Acupuncture

Shaftesbury Clinic
Based in the Bedford Consulting Rooms, at the town end of Goldington Road, Bedford, set in a beautiful grade 2 listed Georgian period building, and with well signed Parking and disabled access, this is a relaxing setting for acupuncture. Please see the map and directions on the contact us page for help finding us.
Meet the Acupuncture Team
  • Helen Smallwood
  • Philip Rose-Neil
  • Louise England
  • The Wider Team

2014helenphoto Helen Smallwood MBA (Strategic Management); BSc(Hons); BA(Hons); Lic.Ac.
Helen Smallwood

I established Shaftesbury Clinic in 2008, and practised acupuncture here for 10 enjoyable and rewarding years, during which time I have worked with 7 different British Acupuncture Council* (BAcC) members within the team. Currently my colleagues Philip Rose-Neil and Louise England look after the patients here, as I undertook non-practising status with the BAcC at the end of 2018, in order to look after the management side of the clinic. In 2016-17 I took time out to complete a full time MBA at Aston University, gaining a distinction.

I have been a BAcC member since I was an acupuncture student; I’ve also served as a practitioner member on the BAcC’s Governing Board; and I have worked twice on strategy projects for the organisation, working closely with the Chair, CEO and members, and I have been a BAcC Regional Group co-ordinator for Bedfordshire.

Training: 2005-2008 College of Traditional Acupuncture (Warwickshire): Licentiate in Acupuncture and a First Class honours degree (BA) in Traditional Acupuncture accredited by Oxford Brookes (3-years’ full-time), British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) accredited.

* The British Acupuncture Council is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which in turn is accountable to the UK Parliament.

Philip Rose-Neil

Philip Rose-Neil BA(Hons); Lic.Ac; MBAcC

Philip Rose-Neil

I qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (Warwickshire) after three years’ training; I have a Licentiate in Acupuncture and a First Class honours degree (BA) in Traditional Acupuncture accredited by Oxford Brookes. My degree is validated by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and therefore bound by their codes of safety and ethics. I carry full professional indemnity, and public liability insurance cover. The clinic premises are licenced by Bedford Borough Council and I am licensed by Bedford Borough Council to carry out acupuncture here. The British Acupuncture Council is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which in turn is accountable to the UK Parliament.

I am the Chair of the Governing Board of the British Acupuncture Council, and also the Regional Group Co-ordinator of the Northampton Branch of the British Acupuncture Council.

Acupuncture has always been an essential part of my life, as my father Sidney Rose-Neil was one of the leading pioneers of acupuncture in this country and the founder of the British Acupuncture Association.

I am registered with the NHSTA (NHS Trust Association’ Complementary Therapy Register). http://www.nhsta.org.uk/ I am also trained in the use of Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol (advanced pain treatment) for more information http://www.n5ev.com/battlefield-acupuncture.html

I frequently lecture at national conferences, including keynote speeches at British Acupuncture Annual Conferences, and I have addressed the United Nations on health issues, representing the United Kingdom http://conference.acupuncture.org.uk/

I am also a member of the Scientific Medical Network. https://www.scimednet.org and the Society of Anglo-Chinese Understanding http://www.sacu.org/

Louise
Louise England

Louise England BA(Hons); Lic.Ac; MBAcC

Louise England

I graduated from The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington Spa after 3 years’ study, and was awarded a Merit in the Professional Licentiate in Acupuncture, after successfully completing an extensive training covering all aspects of Chinese medical and acupuncture theory, with a focus on the five element approach. This means that I consider your main health problem, together with a holistic approach to you as an individual. I can treat a full range of issue concerns and conditions and have special interests in facial acupuncture; muscular skeletal conditions; migraine headaches; arthritis and joint pain, including sciatica.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and adhere to the Council’s Codes of Safe Practice and Professional conduct. British Acupuncture Council members are also registered with the Professional Standards Authority which is a government body set up to regulate health and social care providers, and is accountable to Parliament. I carry full professional indemnity, and public liability insurance cover. The clinic premises are licensed by Bedford Borough Council, and I am licensed by Bedford Borough Council to carry out acupuncture at the Shaftesbury Clinic.

I sit on the finance committee of the British Acupuncture Council, and am also the Regional Group Co-ordinator from the Bedfordshire branch of the British Acupuncture Council.

Acupuncture Style

Phil and Louise are Five Element Traditional Acupuncturists. This systematic approach to acupuncture emphasises your health needs from all angles and focuses on restoring and maintaining good health for you as a unique individual.

Our ethos: As professional practitioners of acupuncture, we apply the rational and evidence-based model of East Asian healthcare: a valuable and distinct medical tradition with contemporary clinical relevance. Our diagnostic skills and clinical techniques enable us to provide holistic, safe and individual treatments for patients presenting with a wide variety of health concerns. We are able to liaise with GP’s, consultants and other healthcare providers (with patients’ permission) to ensure a joined-up service, and to encourage health promotion and ongoing self-care. We are inherently motivated to provide effective treatment that enhances quality of life, committed to ongoing training through continuous professional development (CPD) and reflective practice, to identify learning opportunities.

We hope that you will consider acupuncture with us, so we can help you achieve a healthy, balanced life.

Meet our colleagues

Helen Smallwood

Business Manager

Founder of Shaftesbury Clinic (2008) and business manager. Currently non-practising

 

Philip Rose-Neil

Acupuncturist, Acupressure

Philip Rose-Neil qualified from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (Warwickshire) after three years’ training.

Louise

Louise England

Acupuncturist, Facial acupuncture, Acupressure

Louise England qualified from the Acupuncture Academy (Leamington Spa) after three years’ training.

Client Testimonials

I was new to acupuncture and Helen made me feel at ease. Everything was explained in full. I was being treated for back pain and within a couple of sessions I was feeling much better. Helen is a gentle and courteous person.Tracey Pedder

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