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EveryBody Tells a Story

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“I don’t offer a quick fix or an instant cure, but a chance for you to gain a greater understanding from a different perspective. An opportunity to see where you come from, and where you might go from here.”

Psychotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy & Alexander Technique

Daska Hatton, UKCP. STAT. RCST.

Psychotherapist, Bodyworker, Author

We come to know ourselves through our sensory perceptions of life, how the world affects us and how we move within it. Our bodies are a map of our histories, the narrative of our lives; they record the ways in which we were brought up, they chronicle our accidents and illnesses, our emotional experiences and our beliefs. They reflect the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories others tell about us. Every thought that we have, every emotion that we experience, takes place within the body. The mind and the body form an inseparable unit with one side inevitably reflecting the issues of the other.

I see daily how the shapes that we inhabit are not only formed by, but actively go towards forming, our lived experience. Sometimes it can be easier to approach fixed patterns of energy through observing how they manifest in the body.

It is my intention to listen to the stories of our lives and to ask the ‘healing question’, ‘What Ails Thee?’

Apart from being an Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, I am also an Alexander Technique Teacher and a Craniosacral Therapist. This multi-disciplinary approach can help to reflect familiar psychological patterns through unfamiliar perspectives. My work draws upon traditional psychotherapy as well as therapeutic bodywork, imagery, symbolism, and creative imagination.

I offer traditional individual appointments or, by agreement, longer sessions combing therapies where we can explore more deeply how your stories live within both your mind and your body.

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What people say about my work

“Daska has deeply sensitive, respectful, gentle and intelligent hands. I trust her to hold my body with enormous care, love and listening. When I was at my most emptied out, time with her really supported me to turn a corner.
Craniosacral felt like her hands were speaking directly and incredibly lovingly straight to my body, and meanwhile my mind could soften and rest. It felt deeply nourishing.”

“Daska’s work brings a wonderful, calming still and sense of safety. You go to a place where you feel completely relaxed and held. She is clearly an expert at what she does, a skilled therapist and she is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. She has an innate ability to tune into your needs, I was blown away by the experience.”

“I would describe Daska’s practice as potentiating the body’s ability to heal itself. I felt immeasurably better afterwards.”

“Daska Hatton approaches her practice in Craniosacral Therapy and Alexander Technique with a commitment and personal sincerity that is not only rare but also highly skilled. She is kind, modest, and professional. I have known her for more than ten years, and in that time have watched her work develop with an attention to detail, together with a naturally intuitive touch, that brings deep and lasting results. It gives me real pleasure to be able to endorse her.”

“I’m really looking forward to our next session.”

“I don’t know why I chose you, but I struck gold!”

“I felt that in the treatment Daska created a deep silence that allowed for these subtler imbalances to be heard.”

“Almost magically effective”

About Me

I have a particular interest in the ways in which stressful conditions manifest in the body and use stillness and deep, spacious listening to transform the way my clients live their lives. I initially trained as an Alexander Technique Teacher qualifying in 1998.  I am a registered Craniosacral Therapist and member of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique.

I served as a Council member and subsequently a Trustee of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK.

I was a Visiting Teacher at the Alexander Technique School, Queens Park, for 10 years. Additionally, I am a UKCP registered Transpersonal Psychotherapist.

I’ve been using these disciplines to help clients with stress, tension and physical pain for over 20 years. My approach combines the Alexander Technique and Craniosacral Therapy with stillness and deep, spacious listening to bring balance to body and mind, leading to healing and long-term change.

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The Garden Studio

The Garden Studio offers a peaceful retreat close to Portobello Road in West London.. As its name suggests, the studio overlooks a garden, creating a calm and welcoming atmosphere. 

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