About

Over the years of being a practitioner I felt that I would like to approach dis-ease by exploring not only the physical, but also the mental and emotional needs of each individual client.

I have been practising as a physiotherapist since 1989, having trained originally in Germany. Over the years I increasingly became interested in the more subtle approaches of energy medicine. I explored Acupuncture and Shiatsu, learning about meridians and the flow of energy. I visited India and learned about Ayurveda. My experiences there, spending time in ashrams, reminded me that there is more to life and health than just our physical experience.

After returning to the UK I enrolled on a 3 year full time degree course in Health Sciences and Homeopathy at the University of Westminster, London, because it tried to merge complementary therapies with conventional medicine. I graduated in 2003 as a classical Homeopath from a course which has been accredited by the Society of Homeopaths and was very much rooted in practice, running a busy clinic alongside.

Because I always had a particular interest working with children and babies I decided to add another string to my bow and trained to be a CranioSacral Therapist. I felt that both Homeopathy and CranioSacral Therapy would complement each other beautifully. After training at the College of Cranial Sacral Therapy in West London, I joined the tutor team for four years and also ran teaching clinics at the affiliated Primrose Hill Clinic.

Both Homeopathy and CranioSacral Therapy have been terrific resources for all the members of my family. They accompanied us through pregnancy, a difficult birth and the recovery from it.  On a more day to day level they help us to get through the sometimes challenging cold and damp climate of the New Forest.

All those years of studying and personal development transformed my life and the way I look at illness. Essentially, perhaps, I have learned to listen, not only with my ears but also my hands and most of all from within. I have found my ability to be totally present with someone incredibly powerful and have seen changes happen very quickly.

Today I run New Forest Holistic Health clinic in Brockenhurst, from my home. Until 2016 I worked part time for NHS Solent as a Physiotherapist in Southampton.  I am registered with the Health Professionals Council as well as the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Like this website my life remains a work in progress, as I build a new life and new practice in the New Forest, after having moved from London and becoming a mother.

I look forward to meeting you. I promise you sincerity, a safe and confidential listening space and a holistic perspective on what ails you. My aim is to be instrumental in your own individual healing process.

Kind regards

Dasha

 

In the past I worked in Germany and in St. Petersburg in Russia (at the American Medical Clinic and Hospital). In London I ran a mother and baby clinic  for Islington Sure Start and taught at the London College of Craniosacral Therapy (CCST). I was therapy coordinator at a children’s centre called ‘Palace For All’, where I also practiced Homeopathy, CST and Physiotherapy.