Jess decided to train as an acupuncturist after having acupuncture regularly for many years and realising its effectiveness.
Jess trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York. She received her license to practise in 2008 after three years training. Since then she has completed a diploma in paediatric acupuncture at the College of Integrated Medicine in Reading. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Acupuncture Childbirth Team (Oxford).
After graduating, Jess worked at busy acupuncture practices in Edinburgh and Manchester before deciding to settle in Oxfordshire in 2010. In Witney she provides one to one acupuncture sessions and in Oxford she works from home also offering more affordable multi-bed treatments at The Acupuncture Shed. On Tuesday's she can also be found treating children at The Little Acupuncture Room at the West Oxford Community Centre.
Continuing professional development is an important part of Jess' work and she regularly undertakes courses that deepen and broaden her acupuncture skills. Jess has volunteered with World Medicine, a charitable organisation, which provides complimentary health care to people around the world suffering the effects of trauma, disaster and poverty.
Before training as an acupuncturist Jess graduated with a degree in economic and social history and has also worked as a co-ordinator on a city farm, for a mentoring project and for a local environmental charity.