Meet the Manchester Menopause Hive Team

Dr Zoe Hodson

Specialist GP & Founder

Zoe is a GP with a Specialist Interest in Menopause Care. Following extensive training she holds the Advanced Certificate in Menopause Care from the British Menopause Society. Zoe qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1996 and went on to train as a GP. She has always had an interest in women's health and particularly those who do not feel seen or heard.

After 20 years in General Practice she decided to specialise in menopause care and established 'Manchester Menopause Hive Ltd' a few years later. The aim of the clinic is to provide personalised, evidence-based care and listening ears. She is delighted to have found another GP who holds the same values and Dr Catherine Taylor has recently been welcomed to the team.

Outside of the clinic Zoe spends time working pro bono with groups who frequently have unmet needs. Over the last year this has included talks and events with Afrocats, the African and Carribean Mental Health Network, the local probation service, community groups in Bury, Stretford and Rochdale and the annual World Menopause Day at The Whitworth Art Gallery. She is delighted to have been invited to join the steering group for Women's Health in Greater Manchester.

In her spare time Zoe enjoys many yarn related activities such as crochet and knitting as well as fashioning clothing from second hand curtains. She enjoys family trips to the coast and is a cold-water paddler as she has not quite yet embraced the delights of full immersion.

Zoe is a member of the British Menopause Society, the International Menopause Society and the Primary Care Women's Health Forum

Dr Catherine Taylor

Catherine was a partner and senior partner in General practice in South Warwickshire for 19 years before focusing solely on women’s Health. She continues to work in the NHS as a GP with a special interest in Gynaecology in a Primary Care Gynaecology Service which accepts referrals from GPs on all aspects of women’s health including menopause.

Catherine qualified from the University of Birmingham in 1993 with honours in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This started an interest in women’s health and she went on to gain additional qualifications including the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG) and the Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (DFRSH).

Catherine has had a career long interest in helping and supporting women through the menopause and has also undertaken teaching and training sessions for GPs on various subjects linked to menopause. She has also acted as a mentor and ran a mentoring programme for clinicians within a large private menopause organisation, where she worked previously for four years. She is keen that all women should have easy access to good menopause information, advice and care and seeks to provide a personal touch with continuity of care with their treatment.

Catherine is a member of the British Menopause Society and holds the British Menopause Society Special Skills certificate in menopause care. She regular attends conferences including the British Menopause Society and International Menopause Society Conferences.

Away from work Catherine juggles time with her husband, 2 grown up boys and elderly parents as well as enjoying yoga, Pilates, swimming, singing in a choral society and producing pieces of art with varying degrees of success.

Helen Kellett


Senior Administrator

Helen has over 30 years’ experience of administration management, both in the public and private sectors. With a real passion for helping and supporting others, her empathy and compassion make her the perfect choice for our practice. She has a real drive for raising awareness and supporting our clients on their own personal menopause journey.

Away from work, Helen offers voluntary bereavement counselling, has a love for Reiki, crystal healing and mindfulness retreats.

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