About Gabriella Doran
After an initial training in art, specialising in theatre design, I lived in Asia for several years, where I ran my own highly successful jewellery manufacturing business. On my return to the UK I was treated with acupuncture, which I was surprised to find not only improved my health, but also provided invaluable support through a bereavement and period of major life changes. I was impressed and inspired by this simple yet profoundly effective form of medicine, and made the decision to study and become a practitioner in 2000.
“I HAD TRIED 'MAINSTREAM' ACUPUNCTURE A NUMBER OF TIMES."
"I was sceptical at first that you could really make any difference to my stress levels and general shocking health. I had tried 'mainstream' acupuncture a number of times before and found it to be fairly ineffective but in a desperate state I knew I had to try something different. After just a few sessions of Classical 5 Elements Acupuncture I can safely say that I haven't felt so good for yonks! I've visited a number of alternative health practitioners in the last few years but none have impressed me as much as you. You were firm but gentle, compassionate and selfless. A credit to your profession and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone.”
- Charles, London W9
Training and Professional memberships:
Licentiate in Acupuncture from London's School of Five Element Acupuncture (SOFEA). This is an intensive 3-year training programme which included rigorous continual assessment and examinations, culminating in a years supervised training in clinic alongside internships in long-established practices with master practitioners.
Certified in Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture and Facial Revitalisation Massage and Acupressure, as taught by Virginia Doran the leading authority on Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture in the United States.
Member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), which maintains standards of education, ethics and safe practice in the profession to ensure the health and safety of the public.
Tai Chi Practitioner and Teacher proficient in the Cheng Man Ching 37-posture Yang Short Form and Sword Form and teaches both forms, one to one.