Mr Periyathambi Jambulingam
Dr John Mason
Mr Amir Khan
Dr Mark Bruce
Mark is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and is registered with both the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). He has experience of working with clients with a wide variety of difficulties, but his principal areas of interest and expertise include weight and eating-related difficulties, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mood and anxiety-related conditions.
Although valuing a range of approaches, Mark principally uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy in his practice. Mark has experience working in several different environments including NHS hospitals, private hospitals, and charitable organisations. He currently works part-time for the NHS, part-time for a private hospital, and in independent practice.
Outside of work Mark enjoys cycling, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Debbie Musendeki is a qualified Registered Nurse with a wealth of experience in a wide variety of specialities. She developed a keen interest in Obesity and Weight Management and therefore has specialised in this area over 10 years. Debbie is the Clinical Bariatric Lead for one of the UK’s largest Bariatric Centres, working with some of the top surgeons in the country. Her skills include excellent communication and motivational skills thereby equipping patients with necessary knowledge to make the procedures successful and to ensure patient confidence and satisfaction. Her vast knowledge of bariatric surgeries and gastric balloons enables her to deliver excellent, professional and helpful post-operative advice which helps to resolve post-operative complications and facilitates excellent patient outcomes.
Patient safety is of paramount importance to Debbie hence she is eager to explore any patient concerns with the surgeons along with the rest of the team.
Kirsty completed her BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Surrey, Guildford in 2014. She is registered with the BDA and HCPC. Her specialist interests are in Diabetes and weight management. She has worked previously at University Hospitals Southampton as a specialist diabetes dietitian. She has since been working for Spire Hospital Southampton where she was part of a busy bariatric service supporting people having weight loss surgery and gastric balloons. Within this role Kirsty was the lead Elipse dietitian and helped support many patients to achieve their weight loss targets.
Aside from her Allure Weightloss role she is also lead in an innovative new project in Portsmouth, where dietitians are working as part of the Primary Care (GP) Network teams.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, at the gym or travelling to sunnier climes!
Raj formed Allure Weightloss after previously working for the manufacturer’s of the Elipse Balloon (Allurion Technologies). He grew the UK Elipse market substantially and was involved with many of the clinics and doctors that provide the Elipse in the UK. For 12 years prior to working with Allurion, Raj worked with other global medical device companies in the bariatrics and aesthetics fields. His experience often is found valuable for patients as he shares a full 360 overview on the various options and technologies available for weight loss patients.
Raj believes the Elipse Programme is a ‘game changer’ with it’s success record and proven safety profile, and this convinced him to form Allure Weightloss – to offer patients the best in class Elipse Programme in the UK in order to help patients achieve their weight loss ambitions.
His belief in the programme together with his own “tried everything” weight loss struggles led Raj to participate in the programme himself and have the balloon. Raj is likely to be your first point of contact with Allure Weightloss and will no doubt share his own personal journey with the Elipse.