Derek has been in practice for over 30 years as an Alexander Technique practitioner.
He graduated from the 3 year full time training from the School of Alexander Studies in London and is a member of STAT – the Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique. Members of STAT are required to adhere to a code of professional conduct, to hold professional indemnity insurance and to have undergone a DBS / CRB check.
A severe whiplash injury in a car accident which did not respond to medication/physio or manipulative therapies over an 18 month period, caused Derek to try the Alexander Technique on the recommendation of a friend – with quick and favourable results – and this in turn led to a satisfying change of career.
Derek now runs practices in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Leigh-on-Sea and is also a British Association of Performing Arts (BAPAM) registered Alexander Technique Teacher. He has given talks to groups and workshops throughout Essex, including staff at Runwell Hospital and the Society of Chartered Physiotherapists at Southend University Hospital.
Derek is also a qualified Acupuncturist, holding a BSc Hons degree in Traditional Acupuncture and has also studied at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, Harbin, China. He is a practising member of the British Acupuncture Council ( BAcC) and the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) and clinics at the same three locations in Essex.
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