The Roots

The Healing Tree

The seed of The Healing Tree organisation was first planted in 1999 in Dorset and has grown steadily since that time. Now firmly rooted in North Cornwall at The Healing Tree Centre, it is still growing and offers a wide range of therapies and healing and also a growing range of workshops.


Derek has a deep inner connection with the natural elements and worked in nature conservation for many years and now brings this natural energy into his healing and guidance. He has walked several different spiritual paths until an awakening showed him the true way of the shaman. He undertook formal training with The Sacred Trust over several years and has since studied under many different teachers and shamanic healers, both in the UK and abroad. Within his organisation, The Healing Tree, he loves to work with ceremony and in community to encompass the elements around us and to acknowledge our place in the web of life. As a shamanic healer, Derek offers the opportunity for you to reconnect with your true self and to be in harmony. He is also a practitioner in Indian Head Massage, Mongolian Sky Energy Massgage, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candles and Rune Readings.

“May you walk in beauty”


ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
ITEC Diploma in Reflexology
IIHHT Diploma in Indian Head Massage
World Federation of Healing– Full Healer
Reiki Master (14 years)
Studied with The Sacred Trust under the Foundation for Shamanic Studies
A member of The Society of Shamanic Practitioners