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For over 25 years I have assisted people in profound transformation through bodywork and the healing arts. As I am trained in the Alexander Technique, Craniosacral Therapy, and Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, my work can help to identify and resolve pain and discomfort whether manifesting in the body or the mind, or more usually a combination of both. Where, after all, do your thoughts and feelings occur if not in the body?
From first hand experience, I see the ways in which our bodies and minds hold on to trauma causing pain and discomfort on both physical, mental and emotional levels. This set me on the path to studying both bodywork disciplines and psychotherapy to explore how stress affects the whole psyche. My work offers stillness and deep, spacious listening to bring balance to body and mind, leading to healing and long-term change.
The Alexander Technique helps to identify physical patterns that may be causing restriction and pain and invites you to release them. It teaches a different way of experiencing and moving through the world.
Craniosacral Therapy shows us the energetic patterns of the consequences of the habitual physical shapes and habits of mind that accompany those restrictions and allows a deep but subtle sense of inner calm.
Psychotherapy helps us to understand the root of these patterns and looks at the stories of our lives.
I am able to offer either a combination of therapies or individual sessions.
I am the co-author of 'Every Body Tells a Story', (https://tinyurl.com/jhkp3t6) a fascinating account of the relationship between teacher/therapist and client – its innovative approach has gained widespread praise, including from acclaimed psychotherapist Susie Orbach.
Describing a unique journey through ten bodywork sessions from the standpoints of a fictional client ‘Anna’, and her therapist, ‘Sarah’, we take you behind the scenes to witness the client’s voyage of discovery, and how the encounter appears to her therapist during the course of treatment.
Listen to an interview for the Heart’s Happiness podcast explaining how I approach healing from trauma - https://tinyurl.com/yxwrebzu.
How Therapy can Help You
In a typical session, you will usually lie (or sometimes sit) fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands lightly on your body.
The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.
Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.
To fully benefit you may need more than one or two sessions. Together we decide on how many sessions will be best for you. Some people respond well after 3 – 5 sessions, others find that our sessions become an on-going valuable resource that supports both their health and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma Alexander Technique (1995-8)
- Diploma Craniosacral Therapy (2008-9)
- Certificate Foundations in Counselling & Psychotherapy, CCPE (2014)
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, CCPE (2019-2023)
- Advanced Dreamwork Courses, CCPE (2015-8)
- Accredited Supervisor for the Craniosacral Therapy Association, UK (2017)
- Co-Author ‘Every Body Tells a Story: A Craniosacral Journey’ published Singing Dragon 2016
- 20 years Tai Chi / Chi Kung practice
- 10 years Visiting Teacher Alexander Technique School, Queen’s Park
- 3 years Council Member & later Trustee Craniosacral Therapy Association, UK
- 5 years Craniosacral Therapy CPD Workshop Co-Facilitator
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 Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK (CSTA) is a professional organisation which regulates the practice of Craniosacral Therapy in the UK.
Members of the CSTA (registered as RCST) are only permitted to practice after they have graduated from an accredited training school or college and must agree to comply with the Association's Code of Ethics.
CNHC is the UK regulator for complementary healthcare practitioners. Its key function is to enhance public protection by setting standards for registration. Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.
Teaching members of STAT are registered (MSTAT) to teach the Technique after completing an approved three-year training course or having reached a standard approved by STAT.
They are also required to adhere to the Society's published Code of Professional Conduct and Competence, and are covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
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£90.00 per session
£ 90 per hour
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