Here to support your ability to recover and to cultivate physical and psychological well being.
Since the late eighties, through Shiatsu, Meditation and other Complementary therapies I have been working with many people seeking relief from a variety of physical and psychological conditions. Currently I offer support for Injuries, Postural, Breathing and Movement co-ordination, Women Health, Difficult Emotions and Life Transitions. I can further help you to correct imbalances before they develop into serious illnesses; to relieve physical and internal tension and stiffness; to release toxins and waste products and with Chronic Pain and Stress Management.
With Shiatsu I integrate numerous body and mind skills in response to your condition, needs and lifestyle and to further assist your recovery in between or after a series of sessions, I can suggest costumised self-healing exercises, movements and meditations.
Training, qualifications & experience
~ Practioner of Healing-Shiatsu Diploma.
Three year training programme in Healing-Shiatsu, Hereford, UK. (1985-1988)
Healing-Shiatsu is a style of Shiatsu that integrates the therapeutic principles of Mindfulness with Shiatsu.
~ Registered Member of the Shiatsu Society by exam, Bristol, UK. (1993)
~ Registered Member Teacher of the Shiatsu Society following a Teacher Training, Bristol, UK (1997).
~ Shiatsu CPD courses in postural alignment, chi-gong, breathing and movement co-ordination, pregnancy and post-natal, chronic pain and stress management, Seiki, dealing with difficult emotions. UK, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and Japan (1991-2014).
~ Post Graduate Diploma in Shiatsu Education (PGDSE), Norwich, UK. (2007-2009)
I have managed a Shiatsu and Seiki (a specialization of Shiatsu based on breath release)
Practice since 1989, first in Bristol at the Centre of Wholehealth, Bedminster and from 2000 in Totnes.Currently working from Bridgetown and the Totnes Natural Health Centre.
Other available therapies
is a specialization of Shiatsu developed by the late International Shiatsu Teacher Akinobu KIshi in the late eighties. Seiki works to promote and recover health by supporting the self-balancing of the organism (osmosis in western medicine or Ki in Shiatsu) to remain responsive and alert. It has an effect of deepening the breath, re-aligning the posture and naturally inviting release of minor and core physical, emotional and mental patterns. Clients have reported that Seiki has helped them to enter deep relaxation, to feel re-connected and more ready to engage with life as a whole.
Mindfulness for Health and Stress
A one to one programme offering progressive mindfulness-based skills to self-manage your chronic pain, ill-helath, stress and anxiety. It provides a tool-kit of meditations, gentle movement, key concepts and self- enquery sessions for living well again.
Fees range from £24 to £55 (2015)
Discounts for block bookings
As well as minding an established Shiatsu and Seiki practice in Totnes, I offer training in Mindfulness Meditation & Movement, Seiki and Shiatsu skills to complementary health practitioners and to groups with an in natural health care. Since January 2015, I have also started running the eight weeks Mindfulness for Health programme for people who would like to better manage living with a chronic health condition and the secondary stress that this may cause.
I integrate in Shiatsu sessions and in teaching when relevant for individual clients or groups, includes:
Mindfulness-Based Pain and Stress Management Teacher Training with Breathworks, Manchester, Mindfulness-Based Pain and Stress Management Accredited Therapist (2015)
Post-graduate Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Exeter University
MBCT Pg Certificate (2013).
Amerta Movement Teacher Certificate, 2008
Inalpta Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP) Certificate, Cheltenham, 2004
Usui Reiki Teacher Level 4, Newton Abbot, 2002
Mindfulness Meditation practice and training since 1983
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
Type of session
|Other languages:||Italian & Spanish|
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - Advanced booking necessary