Meet the tutors

We are very honoured to have you as our students as you begin the journey into the world of Aromatherapy. We wanted to welcome you to The Well School and give you some background about our tutors. We hope that you enjoy studying with us, we know you are going to flourish and become incredible therapists.

Caren Benstead

Caren Benstead

The Well School Tutor

Your tutor is Caren Benstead. Caren has been running her own therapy business since 2007, specialising in massage and Pilates. Caren initially trained in ITEC Holistic Massage, adding a varitey of massage techniques to her portfolio including hot stones, remedial, myofacial release, baby massage, Chinese flame cupping, facelift massage, Thai foot and Indian head massage. Fulfilling the dream of being an aromatherapist was still waiting due to not finding the right course or school, after meeting with Louise Carta at an exhibition, it was clear The Aromatherapy Company was a leading training school with quality products.  Caren’s training to become a Clinical Aromatherapist began back in 2011.

The Aromatherapy Company had grown so much that Louise was looking for someone to take on the training and approached Caren, who excitedly accepted the offer.

The school was accredited in 2012 under the name The Well School. Delayed due to some personal circumstances, the Well took its first intake of students in October 2015. Caren runs the school alongside a team of passionate tutors. The Well continues to grow and be shaped with a new vision of training and building a community of therapists that support and encourage each other.  

The Well School will not only help you become a Clinical Aromatherapist, but support you beyond qualification and into your dream.

Declan Clark

Declan Clark

The Well School Senior Tutor

Declan has been a therapist and instructor for twenty-five years.  That’s a lot of days, to wake up and feel, you’ll never really know enough and have to keep learning.  Through lecturing, training, treating and travelling and presenting around the world, there have been so many wonderful people to learn from.  Whether it’s from our elders, our children, nature, or our own experiences, as long as we learn something new every day, we’ll move forward.  If we can be healthy and keep those around us healthy as we do so, we are lucky.

The mind and body are so extra-ordinary, that if we cease being fascinated how it works and how to help it work better, then that would be odd.

“If asked, I’d say my aim is to help make people’s lives easier by their bodies working better through, breathing, posture, mobility and metabolic efficiency.
I have used a range of therapies and experiences to combine techniques learned over 25 years from some brilliant therapists. I’m a dedicated massage therapist and instructor.  In addition to teaching anatomy and physiology and several types of massage for over 18 years, I have specialised in ante and post-natal care for women.  Currently also teaching Buteyko breathing techniques for those with asthma, chronic fatigue and a variety of respiratory and metabolic disorders.  I like a challenge and am always keen to learn ways to help make bodies work better for their owners.”

Louise Carta

Louise Carta

The Well School Tutor

Louise is joint owner of The Aromatherapy Company and is also an IFPA accredited School Principal Tutor and Examiner and has been teaching  Aromatherapy for the past 20 years. She is passionate about organic essential oil therapy and the possibilities that they have on equilibrium of the human being.

The Aromatherapy Company provides organic skincare to various suppliers around the world. The product range has been developed by Louise since the company was formed. The product range continues to grow and you will find the products in therapy rooms, hotel spa’s, health food shops and on luxurious yachts all around the world.

Debbie Moore

Debbie Moore

Clinical Aromatherapist

Hi, I’m Debbie Moore and I am a Clinical Aromatherapist and tutor with 30 years experience. I love teaching and sharing my knowledge with others.
I offer accredited post graduate courses for the qualified aromatherapist along with general interest aromatherapy based workshops for the complete novice or those with an interest in the aromatic world. I aim to make courses and workshops fun, interesting and informative with easy to understand information that everyone can enjoy.

I believe the learning environment is as important as the information shared which is why I am teaming up with The Well Retreat to offer training at their lovely venue.

We’re partners with The Aromatherapy Company

The Well School is partners with The Aromatherapy Company, a name which is associated with the best in education, the best in organic ingredients and known for the value of giving our clients and customers the best treatments, products and ingredients that are available to us.


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