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 survivors 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.
Before I qualified as an acupuncturist in 2015 I worked as a financial analyst in an investment bank, and then as a stay at home dad to my three children.
While these vocations may seem to be worlds apart, one thing that I’ve always been committed to is working with people to help them reach their full potential. From the moment I had my first acupuncture treatment many years ago for muscle stiffness, I realised just how powerful and transformative it could be and wanted to pass that on to as many people as I could.
Since then I have worked in multiple professional settings – including a low cost clinic at Triyoga Camden and volunteering at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. Working at E5 has solidified my belief in the power of simple, low cost treatments as the most effective way to treat patients on a regular and consistent basis. Acupuncture has taught me that the human body is a miraculous thing. And, as an acupuncturist, my focus is always on how I can facilitate a process of healing, restore balance and encourage the human body to operate at its best. Whether that may be healing an acute injury or a long-term chronic illness. Through acupuncture I want my patients to feel empowered and actively engaged in the management of their health and wellbeing.
I’ve been an acupuncturist for over ten years, with a special interest in women’s health and fertility.
Over the past decade I’ve established and run my own clinics in Hackney and Fitzrovia – as well as working in Shenzhen, China for the past four years, where I had my first child. It is this variety and richness of experience – both professionally and personally – that has made me the practitioner I am today.
Although I work with a huge range of clients, my particular area of speciality has become women’s health, gynaecological and fertility issues. I am good at tuning in, observing and digesting feedback – and listening to the nuances of what someone is communicating to me,verbally and physically.
My ethos has always been ‘less is more’ and I believe in workingcollaboratively with my clients to find an approach that is simple, minimal and effective. This applies to my fertility work, but also totreating many other issues and conditions that people come to me with – from low energy, insomnia, depression and anxiety, to chronic pain, injury, and numerous other muscular skeletal issues.
Whatever issue someone may walk in through the door with, I will meet them where they are. I am a good problem solver and enjoy the process of supporting my clients back to optimal health, whatever that may look like for them.