I am a fully trained and experienced acupuncturist and have completed a 3 year undergraduate degree in Acupuncture at the University of Westminster. I also hold a Masters degree in Chinese herbal medicine.
Prior to training in Chinese medicine I was a professional surf coach for 10 years, although I always had an interest in health and the body. After a profound personal experience of acupuncture and feeling its transformative power firsthand I knew it was the path for me.
Since graduating I have worked in private practice and have treated a diverse range of conditions in children and adults in a variety of settings with very good clinical results. I have also worked as a volunteer acupuncturist in India and Nepal, where I also taught Chinese medicine, clinical skills and safe practice. During this time I treated many patients each day and saw a very wide range of conditions.
Through this training and experience I have developed a rigorous approach to diagnosis, professional standards and patient care.
I believe in a patient centred approach to care and in the importance of understanding where patients’ health problems are situated within the pattern of their lives. This approach allows me to focus acupuncture treatment on addressing the root causes of health issues and to support and work with patients in changing lifestyle patterns.
In this way acupuncture treatment can be used not only to relieve symptoms, but also to maintain better levels of health at all stages of life. It can be helpful for acute problems, resolving long standing health issues and in slowing the progression of chronic illness.
In order to maintain excellent clinical and professional standards I undertake regular professional development and am committed to developing excellent standards in my practice.
I am first aid trained and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. I am fully insured and adhere to accepted codes of conduct and professional practice.