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I have been practising acupuncture since 2010, having obtained a BSc Honours Degree and Licentiate Diploma in Acupuncture from London College of Traditional Acupuncture. In 2019 I qualified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma from the Northern College of Acupuncture. 

I offer Chinese Herbal Medicine as a stand-alone therapy, or in conjunction with acupuncture. In addition, I offer Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reiki. I am a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council and Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine.





Acupuncture is an ancient system of healing developed over 2000 years ago. It is based on the concept of vital energy or Qi (pronounced 'chee') which flows around the body via channels or meridians.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Herbal Medicine has been used for over 2500 years as an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. I offer Chinese Herbal Medicine either as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with acupuncture.

Other Therapies

Other Therapies

I offer a range of other therapies including Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage (Champissage) and Cupping. For more information about each therapy, please click the 'learn more' button below.


Acupuncture Initial Consultation


Follow up acupuncture


Herbal Medicine Consultation

£60 plus cost of herbs (approx £20 per week)

Herbal follow up appointment


Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture


Cupping (30 minutes)


Aromatherapy Massage (60 minutes)


Indian Head Massage (30 minutes)


My special interests

My particular interests are in women’s healthcare, fertility and dermatology. I have undertaken further study in obstetric acupuncture with Debra Betts. This included use of acupuncture for commonly- encountered problems in pregnancy, breech presentation, preparation for labour, acupuncture induction and post-natal care.

I have also taken courses with the gynaecology and fertility expert, Jani White, founder of the Acupuncture Fertility Network. My interest in fertility led me to extensively research acupuncture’s effectiveness as an adjunctive therapy in IVF treatment. Research shows that acupuncture has a significant positive impact on IVF outcome ( Paulus et al 2002, Smith et al 2008). I have extensive experience in treating infertility, pregnancy nausea and fatigue, and breech presentation.

My training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture was in the system of ‘Constitutional Facial Acupuncture’ (LINK), developed by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, based on the work of the French Acupuncturist Jaques Lavier. As a holistic treatment, this system views the face as a mirror of the body, mind and emotions. As well as addressing the client’s concerns about facial aging, underlying imbalances are also treated.

Get in touch

Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about any of the therapies I offer, or to book a consultation. Alternatively, you can call me on 079 1700 7800.

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