Rachel is a respected and experienced practitioner within the acupuncture profession and a member of the British Acupuncture Council since 1993. She has covered a versatile and wide area of work as an acupuncturist during the past 22 years alongside running her successful private acupuncture practice in West London: www.rachelpeckham.co.uk.
Rachel has worked as a clinician in various NHS trials involving the use of acupuncture in cancer care and treatment. She has given lectures for various acupuncture colleges, and regularly delivers seminars on auricular acupuncture, she served 15 years’ as a trustee and trainer for NADA working within the NHS and the voluntary sector. Her work within the substance misuse field began in 1994 at the Core Trust in London www.coretrust.org. Over a five year period, she worked there as a clinician, group facilitator, detox co-ordinator and clinical director, her special interest being the NADA group treatment leading on to her work as a trainer and educator of this important and powerful intervention so beneficial as part of treatment used within community based programmes. She holds an MSc from Westminster University which includes a study on the role and the impact of the NADA protocol at the Core Trust.
During recent years, Rachel has been working with World Medicine www.worldmedicine.org.uk, an acupuncture charity that sends volunteer acupuncturists to provide acupuncture treatment for people in countries that have experienced catastrophic situations and/or poverty. During a recent trip to India, she trained hospital staff in a small village in Gujarat to provide an auricular treatment to aid pain management for the local people. See info here www.worldmedicine.org.uk/index.php/past-project/130-chaparda-december-2014.
Rachel has trained in, and developed supervisory and mentoring skills for others in the acupuncture profession. She has a great interest and passion for the therapeutic relationship and the interplay of dynamics between people, which she believes are essential ingredients for success in facilitating growth and wellbeing both personally and in the treatment setting.
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