Offering a unique combination of acupuncture, cupping, electro-acupuncture ‘health coaching’, along with mindset work and self-directed learning to empower you to take back control of your health, and to become your own body detective – recognising and understanding what is going wrong and how you can fix it.
You *mostly have your shit together - you’ve got a good job, a reasonable diet, work out regularly(ISH), a mostly happy home life and yet something is still niggling away at your joy and freedom.
You have pain which only seems to give you respite as long as you keep popping those pills, while also stopping you doing the things you truly want to do..
You have fatigue that no amount of sleep can shift..
Your mood is not great – snapping at your kids, you ‘can’t be arsed’, your brain talks you out of doing all the things you know you are more than capable of
Your hormonal shifts are driving you to the point of madness - think PMT/(peri)menopause.
Digestive problems (dismissed and labelled as ‘IBS) -
You know that there has to be a better way of dealing with your problems than popping pills, but you are confused and overwhelmed by all the options out there – who should you listen to? The science nerd that only sees the body as a machine, the ‘influencer’ that doesn’t actually have any training or qualifications but talks a good game, the media and advertising that promises you the magic cure all is in *INSERT LATEST FAD PRODUCT*.
I am not your typical therapist – I have been ‘super morbidly obese’ aka fat my entire adult life, I love a wee swear word or two and love to laugh at life at all opportunities. I have tattoos and the scars of old piercings I no longer wear. I have colourful hair, which changes on a very regular basis. I like to challenge the norms and often question why we do the things we do – did you know bouquets at weddings were to stop the stench of the unbathed masses!? Or that BMI (that number the NHS seems to hold above all else) is based on research done by a statistician in the 1830s – on a small sample white men from one European country (and hasn’t changed to account for our changing heights, hormonal fluctuations or our ethnicity!).
I am a no nonsense, down to earth, Glasgow gal who loves nothing more than helping others feel a bit better (that’s the fire element in me). I consider myself woo adjacent – mostly science based with a bit of ‘woo’ on the side.
I don’t promise to hold all the answers for you – but I have a good few options to help you along the way. You are the expert in your life – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise – I am here to help guide and support you in making changes to enhance your experience of life – not to tell you your doing it wrong! I don’t always do as I say – and don’t expect you to blindly follow my suggestions ether.
I am a fully paid up member of the LGBTQ+ community and do everything I can to ensure you feel safe and welcome in my clinic space regardless of your identity, your body size, your ethnicity – I might ask you a million questions about it – but honestly, it comes from a place of curiosity and a desire to understand pretty much everything in the world!
I am willing to learn from my mistakes, to continually improve my knowledge to benefit you (and me!)
I have been on a life long journey of ‘healing’ from physical and mental/emotional issues including a bulging disc injury age 25, chronic lower back pain since age 12, binge eating disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, attempted suicide (thank goodness I failed at that one!), a couple of bouts of bad depression. I have been in practice since 2007 as an acupuncturist and have lear.
I truly believe that health and well-being are
I offer all that I have learned over the years to help support you on your never ending journey to improved health and well-being.
"Paula is a fantastic therapist. She is always professional, very approachable, keen to help and offer advice when asked. She always makes you feel important and at ease when being treated. I have had no hesitation in recommending Paula to my friends and family."
"I found Paula very friendly which makes the treatment comfortable and more relaxing"
"Paula really helped me. Having struggled to conceive for a year, I fell pregnant after only a few months of acupuncture. Paula is very knowledgeable and professional while being extremely friendly and easy to talk to. I couldn't recommend her highly enough."
"Paula gave me acupuncture in my late stages of pregnancy - found it really relaxing and totally worthwhile. Would definitely have it again!"
"Can say without a doubt that acupuncture saved my life after many years of suffering!"
"Paula changed my life and I will always be grateful to her"
"I have already recommended Paula to a few friends, her advice was excellent. Very professional and friendly."