About Tom Kennedy
Tom is a fully qualified member of the British Acupuncture Council, and practices acupuncture in Bristol. He runs a private acupuncture practice from the Natural Health Clinic (Cotham Hill, Bristol), as well as a low-cost clinc from the same venue.
Tom began training in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in 2004, embarking on a 3 year full-time degree course at the University of Westminster. During his training, he treated people with various conditions in the University of Westminster Polyclinic, and the NHS Gateway clinic in Clapham.
He now enjoys treating a wide variety of patients and conditions, and regularly attends advanced training courses. These have included tuina (Chinese massage); acupuncture for pregnancy and childbirth; auricular (ear) acupuncture; traditional pulse diagnosis; treating physical pain; and scalp acupuncture for neurological conditions.
Tom and his wife Kate Simants also produce videos and multi-media projects, mainly relating to acupuncture. An example is the popular Manual of Acupuncture Multimedia DVD-ROM, a training aid for acupuncture students.
My training, work experience and any achievement
BSc (hons) TCM Acupuncture, Westminster University - Member of British Acupuncture Council - further training in treating pregnancy conditions (as well as routine pre-birth acupuncture), various painful conditions, pulse diagnosis, scalp acupuncture, and ear acupuncture.
Tom has also worked directly with some of the biggest names in acupuncture - including Peter Deadman, Debra Betts and Julian Scott - to make educational DVDs and software for acupuncturists and the general public. Most recently, Tom worked with Debra Betts to produce a DVD demonstrating acupressure pain relief techniques for labour (www.jcm.co.uk/acupressure)
Tom enjoys treating a wide range of conditions, but has a special interest in pain and sports injuries, and problems encountered during pregnancy.
Services I Provide
- Back Pain
Age I Work With
Client Concerns I Treat
- Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
- Academic Concerns
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Body Image
- Career Choice
- Communication Problems
- Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
- Domestic Violence
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Family Problems
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Identity Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
- Post Partum Depression
- Pregnancy and Birthing
- Relationships and Marriage
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Guided Therapeutic Imagery
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
- Narrative Therapy
- Person Centered / Rogerian
- Positive Psychotherapy
- Possibility Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Acupuncture: £30/session
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): £30/session
- Acupressure: £30/session
- Chinese Massage: £30/session
Special Online Booking Offers
Book 3 pre-birth treatments and get one free, or book 4 and get 2 free!
Come for one or more pre-birth treatments and you and a partner get a free 30 minute lesson in labour pain relief acupressure techniques!
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