Deborah sees herself as a general practitioner of acupuncture, with a specialism in fertility, pregnancy and gynaecology. She qualified as an acupuncturist and received a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree by the International College of Oriental Medicine, one of the largest and most well-respected teaching institutions in the whole of Europe for acupuncture. She is an insured member the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) the UK’s main regulatory body.
Since qualifying Deborah has been further developing her busy clinical practise through additional courses in the fields of fertility, pregnancy and gynaecology with stalwart teachers such as Debra Betts and Jill Glover. She has studied extensively natural and assisted conception (IVF and IUI) through pregnancy to birth and post-natal recovery. Acupuncture is a fantastic way to prepare the body for conception and she is keenly interested in helping women who are trying to conceive either naturally or through IVF treatment.
In addition to providing pregnancy support, she has extensively treated morning sickness, musculoskeletal issues, anxiety, encouraging breech babies to turn and labour to commence. She is also trained to treat women’s issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, unexplained miscarriage and menstrual issues. An area she especially enjoys working with the emotional aspects of conception and pregnancy, as acupuncture aims to treat the mind and body together.
She is an active member of the London Acupuncture Childbirth Team (www.actlondon.net), which is a dedicated group of acupuncture practitioners working in London, committed to supporting women’s experience through all the stages of conception, pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal.
When she isn’t helping women conceive, she has successfully used acupuncture to treat a vast range of other conditions including: digestive problems, IBS, musculoskeletal and joint conditions, lower back pain, auto-immune disorders, headaches, respiratory conditions, migraines, insomnia, menopausal issues, irregular menstrual cycles, tinnitus, allergies such as hay fever or overcome addictions such as smoking.
A growing area of specialism and personal interest is treating emotional disorders such as stress, anxiety and depression. As a fully qualified massage therapist, she also combines massage with acupuncture where appropriate, to achieve the best results.
Her greatest reward is in helping people overcome illness and reach a vibrant level of health. Treatments are tailored to suit individual needs and look to address the underlying constitution and all aspects of the individual, (holism) as well as the presenting signs and symptoms, in order to promote optimal wellbeing and limit reoccurrence. As well as frequently using moxibustion in her treatments she will also give nutritional advice within the parameters of Chinese Medicine.
Prior to retraining as an acupuncturist and massage therapist she worked for several years in a City law firm so fully understands the stresses and time constraints on busy working people. Her practice has been strongly influenced by personal recovery, with the aid of acupuncture, from a serious sporting accident several years ago. In addition to facilitating a good recovery from the physical aspects of the injuries, acupuncture became the catalyst for her to overcome the emotional trauma of the event.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deborah is a fully qualified ITEC massage therapist and holds additional certificates in Pregnancy, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. She aims to use her experience and combined skills to create a relaxing and nurturing environment for your body and mind to heal and revitalize.
As an experienced massage therapist she finds great reward in helping a wide variety people overcome illness and reach a vibrant level of health. Deborah’s style combines general massage techniques with deep tissue work, some stretching, muscular stimulation and connective tissue release to help the patient regain and retain the health of the body’s soft tissue. Its therapeutic effect can often eradicate the need for symptom-masking painkillers and restore movement and functionality.
As a qualified Acupuncturist she has additional knowledge of the bodies meridian system and key points on the channels for achieving a deeper level of release from tension in the body. She also embodies the Chinese philosophy that the mind and body are intrinsically linked so there is often an emotional root to the physical symptoms the patient experiences.
Deborah has worked with numerous women on their journey from assisting with conception, to providing support throughout the pregnancy and then following the birth.
She aims to use her experience and combined skills to create a relaxing and nurturing environment for your body and mind to heal and revitalize. By focusing on the individual and using a range of techniques specifically developed for treating pregnancy related conditions, women report that they feel more energized, sleep better and have relief from pain following the massage.
Massage can be such a fantastic support during pregnancy, alleviating and preventing discomfort as your body is going through hormonal and physiological changes. It is a safe and effective way to help
- Induce relaxation, reduce stress, fatigue and anxiety
- Relieve muscular tension, in the lower back, shoulders, neck, hips, pelvic girdle and legs
- Alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome
- Increase local blood flow and lymph circulation, reduce swelling
- Reduce stress on weight-bearing joints
- Enhance the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
- Receive emotional and physical support
Following the birth of the baby a post-partum massage is tailored to help restore your body to its pre-partum condition. It addresses the stress of carrying and caring for a new-born. It can help speed recovery by bringing relief of sore muscles and help you to relax more easily.
Deborah has been fortunate to have trained with leading practitioners and trainers in their fields (including Debra Betts for fertility and pregnancy related matters) which has helped to refine her intuitive sense for locating restrictions in the body where, often, there is an emotional aspect attached.
Deborah works on Wednesdays out of the Goswell Road Clinic.
Insurance or private healthcare:
As a registered British Acupuncture Council Member consultation and treatments may be covered by your respective healthcare provider.
She is covered by PPP, AXA, WPA, AVIVA and Vitality Healthcare.
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To make an appointment or if you have any questions, please contact Deborah directly on 07834 767788 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I could not recommend Deborah highly enough for her fertility acupuncture treatment. I was diagnosed with endometriosis and was finding it difficult to conceive but within one session of acupuncture with Deborah I became pregnant. I have continued with her acupuncture treatments throughout my pregnancy and it has really helped me – I did not suffer from any morning sickness and any problems I had she helped me with. She is very knowledgeable and is easy to talk to and puts you at ease.”
“I have had an absolutely fantastic experience with Deborah. I’ve only had 2 sessions so far but the difference it’s made is just unbelievable. I suffer with bad IBS and anxiety and came to her in a very bad way. After only one session, I felt like a new person. Can’t recommend her highly enough!”
“I’ve been seeing Deborah for a few years and would thoroughly recommend her. Whether it’s just a straightforward massage or getting in a little deeper with some acupuncture I’ve found my sessions with her have helped hugely to relieve stress and tensions. The acupuncture in particular has massively beneficial. Deborah is warm and welcoming and really puts you at ease, I can’t speak highly enough of her!”
Lucy, Creative advertising
“While undergoing IVF treatment it was recommended I try acupuncture (it’s commonly accepted by IVF doctors that it increases success rates). I didn’t know where to start looking for an acupuncturist, but after reading a number of professional profiles I finally booked an appointment with Deborah, and I’m so glad I did! She’s a brilliant acupuncturist and I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve walked out of a session feeling floaty and relaxed (as well as aches and pains miraculously having disappeared), sleeping better and generally able to cope better with the physical and mental stresses of IVF. But more than that, she’s a lovely person and has been somewhat of a counsellor – her experience and knowledge of the IVF process (due to the number of women going through it that she’s treated) has really helped me, and she’s given me valuable information and support.”
Loren, Financial Services
“Deborah treated me when I was a total wreck. I was plagued with migraine and excessive amounts of shoulder tension. She gave me an acupuncture/massage combo and I left the clinic finally pain free after weeks of agony. I trust her touch and now have a monthly ‘tune up’ with her to keep my body and mental state in optimum condition. I no longer need painkillers to relieve symptoms and recommend Deborah’s magic fingers to friends and family alike.”
“Deborah is a very skilful and talented therapist that I’ve had the pleasure of receiving treatments from for the last 4 years. I’ve had a chronic shoulder and neck problem for many years following a car crash, and before I met and started having regular acupuncture & massage sessions with Deborah, only one other person has successfully managed to alleviate the pain. I have found that the combination treatment works to a much deeper level and the beneficial effects last considerably longer than just massage alone. I also find I sleep much better which is always a bonus.
Deborah is professional, thorough in her diagnosis and she clearly loves what she does. Aside from that, she is a kind and warm individual with lively sense of humour. I look forward to my treatments and always come away feeling considerably better than when I arrived.”
“I just want to say the pregnancy massage yesterday was fantastic, for the first time in a while I slept well and the pain in my hips has gone. I would highly recommend Deborah to many friends, especially those that are pregnant. She was brilliant and a warm individual who is extremely passionate about her work. I look forward to booking her again soon when I eventually get to maternity leave!”