Derby Cottage Clinic is on the Fordham Road just outside Newmarket - CB8 7LG

Derby Cottage

T - 01638 577121
M - 07798 662 229

We have the following teams at Derby Cottage

Clinical Staff

Bruce was introduced to Newmarket in 1997 by an eminent horse trainer having been spotted plying his skills in Dubai. His first Sports Injury and Sports Massage clinic was established in the same year. A need for further education was realised and after a 5 year degree course Bruce graduated from the London School of Osteopathy with a BSc (Honours) in Osteopathy.

Richard Holborn

Bruce specialises in spinal and sports injury treatments and uses a wide range of S-soft tissue techniques, manipulation, electrotherapy, dry needling & ultrasound. He also has a knowledge of biomechanics and prescribes orthotics.

Human performance has always been a feature of his practice and Bruce has linked this coaching knowledge with the very latest fitness test equipment for athletic endurance sports and weight loss. An appreciation of the interrelationship of the body's systems has led to the introduction of Visceral Osteopathic techniques aimed at improving gut function, nutrition absorption, mood and hormone balance. It is suitable for all patients from the obese to the athlete, irrelevant of age or sex.

Team and pitchside experience.

  • Great Britain Ice Hockey team
  • London Knights Super League Ice Hockey Team
  • Dubai Rugby 7s internationals
  • Dubai National Rugby Team
  • Individual medallists and world champions

In Sport

  • GB Duathlon Team 1992
  • Ironman Lanzarote 1994
  • Phuket Int’l Tri 1996
  • Tour of Flanders 2006
  • Roc D’ Azure 2005/6/7
  • GB Tri Team 2007
  • Abu Dhabi Int’l Tri 2010/12
  • Ironman Sri Lanka 70.3 2012
  • Flanders 2016

For Fun (and fun only)

  • Surfing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Mountaineering
  • Giving my kids a great time!

Guy Watts

Guy graduated from the University of Gloucestershire and studied Sport Science at Sheffield University before joining us at Derby Cottage Clinic.

Guy gained invaluable pitchside treatment and rehab experience at Cambridge United Football Club where he was responsible for the complete care of injured players.

The time Guy spent at the sharp end of sport benefits our patients as he is able to accurately diagnose, treat and offer an accurate prognosis, along with full exercise rehab advice.

Guy enjoys cycling, volleyball and rugby and has an extensive knowledge of fine food and wines.

Danny Murphy

Following a gap year during which he toured the world, Danny attended the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2010.

Danny's introduction to osteopathy had been as a patient when his Osteopath succeeded where other medical professionals had failed. This experience taught him the value of a multimodality approach to treatment.

A keen sportsman since his school days, Danny is still involved in a variety of sports and is an avid football supporter.

Emma graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. Emma also has a diploma in Naturopathy and enhances her Osteopathic treatments with advice on nutrition and how eating the correct foods can accelerate recovery.

Emma has also studied Biomechanics and Gait analysis. She prescribes bespoke orthotics and gives advice on off the shelf insoles.

Emma is quite adventurous and has recently completed a road trip around South West America. She has a passion for music and is a talented singer and guitarist.

Katie graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1991and worked in the NHS for a number of years. She has worked with the Military in the UK and Northern Ireland and has enjoyed living in many beautiful places while treating a diverse range of professional athletes and amateur sports enthusiasts.

Richard Holborn

Since graduating Katie has continued to develop her clinical skills and enjoys ongoing clinical courses. She is an ergonomist, useful for our corporate patients and business owners, and a manual handling trainer.

She has Acupuncture, Bowen and Craniosacral skills.

She consults as an MSK specalist in diverse occupational health, industrial and manufacturing settings helping employers maintain and improve their employee workplace productivity, occupational health and wellbeing overall.

In her spare time, Katie keeps fit and enjoys cycling, long walks and exploring, preferably in the sun.

Lynn is a Craniosacral Therapist who qualified in 2017 at CTET (The Craniosacral Education Trust) in London. She has over 30 years of experience working in the public sector with babies, children and families.

Lynn has a wealth of experience working with trauma and the therapeutic application of release. Over the years, Lynn has worked for the NHS as a maternity nurse and breast feeding counsellor. After this for three decades, she worked for both Suffolk and Essex Local Authority as a senior social worker. Lynn worked at an intervention level to promote positive mental health, physical wellbeing and lifestyle change.

Lynn has been dedicated to working with individuals and families to help them successfully reach their full potential through using verbal and non-verbal therapeutic principles and modalities.

As a founder and creator of, Lynn has developed a busy and thriving clinic base in Essex whilst developing links in Norfolk and Suffolk. Lynn is keen to develop and disseminate craniosacral therapy as a go to modality for accessing health and releasing anxiety and trauma. This would be as a stand alone therapy or in conjunction with other therapies as a package of care.

Admin Staff

Barb Wright

Barbara has been a key member of the Derby Cottage Clinic team since 2002.

Her role has changed dramatically over the years. Barbara is now responsible for business development and advertising, sourcing and dealing with suppliers and her duties as Company Secretary.

Barbara's all-round help and professionalism are great assets. Every company needs a Barb!

We also commonnly refer to:

Marcus' early sporting achievements were as a Javelin thrower, becoming National Youth Champion and reaching second place in the AAA National Championships. He then went on to compete at International level in weight lifting.

Like most athletes, Marcus has experienced injuries, however he has used this experience to his benefit when training others to achieve their sporting potential. His methods are exacting and successful. Marcus' very motivational training sessions take place on a 1-1 basis in a private gym.

After suffering a herniated lumbar disc, Bruce needed to find ways of maintaining strength and combining a strong core.

Here are some of the exercises that Marcus has used to achieve Bruce’s aim. Since starting this style of exercise Bruce’s back pain has reduced and he is far more capable of continuing a balanced lifestyle, while continuing with a busy working life managing the practice and keeping up with his very active daughters’ sporting life.









Richard Holborn

An accredited and experienced Counselling Psychologist, CBT and EMDR therapist based in central Cambridge and Ely.

How can Therapy help?

During times of stress, we can all think differently about ourselves and what happens to us. Our thinking can become extreme and unhelpful, which can worsen how we feel. We may then behave in certain ways that can prolong our distress. We can become very critical of ourselves, we can look around at others close to us and misinterpret their behaviour or compare ourselves negatively, and we may even look at our future and be unable to factor in the possibility of things improving.

CBT practitioners help each person identify and change their extreme thinking and unhelpful behaviour. In doing this, the result is often a major improvement in how a person feels and lives.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the recommended therapy by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treatment of a range of disorders including:

  • Depression/low mood
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Offending/Forensic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Drug and Alcohol Issues
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Anger Management Problems

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. This could be a major one incident trauma or an intolerable situation that was on-going. EMDR is rated as being the best method of treatment for traumas and is recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the treatment of trauma.

Recent research has also show EMDR to be an effective intervention in the treatment of some anxiety, OCD and depression.

Contact: 07799 474541

Sarah Parkin

Sarah provides professional counselling for individuals and couples.

Areas of expertise:

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Despair
  • Life crisis
  • Loss of sense of self
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work related difficulties

In counselling you will be:

  • listened to
  • valued and respected
  • supported and encouraged
  • given time to explore concerns

You will not be:

  • judged
  • told what to do

Please phone, text or email me to make an informal enquiry or to discuss any aspect of my work. If not immediately available I will respond to your message as swiftly as possible, generally within the same working day.

All messages are treated in the strictest confidence.

07703 529959

Contact Us

Derby Cottage Clinic
Fordham Road
Appointments: 01638 577121
Administration office: 01638 577111
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 18:30
Saturday 8:30 to 15:30
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