Catherine Ford - Bowen Practitioner
Having benefited enormously from three sessions of The Bowen Technique for long-standing sciatica in 2002/03 and then again for a knee injury in 2004, I decided to train as a Bowen Practitioner, completing my training in November 2005. Since then I have been practicing in Fulham, treating clients for anxiety and stress, musculo-skeletal problems (posture, lower and upper back ache, frozen shoulder, sore hips and knees, tennis elbow, sprains) post-viral and chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches & migraines, pre- and post-surgery balancing and recovery, respiratory conditions including asthma. I also treat women hoping to become pregnant, pregnant mothers and their newborns as well baby and childhood problems.
Bowen is gentle, safe, affordable and offers natural relief with long-lasting results. Whether your stress or anxiety is causing you aches and pains or your aches and pains are causing you stress or anxiety, Bowen is likely to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since completing the basic training, Continued Professional Development has taken the form of Practitioner courses to hone basic skills, Back Care, Mind Body Bowen and Advanced Bowen 1 Certification in October 2009. I am currently studying for the Bowen Masters course.
I have also attended seminars and conferences increasing my knowledge of other areas of Bowen work, such as asthma care and working with pregnant mothers, children and babies and have qualified as an Emmett Technique Practitioner. The Emmett Technique is a stand alone therapy but also integrates very well with Bowen.
I am a member of The Bowen Technique Academy of Australia, Bowen Association-UK and Bowen Therapy Professional Association as well as being registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, having been cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau and I'm fully insured.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
The Bowen Association UK
The Bowen Association UK was set up in November 1997 and is the European arm of the Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia.
The association aims to provide support on both a practical and technical level to practitioners and their clients and hope to increase awareness of the Bowen Technique to both the general public and health professionals.
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration with CNHC.
Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
£60 for first session and £55.00 per subsequent sessions.
£10.00 discount offered if 3 treatments are paid in advance.
Special rates for children and babies.