Hi, I’m Valerie, an Acupuncturist and Naturopath specialising in Fertility.
I work at The Bristol Natural Health Service in Bristol on Gloucester Road, Bristol in the BS7 area and The Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire.
After I graduated from Bristol University with a Maths degree, I trained and worked as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Fed up with the long hours and stressful environment, I decided I wanted a change of career. I had been trying to conceive for a year, I had been told by my GP that our test results were all normal and that I should just plan a "big holiday" and then it would probably happen. It didn't. I decided to try acupuncture.
Acupuncture made me feel better in ways I hadn't expected. Side effects were more energy, better mood, a little weight loss and better digestion. After 9 months of acupuncture, I fell pregnant. I continued acupuncture throughout my pregnancy and felt well. I continued acupuncture after giving birth and when I was ready for a second child , fell pregnant straight away!
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy yoga, baking and going on adventures (near and far) with my family.
I am a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Association of Naturopathic Practitioners, having qualified as an Acupuncturist and Naturopath on a 4 year degree level course with the College of Naturopathic Medicine. I am also licensed by Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to provide acupuncture from licensed premises within both areas.
Qualifications and Memberships:
Diploma in Acupuncture from The College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bristol
Diploma in Naturopathy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine, Bristol
Acupuncture for Fertility and IVF Support by Paul Johnson
Advanced Level Diploma in Fertility Acupuncture by Naava Carman from The Fertility Support Company
Member of The British Acupuncture Council
Member of The Association of Naturopathic Practitioners
Member of the Fertility Support trained community of Acupuncturists