Meet The team

Recapture the beauty of self-confidence.
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Claire Newman: MSc, BSC(Hons)Psychology, RMN,
Independent Prescriber

Director and lead nurse, Soft Touches Aesthetics. ⁣ Claire is a registered mental health nurse and Independent Prescriber bringing over 20 years of experience to the industry. During this time, she also obtained her master’s degree in nursing practice. Prior to her nursing qualification she obtained an honours degree in psychology at UEL.⁣ In 2017 Claire completed the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine, she is also a Level 7 Assessor with Derma Medical and a brand ambassador for Intraline. ⁣ ⁣ She then opened her own clinic Soft Touch Aesthetics in 2014 and 2019 left her full-time NHS post as a ward manager to run her clinic full time.

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Devon Whitnall: BSc, SPQDN, INP, RGN
Nurse

Devon started nursing in 2008 and has spend 95% of her career in primary care. She finished her Specialist Degree in 2019, where she obtained her independent nurse prescribing qualification, and now works in a GP surgery as a Nurse Practitioner. Devon started aesthetics in 2019, and since then has trained in aesthetic injections, lip fillers, fat dissolving and medical grade skin care, including Obagi.

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Michaela Burns
RMN with additional training in physical care skills

Michaela started her nursing career in 2004 working mainly in crisis and acute care. She started aesthetics in 2016 and has since trained in injectables, dermal fillers, medical grade skin care - Jan Marini, LED mask and is soon to complete dermaplanning training. Michaela enjoys skincare and hopes to pursue this further in the future, she enjoys very much working as part of the Soft Touches Aesthetics Team.

Complementary Therapies

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Thando Sibindi

Thando Sibindi is a qualified Reflexologist, Holistic Massage, Level 3 and 4 Sports Massage Therapist and qualified in level 5 Sports Massage which she passed with Distinction. She also has a a certificate in Kinesiology taping. She is a registered member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Thando is a dedicated, passionate and caring therapist who strives to deliver a client centred approach. She has a good rapport with clients’ and is friendly in her manner which makes it easy for clients to talk to her. Thando’s background is Mental Health, having qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2002. She later went on to advance herself and acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Specialist Mental Health Nursing. She soon after attained a qualification as a Non-medical prescriber. Thando continues to work in mental health whilst focusing in complimentary therapies. Thando is family orientated and has a passion for fitness. She has always believed in looking at a person holistically and promoting wellbeing. She decided to undertake complimentary therapies as she felt there was a gap in linking mental and physical wellbeing. She felt her vast knowledge in the two area

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Blessing Tasara

Devon started nursing in 2008 and has spend 95% of her career in primary care. Blessing Tasara is a qualified Reflexologist, Indian Head Massage Therapist and is a qualified holistic massage therapist. She is a member of the accredited Federation of Holistic Therapists. Blessing’s background is in mental health, having qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2005 and later progressed to being a Non-Medical Prescriber. Having worked in this challenging and stressful field for over ten years, she realised the importance of raising an awareness amongst people on the value of self-care and the benefits of complimentary therapies. Blessing is professional, friendly and always shows compassion to her clients which allows them to feel relaxed. She is a dedicated and passionate therapist who looks at the client from a holistic point of view. She is an advocate for health and wellbeing amongst everyone she meets and has a passion for fitness. She is a great believer in complimentary therapies and the positive effects they have on ones mental and physical health. Devon started aesthetics in 2019, and since then has trained in aesthetic injections, lip fillers, fat dissolving and medical grade skin care, including Obagi.