Craniosacral Therapy works with the whole person and changes may occur in body, mind and spirit during and after sessions.

When a Craniosacral therapist places her hands lightly on you, she is using them to listen to you in much the same way that a counselor might listen to your words. Your body responds to this sensitive and skilled touch by beginning to listen to itself. A feeling that you have been heard in the truest sense of the word is a common experience during and after a CST session.

These are some of the words and phrases that people have used to describe their experience of CST: “Comforting, inner peace, a sense of relief, deep stillness and relaxation, connection, feeling accepted, feeling more fully alive, put back on one piece, feeling whole again.”

People may come for CST because they have acute physical problems like headaches and bad backs, or long-standing problems both physical and emotional. Others come for ongoing support in their busy lives and for help to meet life’s challenges. Because it is so gentle and non-invasive, CST is suitable for everyone from newborns to the elderly. Mothers and babies often come for problems associated with difficult or traumatic births. Letting go of tension and fear held in the body enables both to settle into calmness.

CST supports your body’s innate ability to balance, restore and heal itself, as well as helping to reduce stress and build your underlying energy. The practitioner senses tensions in the body and helps to release them in a supported and comfortable way. During or after a session you may feel calm and energised, with increased clarity of mind and a feeling of well-being.

In the longer term

After a session there is occasionally a short period of adjustment as part of the healing process, where you may become more aware of symptoms. Sometimes people report relief after only one or two sessions. For long-standing problems further sessions may be needed. Some people find they benefit from regular treatment over an extended period of time and say that, as well as noticing improvement in their physical or emotional symptoms, they feel that they have more awareness of their own needs and strengths, and their quality of life has improved.

Available Therapists

Patricia Falvey

Patricia Falvey

Craniosacral Therapy | Counselling

Hello! I hope this helps you choose your therapy and therapist.

I’m Patricia, I am an embodied, relational therapist drawing on over 15
years’ experience of one to one therapy work. I am offering a safe,
warm, and held space to support and help you through whatever is
going on for you right now. I offer both craniosacral therapy which is a
touch-based therapy developed from osteopathy and counselling which
is a talk-based therapy.

You may be experiencing discomfort or pain that is showing up asphysical, psychological, emotional or spiritual in nature, often a combination. It may be that you just don’t know what is going on with you right now, it’s just all too much, too painful or you feel disconnected. There may be a sense of difficult or overwhelming past/present experiences a wish to move through a stuck place. You might be seeking a supported space from which to enquire into the nature of your being…Peoples reasons for coming for therapy are vast and unique, what brings you?


I am professionally trained on accredited courses and am also a registered professional member with both the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and the Craniosacral Therapy Association (RCST).

This can assure you that my training was of a very high standard, that I am continually developing and updating my professional therapeutic understanding and practise and to trust that I am working within standardised ethical frameworks. I also hold a diploma with the British Psychological Society in Relational Mindfulness as well as my BA (Hons) degree.

I have post grad training from Karuna Institute, SOS Internationale Peter Levine’s school of Somatic Experiencing and in TRe (Trauma Releasing exercises). In addition I have studied and explored in depth the approaches of working with trauma of Peter Levine, Basel van de Kolk and Babette Rothschild.

I draw on all this as well as my personal life experiences and my experience of client work (both in private practise and with counselling agencies such as Bristol MIND) to offer these two different therapeutic approaches to support you. Please do get in touch.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, is a gentle hands on body work, born out of Osteopathy in the 1900’s, using relational touch and deep presence to palpate (or “listen’) to what is happening in the clients body and works with the body’s innate wisdom and life energy to bring about awareness, release, flow, balance and supports you in restoring a healthy relationship with your body-mind and your life energy.

Whilst very subtle, CST is a profound and powerful treatment process that can bring long lasting change in both the physical and psychological aspects of your being. Clients I’ve worked with have had treatment for all kinds of reasons; physical injury and pain, long term problems in the body that are unexplained or just aren’t being helped by other methods, low mood or energy levels, migraines, headaches, dissociative feelings, fertility issues, feeling stuck. Really the list could go on, again, if you are not sure if it’s for you, just get in touch!

Integrative Relational Counselling.

Counselling can vary quite a lot depending on training and approach. Mine, in part, has been at the BACP accredited training at the University of West of England (level 5) in Relational Integrative Counselling which means I can draw on a number of therapeutic theoretical models at different times in the therapy to support and focus our work together. That’s the Integrative part, the relational part is that our relationship will form the basis of our work together and will help inform and deepen the process. It is a 3 year training which requires a minimum of 60 hours of personal therapy. This makes a difference!

My approach, is very much about our relationship; to build safety, trust and authenticity from which to explore your world. I offer my experience, time and skills but firmly believe that it is you who holds the inner wisdom to determine your own future, one of the joys of doing this work is helping you connect to that inner wisdom. Keys to finding that can come from mindful embodied awareness and my background in Cranial work and Mindfulness are very much a part of my approach.


Treatments Offered

Craniosacral Therapy

Contact Information

Please contact me on 07905 283 797 or

You can check check out my website at


Patricia Falvey