about me

About Me

I was born in Jerusalem, Israel and in my early twenties, 1990, I travelled to England to study acupuncture at the International College of Oriental Medicine, ICOM, in East Grinstead.

Now, over 30 years later, acupuncture has become a way of life for me. It is not “alternative medicine’’. It is medicine and in my opinion, it is now time for acupuncture to become integrated with mainstream medicine, in order to heal the whole body and the underlying cause(s), not just the symptoms.

I use a combination of acupuncture/accupressure, moxibustion, massage, cupping, Gua Sha and facial rejuvenation acupuncture, lifestyle and dietary advice as required.

In the last 3 years I have been working as an Inner Guidance Facilitator and more recently qualified as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner to support clients emotionally through life challenges such as addiction, ADHD, adoption, anxiety, chronic pain, relationships, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, illness, self-esteem, sexual abuse, trauma, Women's Health and more.

My passion as a therapist is for clients to become interested in their own health; for them to learn what they can do for themselves to support and improve their own physical, emotional and mental well-being. I also love running workshops alongside my clinic practice to support my clients to achieve this.

My experience and Training:

In 1988 I trained as a Swedish massage therapist in Jerusalem.

From 1990 to 1994 I trained to become an acupuncturist at ICOM, East Grinstead and have become a member of the British Acupuncture Council.

After graduating I married my British husband, Rob, and we had 3 beautiful children, now young adults. Sadly Rob died unexpectedly in 2018.

From 1995 I taught and practised acupuncture at MEDICINE acupuncture college in Tel-Aviv.

Coming back to live in the UK in 1998, alongside building up my acupuncture practice, I was also the leader of the massage module at ICOM until 2006.

In 2004, Rob and I bought and became the directors of Horam Natural Therapy Centre, East Sussex and in 2010 acquired Gaia Natural Health in Forest Row, East Sussex.

In 2012 and 2013 I had done the Inner Dance practitioners’ training (twice). The Inner Dance process was created by Pi Villaraza in the Philippines and is taught in the UK by Katie Holland. I have since facilitated many sessions privately and for groups.

In 2019 I trained as an Inner Guidance Facilitator in Bali. IGI was developed by Amara Samata who has worked extensively with Pi Villaraza.

More recently (2021) I have completed a one year Compassionate Inquiry (CI) Facilitators training with Gabor Mate. I now use CI & IGI more and more in my practice as a stand alone treatment or as part of an acupuncture session.

Currently I am teaching acupuncture at ICOM, I run my acupuncture clinics from my Home studio in Old Heathfield, Gaia Natural Health and ICOM as well as facilitating Inner Guidance/Compassionate Inquiry one to one sessions and workshop. Please have a look on the Inner Guidance page for more information about the  Compassinate Inquiry & Inner Guidance Process and on the workshops page for upcoming courses.

I enjoy working with people with a wide variety of conditions and I use an integrated approach to help them in their journey to health.

I specialise in acupuncture for fertility and was trained with Zita West in London. I enjoy working with women in all different stages of life: supporting them from a young age to balance their hormones; later on to improve fertility and support them during pregnancy, birth and afterbirth care; as well as with menopausal symptoms later on. I love treating children (no need to use needles if they don’t want too), and am the author of “Baby Massage – A Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide” published in 2000.

Other Training:

I am a qualified Hypnotherapist, a Kundalini Yoga teacher, Inner Dance and InnerGuidance Community Practice Facilitator and Access Bar Practitioner. I have been dancing since a very young age and did my GCSE in classical and modern dance as well as teaching belly dance for many years, I now incorporate dance and movement in my workshops.

I hope to meet you one day!