Sue Watson. Craniosacral Therapist
Sue’s skills are grounded in sound clinical knowledge having specialised in craniosacral therapy (cst) and rehabilitation for over 20 years. Initially training with Upledger to Certificate and Advanced levels, and more recently completing diploma in biodynamic cst with Body Intelligence. She has also been a regular assistant on Upledger courses over the years and with BI training in Edinburgh (2017-18).
Her expertise lies in having a in depth understanding of anatomy and movement, of how sensory integration and our life experiences – including persisting stress and trauma – affect behaviours and movement patterns, and in experiencing the uniqueness of many individuals. A highly developed sensory awareness allows Sue to ‘listen’ through touch inviting the source of the problem to be ‘heard’, rather than the focus being on the problem.
The therapy is as rich and helpful for maintaining wellbeing or preparing the passage to motherhood or soothing babies as it is for trauma recovery or deep and challenging personal growth; Sue has a wealth of experience with all ages of children and adults, and special interest in:
- Burnout and depletion including post viral and chronic fatigue
- Combining cranial work with physiotherapy – particularly useful with persistent or repeating injuries/conditions – where depletion/stress/overwhelm may be contributing factor.
- Supporting the supporter – nourishing and revitalising support for carers, health care professionals, social work, teaching and emergency services. With over 25yrs in the NHS, Sue recognises that even the most resilient of people are being challenged by the current events.
“I believe that we all have inherent health, and at some level we can achieve comfort and wellbeing whatever challenges are presented. Experience tells me that by soothing the nervous system, experiencing deep relaxation and raising awareness of one’s own resources within allows us to function and face the same challenges but from a more robust place.
In my work I use presence, touch, movement and education to help clients reconnect with and maintain wellbeing. As a physiotherapist I am passionate about the possibilities of human movement, stability and balance and can offer guidance and advice on exercise plans, as well as drawing on the personal experience of meditation, mindfulness and somatic movement practice to support and enhance the effects of the therapy. Therapeutic presence, I believe, is key to any successful therapy – as is providing a safe and nurturing space to move towards health at whatever pace is needed.”
Chartered Physiotherapist (HCPC reg.) Member CranioSacral Society, Registered with CSTA, current PGV, Outdoor First Aid and Person-Centred Counselling certificates. Post grad training in Paediatric CST, Immune System CST, Applied SER, Visceral Manipulation (VM1), assistant at Upledger Community Programme UK for PTSD (2017, 2019). Physio post grad in MSK, neuro and respiratory.
Find me on Facebook @suewatson.cst to get a flavour of my interests and how cst could support your journey to health and wellness.