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Both Clare and Helen - as founders and friends - passionately believe that the menopause can mark the start of an exciting second act in life, and all of the doctors in our online clinic are highly experienced menopause experts who will support you as you embrace, navigate and celebrate your menopause transition.
MA MB BChir (Cantab) DM MRCOG MRCGP
Clare is a registered menopause specialist and an NHS GP. She qualified from Cambridge University and holds Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of General Practitioners. She initially trained in obstetrics and gynaecology where she also qualified as a research Doctor of Medicine. She currently runs an NHS menopause service as well as working as a GP partner.
Clare is passionate about educating, empowering and supporting women through all stages of their menopause transition. While working as a GP she noticed a need for increased awareness and understanding amongst her patients. She could see how their menopause symptoms were having a detrimental impact on all aspects of their lives.
This prompted Clare to dedicate time to qualifying as a menopause specialist. Through her support and treatment of women going through menopause in her specialist clinic, she has an in-depth understanding of symptoms and solutions.
Clare lives in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and has a busy life of juggling, outside of her medical practice. Her husband is a surgeon and she’s a proud mum to their three children (plus dog and chickens too). Clare loves to cook, play the piano and read, and finds running an effective way to clear her head and restore her energy.
Helen is on a mission to raise awareness of menopause and help empower women with the knowledge they need to embrace this new chapter and thrive. Helen is particularly passionate about supporting women in the workplace and helping employers understand the benefits of having a positive menopause policy.
When Helen began her menopause transition, the symptoms she started to experience came as a surprise and she was very unprepared. One afternoon she found herself sitting on Clare’s sofa asking lots of questions. She left their conversation feeling very reassured but wondering why it was so difficult to find easy-to-understand, evidence-based information and advice on what she was experiencing and the different treatment options. And so the idea for My Menopause Centre was born.
Helen has held Chief Marketing Officer roles in a range of sectors with Boots, the BBC, DFS and Countrywide. She has also worked in broadcast and telecoms regulation at Ofcom and in the mobile technology sector with Motorola. She’s currently a non-executive director of AIB.
Helen lives with her husband and two lively sons in Nottingham. She loves being with her family and friends and enjoys good food and reading. Meditation, running and HRT have helped her enormously with her menopause symptoms, as has a sense of humour.
MBBS FRCOG MFSRH
Tonye is an experienced Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Community Gynaecology and a BMS-recognised menopause specialist. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in September 2016.
Tonye holds the Faculty of Sexual Reproductive Health (FSRH) Advanced Menopause Certificate and is also the FSRH Menopause Guardian involved in the curriculum, logbook and training in menopause care basic and advanced certificate.
She regularly facilitates and delivers sessions on contraception and menopause and has authored publications and delivered presentations regionally and nationally.
She has a kind and sympathetic approach and believes in providing high-quality, individualised care for women. Outside of work, she loves travelling and reading.
MBBS FFSRH AccCOSRT (Sen) DRCOG DIPM
Amanda is an experienced menopause specialist, sexual and reproductive healthcare specialist and psychosexual therapist.
She qualified from the University of London (Guy’s Hospital). After working as a GP and passing the Royal College of General Practitioners membership exam, she pursued her interest in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
She became a British Menopause Society recognised menopause expert and ran North Derbyshire NHS Sexual Health Service’s Menopause Clinic until it was decommissioned in 2018 at a time when NHS funding for Community Sexual Health Services was being decimated. Amanda currently works as a private menopause specialist and psychosexual therapist and also works in an NHS sexual health service.
She is passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment to help people who might be anxious about not being taken seriously or worried about being judged for needing help with issues they might find embarrassing.