Simply put traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture works by accessing the Qi energy in the body and correcting the flow of qi by using needles to stimulate points. By correcting the flow of qi around the body, the body, mind and spirit is treated as a whole.
Acupuncture is usually found to be calming and relaxing and can be used to treat a wide range of different conditions.
I have seen many times the amazing results acupuncture can give to people with many different emotional health issues such as; anxiety, depression, bipolar and insomnia. This is why I am passionate about helping people suffering from mental health conditions. My training in this area is constantly developing to make sure my patients receive the best possible treatment.
I have a 4 year Bachelor of Science Degree in Acupuncture and I am a proud member of the UK acupuncture regulatory body The British Acupuncture Council and Cosmetic Acupuncture UK.
I have also completed a diploma in CBT and I am committed to continued training and regularly attend workshops and seminars to further my knowledge and skills.
Here at the Surrey Well Being Clinic, there is a calm, comfortable environment and beautiful surroundings so you will feel relaxed and at ease throughout your treatment. I am committed and passionate about helping people restore balance, harmony and happiness back into their lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Sophie Kirk, Lic Ac, BSc (hons), MBAcC, diploma in CBT.
Throughout my training and career in Chinese medicine and acupuncture, I have had a particular interest in the treatment of emotional health issues. I strongly believe that there isn't enough education and help for people who suffer with these conditions.
I wrote my research dissertation on the treatment of bipolar disorder using acupuncture. Even from this early stage I could see that although acupuncture is a very useful tool to combat these types of conditions, it isn't widely recognised as such. This, I believe, needs to change.
All of this is slowly changing. Anxiety UK and The British Acupuncture Council are currently working together to research the use of acupuncture in treating anxiety conditions. I am proud to be one of the practitioners involved in this research. I have completed the necessary training and am an approved practitioner with Anxiety UK.
As well as this I have completed a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to further my understanding of the brain and emotions in both western and Chinese medicine.
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Initial Acupuncture Consultation, including a treatment (60 minutes) £65
Follow-up Acupuncture Treatments (45 minutes) £50
Cupping (30 minutes) £30
Initial Cosmetic Acupuncture Consultation, including a treatment (90-110 minutes) £150
Cosmetic Acupuncture, single treatment, (75 minutes) £120
Cosmetic Acupuncture, course of three, £300
Cosmetic Acupuncture, course of five, £450
Student Discount 10% off
Other techniques -
Moxa – This treatment is the use of a Chinese herb (Moxa) that is very good to warm and nourish the body and channels. It is a gentle warming treatment and very effective.
Guasha – Guasha is the name used to describe a smooth jade stone. In Chinese medicine, the stone is used to rub over tight and painful muscles to relieve tension. This is a very versatile treatment that can be used in many areas of pain and tension all over the body.
Cupping – great for stress relief, detoxifying, relaxation and relieving pain in tight muscles. Cupping is a simple yet very effective treatment. Cupping isn't painful at all, it is actually very relaxing and leaves you feeling de-stressed and lighter. It very effectively draws tightness out of tight muscles and is a very good technique to use on shoulders and backs.
Auricular acupuncture – this is mainly used to treat addictions (smoking, alcohols, drugs, food) although it can be used to treat back problems and pain effectively as well.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Monday to Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday - 10am-9pm, Friday - 9am-7pm, Saturday - 9am-4pm.