To take care of you
To take care of you
BSc (Hons) TCM, BMed (Beijing), APDHA (Hong Kong), MIFPA, MATCM
TCM Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturist
Certified Health Coach
Qi Gong Teacher
I am professionally insured with Balens Ltd and I have a licence to practice from the Perth & Kinross Council and the Edinburgh Council.
I have attended many professional Conferences, CPD (Continued Professional Development) courses and update days since 2000 and continue to invest in my education and training to widen and deepen my knowledge and skills every year.
2019: Start my own self-employed practice again this time in Auchterarder and Edinburgh in Scotland at The Jan De Vries Healthcare Store and via home visits in the local area as well as monthly at The Hale Clinic, Harley Street, London. I had my second article published in the In Essence Journal of IFPA; The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapist. This time it was an interview with Keith Hunt MBE who started and exponentially grew the complementary health service at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead. CPD undertaken with Dr Trevor Wing and became an Associate of The Women's Natural Healthcare Practice.
2018: First article published in a journal; In Essence which is the journal of The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. An interview with Sue Whyte, a pioneering oncology aromatherapist in the NHS setting of a West Midlands hospital.
2016-2018: Worked as a full-time employee as the TCM Acupuncturist at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland.
2017: Advanced training in Medical Pulse Diagnosis with Dr Doane.
2017: Interim board member for The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.
2016-2017: Training and graduation in facial rejuvenation acupuncture and am a member of The Facial Acupuncture Network UK.
2016-17: Training and graduation as a Certified Health Coach with The Health Coach Institute.
2015-2016: Worked via Trust funding as a TCM acupuncturist in the Oncology unit of an NHS hospital, The Queen's hospital in Burton-upon-Trent, UK.
2009-2010: Studied for a post-graduate diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine for women's health gynaecology and obstetrics with Dr Trevor Wing of Next Step Medicine.
2009-2010: Worked in a small team as a TCM Acupuncturist for Dr Zhai, a TCM Fertility expert on Harley Street, London.
2008-2009: Commercial aromatherapy and fragrance experience as a Business Development Manager for CPL Aromas between Asia, Australia and the UK, a family-run UK fragrance house.
2000-2008: Practised in the UK, in London in spas and clinics, with a luxury lifestyle company providing acupuncture and aromatherapy to private clients and hotel groups under my business name Wellnest Wellbeing.
2006: Became a full-practising member of The Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Entitled to use MATCM; Member of the ATCM.
2001-2006: A five-year, full-time degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: which included Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Human Biosciences and Pharmacology at Middlesex University twinned with The Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Clinical practice undertaken for at The Whittington Hospital in London, in the NHS pain clinic and The Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine in Archway, London. In Beijing internship at The Xiyuan-Yiyuan Hospital and The Japanese-Chinese Friendship Hospital both in Beijing in the fifth year. Graduating with joint honours from both institutions 2:1 and entitled to use the BSc (Hons) TCM and BMed (Beijing).
2000: Became a full-practising member of The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. Entitled to use MIFPA; Member of IFPA.
1999-2000: Inspired by Mandy Adams, I went onto study for a diploma in holistic aromatherapy with Christine Saunders at The Asia-Pacific Aromatherapy School in Hong Kong. I was taught by many excellent teachers including Roy Chan in massage therapy and the Chinese medicine teacher, Melanie Forse, who helped and advised on my application to study Chinese Medicine at degree level. I graduated with distinction and entitled to use APDHA; Asia-Pacific Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy.
1998: Studied my first initial aromatherapy reflex course with Mandy Adams of Resonance Aromatherapy in Hong Kong
I was born with a dislocated hip and had several stints in hospital as a baby in a splint and then as a teenager where one of the operations went wrong and I was left with a reduced leg length on one side. I have my own experiences of a chronic disorder and researching different ways of dealing with the pain and management of a shortened femur other than with pain killers and then anti-depressants to rectify the side-effects of long-term medication. I am sure this has informed my career pathway and I have empathy for those who also suffer long-term chronic physical disorders where no ultimate solution is feasible and management strategies are required for long-term health and wellbeing.
Please see my health coaching website for intensive 1-to-1 programmes where I work together with the individual for sustainable transformation of lifestyle and habits that can improve life quality in chronic disease or for optimising health and wellbeing.
Please also see our team website with specialist counselling, advocacy, mediation and support website for women in recovery from sexual abuse or violence, domestic abuse or violence whether historical or current. I provide acupuncture and health coaching for wellbeing related to recovery: