Immune Therapy

This centres around the use of medications known to improve cell mediated immunity. The main group of these medications are the proteoglycans preparations (1-3, 1-6 beta glucans), and there is a good deal of research evidence to show that these preparations specifically improve cell mediated immune function which act as the front line of immune surveillance, by stimulating CR3 receptors on the innate immune cells. A wide variety of chronic illnesses, life threatening disease and allergies are caused or worsened by weakenend or ineffective immune function, addressing these issues are a key part of the Dove Clinic’s approach.

In some cases, we refer our patients to clinics abroad, in order to obtain a dendritic cell therapy vaccine, though this is not prescribed directly by the Dove Clinic.

For a number of serious illnesses, intravenous Vitamin C may be administered at very high doses, at which level it has a pro-oxidant as opposed to an anti-oxidant effect. This three week programme is run at our Winchester clinic only and has extensive research support.  As mentioned elsewhere, all our treatment programmes are offered on an informed consent basis.

We also administer Vitamin C Therapy using various oral supplements, which raise the serum levels of vitamin C reached by the vitamin C infusion programme.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – What is MBCT?

Mindfulness is about learning to train the mind to focus on the present moment, without judgement. A task which is easier said than done! Mindfulness is not a new concept and originates from the teachings of eastern Buddhist philosophy.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is a programme of classes designed to help people ‘move toward greater balance, control and participation’ in life. It was developed at Cambridge University by Professors Mark Williams, Zindel Segal and John Teasdale, to bridge the gap between mindfulness based approaches to healthcare and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which has been scientifically proven extremely effective for a wide range of physical and psychological problems.

MBCT evolved from a programme called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn  in the USA for people suffering from chronic pain and psychological difficulties.

Over the years the appeal of mindfulness has grown. It is now offered throughout the UK in both the NHS and private sectors to people looking for  support with life’s varied and many challenges. Including for example: physical disturbance such as illness, fatigue, headaches and high blood pressure;  sleep disturbance; emotional disturbance such as stress, anxiety, panic and emotional dysregulation;  and life stressors such as academic pressure, workplace demands or life events.


Faecal Microbiome Transplant (FMT)

Faecal Microbiome Transplant (FMT) is a process whereby faecal bacteria from a healthy, screened donor is put into the colon of the recipient using a simple catheter, this is done by Nurses. Generally speaking, this is conducted for 10 treatments.

However, recently, with the Covid-19 outbreak, there is increasingly strong published evidence that the stool of Covid-19 sufferers, many of whom are asymptomatic, contains significant amounts of Covid-19. Therefore, this has become a potential infection risk and means that the use of human-derived donor implants is no longer viable. We are now using implants of a variety of probiotics and prebiotics, directly into the colon, using a simple catheter.  This procedure is called Gut Flora Replacement.  Again, this is done in 10 treatments. This is a completely safe option and is without risk. It is a very much safer option than using donor implants.



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Cancer is one of our main clinical interests. Most of the Cancer patients we see have Cancer which has spread (Metastatic) and many have run out of treatment options.

All our treatment options are compatible with standard treatment methods in Oncology and Radiotherapy. Each Cancer case is assessed on an individual basis to see which treatment approaches would work best, and to see what marries up with what is affordable from the patient’s point of view.

One of the most reliable approaches we have to see whether whatever treatment approach we are recommending is working, is to use Circulating Tumour Cell Test. This test has to be booked in with the Nurses, with a FedEx van waiting, the blood is taken to the worldwide collecting laboratory in Switzerland. A week to 10 days later, this comes back with a result showing the number of tumour cells per 7.5ml of blood, and shows us how those cells are behaving, this is called the ‘phenotype’ as opposed to the genotype. Then whatever treatment approaches we have recommended would be carried out and the Circulating Tumour Cell Test would be repeated again three months later to see if what we have tried is working, this will be shown by reduction in the number of circulating tumour cells per 7.5ml. If not, then we can try different approaches. As you can see from the information we have here, we have many different approaches to treat Cancer. We are not claiming in any way that standard treatments for Cancer are ineffective, they are effective, and that includes Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Surgery, but the majority of our cases have failed these approaches.

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A bit about Dr Julian Kenyon

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Patient Mobility Questionnaire

Statement of Purpose

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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – What is the Benefit?

Mindfulness based therapy programmes have been tried and tested by tens of thousands of people all over the world and from all walks of life.  The following benefits are well established:

  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • Increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and enhanced coping ability for pain that may not go away
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations

Psoriasis: What can we do about it?

Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease, characterised by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically itchy, red and scaly. Psoriasis varies in severity from small, localised patches, to complete body coverage. It is a distressing condition.

There is a range of approaches we can use at The Dove Clinic, due to our interest in the microbiome. What we do know is that gut microbial composition in patients with Psoriasis is abnormal [1]

We do know that there is a connection between Psoriasis and the microbiota [2]

What we also know is that there is evidence of bacteria in the blood in patients with Psoriasis, as opposed to normals. [3]

From a treatment point of view, we can work on modifying the gut microbiome, which has an important connection with the skin microbiome. This can be done using diet and nutritional medications, and certain specific probiotics and prebiotics. The majority of Probiotics don’t work.
Anecdotally, we know that some patients with Psoriasis have been helped using Colon Hydrotherapy. What we also know is that there have been some dramatic anecdotal results from the treatment of Psoriasis using Faecal Microbiome Transplantation. These are safe treatments, and what we do know is that treating the gut microbiome with Faecal Microbiome Transplantation is effective in autoimmune disease.

  1. Gut microbial composition in patients with psoriasis Francisco M. Codoñer1, Ana Ramírez-Bosca2,3, Eric Climent1, Miguel Carrión-Gutierrez4, Mariano Guerrero2, Jose Manuel Pérez-Orquín5, José Horga de la Parte6, Salvador Genovés7, Daniel Ramón1,7, Vicente Navarro-López2,8 & Empar Chenoll 7 Scientific ReportS | (2018) 8:3812 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-22125-y

    2. Psoriasis and Microbiota – a Systematic Review Farida Benhadou,1,* Dillon Mintoff,2 Benjamin Schnebert,3 and Hok Bing Thio4 Diseases. 2018 Jun; 6(2): 47 Published online 2018 Jun 2. doi: 10.3390/diseases6020047

    3. Evidence for the presence of bacteria in the blood of psoriasis patients. Munz OH1, Sela S, Baker BS, Griffiths CE, Powles AV, Fry L. Arch Dermatol Res. 2010 Sep;302(7):495-8. doi: 10.1007/s00403-010-1065-0. Epub 2010 Jul 4

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – The Evidence Base

People from eastern philosophical traditions such as Buddhism have been reaping the benefits of mindfulness practice for thousands of years. Over the last 30 years researchers and professionals in the west have begun to scientifically explore these. The evidence base is large and growing. Here is a brief summary:

Mindfulness has been shown through high quality research including Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT’s) to be clinically effective for chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as for psychological problems such as anxiety and panic. Studies have demonstrated that mindfulness meditation can speed up recovery from physical health conditions and improve symptoms in people with fibromyalgia. It has also been shown to produce long lasting positive changes in immune system functioning.

MBCT has been shown to be clinically effective for treating and preventing relapse in depression. Two RCT’s have shown MBCT halves the risk of relapse for people with recurrent depression.  The UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has endorsed MBCT as an effective treatment for depression. It has also been shown to be clinically effective in treating fatigue, anxiety and physical functioning in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Research in the New Forest has confirmed that you do not need a diagnosis of depression or another mental health disorder to benefit from MBCT. The staff we worked with showed significant reductions in symptoms of anxiety, depression and burnout; and significant increases in self-compassion and confidence in dealing their emotions and mental health.

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Treatment Programmes

The Dove Clinic is not currently offering a Mindfulness programme but is referring visitors to a local Hampshire-based service.

The New Forest Mindfulness Centre is run by someone well known to our previous practitioner, Hannah Wilson and has expertise in this area.

The contact details are:



  • Kabat Zinn, J. (1991). Full Catastrophe Living. How to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation. Piaktus Press.
  • Kabat Zinn, J. (1994). Wherever you go there you are. Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life. Piaktus Press.
  • Teasdale, J., Williams, M., Segal, Z. and Kabat Zinn, J. (2008). A Mindful Way through Depression. Guildford Press.


Using hypnotherapy, we relax the conscious mind and gain access to the powerful inner mind, the subconscious. This is the part of the mind that we cannot access readily but stores our emotions, feelings, and memories.  In order to get new, beneficial ideas to be accepted by the subconscious, we must relax the conscious mind and communicate directly with the subconscious.

Hypnotherapy is a shared process which reduces anxiety, focuses the mind and brings perspective and clarity. Combining psychotherapy and hypnosis, you can make permanent changes in a relatively short period of time.

In this beneficial, relaxed state, we can more easily get positive ideas across to the most powerful parts of our minds. Unlike conventional counselling, this method concentrates on the future in a positive way, exploring how you envision your best future world, rather than dwelling on the problems which made you seek help.

Because thoughts trigger emotions and emotions create behaviour, rewiring your mind can build new healthy patterns, breaking the cycle of unhelpful thinking.  Every time you feel, think or do something, you are creating a new neural pathway in the brain which then creates a new habit to replace an old unwanted habit.

You will train your brain to stop being afraid of feeling bad. Once you get in the habit of listening to your painful emotions instead of trying to problem-solve them or run away from them, your brain stops believing that they’re dangerous. As a result, that second layer of painful feeling—feeling bad about feeling bad—starts to go away.

Hypnotherapy can also help with pain and long-term illness, IBS, fibromyalgia, lack of confidence (adults & teens) weight management, sleep disturbance and smoking.

Therapist:  Claire Wells

Adults Treatments

Hypnotherapy can help you learn about what you’re feeling, physically and mentally, why you might be feeling it, and how to cope or move forward. I have work with clients at a time of their lives that most people would describe as their most difficult or challenging and have assisted them to move forward and live their best lives.  My focus is very much about giving you the tools you need to be able to function and helping to keep moving forward.

Clients can work with me online or face to face, should your location allow, or I am able to work with you via Zoom, Skype or Facetime. Online therapy is a great platform for working together, as it allows you to access the therapy you need, whilst in the comfort of your own surroundings.

Therapy goals include:

  • Anger management, anxiety, assertiveness/ self-confidence, self-esteem.
  • Bereavement and loss/ divorce and separation, emotional issues, panic attacks, parenting skills.
  • Phobias, public speaking and performance, sleep issues.
  • Stop smoking, weight loss, pain management.
  • OCD and PTSD.
  • Addictions such as alcohol, drugs, shopping, sex, food.
  • Menopause and age-related issues.
  • Pregnancy related issues and birth relaxation.
  • Eating disorders, addictions, sexual and emotional abuse, childhood emotional neglect.


Therapy and children are the perfect blend of imagination and fun to solve sometimes difficult problems. Whether your child or teen has a phobia or fear that they need to overcome or perhaps has become anxious and worried about going to school or to different places, hypnotherapy techniques and anchors enable them to move forward quickly or learn to cope with situations and get on with their lives.

  • Anxiety and depression, anger management, fears and phobias
  • Eating disorders, bullying developmental trauma, bereavement
  • Emotional learning and awareness, perfectionism, phobias, self, esteem and resilience

Intravenous Drug Therapy

We use various intravenous regimes, largely based around intravenous vitamin C and magnesium sulphate.  We use this together with ozone autohaemotherapy in our treatment of severe chronic fatigue syndrome because these approaches have an evidence base of killing chronic low grade infections, which is what drives chronic fatigue.

We also use these approaches in life threatening illnesses and there are many papers in the peer reviewed medical literature to support this approach.  For more information visit Dr Kenyon’s website Clinical Interests – Dr Julian Kenyon

Please contact us for more information.