Freedom Within is a specialised Chronic Pain Clinic offering a somatic based, trauma informed, approach for chronic pain and stress related symptoms

This approach is founded on the principle that recovery from chronic pain does not depend on finding an external ‘cure’ or on being ‘fixed’ by a third party; each one of us has the innate ability to find freedom from pain and the journey starts within ourselves. 

“We are complicated beings with a body and a mind that are inextricably connected”.

Find relief from Unexplained Chronic Pain using a somatic approach, connecting the body and the mind, to facilitate nervous system regulation.

Are you suffering with chronic pain, anxiety or other stress related symptoms? Have you tried various treatments but still the pain persists? Does the cause of your pain remain a mystery?

If physical causes have been ruled out and physical therapies haven’t worked, I can help you.

What is pain?

Pain is a signal from the central nervous system indicating that something is wrong.

Pain can actually be helpful; it alerts the brain to take action to protect the body from serious or further injury.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is persistent and may last for years. The pain may have originally been triggered by tissue damage but has continued beyond the time required for the tissue damage to heal. There may have been no obvious trigger and yet the pain persists. When pain becomes chronic, the root cause of the pain is no longer a soft tissue issue, it is a nervous system issue.

Acute Pain

Acute pain is short term pain that develops suddenly. It is caused by tissue damage, inflammation, or other disease processes and it tends to be intense before slowly calming. Acute pain can last from a few seconds up to six months.

Why use an Integrated Somatic Approach?

Importantly, if you only treat symptoms and ignore the underlying causes, it’s like if you just trim the branches of a tree, they will grow back. The symptoms may change but the underlying cause remains the same. For this reason, I invite you to sensitively explore the less obvious causes of chronic pain; stress, trauma and repressed emotion.

The key to success

Key to success is recognising that your symptom is a message from your nervous system telling you there is something that needs attending to. This important change in perspective creates a partnership between us; it moves you from being a passive recipient of a therapeutic intervention, to an empowered, self aware, active participant in your own well being.

To help you explore the underlying causes of your chronic pain I offer a Coaching Programme, Somatic Therapy; Embodied Processing and Somatic based Bodywork.

Pain is personal, and so too should be your treatment. Contact me to book a complimentary Enquiry Call for us to talk about how we could work together. I am here to help you find the best approach to support your recovery.

Please contact me if you have any questions or you would like to book an appointment >

Chronic Pain Coaching Programme

Understand the basic neuroscience involved in chronic pain

Develop your capacity to explore your emotions and regulate your nervous system

Explore your stressors and restore balance, body, mind, heart and soul

Deepen your somatic and emotional awareness

Grow in capacity to contain uncomfortable sensations and bring about natural completion and integration

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Treatment Approaches

All Treatment Approaches are available as stand alone approaches or a combined approach can be tailored to your needs. For the most comprehensive approach you can opt for the Chronic Pain Coaching Programme with Bodywork.

Myofascial Release

Works with the connective tissue in the body called fascia: Slow gentle pressure into the fascial system supplies the central nervous system with new information (awareness), facilitating change at the deepest level.
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Scar Tissue Therapy

Gentle techniques to re integrate scar tissue into the three dimensional fascial web. Using Sharon Wheeler’s ScarWork techniques and Myofascial Release I offer a holistic and individualised treatment approach.
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Embodied Processing

For unprocessed Trauma and Nervous System Dysregulation: Embodied Processing is a Somatic Therapy using the felt sense and dialogue to safely meet and digest unprocessed life experience. We create a safe space to focus on your direct bodily experience and the sensations and emotions that arise.
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Therapeutic Massage

Particularly beneficial for stress or tension related pain: Lifestyle factors such as poor posture and sitting at a desk can result in upper back, neck and shoulder pain. In fact, stress of any kind will cause the body to tighten up and this can eventually manifest in the body as pain, illness or dis-ease.
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Practice location in Dorset and online


The Chronic Pain Coaching Programme and Embodied Processing are available for you in the comfort of your own home via video call.

Booking and Questions

Please contact me if you would like to book an appointment or have any questions.

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