Meet our Professional Advisory Board
Dr Claudia M Elsig
With more than 20 years of professional experience, Dr Elsig possesses in-depth knowledge in the field of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic medicine. She completed her studies at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, before going on to complete different training programmes within the field of progressive, evidence-based, psychotherapeutic methods over the course of many years.
Following this, she specialised in psychotraumatology, after developing a deep interest in the consequences of mental and physical trauma and chronic stress such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, borderline personality disorder, depression and eating disorder; helping people individually, holistically and long term.
On her path to becoming a multi-specialist, Dr Elsig has sought out the best mentors in Europe in the fields of behavioural therapy, hypnosis, EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), orthomolecular medicine, genetics and genetic consulting, with a focus on addiction, depression and anxiety disorders.
Dr Elsig is the Founder and Medical Director of the CALDA Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr Priya Sen
Dr Priya Sen graduated from the University College London, UK with a double degree in Neuroanatomy and in Medicine. She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP, London) in 2000 and obtained her Fellowship (FRCP London) in 2010. Dr Sen spent 14 years at the National Skin Centre where she worked in the dermatology and laser surgery unit and has a large amount of experience working with lasers for hair removal, tattoo removal, pigmentation and scarring. She remains a Visiting Consultant to the National Skin Centre.
She obtained a Diploma in Genitourinary Medicine (UK) during a postgraduate scholarship at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London UK where she was also trained in the use of Injectable fillers and Botox in the department of dermatology.
Dr Sen is the Founder of Dr Priya Sen Skin & Laser Centre in Singapore.
Dr Anna Walton
Anna is a counselling psychologist with a background in child development and a lifelong passion for horses. After university, she started her career as a singer/songwriter and toured internationally, but after training in South Africa with a horse whisperer she decided to retrain as a psychologist and utilise horses to help people.
Anna operates with JC from The Place London practice and sees clients for both traditional and equine therapy. She is known for her down to earth, collaborative way of working and has a nurturing and gentle approach, while being committed to pushing clients towards real and lasting change. Equine sessions with Anna are relaxed and unstructured, allowing her clients to experience unique insights and the opportunity for rapid transformation that horses offer. She and Jean-Claude have intuitively complementary ways of working that allow them to work seamlessly together with couples and groups.
Anna is Chartered by The British Psychological Society. She is a published academic researcher in the field of child development and has also co-authored a book on weaning and fussy eating.
Jean-Claude started his career, in London as an oil broker in the 80’s before setting up his own independent oil broking company by the age of 25 in London. His company was very quickly acquired by Salomon Brothers (Phibro Energy – Energy Price Risk Management).
He went on to join a philanthropic foundation from 1993 with various interests in telecommunications, space and water transportation in a number of foreign countries.
In 1999 he decided to pursue his love in life, the understanding of the human mind, which took him on a six and a half year journey of learning with Athens’ leading psychiatrists, neurologists and family therapists, completing a Diploma of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy at ICH – London (teaching from King’s College in London) in 2003.
Jean-Claude continues with his thriving practice in London (established in 2003) working with other psychotherapists together at The London practice, seeing 35-45 clients a week (individuals, couples and families) and has published around 20 features in the Saturday Times of London on issues concerning mental health, body & soul and ways forward for families, couples and individuals.
Jean-Claude serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Europe’s top medical rehab, the Calda Clinic.
Jean-Claude is the Founder and Lead Therapist of The Place Retreats