Hello, my name is Dee Holbourne. I am a fully qualified traditional acupuncturist.
I would describe myself as having a professional and enthusiastic approach to caring for people who want to make changes to their health situation. I use Acupuncture and supplementary Chinese Medicine techniques. My philosophy is to work collaboratively with patients, this will involve discussing how lifestyle and dietary changes can support treatment.
I enjoy treating people with all sorts of complaints and I have a particular interest in mental and emotional health care.
My passion for Acupuncture began when I received treatment from my local traditional acupuncturist and was impressed by the results and my improved quality of life – this is why my clinic is named Inspiration Acupuncture. I wanted to help other people in the same way and decided to train to become a practitioner.
I undertook extensive training at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, where I studied for four years to gain a Bsc (Hons) in Acupuncture and was granted a Licentuate of Acupuncture. There are several styles of acupuncture, I use and integrated approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and 5-element acupuncture together. This allows me to care for my patients holistically (treating the whole of them); physically, mentally and emotionally.
I continue to build on my training through Continued Professional Development, attending additional training, seminars and conferences. I attend on-going professional clinical supervision sessions to help me reflect on my practice and grow as a practitioner.
I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council which is the largest regulatory body for acupuncturists in the UK. I am upheld by their strict professional code of conduct and safe practices. I am on a voluntary register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
I am licensed to practise by Sedgemoor district council and South Somerset district council; I have a Certificate of Registration to carry on the practice of Acupuncture. I am on the data protection register.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist I worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 15 years. I trained at The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing at Kings College London and worked in both in-patient and community settings. My interest in mental health originated during my studies which led to a bachelors degree in Psychology. These experiences have helped me in my practice as an acupuncturist to talk to patients about every aspect of their health and care.
MBAcC – Member of the British Acupuncture Council
BSc (Hons) – Acupuncture
Lic Ac – Licentuate of Acupuncture
BSc (Hons) – Psychology
Dip HE – Mental health nursing
Any Questions? Just ask – please contact me