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Meet the Team

Since we first opened our doors in September 2015, we have provided excellent levels of osteopathic care to people in Bristol and the Chew Valley area. 80% of our clients find us through personal recommendations. 

We are a small team who take great pride in what do. Our clients strongly agree we meet their treatment expectations and offer a ‘very satisfactory’ clinic environment.

Stefan Zurakowski

Principle Osteopath

MA Ost, DPO (Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy), Cranial Osteopathy, Classical Osteopathy

I am a fully qualified, experienced osteopathy with a passion for my chosen profession. I have a Master’s Degree in Osteopathy form the British School of Osteopathy and have also completed post graduate training in Classical Osteopathy at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy and in Cranial Osteopathy, with the Sutherland College of Cranial Osteopathy. 

I have also completed a two year post graduate masters level course in childrens’ osteopathy, at the world renowned clinic, the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. 

Jane Zurakowski

Practice Manager

I am Jane, Stefan’s wife (and mum to Josef). Having worked for the BBC for  17 years as a production manager, I’m now freelancing in the industry, which allows me more flexibility to work alongside Stefan at the clinic and juggle homelife too. It’s never a dull moment!  Our aim is to provide an outstanding standard of care and support for all our patients in a warm welcoming environment.  

Alison Lock


MBACP (Senior Accred), Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Supervision( CSTD)

I have 30 years experience as a Counsellor/ Therapist in different NHS settings and private practice. I am also a qualified counselling supervisor. I offer short term and open ended counselling for adults and work with clients with a wide range of issues including: Anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, abuse, low self esteem, relationship problems and general or work related stress. My approach is person centred and relational, integrating various therapeutic models and approaches to suit the individual needs of each client . Every new client is offered an initial assessment, where we can explore specific issues and needs,  discuss  how counselling can be of help and book further sessions if required. 

Fees £45 per hour

Alison Lock on the BACP Directory

Karen Lyne


Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling CPCAB,

I am a fully trained and qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP, the largest professional association for the counselling profession. 

I have experience of working with a wide range of people and ages from 16 to 70. Abuse, depression, stress and anxiety, as well as eating disorders, family issues, low-confidence and low self-esteem are just some of the issues that people have sought my help for. I have also worked with New Dawn Counselling in Bridgwater, Connect Counselling in Wells, Yeovil College and an eating disorder Charity Helpline. 

Fees £45 per hour

I am available on Wednesdays Thursdays and Fridays, daytime till 7pm, with some flexibility, please phone to discuss.

Contact Karen on 07877 168389 /

Karen Lyne on Counselling Directory

Hannah Byrne

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist


Hello my name is Hannah Byrne I am a specialist Child and Adolescent CBT Therapist. My background is in Educational Psychology and Attachment Therapy. I have 17 years experience supporting families. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. I aim to work in the environment that you feel most comfortable in, this can be your home, school setting or in clinic. Weekly clinic held in the Chew Valley, Bath and Bristol. I look forward to coming alongside you on your therapeutic journey.


Bishop Sutton

  Monday: 8am-12pm   Tuesday: 1pm-7pm   Wednesday: CLOSED   

Thursday: 1pm-7pm   Friday: 8am-12pm


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01275 268001

Avalon Osteopathic Clinic, Unit 2, Westway Farm, Bishop Sutton, Somerset, BS39 5XP