About Me

I find it hard to believe that I have been seeing patients and teaching for 40 years!  
I consider myself very lucky to have found my calling at such a young age, and I still love my work

For each patient, I provide integrated treatment drawing on the range of acupuncture styles and other disciplines I have learned over the years

As well as acupuncture, I may use massage (including Remedial, Daoist or Shiatsu), gentle mobilisation techniques, and possibly craniosacral work and cupping or warming of points as needed  

It is wonderful to see how well people flourish when the body is reminded of how it is to be healthy

Biography and Early Training

I qualified as one of the first British Wheel of Yoga teachers at the age of 23

Taught anatomy and physiology for the British Wheel of Yoga

Trained in Palm Healing, Shiatsu, Qigong and Oriental Dietary Therapy with Michio Kushi, Masahiro Oki and  Bill Tara. 

Remedial Massage with the Northern Institute of Massage and ICOM (see below)

Positional Release (Orthobionomy)with Arthur Pauls DO

In 1979 I graduated as an acupuncturist after three years (3,500 hours) training at the first full-time college in Europe, the International College of Oriental Medicine, studying under JD Van Buren and Giovanni Maciocia  

It was a comprehensive training which included Daoist Massage and Maitland Technique and laid the foundation for many years of continuous professional development

Post graduate work and training:

Faculty lecturer at ICOM, practitioner/supervisor at ICOM teaching clinic

Helped set up the original British Acupuncture Council

Chengdu University Hospital

Manaka style Japanese acupuncture in London with Stephen Birch

Craniosacral Technique with Thomas Atlee

I set up regular Adult Ed classes in Yoga, Wholefood Cookery and Healthy Eating, and taught the first Shiatsu and Therapeutic Massage courses for Adult Education in Kent and Surrey

I’ve also lectured for professionals at colleges and hospitals in the UK and globally