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Normally, Gayle's Osteopathic surgery is open Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays only. 8am-7pm.
If I am not in...leave a message on the ansaphone. Thanks. I WILL call back as long as the number is clearly spoken. - 01243 641665.
You can collect any supplements you need at these times or order in person (by phone) or online and they will be sent to you. Thank you.
Please note fees are £55 for a new patient, £50 for continuing treatments. There are no concessions. Payment by cash, cheque or Debit card ONLY.

Gayle Palmer

gaylepalmerjpegClinic Director and Owner

Osteopath and Cranio-Sacral Therapist

Gayle Palmer qualified in 1991 from the British School of Osteopathy and has always worked in at least 2 clinics concurrently – in Sidlesham and Birdham. She now only works from the Living Elements Clinic, Sidlesham, Chichester.

Gayle’s special interests lie in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecological problems and she studied and worked at the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London (Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy) for three years on a voluntary basis in the mid 1990s. Follow the links for more information about the above, including articles and more discussion.

In addition she has an interest in facial and dental problems and Gayle is a member of The Cranio Group for dentists and like-minded therapists who are interested in the function and development of the face, mouth and dentition.

Gayle is particularly fascinated in understanding and treating people who have long-standing, chronic problems which have not been helped by other therapies, whether conventional or not. See our articles pages for various articles about these aspects of health .

Gayle aims to treat as holistically as possible to the maximum benefit of her patients.She has developed a network of therapists outside of the clinic who she refers to as well. This ensures excellent continuity, safety and communication which is in YOUR best interests and your families.

“I am just as at home treating low back pain and sciatica, as I am a child with feeding problems or persistent crying or croup! If you think you have a challenge for me, give me a call for a free 10minute, initial consultation and I will assess where it may lead and whether I think I can make a difference, though not a “cure”. You may be surprised as how unfazed I am!”

Whilst working as an assistant in Cheam for 18 months she set up the Birdham surgery. This will not operate during the winter of 2011.

She has always completed a weeks residential post-graduate training a year, mainly for Cranial Osteopathy and has run three post-graduate groups.

Work began on building the new Living Elements Clinic at her home in January 2004 and I am delighted to welcome you to this purpose-built, mixed osteopathic and complementary health clinic in Sidlesham, near Chichester. It was opened on 21st March 2005 by the Duchess of Richmond and Gordon.

Most private health insurance schemes will pay for osteopathic treatment including

  • HSA,
  • AXA / PPP,
  • Norwich Union,
  • Standard Life,
  • Western Provident Association,
  • Clinicare,
  • BCWA
  • Simply Health (formerly HSA) and more… etc.

NB I have de-registered from BUPA as I believe that their new policy changes from 31st May 2012 DO NOT serve either you, their clients, or myself as a clinician. I am sorry if this causes you any inconvenience.

I suggest you speak to your Insurance Company in advance of your treatment for their specific requirements. You may require a referral from your General Medical Practitioner first.

Osteopathic fee increase from 2016.

The fees have remained static for the last 5 years whilst my costs have risen a lot more.

…The time has come to stem some of the tide…

YOUR health IS my PRIORITY –

to enable me to continue with the standards that you expect and deserve this is a necessary action.

I am sorry if this causes a problem for you. If you wish to discuss it with me, please do so.

Initial consultation £55

Subsequent treatments £50

A supplement of £2 per transaction is in place for credit cards. No extra fee for debit cards.

Payment is due at the time of the treatment please.

Thank you for your continuing support and trust in me.

You are invited to follow my antics on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Living-Elements-Clinic-150706055011985 or on Twitter - @GaylePalmer

Your Health IS my Priority.



Gayle's hobbies include gardening and racing and sailing her Solent Sunbeam in Chichester Harbour. If you wish to know more about this contact her directly, Gayle is the Class Captains! Come and sail from Itchenor Sailing Club and discover and share our passion!

Sail a Classic Yacht - ask Gayle how and when!

Your health is my Priority…

…so “Place your healing in my hands”.

Treatments: Osteopathy, Cranio-sacral Osteopathy, Healing, Hopi Ear Thermotherapy, Reiki

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Some of the problems that Gayle has successfully treated include:

  • low back pain and sciatica
  • headaches and migraines
  • neck pain and stiffness
  • osteo-arthritis
  • women during pregnancy (and labour!)
  • cranial osteopathy for babies and children
  • whiplash injuries, sports injuries                       Osteopathic sidebending examination
  • poor sleeping,
  • crying and digestive disturbances
  • PMT and hormonal challenges
  • menstrual irregularities
  • post-partum trauma, including post-partum depression & prolapses
  • hip and knee pain
  • ankle and feet problems
  • stress and other related problems
  • frozen shoulders
  • chronic chest or kidney infections
  • post surgical rehabilitation – hips, knee, mastectomy, heart, spinal etc

Gayle offers FREE 10 minute mini-consultations to assess whether she can help you or if you would be better helped by another therapist. Please call 01243 641665 to book this.

Member of the General Osteopathic Council

Appointment cancellations / missed appointments Policy

ALL missed appointments will be charged for at the discretion of the practitioner concerned and an invoice issued to that patient. The FULL FEE is chargeable.

ALL appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are chargeable at the full rate UNLESS the appointment is subsequently filled or in exceptional circumstances – at the discretion of the practitioner.

The patients need to understand that this is NOT a personal request or there to cause them problems, just that this is the CONTRACT. They have agreed to come to an appointment, the practitioner has agreed to see them for the stated amount of time and cost; and that there are circumstances that sometimes prevent this from happening, nonetheless, there are consequences to their actions and choices. It also means that other patients have the time (as does the practitioner) to make new arrangements and agreements with good time.

This policy is not there to discriminate against you, the patient, but to ensure the easy operation of the clinic and for all the patients’ benefit in the long run. If patients do not stick to their agreements, they may have to expect that the fees as a whole will have to increase in order to pay for the missed appointments / late cancellations.

The cancellation policy is written on the bottom of the appointment cards and on a notice in the reception area and in each treatment room. It is the duty of the patient to make themselves familiar with this and is in line with other health practitioners – eg dentists.

Thank you for your co-operation in keeping your appointments.


In addition to all of this Gayle has also been developing a life-changing series of courses to help seniors and their families create order, direction and peace of mind into their later years, and beyond.

It is called Great Guidelines for Later Life. The first course available is Freedom at the End of Life.

To find out more about this revolutionary guidance at having a successful later life please go to: www.greatguidelinesforlaterlife.com and be inspired at what becomes possible when the right step-by-step actions are taken. 

© Gayle Palmer 2012 -2016gayle-treating-child


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