I have been practising acupuncture in Totnes since moving to the South West in 2012. At that time, I had a strong calling to live near the moors and the sea, and in a vibrant community, so ended up in Totnes.
I first became interested in acupuncture after spending time in Asia volunteering for a tsunami relief organisation. Whilst living in Asia, I became interested in meditation, yoga and eastern philosophy. This led to a fascination in acupuncture and embarking on a three and a half year long degree course at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, in Reading, qualifying in 2011. My training course encompassed both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five element styles of acupuncture. This integration of styles enables me to target specific problems as well as treating on a deeper constitutional level. I hold a Licentiate (LicAc) and a BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and adhere to a strict code of professional and safe practice.
I have an ongoing commitment to continuing professional development; regularly participating in courses to broaden my skills and knowledge.
I have also volunteered as an acupuncturist overseas and have worked in community clinics in both Burma and India. These experiences continue to influence me and inspire the way I practice acupuncture back at home in Totnes.