Meet The team

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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.

Linda Elliott
Aesthetic practitioner

Linda started her NHS career in 1997, becoming an ambulance technician in 2004 and progressing to Senior Paramedic in 2006. She started her aesthetics career in 2018 and recently joined the Soft Touches team in May 2023 after leaving the NHS. Linda is trained in injectables, dermal fillers, laser hair removal and medical skincare treatments. Linda’s specialist area is within skincare and is currently studying for her level 7 in injectable therapies.

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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.