Deborah is passionate about helping people to help themselves, whether it is finding more balance in their lives or restoring their bodies to better health. She has broad experience of working with people to relieve stress, migraine/headache, TMJD (jaw joint disorders) and post traumatic stress disorder, as well as helping people to recover after injury, illness or surgery.
Deborah holds a Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and has been a registered practitioner since 2012. She works from her home clinic in Birkenhead.
Previously, Deborah worked in the corporate world but she has always had a keen interest in the mind-body connection. She is a trained counsellor, but an aptitude in hands-on healing led to training in the Usui method of Reiki and she became a Reiki Master in 2007. She has also trained as a yoga teacher and, together, these skills now infuse her work, with yogic exercises, breathing and relaxation techniques offered to many clients to practise at home for self-care. Constantly up-skilling, Deborah has also trained to teach the Buteyko Breathing techniques, and has undertaken studies in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Alongside her private practice, Deborah is also the craniosacral therapist in residence at Alpers Dental in Newmarket, working to bring about more ease in the process of facial structure change and growth in orthotropic treatment (a branch of orthodontics) and specialising in helping TMJD (jaw joint pain) sufferers to find relief.
She has been a registered member of the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists* (PACT) since 2011 and was secretary of the PACT governing committee for six years, during which time she was also assistant tutor on the Diploma trainings for new BCST Therapists in Auckland.
*PACT is the governing body providing a code of practice and registration for the growing number of therapists in New Zealand, Australia and Asia. PACT provides accreditation to approved training schools whose graduates can apply for full membership upon completion of their training. Members are required to undertake on-going professional development as part of their annual registration. More information about PACT can be found here: www.biodynamic-craniosacral.com/cms/home
Testimonials: "I've felt quite rejuvenated after the treatment and the pain in my lower back has improved incredibly. Thank you so much! Baby had a nice long 2 hour nap once we got home after the treatment (she usually only naps for an hour)."
"I have had Craniosacral treatment from Deborah many times. She has helped me through many hip revisions over the last years. Her work and touch is skilled and intelligent. The process of post surgery trauma resolution and rebalancing of new gaits has been easier due to having the body led approach of craniosacral therapy."
"Having been a client of Deborah's for over six months I can only express gratitude for the help and support she has given me. Her approach is compassionate, gentle and pragmatic. There is a sense of clarity and space in the way she works, in a way I would describe it as someone walking beside you. I guess that I keep coming back is testament to the improvement and change I have experienced - It goes without saying that I'd highly recommend her."
"Finally, I have discovered a healing therapy and therapist that really works for me! Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy is giving me a wonderful sense of vitality. This non-invasive therapy works in such a gentle and deeply powerful manner, who would think so much can be achieved with touch! I experience such a deep level of relaxation and powerful connectedness ... I find myself being really purposefully mindful...with my movements, with my posture, with my food, with my daily interactions, with my sleep, with my self talk."
"Thanks Deborah. The session with you was good, I could feel the body relaxing and I came away feeling a little like I’d had a strong massage or acupuncture session."
"I have trained with and been treated by Deborah on numerous occasions. She brings her loving compassion and intuitive skill set to her work. I highly recommend her and the integrity of her healing skills."