I have been practising acupuncture for 18 years and I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, which is the main governing body for Traditional Acupuncturists in this country.
I worked for nearly 20 years as a social worker in Nottingham, but became increasingly interested in acupuncture having had a very positive experience of it myself when I had post-natal depression with my first child.
This background has been really helpful in having a good understanding of psychological and emotional problems.
I initially studied "5 Element Acupuncture" for 3 years at the College of Traditional Acupuncture, Leamington Spa. Having set up my own acupuncture practice in Sherwood, I went on to do a 2 year post-graduate course in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine, Reading.
Short post-graduate courses are regularly attended as part of my continual professional development.
I have a particular interest in fertility and pregnancy problems and have done specialist training in this area. I am a founder member of the 'Zita West National.Network for Reproductive Health' as an affiliated acupuncturist. This involves regular training and on-going support from the Zita West Fertility Clinic in London. This is the UK’s only integrated fertility clinic (medical and complimentary) supporting all aspects of male and female reproductive health.
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I have also completed a course in auricular (ear) acupuncture,