Ilkley Therapists

Ilkley from the moor

Alexander Technique


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Primary Therapy
Alexander Technique
About My Practice
I work with people experiencing pain and tension as a result of activities as diverse as working at a computer, walking, gardening and playing musical instruments. I also work with people wanting to improve their posture as a means of feeling more confident at work, when speaking publicly and when preparing for interviews.

The Alexander technique aims to help you do any activity with good balance and co-ordination using the least amount of tension necessary. It is something you ‘learn’ rather than something you ‘have done to you’.

Here are some of the things you could learn in Alexander Technique lessons

• To pause briefly in order to choose how you, for example, bend to pick something up or respond to a stressful situation
• To move in ways that you are designed to move and that put less strain on your muscles and joints
• To recognise times when you create tension and learn to release it
• To ‘expand’ in to the space around you to help you feel more open, relaxed and confident
• To speak clearly without rushing even when you are nervous in, for example, interviews or when giving presentations or speeches.
About Me
Before training as an Alexander Technique teacher I worked in Mental Health Services for over 30 years. Starting off in in-patient and community services I later worked in research, training and service development.

In the past I have been a keen runner but now walking and training my young English Springer Spaniel takes priority. Staying active and healthy will always be big priorities in my life though. I like a challenge and to this end I have recently taken up singing, helping with the project to restore Otley Lido and I also offer my skills to Otley Work Club.

Alexander Technique Teacher
Registered Mental Health Nurse
Master’s Degree in Gerontology
Diploma in Management Coaching and Mentoring
Therapy Centre
  • Ilkley Complementary Therapies
Profesional Memberships
Society for Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)
Phone for Enquiries
07957 981240
Phone for Appointments
07957 981240
Practice Address
Ilkley Healing Centre 8 Nelson Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HN
Additional Practice Address
The Orchard Town Street Horsforth LS18 5BL
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