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 Postural, Breathing and Movement co-ordination, Women Health, Difficult Emotions and during 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 (1991-2020).
~ 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.
The Shiatsu Society
The Shiatsu Society was founded to promote awareness and practice of Shiatsu in the UK. The society has established their own set of requirements for registration and all members have completed a minimum of 3 years training (minimum of 500 hours), are assessed by the society on a case by case basis, are fully insured and adhere to the society's Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Other available therapies
is a specialisation 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 chronic pain, ill-health, stress and anxiety. It provides a tool-kit of meditations, gentle movement, key concepts and self- enquiry sessions for living well again.
Taster sessions 1/2 hour £18
Fees £45 (2020) for 1 up to hour shiatsu - combined mindfulness & shiatsu for up to 1 & 1/2 hour £65 One to one 1 hr Mindfulness Session £40
Discount 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 week Mindfulness for Wellness and Stress Management programme for people who would like to better manage living with stress, anxiety and a chronic health condition.
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