Our Story So Far

Freedom Therapies holistic clinic was established in 2002 by Anna Gatland. Anna has been practising complementary therapies since 1998 when she had her first Reiki attunement and from then knew she wanted to help others make positive change in their life. She studied with Thai Buddhist monks in Thailand in 1999 and worked in a retreat centre in California as the on-site therapist whilst she travelled and lived abroad. Prior to that Anna had been working in London for a variety of corporations from the media to banks.

In 2003 Anna worked as a part time lecturer at a local college teaching up to level 5 in Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology, Business Studies, Communications and key skills in literacy and numeracy for 9 years where she taught award winning therapists and now runs Freedom Therapies Training in Bognor Regis where you can have treatments or train to gain VTCT professional accredited courses in: body massage, Indian head massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, hot stones, Hopi ear candles (auricular thermal candles) and reiki 1, 2, 3 and Masters. Also on offer are 1 day courses in: introduction to massage, reflexology, aromatherapy courses, refresher courses, deep tissue and hands free courses.

Our aim is to help you overcome and combat the stresses that modern life and past bad habits can bring about. We want to guide you towards a life of health, vitality, balance and positive thinking bringing a sense of wellbeing whilst encouraging you to fulfil your potential. We offer individual tailor-made sessions with high level practitioners who with their experience and enthusiasm will encourage your personal development, growth and rejuvenation.

Anna is married and has two boys born in 2008 and 2009 which have given her the opportunity to work close at hand with children for massage, aromatherapy and reflexology helping them for different problems like constipation, allergies, sleeping, muscle aches, toothache and many other symptoms. Anna has trained with the Massage in Schools Programme to teach children at school to massage each other and is a qualified baby and infant massage instructor.

Where are we?

Freedom Therapies is situated in a calming healing tranquil centre. As soon as you enter you will feel relaxed and upon leaving feel rejuvenated. It is a completely peaceful and private area where our focus is completely on the wellbeing of the client and total confidentiality is respected at all times.

We are based at:

29 Yeomans Acre
West Sussex
PO21 3QJ

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We also have healing rooms in Hornchurch, Essex.

We are available to answer any questions in full and give you an opportunity to discuss your needs, with no obligation on your part to proceed with any therapy.

Opening times are flexible to suit your needs. We have a cancellation policy of 24 hours.

Our Skills

Anna Gatland

Anna Jane Gatland


Her therapy and teaching qualifications are as follows:

ITEC diploma L3 in Anatomy & Physiology, Massage,
Stress Management
Diet and Nutrition
Certificate in Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Indian Head Massage
Hot Stone Fusion Massage
Deep Tissue
Hopi Ear Candles
L4 Sports Massage
Instructor in baby and child massage
Instructor in Massage in Schools programme
Diploma in Indian facial rejuvenation natural face lift massage
Reiki levels 1-3 becoming a reiki master in 2003
L2 Certifcate in Mental Health Awareness
L4 Certificate in Education teaching training
NVQ Assessor Award and Internal Verification award
Key skills level 2 literacy and numeracy
Functional Skills literacy L3 teaching

NLP Practitioner having trained with Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler and Michael Breen. Advanced structured Diploma in Hypnotherapy trained with Valerie Austin and Austin Training. Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner trained with Gary Craig.

Anna is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies and is an approved VTCT training centre.