I have been practising acupuncture in Totnes since moving to the South Hams in 2012, following a strong calling to live near the moors and the sea.
I first became interested in acupuncture after spending time in Asia, where I was volunteering for a tsunami relief organisation. Whilst living in Asia, I started leaning about meditation, yoga and eastern philosophy. I returned home unsure of what was next but knowing I needed to find a path of meaningful work and service. I started thinking about acupuncture and the possibility of mastering this incredible art form. Then one day I woke up and I knew I wanted to become an acupuncturist. I immediately enrolled on an intensive 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 have completed a year long diploma in Paediatric acupuncture.
I have an ongoing commitment to continuing professional development; regularly participating in courses and supervision to broaden my skills and knowledge. Since having children it has been a natural step to evolve my practice to treat children, in 2019 I undertook a year long Diploma in Paediatric Acupuncture.
I have been fortunate enough to to volunteer 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.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and adhere to a strict code of professional and safe practice.