I'm Sharon Cawthorne and I am a fully qualified Acupuncturist and Clinical Hypnotherapist living currently in Stockton on Tees, and brought up in Middlesbrough. I became interested in Acupuncture after becoming seriously ill which required several major surgeries. Acupuncture helped me recover quicker and put me on the road to recovery, consequently sparking my interest into helping others with their health issues.
Training and Experience
I completed three years of full-time training at the highly respected Northern College of Acupuncture, York. I graduated with both a Diploma and BSc (Hons) Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. The degree is verified from the University of Central Lancashire, and I qualified in 2011 to become a Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
With over 7 years experience working in the clinical field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, I have gained valuable knowledge and a wealth of patient treatment experience. I have completed further practitioner training in Auricular Acupuncture, Fertility, Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture and more recently Saam 5 element acupuncture under Prof Jong Baik.
In 2015 I qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and graduated with a Diploma from the prestigious Innervisions School of Clinical Hypnosis. I have a wealth of experience dealing with Anxiety, Fears/Phobias, Smoking Cessation and Hypnoweight. Further training in Emotional Freedom Technique helps me work with corporate clients delivering rapid stress reduction techniques.
Furthermore, to add extra value to my treatments, I have undergone further training to develop my nutritional skills from Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride and am a fully qualified GAPS Practitioner.
I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Acupuncture Society, the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council / General Hypnotherapy Register, and the Hypnotherapy Directory.
I'm also listed on the Natural Therapy For All website.
Both myself and the clinic are licensed with Middlesbrough borough council to practice Acupuncture.
Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in IT for nearly 20 years. Making the career change was quite a challenge, but I like the fact I cannot reboot my clients now....!
I live with my husband Alan who is a Biomechanics Podiatrist and my dog Sophie. We enjoy walking in the countryside and are lucky enough to live in North Yorkshire, which has some spectacular scenery.
I'm also a part-time actress with Tall Tales Mysteries performing murder mystery plays which are great fun.
Back in 2012, I had the honour of being a volunteer at the London Olympics / Paralympics. I worked in the Athletes Services Team utilising my skills. I was part of the team working behind the scenes looking after the visually impaired Judo players in the Paralympics. The whole experience was amazing from start to finish.