David originally graduated from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in engineering and went on to work as a Chartered Engineer. It was during that time that he developed an interest in the complementary therapy field. He has been a therapist working within this area since 1993. His work is informed by his deep interest in the pre/perinatal field and its effect on all stages of life.
In the complex world that we live in, there is so much information that comes from the outside. David strongly believes in supporting each person’s ability – from early life onwards – to connect and express their own knowing – their inner intelligence.
It was out of his desire to support healing, developing relationship and intimacy that he founded First Expression, which incorporates Prenatal & Birth, Craniosacral and Polarity Therapies.
Prenatal and Birth is available in these formats:
- Infant Centred Family work
- One-to-one sessions
- Couple’s sessions prior to conception and during pregnancy
David has developed and run experiential courses in Awareness and Managing Stress for parents and professionals in the Early Years environment. He runs trainings and courses in the UK and internationally for those wishing to deepen the knowledge and skills in the pre/perinatal field.
He has studied and attended seminars with leading teachers in the field such as Dr Ray Castellino DC RCST®, Dr Jim Feil DC RPP, Franklyn Sills MA, RPP, RCST, Kathryn Ukleja DO, Dr William Emerson PhD, Dr Allan Schore PhD, Dr Dan Siegel MD, and Professor Stephen Porges PhD. He is currently training as a Somatic Experience practitioner in trauma resolution.
David is a supervisor in both the pre/perinatal field and for the Craniosacral therapy association.
Therapies OfferedCranio-sacral therapy
Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CST) consists of a gentle manipulation to correct subtle disturbances in the body through the flow of craniosacral fluid which runs up and down the body
Polarity therapy is a comprehensive collection of bodywork techniques tailored to each client’s needs.
Prenatal & Birth Therapy
Traumas can occur at any time in our lives. This therapy gently supports us to differentiate these historical events from the reality of today and to integrate the past traumas in a way that supports healing and relationship.