Sarah gained a first class BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from The University of Warwick in 1999.
In 2004 she qualified with a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. The college teaches an integrated style of acupuncture incorporating both Five Element constitutional acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Western Medical Sciences training is also included to a requisite level.
Over the years since qualification Sarah has kept up with regular Continuing Professional Development by attending conferences and short courses:
- The BAcC weekend conferences covering a range of physical and emotional conditions
- How to help children thrive, Teenage anxiety and depression
- Dietary therapy
- NADA protocol (ear acupuncture) for treating addiction as well as anxiety and PTSD.
Sarah is also the current Coordinator for the Surrey BAcC Regional Group. She runs 4 meetings a year focusing on further training and support for local acupuncturists which is especially important as most acupuncturists work alone.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) is the UK’s largest regulatory body for practitioners of traditional acupuncture. Sarah is one of over 3000 members. The BAcC is the founder member of the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) and maintains high standards of training, safe practice and professional conduct. For more information please see links below.
Sarah came to acupuncture as a teenager when she was suffering from frequent stress related migraines. Over time, once her pain was under control, she found that she was able to make small lifestyle changes to manage her stress more effectively. She continued treatment because she found it so beneficial and relaxing, Sarah loves helping patients to go through similar processes to improve their quality of life by reducing number and frequency of headaches or other pain symptoms, resolving niggling problems or helping patients to manage the stresses of daily life by developing an understand their emotional response to different situations.