What I want you to know about me is that I am passionate about Acupuncture and about what I do. My first introduction to Acupuncture was as a stressed IT and Business Consultant with a very painful back many years ago. The seed was sown that there may be a lot about me and my body and the ways of healing that I had no understanding of.
Then after I had my son, I became more still and more self-awareness and mindfulness developed. It was shortly after this time that I had the opportunity to take a leap of faith and follow my heart and delve deeper into this ancient art. After over 4 years of travelling up and down to London to study I found myself joyfully treating patients in our college clinic in London.
Ironically alongside some of this studying, I developed a serious illness, which has not only healed but has also transformed me in many ways. At the time I thought this illness was an obstacle to my training. In retrospect the healing process I went through at this time became a fundamental part of my training and added another layer to my ability to work with people who are struggling with their health in any way.
What I’ve experienced is that the body is always trying to heal itself no matter how chronic the condition. There is a deep innate intelligence in the human body which is always speaking to us if we can listen carefully enough. Given the right time, environment and support the body is always working to reach a state of equilibrium and wellness, both mentally and physically. I also learned that how we live our lives, and in particular the thoughts and beliefs we hold about ourselves has a profound effect on every cell in our body.
I see that I am here to provide support for you to be the best version of YOU that you can be.
Currently I also work in the NHS spending two days a week with clients struggling with Drug and Alcohol addictions and withdrawals. This started out as an acupuncture volunteer role many moons ago and has now progressed to an employed role as a Substance Misuse Recovery Worker, where I also help co-ordinate client care in the community as many of these clients also face additional challenges of complex physical and mental health needs and homelessness.
I am Member of the British Acupuncture Council and am bound by its codes of conduct and safe practice. I am also a registered NADA UK practitioner, (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association).