"I had acupuncture for a knee problem- and was amazed at not only how my physical symptom improved, but also my mental and emotional state. This combined with practicing Tai Chi and training in Swedish Massage lead me to study Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 1998.
Every person has a unique life story, emotional and physical health pattern. Opening this story and exploring treatment and diagnosis within the context of Chinese Medicine creates countless possibilities for healing.Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is both an art and a science which keeps me forever learning and enjoying my work."
Qualifications & Membership
Massage Training Institute Diploma 1997
College of Integrated Chinese Medicine :Licence in Acupuncture 2001
Member of the British Acupuncture Council since 2001
2001-present attended numerous post-grad courses on acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, fertility, pregnancy, trigger points, acupressure and ChiKung.
2010 Teacher Training College of 5 Element Chi Kung.
Since 2001 I have worked as an acupuncturist and masseur in a wide range of settings and treated a wide range of health problems.
I am committed to regular supervision of my work and improving my knowledge in Chinese Medicine.
I have studied with some of the most respected teachers in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture: Giovanni Maccioca, John and Angels Hicks, Peter Mole, Suzanne Johnson and Dr Tan.
From 2006-2012 I taught carpentry and joinery to young people and adults while building up my acupuncture practice. While studying Acupuncture I worked with Young People with Challenging Behaviour and Learning Difficulties.
The Natural Health Service 2001- Present Day
Offering Acupuncture and Massage appointments alongside a team of health practitioners.
Swansea Acupuncture Project: 2008-13
Offering affordable acupuncture & massage primarily to adults with mental health problems at Connect, but also for staff and general public.
Killay Surgery 2001-14
Working alongside GP surgery offering Acupuncture and Massage.
Caer Las Housing Association 2009-12
Teaching carpentry & joinery to adults with mental health issues -working on personal projects and OCNs.
Youth Offending Team 2005-2009
Teaching carpentry & joinery to 13-18 year old at an OCN level.
City and County Swansea, Facing the Challenge: 1997-2001
Working with young people with challenging behaviour
Self employed carpentry 1995-97