I have been in private practice since 2004 and run clinics in Bath, Corsham and Tetbury. I feel very lucky to be in the position to help people get well and stay well; it is very rewarding work seeing people benefiting from treatment and improving their quality of life.
I trained in Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. My training encompassed both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element styles of acupuncture. This integration of styles enables me to treat specific problems as well as aiding your well-being on a deeper constitutional level. I hold a Licentiate (LicAc) and a BSc(Hons) degree in Acupuncture.
I studied a three-year Shiatsu diploma with the Shiatsu College in Bristol. In addition, I have undertaken a number of specialist courses, including a workshop focusing on working with people with cancer. I have studied Usui Reiki to Master level and beyond with teachers in England and India and regularly hold Reiki training workshops. I have also trained in other forms of bodywork: Thai, Swedish and Holistic massage, and I practice yoga and Qi Gong (similar to Tai Chi) every day. I also co-ordinate monthly Qi Gong workshops in Bath. For more information about Qi Gong, please visit the Qi Gong South West website.
My extensive training in both Shiatsu and Traditional Acupuncture and ongoing professional post-graduate courses has included substantial elements of Western anatomy, physiology and pathology in addition to indepth tuition in Chinese and Japanese medicine.
I am covered by professional indemnity insurance and adhere to a strict code of professional standards and safe practice laid down by the British Acupuncture Council (the main body representing Acupuncturists in the UK) and Bath and North East Somerset Council environmental health department. For more information please visit the British Acupuncture Council website.
I first became interested in holistic therapies while living in Thailand in the mid-90s; I was drawn to the idea of receiving regular treatment to help maintain my health. I realised how much better it made me feel.
After returning to England I trained in Reiki because I felt I needed something to level out my then stressful office job working on a newspaper. Shortly afterwards I trained in Shiatsu and gave up journalism to focus on holistic therapy. I later completed the three-and-a-half-year Acupuncture degree course. This training gave me an indepth understanding of many common illnesses, enabling me to treat a wide range of conditions tailored to each individual.