I Graduated with a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic. Ac.) in 2000 after four years training at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading, UK.
- Zita West Approved Fertility Practitioner
- Public Liability Insurance cover and professional membership with CHtA.
- Advanced DBS checked.
Postgraduate Acupuncture Training with the following respected teachers in this field:
- NADA UK – National Acupuncture Detox Association
- Advanced Chinese Pulse Diagnosis – ‘Shen Hammer System’
- Giovanni Maciocia:
- Infectious Diseases
- Advanced Tongue Diagnosis
- Eight Extraordinary Meridians
- Secondary Channels
- Three Treasures Herbal Formulae
- Stephen Gascoigne: Prescription Drugs and the practice of TCM
- Angela and John Hicks: The Causative Factor – Five Elements
- Peter Deadman: Points in Practice & the I Ching
- Sara Hicks: Spirits of Points
- Peter Firebrace: Classic translations in Chinese Medicine
- Courses with the Zita West Regional Network of Acupuncturists:
- IVF, ICSI and Assisted Conception
- Natural fertility support with Acupuncture
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Nutrition in pre-conception
- Reproductive Immunology
- Premature Ovarian Failure
- Ken Lloyd: Treatment of skin diseases with Chinese Herbs
- Anatomy in Motion – AiM Movement Therapy
Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Herbal Remedies, CICM, 2001
- MBACP – Member of British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (GATE College, Cambridge 2011)
- Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies – Integrative Psychotherapy (Iron Mill Institute, validated by Bath Spa University 2001-2003)
- Clean Language Coach – Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
- NLP Practitioner
You may see some Acupuncturists claiming that membership of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC) confers a special status, which is not completely accurate. The BAcC is one of the voluntary organisations in the UK that charges fees for services such as insurance and websites. Unfortunately there is no national UK regulation for the Acupuncture profession.
BAcC Members must have completed an approved 3 Year Full Time Course in Traditional Acupuncture (which until 2001 was called a Licence in Acupuncture, Lic.Ac.). Students now gain a BA or BSc honors Degree. The courses have always required 3,500 hours of continuous study, over a minimum of 450 days of course attendance, including 12 months of supervised clinical treatment of patients.
I was previously a member of BAcC (MBAcC) but decided to resign from the organisation. I still follow their professional guidelines and best practice. Like a large number of UK Acupuncturists I am disappointed that there is still no proper regulatory body to govern the profession and protect the public.