I qualified as an Osteopath in 2009 after 4 years of intensive training from the British College of Osteopathic medicine, where I received a distinction for my efforts. After having two children I decided to do a 2-year Postgraduate training in Pediatric Osteopathy from the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London. Whilst at the centre I was lucky enough to meet a wide variety of children from premature babies in a Neonate Hospital ward to children with developmental issues and disabilities, children on the Autistic spectrum, to kids doing exams or experiencing high levels of stress. We also saw lots of children with normal coughs, colds, lumps and bumps. It really was a wonderful insight into the world of kids and opened my eyes to the wonderful diversity that exists within our children.
I am passionate that we all need to take responsibility for our own health where we can, and if we can help our children to be as healthy as they can be right from the beginning, we are well on that path.
I find the human body to be one of the most amazing structures, that will never stop surprising us as to its complexity and amazing ability to self heal. Given the right environment it is a machine far more capable and powerful than anything we can ever hope to create. Modern life is putting an increasing strain on the bodies’ own self-healing abilities, with poor nutrition, poor movement and stress being the biggest factors that I see in my clinic. I believe that Osteopathy is a way that we can help ease some of these strains and help the body achieve its own health through better structure and function. Osteopathy doesn’t claim to cure anything; rather it aims to put the body in a position where it can cure itself.
Outside of Osteopathy I am a normal Mum running round after my kids, but whenever possible I like to get out into nature, be active either doing Yoga, going for a walk, chopping logs in my wood or taking the kids outside to look for bugs and camp in the woods. I have played various sports over the years but primarily I played Hockey throughout my younger years to a pretty good standard and have stumbled my way round a few half marathons over the years. I also love to Ski. Before becoming an Osteopath I was a sports masseur and qualified as a personal trainer. I have done post-graduate training in Cranial Osteopathy, Biodynamic Osteopathy, Myofacial Release Technique and Paediatric Osteopathy. I am also hold a first aid certificate specific to children.
Kate treats both myself and my 10 year old son. She is extremely intuitive and warm, able to get underneath what’s going on in our bodies on so many levels. I feel that Kate’s treatments have been crucial for us both, especially through some more challenging times – nudging us both back to health and balance.
I have been seeing Kate for years. From the moment you arrive to a beautiful studio, you feel calm and safe. The treatments are amazing and Kate just seems to know exactly what to do.
I saw Kate within the first week after birth and she soon was known in our family affectionately as “ you baby whisperer”. My son was noticeably more settled and I would recommend her 100% to any new parents.
After suffering terrible pain in my lower back following a fall and struggling to contain the pain with all the drugs prescribed to me, after a few sessions with Kate I was amazed how effective Osteopathy was. It allowed me to move more freely without the dependence of morphine. For anyone suffering with similar symptoms I highly recommend this treatment.
Kate is really kind and really funny!
I have seen many osteopaths in my life but was really lucky to meet Kate when I moved to Brighton. She is my go to therapist for myself and my family. She has a very sensitive approach and is fantastic with our two small children. Highly recommended….