Sonia Lee

Job Title: 
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

Sonia's primary training is in Craniosacral Biodynamics, a two-year training with the internationally recognised pioneer in this work Franklyn Sills, at the Karuna Institute on Dartmoor, qualifying in 2007. Sonia has a depth of experience and skill in supporting adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress or the effects of trauma and also those suffering from chronic fatigue or pain conditions. She has further training at Foundation level in psychotherapy, in mindfulness practices, in pre- and peri-natal and birth process, trauma and resolution, as well as in yoga and meditation.

Sonia lives on Dartmoor and spends part of her working week with a charity providing support to the social care sector across the UK. She has a regular yoga and meditation practice and receives supervision for her therapy work.

Sonia’s Training:

PhD Behavioural Sciences, Bristol University 1997
Traditional Thai Massage, London School of Thai Yoga Massage 2003
Core Process Psychotherapy Foundation 1 year training, Karuna Institute 2005
Craniosacral Biodynamics Diploma 2 year training, Karuna Insitute 2007
Kum Nye yoga meditation practitioner 2 year training, Karuna Institute 2008
Healing prenatal and birth trauma, William Emerson, Claire Dolby, Satya Shepherd 2008-2016
Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing, Sharpham Trust 2017
Relational Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Karuna Institute, Maura Sills 2018

Registered with the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK

Sonia Lee PhD, RCST, BCST


Phone: 07810 560 317 / 01364 642 050

24 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations, otherwise the full session fee will be charged.

About Craniosacral Therapy:

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle way of working with the body using light touch to tune into subtle feelings of expansion and contraction in the core of your nervous system. Craniosacral Therapists tune into this pulsation using key contacts at the base of your spine and the base of the skull, hence the name ‘craniosacral’. This contact with the central nervous system helps to switch off the fight or flight stress response, helping clients to let go of deeply held tension, shock and trauma and chronic aches and pains. Over time a calmer, more peaceful and inter-connected way of being emerges in the treatment room and beyond into your life.

Craniosacral Therapy is a gentle approach to healing that supports the body’s own abilities to heal. The therapy developed from the work of an osteopath, Dr William Sutherland, in the United States in the early 1900s. Dr Sutherland revealed rhythmic motions of, to begin with, the bones in the head and of the cerebrospinal fluid which bathes the central nervous system.

Craniosacral Therapy can be useful for a wide range of physical and emotional health concerns, systemic and chronic conditions including pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression, as well as following accidents and injuries, with headaches, migraines, tinnitus, frozen shoulder or sciatica, for example. People also engage with the therapy when they are looking to develop embodied awareness and mindfulness practices and when they are simply looking for relaxation.

Sessions last for up to an hour and begin with taking a full case history. For the session, clients lie fully clothed on a couch or are seated if needed and usually feel a deep relaxation and sometimes feel gentle tingling, heat or release. A minimum of 6 sessions is recommended, clients respond in their own time to treatment.