I have two Clinics in Nottinghamshire:

CARE Fertility
Nottingham Business Park
John Webster House
6 Lawrence Drive

Tel: 0115 772 0353

Nottingham Road Clinic
195 Nottingham Road
NG18 4AA

Tel: 01623 624137

Appointments can be paid for on an ‘ad hoc’ basis or pre-paid.

1 Appointment                      £47.00

Pre paid appointments:

2 Appointments                    £94.00

4 Appointments                    £183.30

6 Appointments                    £267.90

8 Appointments                    £338.40

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council, and as such, you may find that you could claim back some, or all of your treatment costs if you have private health insurance or a health cashback policy. You should check your cover with your provider and some will require GP or consultant referral before commencing treatment.

I cannot claim payments from your health insurance company or cashback scheme on your behalf.

Yes.  Evening appointments are offered at Nottingham Road Clinic, typically on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Occasional Saturday Clinics are available.

That depends on your individual condition. Initially appointments are likely to be  weekly. You may start to feel benefits after the first or second treatment although long-standing and chronic conditions usually need more time to improve.

“Does it hurt?” is often the first question that people ask. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the body and I’ve had years to develop a style that is comfortable to experience. Acupuncture is not painful but it is also not without sensation. You may experience a mild and momentary feeling of tingling, numbness, aching or contraction. Stomach rumbling and a feeling of relaxation, deeper breathing, slower thoughts are common. I will talk you through it all and put you at ease.

You are likely to feel relaxed, calm and sometimes tired.


Acupuncture has virtually no unpleasant side effects. Any that do occur are mild and self-correcting. Occasionally there may be minor bruising at the needle point or a short-term flare-up of your symptons.

I am registered and licensed with the local council and practice under the robust safe practice of the British Acupuncture Council. All needles are sterile, single use and are disposed of at the end of your treatment. Acupuncture has a very low level of adverse responses, about 1 in 10,000.

Acupuncture is suitable for all.

Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition such as menstrual issues or low back pain, or because they feel generally unwell with no obvious diagnosis. Others choose to have treatment to help optimise and maintain good health, recover from injury or sports injury, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing.

Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so relaxing and a beneficial support with life’s challenges.

If you are currently receiving treatment from your doctor it is sensible to mention that you plan to have acupuncture. I will ask you about any medication you are taking as this may affect your response to the acupuncture treatment.

Yes. You should always consult your doctor regarding any change of prescription. DO NOT stop taking medication without professional guidance.

There is evidence that acupuncture treatment is beneficial and can improve implantation, ongoing pregnancy and live birth rates so if I have space in my diary I may be able to help – reach out and talk to me.

The most recent research suggests that regular treatment with acupuncture in the months prior to IUI/IVF/FET are more effective for supporting successful outcomes.

Choose someone that feels right and trust your instinct. There are a few things to be aware of when choosing an acupuncturist:

What is the practitioners level of acupuncture specific training? In the UK anybody can call themselves an acupuncturist or perform acupuncture regardless of their level of training or experience. I completed a four-year degree level training in Acupuncture at the Northern College of Acupuncture. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council. The British Acupuncture Council sets the highest standards of education, safe and ethical practice and continuous professional development and is the only register of acupuncturists to be voluntarily accredited with the Professional Standards Authority.

Most importantly, do you feel at ease? Speak with an acupuncturist about your specific well-being issues and ask questions. Do you feel they understand you, can put you at ease and that you can work with them.