Tutors at CCST


Thomas Attlee

I have been working with Cranio-Sacral Therapy for almost 40 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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Lizette Villaverde

After practicing social work for over ten years, I found that my passion to support and empower others required an alternative form of expression, and the search for my tools of service took a more holistic turn with an introduction to Reiki and Vipassana practice during stays in India and Nepal in 2011.

These events were the catalysts that led me to the study and subsequent practice of Craniosacral Therapy, which has been as rewarding as it is profound.  My experiences with the essence of these interactions connect with an internal place of safety, non-judgment, and unconditional acceptance that nurtures our personal and collective evolution.  Since 2014, I have been a tutor with the College of Craniosacral Therapy deepening my relationship with this integrated work.

My additional studies incorporate acupressure with the Shiatsu College London and the Tenmos Touch Training of shamanic integration including the Munay-Ki rites.

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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.


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 at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London, as well as in South London and in Limerick, Ireland.

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Zofia Tyczynska

My career took a significant positive shift in 2011 when I moved from Poland to London, leaving behind a well-paid job in search of something more meaningful and fulfilling.

For as long I can remember, I have had a strong interest in spirituality and finding deeper meaning in life; and living in London has opened up many possibilities for learning and development.

I started working with vulnerable adults with physical limitations, helping them to live independently within the community. I studied Reiki, Lomi Lomi massage, Theta Healing, Reconnective Healing, Thai Yoga Massage, and Vipassana meditation. I have built a comprehensive understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection and discovered my personal talents in the healing arts.

I encountered Cranio-Sacral Therapy when I was looking for something to help ease my own lower back pain. I was amazed at the effectiveness of CST and the profound spiritual depth that I experienced. I was immediately hooked and started receiving regular sessions and studying CST at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CCST). I feel that I have found my calling - assisting others in their journey towards health and wholeness and encouraging students to develop their own gifts and skills through Cranio-Sacral Therapy.

I practise at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London NW1 and also in Hackney, East London, and Balham, South West London.

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Miranda Robinson

My desire to ease suffering (of myself and all beings) led me through varied adventures to become a homeopath and cranio-sacral therapist. It is in these two therapies, which elicit our own innate healing response, that I have had the joy of witnessing and experiencing the most transformative shifts – from dis-ease to health, from sorrow to joy, from seeming imprisonment to freedom. I work in London, in Surrey and online with suffering in whichever form it presents, whether it be a skin rash or a severe depression, guiding my patients at their own pace to that source from which all healing flows.

I have a background of teaching, wild-crafting, cooking, writing, guiding, dreaming, dancing and wandering; shamanic, mystic, ascetic, and non-dual practices. I am passionate about healing and the journey of consciousness, the two inextricably intertwined. At CCST it is my joy and honour to facilitate students’ transformative journey in this most beautiful and profound of healing practices.

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Shelly Kielar

I am a registered Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Ayurvedic massage therapist, yoga teacher, meditation and nutritional wellness coach. My interest in wellness began with a passion for healthy food, yoga and Ayurveda that developed into a devotion to understanding how health manifests in fascia and our underlying anatomical body structure.  When I found Cranio-Sacral Therapy - or it found me - it bridged all of my interests in wellness and presence, and I am deeply grateful to be able to offer this form of therapy to clients and yoga students.  I work at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London NW1, and from my own practice in North West London.

My other interests are my children and my dogs, better cooking through chemistry, making art, chanting, philosophy and the environment. In my spare time. I have used my MBA as a trustee for the Special Yoga Foundation, an organisation that brings yoga to children and adults with disabilities, and for Cool Globes, a public art installation raising awareness on solutions to climate change.

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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.

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Fiona Allan

I qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004, and currently specialize in working with the complexities of those with acquired brain injury in the charitable sector.

Since qualifying as a Craniosacral therapist in 2012, I have been in practice, as well as a tutor at CCST. I particularly enjoy sharing skills and knowledge and supporting students through their journey into Craniosacral Therapy.

I am an accredited supervisor for the Craniosacral Association UK, offering supervision for practitioners, and I also engage in regular supervision for my own practice.

I have further developed skills in somatic experiencing and counselling, and I have a particular interest in working with trauma. I am continually learning and deepening into this wonderful practice, and I am privileged to be able to witness the wide-ranging healing effects of this work.

I regularly take part in various mind-body activities such as Zen meditation, dance, yoga, and being in nature or by the sea whenever possible. I work and live in London.

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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.

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Carolyn Stevens

Following a background in IT, I trained first in homeopathy and opened a practice working with a wide range 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 therapies together, finding they complement each other beautifully.

I have been tutoring at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy for many years now and absolutely love the honesty that this brings to life.  The journey of the students is an honour to witness.

I work from Saffron Walden and at the College clinic in Primrose Hill – using homeopathy, cranio-sacral therapy and bio-energetic screening. I offer therapy combinations and often combine a cranio-sacral session with homeopathy and discussions on natural immunity with parents. I am passionate about keeping children in good health.

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.

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Dev Nayak

I discovered Craniosacral Therapy after the birth of my twin sons. They were born prematurely and Craniosacral Therapy helped them thrive, and continues to do so. I am a keen sportsman and I was amazed at how Craniosacral Therapy helped me get over some long term injuries. Soon my wife and I were recommending Craniosacral Therapy to all of our friends and families. The impact Craniosacral Therapy had was remarkable, so much so, that I promised I would study it when I had an opportunity. So, after I sold my stressful IT business that I had been running for 20 years I kept my promise and trained at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy. I am now a tutor at the college, and I practise at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill, London NW1 and also at the Mind Body Wellness Centre in Ealing, London.

I love all sports, and I have been practising Ty-Ga Karate since 1996 and teach and study it in Notting Hill, London. My experience as a father, a businessman, sportsman, and Craniosacral Therapist have taught me that illness, injury and joy are both emotional as well as physical and I bring this empathy to my work.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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.


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.

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Cara McMorrow-Moriarty

My first experience of witnessing the beauty of Cranio-Sacral Therapy was in 2008 when I brought my youngest daughter for treatment as a baby.  It opened my eyes to how gentle but profound Cranio-Sacral Therapy is.  I feel blessed to have been guided onto this wonderful path of being able to treat and teach this fascinating, holistic therapy.

I started my professional career working in Veterinary until a life-changing incident led to a change in career.  I went on to train and qualify in many different types of massage before finding the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy

I continue to broaden my horizons by training in many different areas that complement my practice.  I treat everyone from newborns to the elderly, I have a special interest in working with trauma.  I always feel honoured to witness my patients process and observe how transformational and empowering Cranio-Sacral Therapy is for them.

I moved into my dream clinic in July 2018 in Tralee, County Kerry, in the stunningly beautiful South West of Ireland. I also see patients at the Centre for Cranio-Sacral Therapy in Primrose Hill in London.

It is a privilege to have joined the wonderful, extremely experienced and knowledgeable tutoring team at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy.  It is a therapy that continues to amaze me every day, and to be able to support the students through their personal process and in their learning of this fantastic therapy is an honour.

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Jas Nicholson

Nineteen years ago, I stepped into the world of Midwifery, going on to predominantly support families choosing home births, and also specialising in supporting them with breastfeeding. I initially worked in Northampton and then moved to London, working as an independent midwife, which is where I had my first introduction to the power of alternative therapies and bodywork for pregnant women and babies.

I then returned to Northampton, re-married and had my own amazing home birth following a pregnancy supported thoroughly by alternative therapies, and my son had bodywork to support his healing process after his tongue-tie division.

When I returned to work, I chose to work privately as a Tongue Tie Practitioner and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I also trained in Western Medical Acupuncture and loved bringing this all back to my private practice. The babies and families in my clinic often required bodywork to help with their breastfeeding, and I felt that it would be so beneficial to be able to continue their care, so I decided to train as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist myself.

Well, what a journey the training was and I am full of gratitude for what it has brought to my life!

I have experienced profound transformation within my own life and my family’s lives, and I feel blessed to be part of the tutor team at CCST and be able to facilitate the same for others.


Tanya Richam-Odoi

Tanya Richam-Odoi

For 18 years, I trained and worked as a professional contemporary dancer, suffering from continual back pain throughout my career. After I had exhausted all other forms of treatment, a friend recommended Cranio-Sacral Therapy to me in 2014 and it was to be life-changing.

Immediately, I recognized that this was a special type of healing, bringing emotional and physical stability, clearing and freeing the mind, allowing the body to get back to the original ‘blueprint’ of health, and re-connecting to our true selves.

The Cranio journey fascinates me. There’s constant learning about self and the relation to others. It has expanded my views on life, and our part in something far greater, loving and cosmic that I had always felt, but never uncovered until my training.

I gained my Diploma in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Certification in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology from the College of Craniosacral Therapy (CCST) in London, 2016.

Currently, I am a tutor on the CCST professional training in Manchester.

I remain active in dance - teaching, rehearsing and choreographing - and I utilize my cranial work to support students in building their own movement practice and self-confidence.

Magda Chrzastek

Magda Chrzastek

My background is rooted in healing and support for individuals experiencing emotional and mental health issues. I have a degree in social work, specialising in counselling, and over 20 years’ experience of helping people in a care setting. My interest was particularly drawn to those who are vulnerable and who struggle with eating disorders.

In 2018, I discovered the power of bodywork through Hawaiian Healing, Lomi-Lomi massage. This was the moment I understood the profound impact that working with the body can have on healing.

I graduated as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist from the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CCST) in 2021. This gave me, not only a profound professional training, but also the tools to connect with myself on a deeper level, as well as with those around me.

Since 2022, I've been tutoring on the CCST course, which continues to further expand my knowledge. I love supporting the new students on this unique journey, and I continue to learn from every student and every experience.

I practise in Earl’s Court and in Raynes Park. In my free time I like to absorb myself in herbalism, dancing, meditation, and nature.


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