Staff Profile

Dr Joanna Wise

Dr Joanna Wise DPsych DipSTH

Jo originally worked as a psychologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, where she also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and practised as a psychotherapist in the NHS and privately. Following the birth of her daughter, she decided to pursue her passion for nature and gardening by training in garden design and horticulture, designing and maintaining gardens for a diverse clientele across London and abroad. More recently, she has combined the twin strands of her professional life by becoming a horticultural therapist, with a particular specialist interest in treating trauma, which she has developed through her doctoral research and clinical practice. Now technically 'retired', Jo still maintains her fascination with cutting edge neuroscience developments in the field of trauma, and loves nothing better than to introduce people to the healing powers of gardening and being in nature.

Offers Help with...

  • Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH)

About Us

In 2017 a loose cooperative of holistic practitioners came together, seeking a centre to further their work. They found Heather Lodge. The group’s members live on Arran and work mainly with regular clients, some with chronic medical conditions, often with the support of local charities — ArCaS and the Mary Davies Trust.

Heather Lodge, set in the grounds of the historic Douglas Hotel, was originally a stable, but has been in use as a private dwelling for many years. There is an attractive and secluded garden. The premises provide several therapy rooms and a healing ambience. Plans are afoot to develop facilities for small groups, including yoga, mindfulness and Qi Gong.

Contact Us

Heather Lodge Where to Find Us

Isle of Arran
KA27 8AJ
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1770 302 827