I first became interested in acupuncture in 1997 after it helped with my own digestive health problems. Inspired by this system of healing I trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine for four years at the Northern College of Acupuncture, one of the foremost educational and research institutions for acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the UK, qualifying in 2004. I also completed a 12 month patent herbs course at College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading whilst on maternity leave with my first child.
I’m a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), which is a registering body for professional acupuncturists that maintains high standards of education, ethics, discipline and practice. As a member of the BAcC, I abide by their Codes of Safe Practice Professional Conduct and comply with current health and safety regulations in order to provide the highest standards of care.
I’m covered via the BAcC by full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance and regularly update my skills by way of Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes and maintenance of a personal and professional development portfolio.
My post graduate training has included:
Obstetric Acupuncture Nature Child This course was originally written and validated as the obstetric module for the Oxford Brookes University MA in Acupuncture degree, as taught at CTA, the College of Traditional Acupuncture
Infertility & Gynaecology seminar with Kiko Matsumoto
Integrated Acupuncture Seminar for Fertility 1&2 (Supported by Princes Foundation for Integrated Health) A series of post graduate seminars which focuses on treatment with Chinese medicine and acupuncture which may help fertility and IVF support and nutrition for fertility
Electro-acupuncture for Fertility Naturechild
Zita West Fertility Acupuncture Workshop
Auricular Acupuncture Seminar with Diana Griffin
PCOS and Endometriosis Seminar with Giovanni Maciocia
Facial Rejuvenation Seminar with Jamie Hedger
Facial Rejuvenation workshop with Virginia Doran