I initially trained as a Registered General Nurse, qualifying in 1986. I worked as a staff nurse in the renal unit of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and later in Tavistock Cottage Hospital, Devon.

I became interested in Craniosacral Therapy, with its positive emphasis on building and maintaining health, and went on to train at the Karuna Institute, Devon under Franklyn Sills. I established my practice as a craniosacral therapist in Edinburgh in 1989 whilst continuing to work as a nurse.

Subsequently I trained in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute, accrediting in 1998, and in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology with Dr. Ray Castellino in 2000.

My career has shaped itself in response to interests, passions and curiosity. Trauma resolution is a strong focus in my clinical work. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to train with some of the most skilled and inspiring teachers in my chosen field.


Core Process Psychotherapist

Registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Registered Craniosacral Therapist.

Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)

Registered General Nurse

United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing and Midwifery (UKCC)


Castellino Prenatal & Birth Therapy Training 1998 - 2000

Karuna Institute, Devon:

Core Process Psychotherapy 1992-1996

Karuna Institute, Devon:

Craniosacral Therapy 1987-1988

South Lothian College of Nursing & Midwifery

RGN Diploma 1982-1986

Bethan Elsdale

Bethan Elsdale

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