The Shiatsu College


The Brighton College branch is based at the Sussex MS Centre, a beacon of integrated healthcare in the South East area.  Surrounded by parkland and just 10 minutes along the coast from the bustling centre of Brighton & Hove. Here we provide a spacious teaching environment, with free parking, generous amenities, Southwick’s village shops close by and room to wander amongst the trees at lunch time.

We are currently running our Professional Shiatsu Practitioner, Level 4 Diploma course and its first year, The Certificate for Holistic Acupressure course. Grassroots Workshops run on Saturday mornings with the College weekend Dates, also Consolidation Saturday Classes for previous students wanting support or CPD input. All enquiries are welcome for all the different classes available; learning about and experiencing the amazing healing art of Shiatsu.
07951 170637
The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Southwick Recreation Ground, Croft Avenue, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4AB
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Where we're located.

Term Dates & Fees

Fees 2023/24
Fees 2022/23
Various payment options are available such as monthly instalments, please enquire for details.
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.
All fees include registration with LASER learning for course accreditation.
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. (if the course is undersubscribed we reserve the right to cancel or postpone, in which case your deposit will be returned to you swiftly.)
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Term Dates 2021/22
Term Dates 2022/23
Claire Gilliver
BA(hons) FwSS

Claire heads the Brighton Branch. She is a member of the Shiatsu Society UK, and qualified as a Professional Shiatsu Practitioner in 2007. She has a thriving Shiatsu practice in Brighton; specialising in psychological and emotional health. Also practising at Southdown’s Housing Trust, Mental Health Recovery Centre, (previously the NHS) for over 14 years; dedicated to taking Shiatsu out into the community. Her passion for teaching arrives from her ability to make life in the classroom accessible and enjoyable for all. Her teaching style and humour, with background in Fine Art and Design, brings the theory side of the course to life and opens up students’ potential. Claire also teaches Qigong, and brings this meditative ancient art form as a teaching tool in the Shiatsu classroom and workshops.

Debbie Collins

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 also a Qigong teacher and 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.

Angie Hell

Angie 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! She used to practise Shiatsu with patients, carers and staff at the Martlets Hospice and has a busy practice in Shoreham. She is particularly interested in the impact stress, anxiety and trauma have on the body-mind and the support and relief Shiatsu can offer.