I studied Acupuncture at the world-renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine where I gained a first class BSc(hons) degree in 2008. My training brought together the profound ideas of yin-yang theory (using Traditional Chinese Medicine) and the Five Elements (using constitutional diagnosis). The universal qualities and phases of the Five Elements form the foundation of my treatment approach, drawing on the ancient wisdom that stems from observation of our natural world.
I am also an experienced bodywork practitioner. I studied Holistic Massage at the Academy of Natural Health in London in 2002, gaining a diploma from the International Therapy Examination Council as well as from the Massage Training Institute. I have since undertaken courses in myofascial release and clinical massage techniques with JING, the UK’s foremost institute for advanced massage training. I have always felt drawn to work intuitively with my hands, using touch as a powerful tool to connect and nourish.
In 2015, I completed a diploma in Craniosacral Biodynamics at the Karuna Institute in Devon. I am inspired by the profound insight and healing that can emerge within the stillness of the craniosacral therapy process, opening up space for something deeper to be heard.
I am particularly passionate about working with children and care deeply about their wellbeing. Before pursuing my career in alternative medicine, I obtained a BA(hons) in Children’s Nursing and worked within specialist fields of children’s surgery. More recently, I have completed extensive post-graduate training in paediatric acupuncture. I believe that imbalances corrected early on in life can mean a person avoids a lifetime of ill-health.
I also love working with women’s health, including treatments to support fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, post-birth replenishment and menopause. I have undertaken postgraduate courses in gynaecology, fertility and obstetrics, as well as counselling skills and trauma treatment.
I am committed to on-going professional development and I regularly have supervision with other professionals to enable me to reflect on and develop my knowledge, skills, and competence. I also supervise acupuncture students in their clinical practice during their final year of training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
Yoga and meditation have been an important part of my life for over twenty five years. My practice and my study with world-class teachers continue to inspire and inform my work with clients.
I am also a mother, a keen gardener, and a lover of music and creativity.