I Qualified in Osteopathy in Bournemouth, England In the late 1970s, in Cranial Osteopathy in 1989 (London), started training in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) with The Upledger Institute in the USA also in 1989, taking half of the core curriculum with Dr Upledger, and am an internationally certified Upledger instructor and examiner.

In 1993 I started the Upledger Institute UK, which my wife Carol and I ran for 16 years.(It is now in the capable hands of a younger, more tech-savvy team!). In 1998 I founded the (UK) Cranio Sacral Society, which regulates and supports UK Upledger practitioners.

Snowdrop Cottage
Fowlis Wester
Crieff, Scotland PH2 8AH

tel. +44 (0) 7547 134160 (day)
tel. +44 (0)1764 683679 (evening)


Hours of operation / Fees

Adult sessions are usually one hour, newborns, infants and young children 30 minutes.

Now semi-retired after 60 years of working life, my usual office day is Tuesday, when I'm not away teaching courses.

Available for patients:

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more. More information

Driving directions

Nearest airports Edinburgh (EDI - 75 minutes), Glasgow (GLA - 90 minutes)

Railway station Gleneagles (20 minutes).

By road

From west (Glasgow, Stirling, Crieff) on A85 5 miles after Crieff, left at New Fowlis. Half mile up to village, right in front of church, second entrance turn right, then right again.

From east (Dundee, Edinburgh, Perth) on A85 13 miles after Perth, right at New Fowlis. Half mile up to village, right in front of church, second entrance turn right, then right again.

My skills

Dr Upledger helped me develop my Cranial Osteopathy towards a whole person framework. Thirty years since learning the basics of CST my approach and techniques continue to evolve; I now perceive brain function as occurring throughout our bodies and, if we include consciousness, maybe beyond. If we allow it, intelligence seems to be able to be anywhere.

My approach is led by each individual's unique therapeutic process, and I regard sessions as shared explorations. Though rooted in the craniosacral system, my tool box includes other ideas and techniques that I have found helpful, all intended to help reduce or eliminate acquired stresses that reduce our capacity to self-heal or otherwise to function well.

Professional Associations / Memberships

Member the (UK) Cranio Sacral Society, and the British Society for the Study of Cranio Mandibular disorders.