About Deborah

deborahI have been working as a complementary health therapist since 1997.

My interest in complementary therapy began when I was a student in my early 20’s suffering from anxiety attacks after a very stressful period in my life. I was fortunate enough to be recommended craniosacral therapy which significantly helped to relieve my physically pain and mental tension.

It made me feel more grounded and comfortable in my own body.  It was so transformative that I wanted to work with others in this way, so began a new career.  I graduated in holistic massage therapy in 1997 and further trained in advanced clinical massage, myofascial release and  cranio-sacral therapy.

My background is in drama and movement therapy of which i hold a post graduation diploma.  I also practice yoga and meditation which informs my work.

Over the years i have worked in a variety of settings from community projects, hospitals, business and in private practice.  I currently practice in Brighton and London as well as one day a week in Great Ormond Street Hospital offering massage and craniosacral therapy to staff as part of a well-being initiative.

I also work as a tutor at the College of Craniosacral Therapy in London supporting students throughout their training and in teaching clinics.

I’m a member of the Craniosacral Therapy AssociationMassage Training Institute, and registered with CNHC Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.  I am insured through Balens.

Trainings & Qualifications 

Massage 

Craniosacral Therapy

  • Professional Diploma – College of Craniosacral Therapy
  • Chronic Fatigue conditions – Viola Sampson (Post-graduate)
  • A Foundation in Emryology – Elissa Dell (Post-graduate)
  • Working with Trauma – Thomas Attlee (Post-graduate)
  • The First Breath – Andrew Stones (Post-Graduate)
  • Dentistry and the craniosacral system – Dr Granville Langly-Smith & Dr Catherine Crowe