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Tutors at CCST


Thomas Attlee

I have been working with Cranio-Sacral Therapy for over 30 years. I graduated from the European School of Osteopathy and founded CCST shortly afterwards as the first college of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Europe. My approach to health and teaching involves the integration of a wide spectrum of resources incorporating physical, psycho-emotional, energetic and many other aspects, with a comprehensive understanding of all the many factors that contribute to our state of being. I very much enjoy teaching Cranio-Sacral Therapy and helping students to progress through the transformative experience of the training to become well integrated and thoroughly capable therapists. I also very much enjoy treating patients at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill and observing the profoundly transformative effects of Cranio-Sacral Therapy on people’s lives, whether in babies, children or adults.

In building a tutor team for the college, I have sought to create diversity, including tutors with a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experience – both in therapeutic terms and teaching experience – in order to encourage our integrated approach and to cater for students from many different backgrounds. I have also sought to choose tutors who are strongly supportive of students, both in their learning process and their personal process. I am pleased to find that the feedback that we receive suggests that this has been very effective and successful and that consequently we have a very diverse, knowledgeable, comprehensive and well integrated tutor team.

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Elissa Dell

Since the late 1990s I have been a practitioner of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and I have over 12 years of teaching experience at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. I am a supervisor with the Cranio-Sacral Therapy Association of the UK. I also trained with Hugh Milne in Visionary Cranio-sacral Therapy in USA, Germany and Switzerland and have assisted on his courses in Europe.

I am currently practising in London, tutoring at CCST and teaching and developing postgraduate courses. My approach is inclusive in its understanding, encompassing biodynamic, energetic, mechanical and visionary approaches.

Steph Fowler

Steph Fowler

Stephanie has an eclectic background that includes chemistry, design, and a passion for Tai Chi and other martial arts which has led her to become a teacher of Tai Chi and has involved several visits to China. She is also a massage therapist. Since qualifying as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist in 2005, she has also trained in visceral work with French osteopath Jean-Pierre Barral. She has a clinic in Islington, North London. She has been a Zen practitioner for over 20 years, which along with her Tai Chi practice and visceral work, has a strong influence on her Cranio-Sacral practice.


Martin Chorley

Martin graduated from the British School of Osteopathy before training at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Whilst working as an osteopath he began teaching at CCST and at the College of Osteopaths and became Registrar of the College of Osteopaths. Previously, following his degree in Agricultural Environmental Science he worked in finance, systems, planning and operations before going into higher education management. In 2002 he took a postgraduate certificate in education, and now devotes himself to teaching for a number of different organisations.

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Lois Duquesnoy

Lois graduated from CCST in 2008, having come from a background in homeopathy and has been a tutor at the college since then. She has a particular interest in supporting students to explore the many and varied approaches to cranial work that continue to be developed in the field, and in researching a broad and multi-modality approach to CST, diagnosis and understanding the interplay and dance of the body and mind.

She is currently in the process of moving to South Africa to continue her practice as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Homeopath, and with the prospect of helping to establish a branch of CCST providing Cranio-Sacral trainings in South Africa.


Hege Giles

After a background in marketing and management, initially in my native Norway and subsequently in London, I embarked on a new career in complementary therapy while living in Singapore, studying Acupressure, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and massage. On my return to England, I studied Cranio-Sacral Therapy, initially with the Upledger Institute and then with the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. I have also deepened my understanding of anatomy and pathology through various courses at the College of Body Science.

At CCST, I enjoy supporting and teaching the students as they progress through the different stages of the course and through the Teaching Clinics. I practice from my own clinic in Wimbledon, South West London.

Nora Brennan

Nora Brennan

Nora’s approach to therapy and rehabilitation is truly integrative, incorporating an in-depth knowledge of the physical body with an appreciation of the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of each individual. Nora practises as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist in Primrose Hill and East London and also works as a specialist Neuro-physiotherapist, with extensive experience in NHS, private and charity sectors. She is currently also working in a charitable organisation for people with severe brain injuries. Nora has recently completed a masters degree in Neuro-rehabilitation. Her masters dissertation investigated the experiences of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in adults with acquired brain injury. Intensive study into the emotions and the body has given Nora a greater understanding of how our lived experiences shape us, our behaviour and our overall health.

Nora is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience. She enjoys learning from everyone she works with and feels truly privileged to be part of each student’s journey to Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

4. Sara Browne

Sara Browne

Before becoming a Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Sara started in healthcare as a speech therapist. She went on to study Shiatsu and Reflexology, trained in the Well Mother Approach, and worked within the NHS substance misuse service. She is also a Counsellor and is currently completing her masters degree in Psychotherapy. Sara practises in Primrose Hill, London and in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, combining Shiatsu, Reflexology, Counselling and Cranio-Sacral Therapy. When not working, she likes to spend time with her children, or walking in the countryside.


Daniel Chapman

Daniel has a passion for Cranio-sacral Therapy, and enjoys working with his clients to help them resolve the wide range of health problems or personal difficulties they are experiencing. He particularly enjoys sharing this work with those who feel trapped in a pattern of behaviour or feel disconnected from their true self, working through that with them to get to a place where they feel clearer and at ease with life. He also enjoys working beyond the 'issue', helping people develop a deeper connection to themselves, and a stronger sense of who they are. He has a particularly grounded sensitivity and a natural ability to listen deeply to his client’s story, being expressed both verbally and through the body, whilst creating a safe, therapeutic space and a sense of being held unconditionally.

Daniel is originally from New Zealand where he trained and practised as a Landscape Architect. He enjoys practising Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He has a love for music and rhythm and plays a variety of drums, his latest pursuit being West African Djembe, and he also enjoys growing and harvesting his window sill veggie garden. He practises at Primrose Hill and in his own practice in North-West London.

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Octavia Kenny

I work as a Cranio-sacral Therapist and Accredited Healer in various modalities of healing and self-development, committed to encouraging all to reach their optimal health and personal potential. I am co-founder of Lightbeings, a small non-profit organization aiming to increase people’s awareness of and connection with their own spiritual nature, and their ability to fulfil their own potential. Previously, I was programme co-ordinator for the College of Psychic Studies.

After completing my degree in English at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford and my MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York, I worked as a museum curator, subsequently teaching English to adults at all levels, and working as an Aromatherapist and Healer.

I live and practise in Glastonbury. My other interests include healing, crystals, meditation, spiritual development, psychic development, EFT, aromatherapy, writing, reading, travel, walking, vegetarian and vegan cooking and nutrition.


Angela Pau

Broad and varied life experiences continue to feed my curiosity to develop a deeper understanding of people and the world we inhabit. Working in this field requires knowledge, awareness, compassion and understanding without judgement or ego - a delicately balanced state of being. This is something I continue to strive to achieve so that I can provide a safe, healing space for people to discover who they are at their core and live a life true to themselves.

I practise as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Nutritional Therapist at the centre in Primrose Hill. My background includes a degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture, landscape design, project management and business development, and many years working as a private tutor teaching English to a diverse range of students ranging from high-level business professionals to young children of all origins.

My extensive travels include working, studying and living in various parts of the world including Russia, Central America, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, The Philippines, Japan, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I am also a keen amateur photographer and I enjoy cooking, and growing my own vegetables and herbs.


Fiona Allan

My background is in physiotherapy, in which I qualified from the University of Brighton in 2004. I have since worked mainly within the NHS in a variety of clinical settings, with a keen interest and specialism in Amputee Rehabilitation. Throughout my professional career, I have taken an active role within clinical education and supervision of students on clinical placements.
Since qualifying from the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in 2012 I have started to build a practice from home and in a clinical setting in South-West London and I have taken a wide variety of post graduate courses.
I am currently completing an APPI clinical pilates course, with a view to becoming a pilates instructor, specialising in post-natal and ante-natal pilates.

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Lizette Villaverde

Within my diverse professional background as a teacher, social worker, advocate, and healer, there has always lived the underlying desire to empower and support others.
I graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Social Work before moving to the UK in 2005. Since this time I have become accredited in various healing and therapeutic modalities and my interests have shifted to both collective and personal development.
The study and practice of Craniosacral Therapy has been as rewarding as it is profound and I have found it to connect to all facets of the individual, which continues to feed my deep curiosity and interest in personal evolution. I have been fortunate to receive my training at the College of Craniosacral Therapy in North London where I now work as a tutor. I practise from both Primrose Hill and Finsbury Park.

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Beth Partridge

I have spent the last 20 years enquiring , exploring and teaching about the moving body. Coming from a classical dance background, I completed my degree in dance and visual practice. This propelled me to investigate consciousness through movement.
I have had the honour to train and work with some pioneering body practitioners - Masaki Iwani, an acclaimed Butoh Dancer, with whom I both trained and assisted on his international workshops, and Peter Blackaby with whom I completed a two-year teacher training in Hatha Yoga and a postgraduate training in Grounded Yoga.
My path has followed a natural progression to discovering Cranial-Sacral Therapy. I graduated from the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in 2006, became a mother soon after and have been running my own practice part time and painting in my studio in West Sussex.

2. Carolyn Stevens

Carolyn Stevens

Following a background in IT, I trained first in Homeopathy and opened a practice working with a wide range of of issues but specialising in children on the Autistic Spectrum. I discovered Cranio-Sacral therapy a few years later and graduated from the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in 2012. Since then I have worked regularly with the two therapies together – with Cranio-Sacral therapy enabling a different level or view of the many issues that arise with patients.
Tutoring at the College is a wonderful experience, journeying with and supporting the students. I practise in Saffron Walden and in Hitchin.

Carol Williams

Carol Williams

I graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1983, gaining an initial introduction to Cranial work with tutors in the clinic there, and on their postgraduate courses.
In 1991, I took a more thorough training in Cranial work at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy and started tutoring. I then set up my own natural health centre in Greenwich in 1994. This broadened my approach to health issues, developing a deeper understanding of various therapies from nutrition, shiatsu, dry needling, and foot care, to kinesiology, yoga, pilates and shiatsu, all of which I have integrated into my work.

Deborah Hood

Deborah Hood

I have 20 years’ experience working as a Complementary Health Practitioner. I also run a massage therapy service for staff at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, which I set up in 1997.
Trained in a variety of therapies, in the last 20 years I’ve worked with a broad range of clients in a variety of settings including hospitals, day centres and private clinics, often alongside other health care practitioners. I am also a qualified Drama & Movement Therapist.
Since qualifying as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist, I am really enjoying working with clients on deeper levels of interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. I am very much enjoying being a member of the team here at the college.

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Sam Lowi

I qualified as a Homeopath and set up my practice in 2002. During a postgraduate training I discovered a passion for Cranio-Sacral Therapy and graduated from CCST in 2011. I love how Cranio-Sacral Therapy honours the whole of a person’s system, the complex interweaving of body, mind, spirit and energy.
I practise Cranio-Sacral Therapy and homeopathy working with a wide range of conditions that often have trauma as the underlying aetiology. I have a private practice in Hebden Bridge, where I live, and also in Manchester and Leeds.
I have a background in shamanic healing and Soma yoga and get much of my personal support for my healing work from being in nature.
I have been involved in establishing a new branch of CCST in Manchester. I get great pleasure from supporting others on their personal discovery of Cranio-Sacral Therapy.


Simona Dvorackova

I trained as a massage therapist in 2003 and over the years I have further developed my skills through the art of reflexology, pregnancy massage and Reiki. It was during my Reiki course that I felt very clearly a particular rhythm that no one seemed to have an explanation for. When I started my cranio-sacral training with Thomas Attlee in 2014, I discovered that this was the cranio-sacral rhythm I had been feeling all along. It felt like coming home. Since then I have developed a strong passion and interest in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and its benefits. My aim is to heal the world one person at a time.

I work at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill and also in a clinic at Moorgate in London where I continue to develop my knowledge in body work and movement as part of a team of physiotherapists, chiropractors and personal trainers.


Simon Tandree

After years of exploring different healing modalities and body work including Qi-Gong, various forms of Meditation and Yoga, as well as Hakomi therapy and Art Therapy, I was lucky to discover Craniosacral therapy and fell deeply in love with this gentle yet profound healing form.
I come from a classical music background and my work took me around the world, giving me insights into different peoples and cultures.  This has fuelled my desire to aid people in the search for healing and wholeness, and feeling safe in their own bodies.

The feelings of safety, nurture and well-being I felt during my first Cranio session is something that I'm passionate about bringing to my patients at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, as well as to the students training at the College of Cranio-Sacral therapy in London where I am a tutor.


Michael Galvin

I have been practising craniosacral therapy since graduating from CCST in 2006. Cranio-Sacral therapy has facilitated profound healing and transformation in my life and I feel fortunate to be able to share this potential with others. I never cease to be amazed by the opportunity Cranio-Sacral Therapy provides to become more fully embodied and present in the moment.

In 2011, I travelled to China, where I qualified as a tai chi instructor. The meditative focus in the practice of tai chi continues to influence my approach to craniosacral therapy, bringing stillness and groundedness to the treatment process.

I have a background in teaching, having spent several years teaching languages before being led to craniosacral therapy.  I particularly enjoy working with mothers and babies and family dynamics. In my spare time I enjoy travelling and hiking.I practise in south London and in Limerick, Ireland.


Amber Kelly

With a background in nutrition and massage therapy as well as business, my interest in well-being has always been at my core, but it was Craniosacral Therapy which united all my learning in the healing arts. After completing my training in 2015 I now practice full time in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.

I love the depth and quality of this magical therapy and I have a particular interest in trauma, having grown up in the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 70’s and 80’s. I include horses in my practice too and in my time off I try to walk by the Thames with my dogs or swim in the sea if at all possible. I am mum to three children as well as two dogs and a cat.


Jennie Simmons

I am a Craniosacral therapist as well as a positive psychologist and massage therapist. I love working with people of all ages, to build their wellbeing, and I am passionate about child development and how our experiences as children inform our lives.

I worked for 17 years in marketing and market research until, in 2016, I felt it was time to fundamentally re-direct my life, so I left the corporate world to focus on being a therapist. I also have two young children who keep me on my toes. My daughter has Rett Syndrome, a complex  neurodevelopmental disorder, so I am very familiar with special needs of all kinds and strongly advocate that everyone should be given the opportunity to flourish.

Forthcoming Courses 2017

  • Saturday 1st April 2017

    Introductory Day

  • Saturday 4th April 2017

    Introductory Course (London)

  • July 2018

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - July 2019

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - May 2018

    Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - Foundation Course 

Forthcoming Courses 2017

  • Saturday 1st April 2017

    Introductory Day

  • Saturday 4th April 2017

    Introductory Course (London)

  • July 2018

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - July 2019

    One Year Professional Training (Diploma Course)

  • October 2017 - May 2018

    Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - Foundation Course