases to amaze me that they are all so willing to share their knowledge and time for the BCMA and CAM in a volunteer capacity, each with passion and professionalism."