Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, I originally trained in musical theatre and the performing arts, deciding in the late nineties to move in a new direction after experiencing first hand the benefits of complementary therapies. With this desire to be involved in a more holistic and people centred environment, I initially retrained in reflexology followed by massage, reiki and pilates instruction.
To further complement these disciplines, I then studied for a degree in acupuncutre at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental medicine (LCTA), allowing me to offer patients a more effective and integrated approach to each treatment.
I currently work with a wide range of conditions ranging from acute to chronic aliments and have a particular interest in stress conditions as well as women's health including gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics. This has led to further specialist studies in acupuncture with leading practitioners in the field such as Debra Betts, Jani White, Sarah Budd and Sabine Wilms.
I have volunteered at Shoreditch Spa in North London, a lottery funded project that aims to engage people into lifestyle changes for the benefit of their health. A low cost multi bed acupuncture project was set up and I was fortunate enough to have worked with and been mentored by Jani White, an experienced practitioner in the field of pregnancy and fertility.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the UK's largest regulatory body for TCM practitioners.
The Acupuncture Fertility Network (AFN), who specialize in treating those with fertility issues.
The Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT). This is a group of acupuncture practitioners dedicated to supporting women through all stages of conception, pregnancy, child-birth and post partum.
Acupuncture BSc hons, Lic Ac
Indian head massage IEB
Pilates exercise OCR
First aid certificate
CPD in Chinese medicine
Reproductive Immunology - Naava Carman, Fertility Support Company
Acupuncture for gynaecology and fertility - Jani White
Acupuncture for PCOS and endometriosis - Jani White
Understanding and treating endometriosis - Giovanni Maciocia
The eight extraordinary Vessels in fertility - Jani White
Understanding IVF - Jill Glover
Acupuncture in obstetrics - Jani White
Pregnancy and childbirth - Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Jani White
Ten months and gestation - Debra Betts, Sebine Wilms
Treating breech babies with acupuncture and moxa
Japanese acupuncture for children - Stephen Birch, Marian Fixler
Japanese moxibustion - Marion Fixler
Needling skills - Charlie Buck
Acupuncture and skin conditions - Ken Lloyd
Trigger point therapy
Ear acupuncture including NADA - Paul Blacker
Reflexology in pregnancy, labour and post labour care
Reflexology in cancer care
Massage in pregnancy