Deanna Shea

Say what you pay: £35-£45

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I originally trained as an Artist, graduating with a degree in fine arts (drawing, printmaking, photography), at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. After college I moved to London and while still involved in the Arts, I became increasingly curious about Complementary Therapies and began reading about and receiving  many types of bodywork. I did various short courses and this eventually led me to one year Shiatsu course at the College of Shiatsu –Do .

I then trained as a professional Reflexologist at the Center for Integrated Medicine in Bethnal Green qualifying in 2005 and continued to deepen my knowledge of the practice by taking VRT(Vertical Reflex Therapy) courses with Lynne Booth and Reflexology and pregnancy and Advanced Techniques with Julia Williams. I spent many years working at the Bromley-By -Bow Center first in a low cost clinic at their Doctors surgery and then working with “Young At Art” a project for older people combining Art and Refexology .

In 2013 I trained as a Cranio-Sacral Therapist at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in North London. I have found it to be a  wonderfully gentle but deeply profound therapy that assists the body to find its way back to its inherent vitality. During a session a case history is taken. The client remains fully clothed on the treatment table and the therapist makes light hands on contact with the spine, head or other areas of the body. Clients often report sensations of tingling, warmth, pulsing, and a feeling of softening in specific areas. A sense of deep peaceful relaxation is also a frequent comment.

I have found this therapy absolutely invaluable in my own life, improving my mobility, overall health and teaching me how to slow down and really enjoy my life.

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"Acupuncture during pregnancy was amazing… each trimester is a different… during the first I needed energy and help with the sickness, during the second I had a rash, during the third I was suffering from pelvic problems and insomnia and the extra weight... the personal, friendly and detailed individual approach was so beneficial to me. I feel like it paid a huge part in my well-being over the 9 months… thank you, Amelia.”


I had been suffering from a severe and unexplained break out of hives for over two weeks, when a friend recommended Stepping Stones to me. The hives had been so bad that they covered my face and body and I had been back and forth to the doctors with no luck; none of the medication they gave me worked and it was getting worse. When I came to Stepping Stones I had never had acupuncture before and didn't know what to expect. But the space was clean and relaxing and Amelia was very kind and welcoming and put me at ease straight away. After just one session at the multi-bed clinic the hives went down 50% by the following day, and then continued to consistently fade away over the next two days. I then had one more session, and the following day they were completely gone! I feel so happy and grateful to have found Stepping Stones and would definitely recommend it to anyone. Thanks so much Amelia.


I came to Stepping Stones after a long period of sleeplessness and general fatigue. After one session I already feel significantly energised and rejuvenated - my skin is glowing and I have slept better than I have in weeks! The clinic is serene and comfortable and the perfect place to enjoy treatment. I would highly recommend incorportating acupuncture at Stepping Stones into any plan to live a happy and healthy life

CA, London

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all for the treatment (and warm welcomes and cups of tea) you've given me over the last few months.

I think that as is the case with many symptoms unease, brought about due to imbalances in the body, the signs and symptoms appear gradually and over a period of time, and likewise do not just tend disappear over night. Having said that I feel that the course of acupuncture I've received has been of great benefit, and there are subtle improvements and changes in my general wellbeing which I can say the treatment, at the very least, played some part in bringing about.

M, London

I was first attracted to the Stepping Stones project when my husband found the card in the church. The very cleverly designed card was telling me of affordable acupuncture, with the added bonus of being very near to my home. When I first phoned for an appointment I felt encouraged by the friendly voice of Amelia.

On my first visit Stacey interviewed me most sympathetically, I immediately felt safe. Although the space is rather small they create a comfortable atmosphere, the room is warm and privacy is always maintained with the use of towels and screens.

I have had many treatments, they are always helpful, and it is so nice to be able to complain about pain knowing they will be understanding and can offer relief. Once the needles are in place, privacy and comfort is ensured, the wonderful warming lamp and the quiet allows for deep relaxation.

I am happy to recommend Stepping Stones to anyone, I have already informed several friends.

Pat, De Beauvoir

I’d thought about acupuncture before, but had never been able to afford it. My experience here has been very positive – it’s inclusive and relaxed. The treatments are enjoyable and, over time, the process has made a definite difference in my life. The diet and lifestyle advice, which goes with the acupuncture itself, would also have been unavailable elsewhere, and support with my nutrition in particular has been really good in helping me make changes beyond the treatments.

D, 28 London