Patricia Spence

CranioSacral + Paediatric CranioSacral Therapy

My practice and approach

I am lucky to have been doing the work that I love for the past 20 years.  I am confident treating physical, emotional and mental issues. I have treated adults in their late 90’s to newborns one hour old, rugby players to toddlers and children, mental health to falls down the stairs, stress and anxiety to back and neck pain. My treatment approach is client-centered and multidisciplinary and my strengths lie in my wide experience as a therapist and my diverse knowledge of various therapies.

Qualifications and experience

I qualified in massage in 1997 and began my CranioSacral training in 1998 with the Upledger Institute completing the basics to advanced. Over the years I have completed various workshops and trainings that I felt would be useful to me and my practice. I am a member of the Independant Professional Therapists International and a founding member of the Cranio Sacral Society.


  • Body Brain Freedom® and Conscious Breathing – August 2017
  • The Human Microbiome: Our Forgotten Organ – July 2017
  • The Fluid Body – a continuum movement exploration – April 2015
  • Clinical Applications of CST for Trauma – February 2014
  • CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response – November 2013
  • Pre and post natal yoga – August 2011 (whYoga)
  • The Brain Speaks – May 2011
  • Yoga Teacher Training – April 2011 (CYS/Yoga Alliance RYT200)
  • Reiki lll Master Practitioner – February 2010
  • Craniosacral Therapy Paediatrics (Upledger) – May 2009
  • Transforming Touch – massage course – February 2009
  • Energy Medicine, Frequency Medicine & Resonance with James Oschman Ph.D – 2008
  • Reiki II – 2005
  • Cancer Education Programme with the Fountain Centre, St Lukes Cancer
  • Centre, Royal Surrey Hospital – 2005
  • Life Coach – diploma (Newcastle College) – 2005
  • Life Coach – certificate – 2004
  • CranioSacral Therapy and Immune Response – 2004
  • Visceral Manipulation l (Upledger) – 2003
  • Advanced I CranioSacral Therapy (Upledger) – 2002
  • Somato Emotional Release I & II (Upledger) – 2000 & 2001
  • Craniosacral Therapy Paediatrics (Upledger) – 2001
  • Basic Cranial Osteopathy (ICrA) – 2000
  • Craniosacral Therapy I & II (Upledger) – 1998
  • Diploma in Anatomy Physiology and Body Massage (ITEC) – 1997

What I aim to achieve in my practice

I help my clients gain insight into their conditions and healing. We all react differently to trauma, stress and the loss of healing capacity and we all present our own unique combination of ailments, pains and dysfunctions which often relate to childhood, lifestyles and career choices. I love to work with my clients to find ways in which we can bring health and balance back in to their lives and find ways to maintain that balance outside the treatment room, and as well as helping babies (and mums) unravel after a challenging birth.

Patricia Spence