Trusted practitioner

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Trust is developed over time between people (for example a patient and their health practitioner) and depends on aspects beyond certification. However, a robust on-going education, membership of the primary professional body for traditional acupuncturists, environmental health and police approval can lay the foundations for a trusting relationship.


BSc (Hons) Acupuncture from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.

The degree course was 3600 hours of study and included:

I also hold an advanced diploma in body massage, which can be beneficially combined with acupuncture.

Continuing Professional Development

I continue my professional education through regular attendance of post-graduate professional training, clinical supervision, research and reflection.

Professional membership

As a member of the British Acupuncture Council I adhere to rigorous guidelines on safety, ethics and professional conduct.


I hold full medical and public liability insurance, underwritten by Sun Alliance.

Disclosure and Barring Service

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate.

Environmental Health

Southampton EH department has licensed my practice.

First Aid

I regularly update my emergency first aid training.

Sign Language

I have the British Sign Language qualifications (BSL Stage 2).