Shiatsu College Brighton

If you are interested in joining for either the Holistic Acupressure course or the Shiatsu Diploma we are now taking enrolments for 2019 – 20. The best way to get to know what these studies are like and to get your questions answered is to come along to one of our Saturday morning Grassroots sessions.  Upcoming dates are:

  • 9 March
  • 30 March
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 29 June
  • 13 July

To express an interest and to obtain either the Grassroots or the Holistic Acupressure Certificate registration form please send us an email.

We’re based at the Sussex MS Centre, a beacon of integrated healthcare in the region. Our students come from all along the south coast and over the years, together we have built a supportive, effective network of clinics and events that offer students abundant practical experience that is so beneficial for becoming a professional practitioner.


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


01273 782872


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Fees for 2019/20:

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)


Dates for 2019/20:

Term 1

Oct 5/6
Nov 2/3
Dec 7/8

Term 2

Jan 11/12 2020
Feb 1/2
Feb 29 / March 1
March 21/22

April 3 – 6 is our National Residential.

Term 3

April 25/26
May 23/24
June 20/21
July 18/19
July 13-14

* 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:

Grassroots: Creativity and Life-Path @ Brighton
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:15 pm
Grassroots: Creativity and Life-Path @ Brighton

Contacting the Liver Energy to explore how we can honour our creativity and follow our life-path.

These morning sessions are for people who are either:

  • interested in these studies but have limited time to dedicate to them
  • want to support and improve their own health and wellbeing
  • want fun, regular input into their own self-development

For more information and to register for the morning please contact Debbie on 01273 782872 or email on the link above.

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 – Branch Principal

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.

Catherine Burnett BEd FwSS

Catherine graduated as a teacher of Physical Education with Dance in 1993 and her teaching background led her to a career in management training and development. She was responsible for the design and delivery of development workshops and one to one coaching, including stress management and the art of facilitation. A registered teacher with the Shiatsu Society, she enjoys sharing in the wonder of our connection with Qi and the natural world. Since 2007 she has been training with Sifu Wing Cheung, who inspired her to spread the benefits of Qigong to the wider community. She has worked in partnership with the N.H.S., E.S.C.C., Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council on various community well being projects. The combination of the ancient wisdom of Taoism and new perspectives in Energy Medicine continues to influence her teaching. Catherine is passionate about the integration of Shiatsu and Qigong into mainstream healthcare

Annie Cryar BSc Cert.Ed(1974) FwSS

Annie is Principal of the Shiatsu College, Hastings. She started her career as a teacher in primary schools in the early 1970s and her interest in the art of teaching continues to the present day. Annie has a wide range of teaching experience and has mentored teacher-trainees in both mainstream education and for the UK Shiatsu Society. Annie is a member of the Shiatsu Society’s teacher trainer panel and has worked with The Shiatsu College teacher training programme, she has also assisted on the National College of School Leadership, a professional programme for head teachers. She gained a qualification in Internal Verification in 2010. Annie was inspired to practise Qigong through the teaching of Nicola Ley and Paul Lundberg and has more recently studied with Sifu Wing Cheung. She has taught Qigong, Yoga and Shiatsu for the past nineteen years. She is committed to helping students find the best in themselves to teach the form, the essence and the spirit of Qigong.