BA (Hons) PGCE CST
Chorlton, South Manchester
A gentle & profound practice, supporting the body’s innate ability to balance & restore itself.
Welcome to Sue Harding
I work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing a range of conditions such as anxiety, exhaustion, sleeplessness, and feelings of holding on to events or traumas from the past. The pace of life today means that we sometimes get caught in a loop of stress and busyness; this can lead to physical and emotional symptoms as well as a sense of disconnection from who we are.
Cranio-sacral therapy can assist the body’s natural capacity for self-repair and help bring us back to a healthy state of stillness.
Some of my clients like to have a treatment once a month to maintain a sense of balance and deep relaxation.
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We’ll talk about your symptoms & past health history, major life events & any medication you may be taking. This allows you to communicate your primary concerns & helps me understand the full picture.
When you feel settled, I will then make light-touch contact with my hands to tune in and listen to your system. Common places of contact include feet, knees, shoulders and head, or under the spine and pelvis.
I will identify areas of blockage or restriction & invite your system to release these at a pace which is comfortable & allows you to remain in control. Some clients experience gentle pulsing, heat or tingling during treatments.
Connect and Release
When we seek help of any kind, we sometimes connect with the past as well as the present. Cranio-sacral therapy can work with the patient’s timeline in allowing and supporting the release of old feelings or energies which no longer serve us.
I am a graduate of the College of Cranio-sacral Therapy in London. In 2005 I gained my Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology, going on to qualify as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist in 2008.
Benefitting from cranio-sacral treatments following two major surgeries, I was determined to become a practitioner and completed my training whilst teaching full time.
Having previously qualified as a Reiki practitioner in 2001, I have built an understanding of the way our systems can hold on to patterns which may compromise our natural vitality, and our ability to live fully and happily in the present.
As part of my CST qualification I completed a dissertation on Adoption, Separation Trauma and Cranio-Sacral Therapy, for which I researched published neuroscience on the subject, as well as drawing on my own and others’ experiences, including treating patients for whom this had been part of their life experience.
As an adoptee myself, I found this gentle therapy was able to address many of the issues around separation and adoption, working as it can with non-verbal experiences and traumas.
I subsequently wrote four articles on adoption and separation which were published in The Fulcrum.
My practice is supervised. This means I consult with an experienced craniosacral therapist & qualified Supervisor about the treatments I give.
They will never be present in the treatment room, and is confidential, so no patient’s personal details are shared.
It allows the therapist to reflect on their work and receive valuable insights on approaches to treatment. This is a common part of any cranio-sacral therapist’s practice.
What People Are Saying
“She is incredibly good at putting you at your ease and gathering the information she needs in a very gentle and empathetic way. The treatment itself is very relaxing, and Sue explains everything and ensures that you are comfortable with what she is doing.”SB
“”I had a much-needed session with Sue at a time of stress and personal difficulty. She immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease. I found the session relaxing and left feeling held, seen, grounded and robust to face the world.”EK
“Going to Sue for treatment is my way of reconnecting with myself and my body. During the treatment Sue has a gentle and sensitive way of picking up on some of the stresses and strains I may be carrying and working on what is needing the attention.”Working mum
I first experienced CST through a cranial osteopath who gave me a treatment very different to regular osteopathy (something which hadn’t worked well for me in the past). It was the contact with the cranium and sacrum which really had an impact, leaving me feeling more...read more
As with any thoughts on adoption, it’s important to distinguish between the context of adoption in the 50s & 60s with that of today. In the former case, it was done without any further reference to or contact with the birth mother or father and very much an attempt at...read more
Adoption, Ancestry & The Shadow Self. I should preface this article by saying that I was adopted in the early sixties at a time when very young babies were given to new families because the mother was unmarried and unsupported. Today older children are adopted or...read more
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