Therapists: Scotland & Northern Ireland

Fiona Gilbraith      CST-D MCSS                  

Study Group Leader & Intro Course Leader
CST1, CACS, CASR Instructor

Edinburgh  &  Perth

01738 440220   |    |

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Fiona qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1985 and worked in the NHS for 13 years, specialising in working with adults and children with special needs. During this time, she also studied for and graduated with a BSc(Hons) in Health Studies. She left her NHS job to focus full-time on her practise as a CranioSacral Therapist. Since then, she has undergone a continuous programme of personal and professional development, mainly through the Upledger Institute, for whom she is a certified instructor in the UK. She also runs the Upledger Study Group for therapists in central and northern Scotland.

Fiona is passionate about treating the whole person and finding the origin of an issue in the body, rather than treating symptoms. She places great importance on listening to her patients, which is why she offers a free half hour consultation prior to treatment so that both parties can decide on the appropriateness of commencing treatment.


Cathy Hall                


Edinburgh & Lothians

07815 659283    |    

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I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1982 and Registered Midwife in 1989. I have been employed within the NHS for most of my career and have worked as a Clinical Research Nurse for 26 years. I also have experience working with animals and was employed as a Veterinary Nurse in Edinburgh earlier in my career. Recently, I have left my research post to be a full-time Bodywork Therapist.

My passion for CranioSacral Therapy started in 2007, when my horse was chronically unwell. I became hooked after seeing an Equine Osteopath treat him with CranioSacral Therapy. I have studied with the Upledger Institute UK to Advanced level and am currently training in Equine and Small Animal CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute International.

I like to treat the whole person, and my area of interest is chronic pain and dysfunction linked to past emotional trauma. I treat people, horses and small animals and cover Central Scotland, Lothians, Fife and Perthshire. I offer home visits for people and animals.

Cordula Hallensleben  

Clackmannanshire, Scotland

07785 781213    |    |     

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I am originally a medical doctor with full registration in Germany and the UK. I very soon found it dissatisfying that common medicine mainly treats symptoms and conditions, without looking at the whole picture. I started to look at alternative ways – ways that takes the whole person in to account – body, sole and spirit.

I started out studying Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Chinese Medicine has a completely different way of looking at the functions of the body, health and illness. This opened my eyes to a different way of healing. I heard about CranioSacral Therapy and I found it everything I was looking for – a way to treat people without manipulating and invading their bodies, without having to hand out pills with all their side-effects. A method to tap into our self-healing potentials and treat the whole person not just one part of it.

I started to train with the Upledger Institute and fell in love with this gentle but very powerful treatment method immediately. I have worked as a CranioSacral Therapist since 2002 and helped countless people from tiny babies to adults to overcome all kinds of physical and mental problems and to lead a more balanced and happy life. I still marvel at what a tremendous change CST can have on people’s life.

I am also trained as a Baby Massage instructor with the International Association of Infant massage and hold a diploma in Swedish Massage.


Rachel Harrison  MD  CST-D MCSS              


Study Group Leader & Intro Course Leader


0131 669 8966    |    |

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I have been treating people with CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release for over seventeen years and support this where indicated with Homeopathy and dietary or medical advice. I also work as an NHS General Practitioner.  As well as my clinical practice, I offer mentoring and support for health professionals both as one to one sessions, and in study groups for CranioSacral Therapists.  My particular expertise lies in helping people with complex medical problems who wish to balance orthodox treatment with a complementary approach. I have a special interest in working with anxiety and depression both in teenagers and adults, behavioural and sleep disturbance in children and with unsettled babies.


Christine Hoswell  CST MCSS               


Belfast, N.I., BT4

07780 606347    |    02890 945990    |

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I have been established for over 13 years and offer CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology and Bach Flower Remedies. I am a qualified craniosacral reflexologist and colour reflexologist, as well as using reflexology for fertility and during pregnancy. My background is in Special Education, having worked with hearing impaired babies and children for almost 10 years, and working each week with learning disabled adults in their care home from Feb 2004 until November 2012. I enjoy having the opportunity to continue working with babies and children using CranioSacral Therapy. If you would like to have a confidential chat about any aspect of your health and well-being, please feel free to contact me.

Pamela Martin BSc (Hons) CST-T DARM RMT            


Edinburgh and Perthshire

07932 587422    |   |  

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"In 1996, my first daughter was delivered breech and suffered from numerous infections as a baby. When she was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with glue-ear and recommended grommets. After having CST, her hearing improved such that she managed to avoid surgery."

Pam is a Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Advanced Remedial Bodyworker and TRE (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release) Provider. Pam has over 20 years experience of working with individuals and groups of all ages to restore balance and relieve pain.

Treatments are suitable for everyone, from newborn babies through childhood/adolescence and on into adulthood and the senior years.  

Her unique approach encourages awareness, movement, understanding, freedom and breath. 

Pam is inspired by her ongoing study of the human bodymind connection, indigenous healing traditions, yoga, nature and life.

She lives and works in Edinburgh and Perthshire offering individual sessions, workshops and classes.



Francesca McCluskie (nee Macari) CST-D MCSS         


Introductory Course Leader, Study Group Leader


 CoreHealth Chiropractic    |     07871 289345     | 

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I graduated as a Chiropractor from the University of Glamorgan back in 2008. Following this, I returned to Scotland, have worked in clinics in Glasgow and Ayr, and have now established myself in practice in Prestwick and Kilmarnock. 

I first became aware of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy after seeing the amazing outcomes other CranioSacral Therapists were experiencing with their patients. This prompted me to take my first CST1 class in 2011 and, since then, I have continued to explore the work of Dr Upledger and develop a CranioSacral Therapy practice myself.

I work with patients of all ages and backgrounds, including babies, children and adults, to help them develop, grow and live healthier lives. I integrate other therapies with this work when required, namely Visceral/Neural Manipulation, Applied Kinesiology, Lymphatic Drainage and Pilates rehabilitation programmes. 

I am deeply passionate about this work, and am happy to discuss options with anyone looking to experience the world of CranioSacral Therapy for themselves.

Janis McCall                             

Argyll and Bute, based in Strachur

01369 860116    | 

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I have been offering CranioSacral Therapy with SomatoEmotional Release for 9 years, as well as integrating them into my Counselling Practice. I am a member of the CSS (Cranio Sacral Society) and COSCA ( the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland) and hold a degree in Psychology from Edinburgh University.  As well as my work with the Upledger Institute in the UK, I have also studied Healing From The Core in the USA to Presenter Level (Teaching Assistant).

The combination of all these modalities allows me to be an empathic Therapeutic Presence for clients, offering them a safe space to explore their process, a listening ear and a skilled pair of hands to release tension and blockages in the body. I believe in the power of integrating the mind, body and spirit to promote wellbeing.


Gail McPherson CST-T MCSS         


Fife   |    07761 676794    |

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CranioSacral Therapy found me by chance just four days before the birth of my daughter in 2000. In 2008, I commenced my CranioSacral Therapy journey when I started to train in CranioSacral Therapy, and in 2014 I qualified as an Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapist.    

I retired from my nursing career of 27 years within the NHS in 2010 to focus on my CranioSacral Therapy practice which is located in a relaxed and calm setting in the Fife countryside. Here I use a combination of skills that I have acquired in the field of complementary medicine to facilitate your healing process and help you to achieve a healthier body and mind.  

If I'm not in my practice, I'll be in a field somewhere carrying out Equine CranioSacral Therapy no matter what the weather may be.


John Page     CST-D MCSS                  

CST1, CST2, SER1 Instructor
Techniques & Diplomate Examiner

Near Crieff, Perthshire

07547 134160      |

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Practice bias: CST-based, focusing on how life-shaping biographical, perinatal and transpersonal issues can express as persistent physiological and functional problems. Working with these issues through bodywork can be transformative. I also use cranial techniques within a whole-body framework at a purely physical level. With new clients, I prefer to start with a no-fee initial discussion before either party agrees to proceed with therapy.

Professional biography: qualified in osteopathy 1977, cranial osteopathy 1989, CST diplomate 1997; CST training chiefly in U.S.A., much with Dr John Upledger. Upledger Institute certified instructor and examiner. Started Upledger Institute UK in 1994; founding chairman of (UK) Cranio Sacral Society. I am not an osteopath. 

Joanne Payne

Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

The Payne Clinic    |    01890 781825    |    07702 293018    |    |

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Joanna is a qualified massage therapist and has been using CranioSacral Therapy in her clinic since 2007. She has studied with the Upledger Institute UK to Advanced 1 level. Passionate about helping people get out of pain/discomfort and restricted movement, she has a cosy treatment room in her home just outside Eyemouth and also shares a therapy room in Galashiels. Joanna also offers Myofascial Release Therapy, having trained extensively in the States with John F. Barnes. Please ring or email for a confidential discussion. 

Sue Watson    CST MCSS                              

Perthshire, Scotland

07740 955517 |

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Sue lives and works in the foothills of the Scottish Highlands and currently offers craniosacral therapy in Stirling and Callander. She has been practicing CST since 2001 and has a wide and varied client group ranging from pregnancy & birth to end of life care - initially training with Upledger Institute to Advanced level/Certificate status and more recently completed a diploma in Biodynamic CST to deepen her understanding and skills in this profoundly nourishing work.

Sue has worked with many chronic conditions and ‘depleted’ systems – chronic & stubborn injuries, pain, exhaustion and chronic illness. However, she is no less enthusiastic about working with wellness and is keen to promote CST as part of staying well, drawing upon her personal experience of meditation and mindfulness to support and enhance the effects of the therapy.

‘My work uses presence, touch, listening, movement, and education to facilitate conditions for change and is influenced by the wealth of experience gained through my very varied career as a physiotherapist. I am passionate about facilitating dynamic human movement by integrating cranial work into ‘traditional physiotherapy’, and when of benefit - movement into cranial work.’

Sue undertakes regular CPD, supervision and is a member of the HCPC – she is also currently taking a break from the NHS to immerse herself in ‘all things craniosacral’.