Angela is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), the Society of Sports Therapists (SST) and the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT).
She graduated in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture in 2013 from the renowned Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA) in York and before then gained a Diploma in Clinical Sports Therapy from the Raworth College in Dorking in 2000.
She regularly undertakes specialist Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to further her knowledge and add to her abilities in treating her patients to better facilitate their healing. Her patients often comment that her treatments are quite “unique” as she combines different techniques or modalities according the each patient’s individual needs, whether you book in for a massage or acupuncture treatment.
Some of the specialist courses she has undertaken are:
- Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Dorn Method
- Acupuncture for Pain Management
- Neuro-Muscular Rehabilitation
- Acupuncture for Fertility
- Nordic Walking Instructor
- Scalp Acupuncture (for Neuro-logical conditions)
- Hand and Food Microsystems Acupuncture
She has extensive knowledge of treating muscular-skeletal conditions and has worked with semi-professional football teams, the GB Canoe and Kayak team and the Australian Institute of Sport at their European Training Centre in Italy and has treated European, World and Olympic champions and athletes.
Angela practices and teaches Qi Gong, an important aspect of Chinese Medicine. She currently teaches Qi Gong at the Northern College of Acupuncture to their students as part of their degree course in Acupuncture. She will soon be teaching one-day Qi Gong workshops in the area details of which will be posted on this website.
Her approach to treatment has always been holistic, looking at every aspect of a person’s life, such as nutrition – based on Chinese Medicine principles, exercise, relaxation, work-life balance.
Angela is a keen runner, running half, full marathons and the odd ultramarathon! She balances her running activities with meditation, Qi Gong and Tai Chi, reading, the great outdoors, cooking and experimenting in the kitchen with seasonal ingredients and different cuisines. She loves cacao!
I guess it all began in my childhood. My brother and I always played outdoors and were very active. We were brought up eating according to the seasons and home-grown food, foraging before it became fashionable and … watching Bruce Lee’s films where he used his “Qi” in his fights against the enemies! The few times we were ill we were treated with natural remedies. We named two of our cats Yin and Yang (principles of Chinese Medicine!).
Life then took me, both in my studies and career, to different paths for a while. In my mid-20s I met my wonderful Qi Gong and Tai Chi teacher, Rikka Alborough. For about 10 years I studied Qi Gong and Tai Chi with her and I learnt some of the foundations of Chinese Medicine. She encouraged me to study Chinese Medicine Acupuncture but that didn’t happen until a few years later. My first step into Complementary Therapies was when I decided to study for a Diploma in Sports Therapy. I left my well-paid job as an Executive PA and embarked on a 1 year full time course. I couldn’t see myself studying for a degree then, even though I would have loved to have studied Herbal Medicine. However, I have always loved sports and therapies so that course was just perfect for me. As soon as I stepped into this world of complementary therapies I felt at home and my learning journey continued and still does. In fact, my next part of my life journey is studying Chinese Herbal Medicine, which I have always wanted to do.
I am truly passionate about natural health and healing, finding a body-mind-spirit balance in one’s life through exercise, diet and relaxation, a true Yin-Yang balance. Caring and supporting the environment is also one of my top priorities. In Chinese Medicine we talk about the earth being at the centre. Earth supports us every day when we walk on Her. She nourishes us by giving us food and air. She provides us with the materials we need to build or make anything we want or need from homes, clothes, transport vehicles. She is extremely generous. Let us not continue abusing her and let us not abuse the Earth inside of us!