Acupuncture has always made sense to me, ever since I received my first treatment back in 1992. It was a simple, pragmatic system of treatment that worked on all levels: physical, emotional and psychological.
Since qualifying in 1997, I worked for many years in conventional UK clinics and have also traveled the world, treating hundreds of Tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka, and trafficking victims in Southern India.
I refined and simplified my practice through necessity, and learned to rely on my instincts. I developed a unique multi-bed method, which I was able to bring back with me when I started my own clinic here in London.
Using the knowledge and skills I’ve developed over the past 20 years, I’ve created a unique clinic in the heart of Clapton. My practice here represents my deeply held belief that acupuncture should be a simple, accessible treatment, available to everybody. From day one, I have been determined to deliver high quality acupuncture at a price that people can afford on a regular basis – not just as a special treat or last resort.
I am an experienced acupuncturist who lectures at City College of Acupuncture and the International College of Oriental Medicine. I have cultivated a lifelong interest in oriental movement and healing arts; I have studied Tai Chi and Qi Gong for over 18 years.
I draw on my knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine as well as my modern clinical experience in the NHS and Age UK. I bring a track record of success treating pain relief (including back pain), migraines, frozen shoulders, anxiety and stress.
I also specialise in supporting patients at various stages in fertility (including IVF), pregnancy and postnatal periods.
I have a gentle and nurturing manner that enables me to work in a holistic way that benefits mind, body and spirit in each session, delivering bespoke treatment plans that get the best result for each client.
I completed a British Acupuncture Council accredited BSc (hons) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Westminster University in 2008 and have since practised acupuncture in several locations in London including the NHS Gateway project for chronic pain, low cost community projects and a number of health and wellbeing clinics.
For several years I was employed at Kids Company as centre manager of a multi-disciplinary therapy centre in South London that provided mental health support for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Working closely with psychotherapists, I developed a strong interest and have gained wide experience in the use of acupuncture for the management of trauma and stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and PTSD. I’m constantly in awe of the effectiveness of acupuncture to release tension and restore balance on all levels; physically, emotionally and mentally allowing us to lead happier and more fulfilled lives.
I’ve completed post-graduate acupuncture related training in the management of pain and chronic conditions, sports injuries, stroke recovery, pregnancy and obstetrics and overcoming trauma. I’ve also organised and assisted with the teaching at a number of facial acupuncture professional training workshops.