Philippa is a full member of the British Acupuncture Council. She began practicing acupuncture in 1997 after graduating from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading and has since gained a Diploma in Tui Na (pronounced twee nah ) massage. A previous degree in Microbiology, Physiology and Biochemistry provides a critical science background.
Philippa has worked in a variety of private and NHS settings - GP surgeries, natural health clinics, sports clubs and the Gateway, an award-winning specialist NHS acupuncture clinic.
Philippa specialies in working with women's health, fertility issues, pregnancy and post natal care and acupuncture with IVF treatment.
Her skills are kept up to date with regular internships, advanced courses and workshops with leading experts in their fields, covering Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, gynaecology and fertility, tui na massage and sports and remedial acupuncture.
“I love the hands on approach of practicing acupuncture with tuina...and so do clients! Practicing both together helps me to refine the diagnosis and offer more effective treatments."
"With Philippa I have struck gold. Magical hands."
Neck pain client, aged 67 (Tuina massage and acupuncture)
"During the emotional highs and lows and sometimes confusing period of fertility treatment and early pregnancy, I have really valued the time and space of my sessions with Philippa - the chance to talk through certain things in more detail and in a more personalised way than with the doctors, as well as the time to slow down and reflect on myself and my body. I am sure the acupuncture treatments themselves have helped me conceive on a first cycle of IVF, but have really valued the whole therapy session around the acupuncture, and the care and sympathy of Philippa’s treatment."
Fertility client, aged 41