The Retreat Farm
My life changed completely when I started training in shiatsu 1997, and I've never looked back. Since qualifying in 2001, I have done numerous short courses as part of my commitment to continuing professional development, and also a postgraduate year in Movement shiatsu. In 2013 I completed a 2 year foundation training course in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. I have a separate part time career in counselling.
Shiatsu and Craniosacral therapy aim to support the body in its own self healing process, for which I have tremendous respect. Neither of them is a substitute for medical treatment.
Both therapies take place fully clothed; shiatsu on a padded mat on the floor and craniosacral therapy on a treatment couch. Shiatsu is usually more physical than craniosacral therapy, which uses a very light touch. Clients can choose which they prefer, though I am happy to discuss which one may be more appropriate in any given situation.
I am a member of the Shiatsu Society and the Craniosacral Therapy Association.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Shiatsu-do 2001 from British School of Shiatsu-do
Postgraduate Diploma in Movement Shiatsu 2011 from School for Experiential Education
Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy 2013 from Body Intelligence
Certificate to teach Chi Kung 2005 from College of Elemental Chi Kung
Completion of Refinement year (4th year of study) 2008 from College of Elemental Chi Kung
Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from Colchester Institute 2000
I have earned my living from shiatsu and counselling since 2003, and have been able to offer craniosacral therapy since qualifying in September 2013.
I have varied experience working with many different client groups.
Accredited register membership
£45 per session negotiable in certain circumstances such as regular bookings.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Retreat Farm; Saturdays plus Monday and Friday evenings. Other times by negotiation. Kingsford Centre: Tuesdays and Thursdays