Lic Ac, MBAcC
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, the UK 's main regulatory body for the practice of traditional acupuncture, and am also certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy. I have been working as an acupuncturist / therapist for 20 years.
I use the two most commonly practiced types of acupuncture: Five Element and 8 Principles (Traditional Chinese Medicine). 5 Element Acupuncture first inspired me, through its deep contact with nature and very direct connection between body and mind. Later I studied to integrate this approach with the 8 principal model as it had proved to be extremely effective in releasing stubborn symptoms. Acupuncture helps develop an ability to "tune in" to the underlying natural orders in our bodies and emotions to find health, harmony and aliveness.
This was my own experience of treatment and it inspired me to study acupuncture as during my treatment a recurrent physical problem I'd had for years disappeared and I felt able to move on to a new beginning.
I discovered a discipline that combines love of nature with great insight into the complexity of human behaviour and experience. For many years I worked as an acupuncturist and later as Clinical Supervisor at The Core Trust - a day programme for the treatment of addiction where, working together with other Therapists it was wonderful to see transformation and hope restored. This work led me to further investigate the interrelationship between mind and body. As a result my practice is informed by ongoing further training not only in acupuncture but other areas that include:
Meditation: Helps still the mind and opens a space for change. I attend a minimum of one Buddhist Retreat each year finding that these intense periods of practice nourish me profoundly
Body Alignment: A deeply relaxing physical therapy based on Zero Balancing that releases pockets of tension and leaves you feeling very centred, grounded and "balanced" – more able to integrate changes.
Psychology: Object Relations & Internal Family Systems Therapy: which have given me an understanding of how we are often stuck with outmoded patterns of behaviour and thinking and given me insight into ways of addressing these blocks.
Nutrition: Simple dietary changes can make a huge difference to our energy flow and well being.
To book a session or ask any questions feel free to contact me directly.
- 020 8766 7324 / 07780 821324