About Therapeutic Touch

Therapeutic Touch in the UK is currently taught by Karen Eastham and Annie Hallett who both come from an extensive healthcare and complementary background of therapeutic practice.

They both aim to teach the art of Healing, through Therapeutic Touch (TT) and to provide a professional and ethical frame work for the practice of Therapeutic Touch.

Our educational standards are in line with the criteria for registration with the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council (CNHC) which is the government-driven self-regulatory body for Complementary Therapies. The standards also reflect the National Occupational Standards for Healing. Our code of conduct mirrors that of the CNHC.

We are also affiliated to Therapeutic Touch International, the original TT organisation in the United States where it was founded.

Karen Eastham

MSc, RGN, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Karen has a background of over 35 years of experience working as a Lead Clinical Nurse specializing in Critical Care, Palliative care, Orthopaedic Trauma, Stress Management, Mental Health and Complementary Therapy.

Karen has studied and practiced Complementary Therapies within her specialist fields of work since the 1990's.

After studying Therapeutic Touch with Jeannie Sayre- Adams and Steve Wright of the Sacred Space Foundation in 1998 she started developing Therapeutic Touch with both people and animals.
She is recognized by BATT as a teacher of TT for people and animals and really enjoys the experience and positive changes that can occur for the people who come to learn.

Since working independently over the past seven years Karen has worked in both the Private and Public Health care sectors gaining a National Social Healthcare Award in Innovation in Practice.

She now incorporates all the conventional and complementary knowledge and skills that facilitates a holistic approach to caring and supporting people and animals allowing her clients to achieve better physical and psychological health and well-being.