I  trained as a Registered General Nurse, qualifying in 1986, and worked within the NHS for a number of years specialising in renal nursing.

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.

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

My practice has shaped itself in response to a deep interest in how we are shaped by our life experience from conception onwards and also by ancestral imprinting. 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 fields.


Core Process Psychotherapist

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist.

Craniosacral Therapy Association (CSTA)

Registered General Nurse (retired 2018)



Bethan Elsdale

Bethan Elsdale

2b Clarence Street



Tel: 0131 555 1836 Mob: 07954 610799