Cathy Chiplen

Empowerment, empathy and gentle loving touch…

My Services

Thank you for landing here to take a look at my offerings. I hope what I’ve written will give you a good flavour of my work and my own personal approach. I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have, and you are most welcome to book a 15 minute discovery conversation to discuss how we may be able to work together to best meet your needs. Please click on the boxes below for more detail about each of the therapies and services I offer. Holistic Therapy treatments usually take place at my home address at Cheddon Road in Taunton, Somerset (I have a dedicated Treatment Cabin in my garden) but if you have limited mobility for any reason please do get in touch and we can discuss whether it may be possible for me to travel to you for your session (surcharge may apply for travel time and fuel). ‘Soul Midwifery Services’ are usually carried out in your own home or care environment.

If you have any aspects you would like to explore, or questions about your own wellbeing, or that or someone you have care for, please get in touch to book a 15 minute discovery telephone conversation with me.

If you have any questions about your child’s wellbeing I will always be happy to try and answer them for you so please do get in contact. Reflexology can assist with lots of childhood conditions and I have worked with my own three children and many other families to treat issues such as trapped wind and constipation in babies and children.

I offer a shorter treatment session for babies or very young children and include in this showing the parents how to work the reflexes themselves so they can maintain it at home. These sessions are priced at £20 for half an hour, and include showing parents how to gently work the reflexes themselves.

Find Out About Available Courses & Events

I run Reiki workshops throughout the year to initiate and attune others to Reiki, my next teaching event is:

Reiki  2nd Degree – Reiki Holy Fire ® III Karuna Reiki ® Workshop is

Tuesday 18th April and Weds 19th – 9am to 3pm follow link to Eventbrite for further details:

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I run Reiki Holy Fire ® III Karuna Reiki ® Workshops for initiation to Reiki Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3/Master Level, I do not always have a set timetable for these, but happy to run them at request, in small groups usually no more than 5 students at a time. Please see my ‘Prices, Events and Courses’ page for more info and contact me to discuss your requirements.


Throughout the year I usually attend various Holistic Events, obviously these were halted during covid, but watch this space for future events!

Featured Therapy – Gentle Release Therapy (GRT)


In March 2021 I trained in a wonderful therapy called ‘Gentle Release Therapy’, this system is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and encourages the organs  and systems of your body to gently release energy that is stuck or held and not currently able to be in flow. By the very gentle placing of hands on the body we are able to encourage a beautiful release, and to support your body, mind and emotions to be more at ease. Like easing the lid off a pressure cooker, we can softly release tension and long-held patterns. As the name suggests, this therapy is extremely gentle to receive, and yet is incredibly powerful in it’s capacity to allow energy to shift and flow.

In November 2022 I completed the Advanced Practitioner Training Course to further enhance and develop my skills in this beautiful therapy. I find it especially supportive for those experiencing deep grief. GRT really allows the body to gently shift grief and trauma and allow them to be more gently integrated. 

I have been honoured to learn this therapy from it’s founder Helen Robinson, and I very much look forward to sharing it with you. Feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute ‘phone call to discuss how Gentle Release Therapy can support you. 

Towards Tomorrow Together - baby loss support in Somerset

I am a Trustee and Therapist for local baby-loss charity ‘Towards Tomorrow Together’, providing services to families who lose a baby, and the hospitals who care for them. Charity No: 1151022. We provide various supportive services including therapeutic treatments following loss and a regular online baby loss support group.

Helpful Links

It is really important to me to support other local businesses, and especially to credit those who have taught me various skills and practices over the years. Please click through for links to other people and organisations who I work with, and whose services and products I can highly recommend both personally and professionally.

Soul Midwifery Section

Soul Midwives are holistic and spiritual companions to the dying and their loved ones. We provide a range of support to assist people to make informed choices about end of life, and to have the most gentle death possible. Click ‘learn more’ for helpful resources for yourself or someone you are supporting.

  • positive review  I see Cathy for monthly appointments and am always impressed by her natural warmth, the extent of her holistic knowledge and the relaxing nature of her treatments. She is great at listening, putting you at ease straight away, and I always sleep better after one of her treatments. I fully recommend treatments with Cathy, as I always look forward to mine - and if you haven't yet tried the amazing therapy of reflexology, this is a brilliant lady with whom to try it!

    Laura Franzen Avatar Laura Franzen
    November 10, 2015

    Simply a fabulous treatment! Cathy is very skilled and intuitive in her work. She works hard to make you feel comfortable and cared for.

    Louise Cottey Avatar Louise Cottey
    January 12, 2017

    positive review  Fitted me in at the drop of a hat when I told her I was poorly. Always makes me feel fab after a treatment and I don't feel like it's being rushed. She takes time for your individual needs and problems. Friendly, good advice. Thanks Cathy xxxxxx❤️

    Lou White Avatar Lou White
    September 9, 2016
  • positive review  Cathy is a genuine, warm and caring individual whose gentle touch instantly puts you at ease. The reflexology is so relaxing and within minutes of Cathy starting I could feel my whole body tingling. After her treatment I felt energised and for the first time in possibly decades I could breathe through my nose! I wholeheartedly recommend her services.

    Sarah Harcombe Avatar Sarah Harcombe
    December 2, 2018

    positive review  Cathy is a lovely kind lady and my amazing reiki master! She taught and attuned me to reiki first and second degree. very warm and welcoming. Highly recommend. ���

    Jo Carr Avatar Jo Carr
    February 27, 2018

    positive review  Cathy is absolutely incredible I recommend anyone to have either reflexology or reki with her. She is one of the loveliest people I know and makes you feel at ease as soon as you walk in the room. If you haven't had a treatment from her yet it's a MUST!!!!

    Alexa Webber-Rookes Avatar Alexa Webber-Rookes
    March 23, 2016
  • positive review  What can I say other than just amazing. I am a reflexologist myself too and a treatment with Cathy is fabulous (and I can be picky!) She is the most open, loving beautiful soul. I would always recommend her and have done so. You will not be disappointed and you will be hooked. It is the best gift you can give yourself. xxx 💜

    Lynne Buller Avatar Lynne Buller
    November 21, 2020

    positive review  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ve been having various treatments with Cathy over the last few years and I would definitely highly recommend her. Cathy is a brilliant healer, she has such a calming energy and always makes me feel at ease, relaxed and grounded 😊

    Leonie Acheson Avatar Leonie Acheson
    March 30, 2023

    positive review  A gift from my husband for a Reiki and Reflexology treatment with Cathy, only words to use for both treatments and Cathy....lovely, lovely, lovely x

    Keeley Noll-jefferies Avatar Keeley Noll-jefferies
    January 11, 2020