Shiatsu College Brighton

Welcome to the Brighton Branch of The Shiatsu College.

The next Holistic Acupressure Certificate and Professional Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma courses start in September 2021 and the planing for these dates are underway.

The Brighton College branch is based at the Sussex MS Centre, a beacon of integrated healthcare in the South East area. Our students come from all over the region and over the years, together we have built a supportive, effective network of clinics and events that encourage students to connect out with the wider community. Experience that is so beneficial for becoming a professional practitioner.


Shiatsu one day and weekend workshops, also evening classes; suitable for beginners and more confident practitioners are due in the new year. A good way of having taster sessions, learn new skills to share with family and friends, or deepen your existing practice. So watch this space for up coming dates and venues. Put your name on our e-mailing list, so you don’t miss out on any upcoming events.


  • Our successful, once a month, Shiatsu 1 hour ‘self-care’ on-line classes are back. Booked in for the first Sunday morning of every month at 10am. Teachers from this branch, will be leading creative classes to help nourish yourself, and encourage more understanding about the amazing healing art of Shiatsu.

Contact us, for your FREE/donation-only class, and to get the Zoom link. Our first one starts in the New Year – Sunday 3rd January 2021.

  • On-going Qigong classes with Debbie Collins and Claire Gilliver are regularly running, Mondays and Thursdays. These are on-line Zoom meetings, open to all abilities, levels of health and suitable for joining in seated.

Qigong is a meditative exercise art. It’s healing power is from ancient traditions; using meditation, visualisation, standing postures and simple moving flows; and a mixture of all these. Known for it’s help with strengthening and relaxing the physical body, including the immune system, calming your mind and feeding your emotions and spirit. Building your ‘Ki’ – life Energy.  No experience needed.

Contact us, for your FREE/donation-only class, and to get the Zoom links.


The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Southwick Recreation Ground, Croft Avenue, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4AB


07951 170637


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Fees for 2020/21:  (Fees for 2021/2022 will be updated soon)

Year 1

(Acupressure Certificate)

(includes online Anatomy course & LASER registration)

Year 2

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course)

Year 3

(Shiatsu Diploma)

(includes online Physiology & Pathology course, National Residential & LASER registration)

Please make contact and we will send you a registration form.  Secure your place by returning the completed registration form and paying the non-refundable deposit of £250. (if the course is undersubscribed we reserve the right to cancel or postpone, in which case your deposit will be returned to you swiftly.) 

The balance of the fees can be paid in 10 monthly instalments from October to July. 

Although we offer easy payments terms, starting the course does make you liable to pay the full balance of the fees, whether you complete the course or not.

Dates for 2020/21 (Dates for 2021/2022 will follow soon)

Term 1

Sept 26/27
Oct 17/18

Nov 14/15

Dec 12/13

Term 2

Jan 9/10

Feb 6/7

March 6/7

March 19 – 22 is our National Residential.

Term 3

April 17/18

May 15/16

June 12/13

July 10/11

* The College runs a very popular annual Residential course as part of the Diploma training. This is now open to all levels, including post-graduate students. Diploma students are required to attend the Residential as part of their Year 3

Additional Workshops & Classes:

Please click here to visit the Workshops & Classes page for a list of all of the events from every branch of the Shiatsu College

Brighton Teaching Team:

Debbie Collins FwSS

Debbie has over 20 years experience of teaching Shiatsu and working as a Shiatsu practitioner.  Inspired by the power of integrated medicine her aim is making the benefits, practice and principles of Shiatsu accessible and understandable to all.  As well as teaching and practising in  Brighton, UK she has over the past 5 years built a practice in The Hague, Netherlands and is teaching at CSMBK.  Debbie is a Shiatsu Society  Assessor, Qigong teacher and also a qualified Massage Therapist. She has extensive experience in treating psychological and substance misuse issues through Pathways to Health and chronic conditions through working at Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre. 

Claire Gilliver FwSS

Claire is a member of the Shiatsu Society UK and has a thriving Shiatsu practice in Brighton and Lewes; specialising in psychological and emotional health. Also regularly working at Southdown’s Housing Trust, Mental Health Recovery Centre, for over 10 years ; taking Shiatsu out into the community. Her teaching style and humour, brings the theory side of the course to life and opens up students’ potential.  As well as Shiatsu she teaches Qigong.

  Angie Hell FwSS

Angie has been working with Shiatsu in both Brighton and Shoreham and has been teaching with the Shiatsu College since 2017.  Her attention to detail and grasp of Shiatsu theory make her the go-to person for tricky questions!