About Me

For over 25 years I have been looking for ways to integrate language, mindfulness and bodywork, so that you can:


  • make sense of the subtle changes that come from working directly with body
  • develop an intelligent, collaborative and friendly relationship with your own body/mind
  • develop the skills you need to bring that relationship into your everyday life.


I have been practising, teaching and writing about shiatsu for twenty years, and I am fully insured and registered as a practitioner and teacher with the Shiatsu Society UK . I studied history and political science at Cambridge University, then worked for ten years as a filmmaker until eventually burnout led me to seek help from a highly-recommended acupuncturist. Soon after that I started training at the Shiatsu College in London, and was one of its first graduates. I joined the Shiatsu College teaching staff in 1992.

Mindfulness, Language, and Touch

I then studied the health applications of NLP, at the same time studying Seiki shiatsu with the Japanese master Akinobu Kishi. Looking for ways to integrate these two, I found Clean Language. which I now specialize in as a beautifully simple and effective way to help clients discover how to listen to themselves at this deep, embodied and authentic level. In 2012 I trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and have integrated the clinically-proven benefits of mindfulness into my work with Shiatsu and Clean Language. Since 2013 I have been the coordinator of London Mindful Practitioners, a non-profit support group for professionals who use mindfulness in their work, which now has over 400 members.


Kensal Green, London NW10 6AD



+44 (0)20 8969 3405

Metaphors, Qi and the Ethereal Soul

Metaphors, Qi and the Ethereal Soul

How Clean Questions can help your clients understand the hidden meanings in their metaphors, and why that can make a difference to the whole treatment.from the Shiatsu Society Journal, Autumn 2010please...

Beyond Words: Shiatsu and Clean Language

Beyond Words: Shiatsu and Clean Language

How these incredibly simple “Zen Questions” can give your conversations with clients the same depth, awareness and focus you have when you’re working directly with Qi.from the Shiatsu Society News, Summer 2009please...