Almost 15 years experience working in the healthcare sector in a variety of settings including the NHS, private practice and the charity sector has given me rich and varied experience. I approach health and wellbeing in a holistic way that integrates a variety of approaches. As well as 1:1 therapy I also have a passion for teaching. I am a tutor at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and have lectured at undergraduate level in universities as well as offering a variety of post-graduate training.
I've always believed there was more to health and wellbeing than focussing purely on the physical body. Soon after qualifying as a physiotherapist in 2005 I trained as a craniosacral therapist. This start to my journey as a therapist provided me with a solid grounding in anatomy and physiology and gave me the tools to approach health in a way that appreciates the breadth of needs we all have as individuals and develop an approach which is holistic, balanced and integrated.
Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch. It aims to work on different levels – physical, emotional, relational, behavioural - to achieve an overall sense of balance and wellbeing. Craniosacral Therapy supports your body to find balance, restore and heal. It can help reduce stress and better negotiate demands of a busy modern lifestyle.
Training, qualifications & experience
2012 MSc Neurorehabilitaion - Brunel University
2008 Registered Craniosacral Therapist - College of Craniosacral Therapy
2005 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
My interest in neurology led me to specialise in this area and I currently work with a charity that supports those affected by brain injury. I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in private practice. This has included working with people with complex physical, cognitive and behavioural difficulties as well as engaging challenging young people with complex social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. I worked as a senior tutor in the College of Craniosacral Therapy for 5 years and continue to work with the college as a visiting tutor. I also teach a variety of postgraduate craniosacral therapy courses.
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 Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
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I offer a variety of approaches which can include physiotherapy or joint working with a psychotherapist, depending on your individual needs. If you are unsure which approach would be best for you or if you would like more information about what a session would involve / how many sessions you might need please contact me and I would be happy to discuss this with you.
Children: under 2 years £45; 2-16 years £50
Initial Assessment: £75 (includes advice and exercise prescription)
Follow up sessions: £60