Diane

About Me

I have run my own clinical practice in Eastern Medicine (acupuncture, cupping, Korean Hand Therapy, Tuina - Chinese Medical Massage as well as sports therapy, kinesiology taping, aromatherapy and Indian Head Massage) for over ten years, where I have seen many people suffering with stress related conditions, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches/migraines, digestive disorders, fatigue and fertility issues.   I am also a registered hypnotherapist.  

Before this I worked as a Director in corporate and charity organisations, primarily based in London.  During this time, I witnessed how much stress and anxiety people were under mentally, and how unnatural it is for the human body to sit for prolonged periods of time, often resulted in physical symptoms, illness and often depression. 

My experience over the years has led me to believe that many, if not all, of these conditions affect the mind as much as the body.  Where the symptoms start, either mind or body, is comparative to the ‘chicken and egg’ question, which came first.  Over the years I understood that, for any positive improvements to occur and be long-lasting, work needs to be done on both the mind and the body.  After working with hundreds of people with physical symptoms, I learnt that most people will invest time, money and effort on their body, running marathons, going to the gym, playing golf, doing yoga and pilates, eating nutritious food, taking vitamin supplements.  However, the number of people who invested the same amount of energy, or any energy at all in the training of their mind, I could count on one hand.  By leaving this essential part of the process out, the physical symptoms of pain, stress, anxiety, weight gain, unexplained aches and pains, increased inflammation, reduced immune systems, perpetuated, in a viscous circle. 

Whilst working in a physical clinical practice I simultaneously developed an interest in the mind.  I have spent many years researching the mind and practising meditation and mindfulness, as well as using hypnotherapy myself.  I have found this training of the mind incredibly beneficial for dealing with life in general and balancing the ups and downs that life presents us with.  My own experiences of mindfulness practice have shown me that constructive, long-lasting change is achievable.  This has made me passionate about guiding others towards constructive and lasting changes in their lives, and in helping to improve their wellbeing, both in their physical and mental health.

I have trained with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy as a hypno-psychotherapist and continue my training to become registered with UKCP.  I offer you a calm, peaceful, non-judgemental environment in which to explore your issues and find your solutions.  I work in an accepting, genuine and empathic way and have a straightforward and practical style.

I look forward to working with you.

Diane

I specialise in the following treatments:

  • Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Acupuncture
  • Facial Acupuncture/Rejuvenation
  • Traditional East Asian Medicine (including Tui Na Massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, Korean Hand Therapy, Auricular Acupuncture, Cranial Balancing)
  • Dorn Method Therapy (practitioner & instructor)
  • Sports & Remedial Massage
  • Kinesiology Taping

I am a Registered Member of the following professional organisations/awarding bodies:-

  • Registered member of Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Trainee member of UKCP
  • Registered Member of the National Society of Hypnosis, Psychotherapy and Mindfulness
  • Registered Member of British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis
  • Registered Member of Complementary Therapists Association