Therapists: Southwest & Channel Islands

Jill Aldis    CST MCSS                             

Intro Course Leader

Falmouth, Cornwall

07824 364617    |    |     

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I am passionate about Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. I first discovered the benefits of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy whilst having treatment on myself for Meniere’s disease, I was amazed by the dramatic effect it had on me. After attending an introductory weekend in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy I left wanting to learn more and felt inspired to train as a CranioSacral Therapist.

I am now a fully qualified Upledger CranioSacral Therapist and a member of the Upledger Cranio Sacral Society. I have taken further training in Paediatric CranioSacral Therapy, I also help as an assistant for Upledger CranioSacral Therapy training courses. I have worked as a therapist on intensive integrated CranioSacral Therapy treatment programmes, including treatment in water.

I treat a wide range of people, my youngest so far being three days old and the eldest in their 90s.I offer multi-hands intensive programmes designed around your needs.

As well as my training in CranioSacral Therapy, I am a fully qualified Holistic Massage Therapist, I have trained in Acupressure and Visceral Manipulation, incorporating these into a treatment where appropriate.

I own my own natural health practice, Falmouth Natural Health Practice where we offer a variety of therapies, and I also work one day a week at Hilsea Natural Health Practice in St Austell.

Liz Chudleigh     CST MCSS                 

Launceston, Cornwall

01566 775440   |   07717155980   |

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I started my working life looking after children, and then, after having had my own, went down a new path and taught Pilates.  
After using CranioSacral Therapy to treat long-term back issues (too much gymnastics too young), plus other niggles due to the stresses and strains of modern day life, I realised that I would like to be able to become a therapist myself.  In 2009 I started on that journey.  It was a long road, teaching me about myself as I learnt how to facilitate the healing in others.  I passed my exam in February  2015, a very proud moment for me.
I have subsequently undertaken training in using Imagery and Dialogue to promote healing, training to work with horses and expanded my field of knowledge in CST for Paediatrics, taking me full circle and back to my first love, children.  
I currently work from home where I am lucky enough to be able to teach Pilates and run my CST clinic side by side


Felicity Clark    CST MCSS               

East Cornwall and Plymouth  

07878 259650    |

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My name is Felicity; my background is in Mental Health; Music and Creative Arts in Therapy and Education. In CranioSacral Therapy I endeavour to empower the person, seeking creative ways to access their own creativity to nurture their inner resources, awaking the awareness of the ‘Inner Physician’.

Since I began my process of learning and practising CranioSacral Therapy I have studied courses up to Advanced Level 1 and am thrilled to say that I have achieved my CST Techniques Certification in 2018. The specialist courses that I have completed include ‘Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue’; 'CranioSacral Therapy and The Immune System’; and ‘Touching the Brain’ – this was the latest course. I am passionate about CranioSacral Therapy for many reasons, its simplicity; gentleness but with the possibility of it being such a powerful instrument of positive change. The highlight in my CranioSacral career, was taking part in the ‘Community Programmes CIC’ in November 2017.
I have worked as a Mental Health Professional for most of my working life, there is a huge overlap in the emotional work; for which I use, for example, ‘Therapeutic Imagery and Dialogue’ from my Upledger Training as well as skills from my other areas of experience and expertise to ‘tune-in’ to what is being communicated. In the way that music and sound has the potential for permeating any depth of communication and barriers that may be present, so can the ‘intention’ of the therapist reach the call of the tiniest cell or thought in the person receiving the treatment.

I live with Geoff, my husband and fellow musician; in a village in the East of Cornwall and have my CST practices locally as well as Plymouth and the surrounding areas. I practise CST from the Wellbeing Centre in Liskeard on a Saturday and the Waterloo Wellbeing Centre Plymouth on a Thursday morning; please do not hesitate to call for any other arrangement.

Soraya Coyte     CST MCSS                 

Portreath, Cornwall

07837 730759

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I have been practising complementary therapy since 1998, qualifying as a Sports Massage Therapist, adding Aromatherapy, Reiki and Seated Acupressure to my tool bag in my quest to find effective treatments.

CST found me in 2004, when I received treatment for long-standing back pain. (I have fallen off a lot of horses….). For the first time since childhood I was completely pain free. I was hooked!!

 I have trained to the Advanced 1 level, including the paediatric modules. This profound treatment, which respects and complements all others, dots the “i’s” and crosses the “t’s” for me.

After many years of working in clinic situations, I now practise from home in Portreath. My client base ranges from newborns to the elderly, athletes to post-surgery patients, treating anything from colic to whiplash and a myriad of conditions in between. 

I am fortunate to have an amazing network of colleagues in Cornwall and so, in a choice of venues across the county, we are able to offer “multi – hands” treatments. This option can be indicated where you feel that you have got “stuck” on your journey towards good health. The extra pairs of hands give additional support to the tissues and emotions of the patient on the couch.

Until I make better friends with technology, for more information or an appointment, you can reach me on my mobile.

Jo Crill    CST MCSS                                

Study Group Leader, Intro Course Leader

Grouville, Jersey

01534 720270    | 

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I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1976 from St Mary’s Hospital Paddington. In 2000, I gained the Upledger Techniques certification. I started a private practice in 1990 and since then I have undergone extensive training in Visceral Manipulation and CranioSacral Therapy. In 2006, I started teaching Visceral Manipulation at the introductory level and I also teach the CST Intro course. 
I enjoy the challenge of locating and releasing tissue tensions deep within the body, these are very often not at the site of the patients’ symptoms but they are usually the root cause of those symptoms.

Joe Gore      DO  CST-D MCSS                       

Study Group Leader & Intro Course Leader
CST1 Instructor

Redruth, Cornwall 

01290 315701    |    |

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I have been in practice as a complementary practitioner for 27 years. Originally as an Osteopath, and since 1995 in Upledger CranioSacral Therapy.  CST is my main therapy now, but I do integrate osteopathic techniques in my treatments if it is necessary.  A visit to the clinic here, in Redruth, will involve a full case history and examination along with treatment at the first consultation. I firmly believe that CST makes permanent and sometimes profound change  to patients’ wellbeing and general health. The SER process is an integrative part of Upledger CST – this occurs spontaneously and may help you get deeper into your issues and health problems, and bring about permanent change on many levels. Please feel free to phone for an initial chat before you commit to treatment. Confidentiality is maintained to the highest level.

Sonya Hirst CST MCSS            

Southeast Cornwall and Plymouth  

07848 966619    |

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I started my training in CranioSacral Therapy in 2014 and love the way it gently facilitates the body’s own healing mechanisms.  Personally it has helped mewith chronic health problems and dealing with emotional issues and areas where I had become “stuck”. 

My background is in Children’s Nursing and Midwifery. I worked with sick and premature newborns for nearly 12 years and have worked with children and adults of all ages with complex medical needs and disabilities.  Having worked in healthcare since 1994, I often find that the medical model treats symptoms rather than getting to the root of a problem or looking at the whole person.  I have a keen interest in holistic therapies, nutrition and the link between the mind and body, and for me, CranioSacral Therapy is one of the few modalities that works effectively with both. 

I currently live and work in and around South East Cornwall and Plymouth, please see my website for more information.
Carolyn O'Neill      CST-D MCSS                                          

Study Group Leader & Intro Course Leader

Holsworthy, Bude & Launceston, Devon / Cornwall

07717400152    |    |

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I began my Upledger CranioSacral training in 1997 and have been using this wonderful work ever since. My practice at the time was in Mallorca, Spain, where I built up a busy clinic and voluntary children's clinic.  Since moving back to the UK in 2002, I have continued to develop my skills and practice and now work in Holsworthy in Devon as well as Launceston and Bude in Cornwall.

I regularly run evening workshops and introductory weekends to CranioSacral Therapy for anyone interested in learning more about this extraordinary therapy. I co-run an Upledger Study Group for practitioners in Devon and Cornwall.

I am actively involved in Clinical Research in CranioSacral Therapy and am currently working on developing a single case experimental design model to be used by CST practitioners.

Heather Robertson CST MCSS             

Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, with Exeter on the horizon

07973 758230    |  |

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My journey into complementary therapies began with Reiki in the late 90’s.
Having gained my Master Degree in 1999, I felt there was something missing.
I had begun teaching Yoga in 1998, and it was on a Yoga Teacher Training course that I first discovered Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. I attended the ‘Introduction to CST’ weekend with Maggie Gill in Brighton in 2004 and knew I needed to know much more! So, I enthusiastically attended CST 1&2 in 2006, and both SomatoEmotional Release (SER) classes in 2008, while studying for my Teaching Degree. I added Reflexology to my repertoire, before attending Ken Koles'  ‘CST Unwinding Meridians’ course in 2010.

I moved from Brighton in 2011 and had my daughter in 2012, who slept for 12 hours at night, much to the envy of the other NCT Mums. I told them how CST could help their babies too....

Having moved to north Devon in 2013, I kick started my Upledger learning with Stan Gerome’s SERTIP class, which goes much deeper into dialoguing with the Clients ‘Inner Wisdom’, in 2015. I decided to ‘get qualified’ and re-took CST 1&2 in 2016, followed by SER 1&2 in 2017. I studied the first Paediatric course in 2018, and completed the Advanced 1 phase of my Certification that year too. In 2019 I took The Brain Speaks class with Avadhan Larson, which was both fun & fascinating. I went home and wrote my essays! I re-took Stan’s SERTIP class, which was fantastic the second time around. And I passed my Practical exam and gained my CST Certification.

This year I am looking forward to Tad Wanveer’s ‘Touching the Brain’ classes. I find the workings of the human body absolutely amazing and we are constantly learning. I love the exploratory nature of Upledger CST and by listening to our Clients’ ‘Inner Wisdom’, we work alongside them, at their pace, with profound effect.

I currently practice in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, with Exeter on the horizon. I teach a cross-over of Scaravelli-inspired Yoga and Craniosacral release classes. I love this approach and the way we, as therapists, must ‘walk the talk’, by doing our own inner work.

It’s a rollercoaster of a ride, come and jump on board! 


Sarah Taylor-Jepp     CST MCSS             

Sheepwash, Devon

07976 928506    |   

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My passion for CranioSacral Therapy derives from my equine interests from 2004. I have been a British Horse Society Instructor for many years and was introduced to the wonders of CranioSacral Therapy through a poorly horse I owned. The treatment addressed the whole body’s healing and rebalancing and provided the opportunity for a hugely improved body efficiency and as a bonus, gave him back his smile! In 2013 I was extremely privileged to be accepted to commence my human learning through the Upledger Institute. I have progressed to Advanced Level One and find the wonders of CranioSacral Therapy are available for everyone, if we wish for a better life. I work from home at Sheepwash in Devon in a beautiful, relaxed, rural location but will travel to you if required..

Julie Dryburgh     CST                   

Grouville, Jersey

07797 742347    |    |

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I am originally from Scotland, but moved to Jersey some 23 years ago and soon fell in love with the island, and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.  I first encountered CranioSacral Therapy (CST) in 2009 and was totally astounded by the results.  I became fascinated with the anatomy and physiology of the human body, and the body's power to heal itself.

I have worked with babies through to adults, all with a variety of physical, mental and emotional discords within their bodies. I feel strongly about the importance of seeking out and treating the cause rather than the symptoms. 

I am extremely passionate about CranioSacral Therapy and feel that it is an honour and a privelege to be able to promote health and wellness in people using the knowledge and experience I have gained.

Carol Wells      CST-D MCSS                  

Study Group Leader & Intro Course Leader

Long Ashton,  Bristol 

01275 463769    |    07527 631372    |

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I have successfully been practising as a CranioSacral Therapist for 15 years, treating a wide range of conditions in both adults and children. I continue to be dedicated to my own personal and professional development. I trained with the Upledger Institute in the USA and the UK and am qualified to Diplomate level.  My qualification is supported by the following:

·       Advanced Clinical Application of CST for Paediatrics, Upledger Institute, Florida, USA

·       CranioSacral Therapy for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing 1

·       The Brain Speaks with John Upledger

·       Study Group leader supporting CranioSacral students

I am a qualified nursery nurse and social worker and was employed by local government for over 20 years. Much of my career was in managerial roles, for example, officer in charge of a day nursery, supervisor of a specialist unit for children with physical and learning disabilities.

Jo Wilson     CST MCSS                              

Hilperton, Wiltshire

01225 754853    |

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I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and qualified CranioSacral Therapist who has worked in the specialist areas of Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Mental Health and Palliative Care.  I now have a growing private practice (currently run from my home), and integrate Physiotherapy and CST to provide a truly holistic approach to improving people’s health & wellbeing. I feel strongly about professionalism and keep myself updated by attending CST study groups & relevant courses, and reflective practise.