Anne Cheshire, BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), SEP, MNIMH

Anne Cheshire is a consulting medical herbalist in Edinburgh, specialising in chronic conditions such as IBS, chronic fatigue, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and menopausal symptoms, and also treating acute conditions such as coughs and colds, cystitis, chest infections, varicose veins, chilblains and more.

She came to herbal medicine relatively late in her career, having spent many years as a trauma therapist working one-to-one with individuals in private practice.  She holds a first class degree in Herbal Medicine from Lincoln University and is a member of, amongst other professional associations, the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), on whose council she serves.

Anne is also director of the Trauma Recovery Clinic, specialising in the treatment of trauma, post traumatic stress syndrome and complex PTSD, developmental and attachment trauma, and other complex stress-related syndromes and immune system dysfunctions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome; her rigorous training in herbal medicine complements her approach to treating mind-body responses to emotional stress and physical trauma.

Anne has also been an interpretor, and a languages teacher in comprehensive schools.  She has authored two books in the educational sector.

Anne Cheshire is a member of CThA (Complementary Therapists’ Association), the SEAUK (Somatic Experiencing Association UK), and NIMH (National Institute of Medical Herbalists).

Specialised Training in Bodywork and Nervous System Regulation

Peter Levine, US and London – Trauma Healing and Somatic Experiencing®

Jean-Pierre Barral, Europe, US and London – Visceral Osteopathy for the Abdomen and the Thorax; Osteopathic Approach to Trauma

Prof. Eyal Lederman, London – Harmonic Technique, Neuro-muscular Re-abilitation

Upledger Institute, UK – Craniosacral Therapy and Somato-Emotional Release

John Barnes, US – Myofascial Release

Psychotherapeutic Understanding

Anne’s initial qualification in trauma therapy, PTSD and complex PTSD is in Somatic Experiencing® with Peter Levine, US and London.  She has also trained in treating attachment trauma and developmental trauma with such trainers as Dr. Raja Selvam and Dr. Larry Heller.  She is qualified in Brainspotting®, eye movement work used in the field of trauma, and in approaches to PTSD developed in neuro-linguistic programming.

Anne has trained in Human Givens in a model of brief therapy from psychiatry, psychotherapy and counseling, and in Somato Emotional Release with Upledger UK.


Further research has taken Anne into the field of psycho-neuro-immunology, and her training and qualifications here are with Performance Enhancement (INLPTA) in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and Hypnosis and Accelerated Learning. In conjunction with her work in applied psycho-neuro-immunology she has developed myofascial release and trauma recovery programmes for full mind-body integration.

General Bodywork Training

Anne’s general bodywork training has been with the following institutes and trainers:

Wilbury School UK – Swedish Massage diploma, Sports Massage diploma

Touch Pro UK – Amma Therapy onsite massage using Eastern techniques and acupressure points

Jing Advanced Massage Institute – Holistic Medical Massage (including neuromuscular techniques, positional release, soft tissue release, Oriental massage, craniosacral techniques, muscle energy techniques, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, stretching techniques and myofascial release), pregnancy massage and onsite massage – for whom she was also a tutor

Lotte Berk Studios UK – Pilates based movement and exercise method

Body Control Pilates – Pilates training

Pilates Training Solutions – OCR Pilates Matwork qualificatons