Having experienced acupuncture first-hand as an effective healing method while working in the investment banking industry in London, Bea decided to embark on a change of career so that she could help others and share the wisdom of this ancient art.
She passionately believes that a person's state of well-being is best viewed from a holistic perspective and that Chinese medicine theory provides a foundation upon which to base a solid and personalised treatment strategy for a patient's recovery.
Bea qualified from the London College of Traditional Acupuncture after three years' training. She has a Licentiate in Acupuncture and a First Class honours degree (BSc) in Traditional Acupuncture accredited by Portsmouth University. Her degree is validated by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, BAAB. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and therefore bound by their codes of safety and ethics. She carries full professional indemnity, and public liability insurance cover.
She is on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The AVR scheme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates commitment to high professional standards, to enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
Acupuncture clinics serve the local communities of St. Albans and Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire and Bea is on the steering committee of the Acupuncture for Childbirth Team Hertfordshire (ACT - Herts), a group of acupuncturists which supports women through all stages of childbirth, from conception and pregnancy to post-natal care.
Bea is a member of the Zita West National Network of Affiliated Acupuncturists, the UK's only integrated clinic for preconception planning, natural fertility and IVF, which integrates evidence-based complementary therapies into mainstream fertility and pregnancy care.