Prior to obtaining my BSc in acupuncture at the Northern college of Acupuncture in York, I worked for the NHS, having trained in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. My main role within the NHS for the past 20 years, has primarily involved working as a Health visitor with homeless families, and supporting women who have experienced domestic violence.
As a result of this work, I came to realise the value of deeply listening, as being a vital component, in supporting a person to return to a more balanced state of health. The importance of including the mind and spirit, as well as the physical body, is fundamental to my approach when providing acupuncture treatments.
My own personal experience of receiving acupuncture, inspired me to pursue a career in Chinese Medicine, as I always felt a sense of “returning back to myself” after a treatment.
I am very involved in the Buddhafield North team, and first got involved organising family retreats 15 years ago, when my sons were young. Being in nature and spending time in the elements has always been a passion of mine and supports me in both my acupuncture and meditation practice.
My acupuncture treatments integrate other aspects of Chinese Medicine, including massage, heat/moxa, dietary and lifestyle advice. I have a particular interest in working with people who suffer with anxiety depression and stress, as well as treating more general physical problems, including digestive, gynaecological and musculo-skeletal pain.