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Gentle Touch


“My ethos is that each individual is unique so your session is design entirely around you to ensure a truly holistic treatment to aid healing, relaxation, and rebalancing of the body and mind”







Previous to becoming an acupuncturist, I was a paediatric nurse of almost 10 years based predominantly at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. I worked in the areas of surgery, A & E, and the assessment unit. I also had some time working in the community as a school nurse covering areas including, Ferryhill, Chilton, and Sedgefield.

In the summer of 2016, I qualified from the Northern College of Acupuncture in York with a BSc in acupuncture. Throughout my 3-year degree I regularly worked in the acupuncture clinic, gained knowledge and skills in many elements of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), as well as studying degree level anatomy and physiology and pharmacology modules. Throughout my training, I was fortunate to train with Richard Blackwell, Hugh McPherson, and Nick Hudis for bodywork.

My work and life experience, along with my varied education has equipped me with a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge from both western and eastern practices, allowing me to provide individualised, holistic care.

Since graduating, I have a successful private practice, Gentle Touch Healing and Acupuncture, based in Hunwick village. With an ethos of, reaching out and treating my local community, I offer a home visit option to those who find it difficult to travel to appointments, visit independent living flats, attend talks/events to local community groups, and am registered with Durham County Carers.

I also work at the well-established Ren clinic, located in the heart of Durham City.

As well as proving acupuncture, I also offer electro acupuncture, acupressure massage, cupping therapy, Indian head massage, reiki and crystal healing. I am a registered member of the British Acupuncture Council, and Guild of Holistic Therapists.

Initial consultation 60 mins £65 (please note, all clients must have an initial consultation session at 1st booking)

Appointment & Prices 

30 mins – £45

40 mins – £55

60 mins – £65

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Following consultation and assessment, fine needles are gently inserted into the skin at specific locations. The aim is to direct the flow of energy (Qi) to trigger the body’s healing response to aid physical and mental balance. Massage, heat and electro therapy may also be used.



IHM picAcupressure Massage

After consultation and assessment, an individualised massage treatment plan is formulated combining various massage techniques including, stimulation of specific acupressure points, cupping and heat therapy.




cupping picCupping Therapy

This ancient technique uses suction cups as a form of deep tissue massage enhancing the bodywork experience. Benefits include, pain relief, enhancing blood flow to problematic areas to promote healing, and relaxation.

Specific treatments can be booked, or a wellbeing package can be tailored to suit your individual needs. This will comprise of several therapies designed to enhance healing and relaxation. Please note, a 1 hour session is required for this package.

Special Introductory Offer September 2017

  • 1 hour £55
  • 50 mins £45
  • 30 mins £35

Note: all treatments are inclusive of Acupuncture, Cupping, Massage/Acupuncture therapies (if deemed appropriate following consultation)

Please book 1 hour session for your 1st appointment as this will be your initial consultation session.


Special Packages

*Wellbeing 1

1st session (initial consultation) + 3 x 1 hour £205

*Wellbeing 2

1st session (initial consultation) + 3 x 50 mins £175

*Wellbeing 3

1st session (initial consultation) + 3 x 30 mins £145




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