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Kate Kotlarska BSc (Hons) Lic.Ac., Dip Paed Ac, MAAC, HPD, DipCHyp, MPNLP Prac

I am a Holistic Therapist, treating babies, children, teenagers and adults with Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy.  I completed my courses at: the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine to enter Acupuncture world and The Quest Institute to gain my hypnotherapy skills. I am a member of  the Association of Acupuncture Clinicians (AAC) , which guarantees excellence in training, safe practice and professional conduct, as well as a certified registered member of the National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH) . I am also a member of the ACT  London (Acupuncture Childbirth team in London) which constantly educates their members in the field of  fertility, pregnancy and child birth support from the Chinese Medicine point of view;  Hub of Paediatric Acupuncture (HOPA),  which brings toghether professionally trained paediatric practitioners and work towards improving our skills.

I came to London in 2000 after completing my Masters Degree in Economy in Poland. I joined team of Ealing Chiropractic Clinic in 2002 as an office manager. After receiving numerous treatments from therapists at the clinic, I became inspired to study complementary therapies myself. I initially completed a course in Holistic and Pregnancy Massage, and then successfully graduated from 4 year Acupuncture course at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading. To further help my patients and their families I have completed a two year Diploma Paediatric Acupuncture Course with Julian Scott and Rebecca Avern. The course included a practical "painless" needle technique and paediatric TCM theory. I have also attended a numerous lectures by Rebecca Avern which expanded my knowledge on the Five Elements characteristics that are expressed in children; as well as a Japanese Paediatric course with Stephen Birch, where I learned non insertive Japanese techniques (Shonishin), as well as Paediatric Tuina with Elisa Rossi, where we covered simple strokes that can be taught to parents to help their children.

I enjoy treating babies, children and teenagers and keep exploring more ways to help them feel their best.

With both young and adult patients, I believe sometimes small lifestyle changes like dietary amendments, introducing /reducing exercises can make a dramatic difference.  I like to think I give tools to my patients to use outside of the clinic on a everyday basis to balance their bodies and minds and achieve wellbeing.

 I completed Bach Flower Diploma  course which has transformed my clinic as I can now address many emotional  imbalances with simple flower essence. The feedback that I receive from my patients have been fantastic.

I have completed a Diploma course in Cognitive Hypnotherapy at The Quest Institute  followed by the Master Practitioner course, where we covered multiple approaches to achieving change in life. Those include Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Gestalt approach, Eye movement Integration, NLP as well as coaching.

I have learned valuable tools to help patients identify their limiting beliefs and changing the way they react in life. The way I practice has changed enormously and I feel much more empowered having the skills I have learned at The Quest Institute.

I am fully insured to carry holistic treatments for children and adults and attend regular supervision sessions.

Some of the courses and events I attended to expand my knowledge:

  • May 2015 “A comprehensive guide to using Acupuncture in pregnancy labour and postpartum” 2 day seminar with Debra Betts

  • September 2015 “It takes two: Understanding Male & Female infertility “ with Jill Glover

  • November 2015  “Unravelling the Knots of Endometriosis and PCOS” with Jill Glover

  • February 2016 “Getting Better at CF” Seminar with Angela & John Hicks

  • February 2016 “Introduction to Tung Acupuncture” Seminar with Philip Weeks

  • February 2016 “Tung Acupuncture for some common conditions” Seminar with Philip Weeks

  • September 2016 British Acupuncture Conference: "Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in pregnancy and birth" by Claudia Citkovitz; "Acupuncture and post-traumatic stress disorder" Naji Malak; "Acupuncture for the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder" by Jonathan Pledger; "Laser acupuncture in paediatrics: a holistic approach to allergic rhinitis, atopic eczema and other conditions" by Michael Webber;" Scalp acupuncture from Eastern to Western" by Tianjun Wang

  • October 2016 “Using Five Elements to help Children Thrive “ with Rebecca Avern

  • June 2017 “Inner library of 5 Emotions” with Kim Chan and Sarah Matheson

  • August 2017 “The Nada protocol” 2 day seminar with Rachel Peckham, auricular acupuncture suggested for  Stress Management & Substance Misuse.

  • September 2017 “Cupping therapy in the treatment of Musculoskeletal Complains & Cosmetic Therapy” with Ilkay Chirali

  • September 2017 British Acupuncture Conference: "Exploring the seven internal and external dragons" by Sarah Matheson, "Using Chinese medicine during seven stages of cancer" by Andrew Flower; "Creative flow of the hand and needle" by Sarah Pritchard

  • September 2015- May 2017 Diploma course in Paediatric acupuncture with Julian Scott, Rebecca Avern  & Danny Blyth

  • January 2018 “Needling introduction” with Charlie Buck

  • January 2018 “Advanced needling techniques” with Charlie Buck

  • February 2018 First Aid Course with Alex Brazkiewicz

  • March 2018 Shonishin Paediatric 2 day course with Stephen Birch

  • May 2018 Paediatric Tuina 2 day course with Elisa Rossi

  • June 2018 Bloodletting 2 day course with Philip Weeks

  • September 2018 British Acupuncture Conference: "Causes, diagnosis and treatment of teenage anxiety and depression: an epidemic of our times" by Rebecca Avern;  "Supporting endometriosis and related conditions with acupuncture and TCM" by Dr Nuria Lorite Ayán; "The magical point combination for insomnia" by Amos Ziv

  • October 2018 2 day course "Practical Clinical Application of Moxa" with Snow Wang

  • May 2019 "Tongue Diagnosis" with Barbara Kirschbaum

  • June 2019 "Five Elements" with Nora Franglen

  • September 2019 British Acupuncture Conference "Five Elements" with Sarah Matheson, "Husband and Wife" with Peter Mole

  • January 2020 “Trigger Points and Beyond”, with Nicholas Garner

  • January 2020 "Tui na & Moxibustion for Menstrual & Fertility Issues" with Sarah Pritchard

  • February 2020 "Tuina" online course by Sarah Pritchard

  • March 2020 "The Relationship of the Bladder Channel and Intrinsic (Exercise-Induced) Asthma; and How to Treat It" by Janice Walton-Hadlock (1CPD)

  • March 2020 "Does a Kid's Sore Throat Always Mean Wind-Heat?" by David Allen (1CPD)

  • March 2020 "Strenghtening the body against viral infection" Orkiszowe Pola (2.5CPD)

  • April 2020 "Strengthening the Immune System with Chinese Medicine" by Yair Maimon (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Enhancing the Immune System with Acupuncture – Data from Scientific Research" by Bartosz Chmielnicki & Yair Maimo

  • April 2020 "The traditional diagnosis" by Neil Gumenic (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Your Immunity and Essential Oils with Classical Chinese Medicine" by Josephine Spilka (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "5 Studies that Will Make You Fall in Love with Chinese Medicine"

- research presented by Dr. Gil Barzilay PhD (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Supporting children" by Julian Scott (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Supporting teenagers during an extraordinary time" by Rebecca Avern (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Burnout" Letesia Gibson (1CPD)

  • April 2020 "Facial Diagnosis To Support the Immune System" by Lillian Pearl Bridges

  • June 2020 "Treating Emotional Trauma and PTSD with Acupuncture by CT Holman (2 CPD)

  • June 2020 "TCM and the Teenage Years"  by Rebecca Avern (12 CPD)

  • June 2020 "Infection control - including basic personal protective equipment " BMJ (1CPD)

  • July 2020 "Reiki 1 attunementand instruction in he Usui system of natural healing " followed by 21 days of self practice with Reiki Master Teacher Sarah Pritchard

  • July 2020 "Everyday bliss" 21 day hypnotherapy course with Paul McKenna

  • November 2020 "Conference on COVID19- SARS-COV-2" with Prof.Claude Diolosa Guest Professor of Chengdu University

  • November 2020 "Immunity and TCM treatment" Dr.Yair Maimon

  • January 2021 "Bach Flower Diploma course" Rose Todd

  • June 2021 "Heavenly Moxibustion" Shay Sharabi (1.5 CPD)

  • July 2021 - May 2022 " Cognitive Hypnotherapy" Diploma course at The Quest Institute

  • June 2022 - Jan 2023 Master Practitioner at The Quest Institute

  • November 2022 AAC Conference: "Advanced moxibustion skills" Felip Caudet, "Scalp acupuncture for neurological conditions" Tianjun Wang, "Accelerated tendon healing " Chris Davies, "Managing a multibed paediatric clinic" Rebecca Avern

  • January 2023 ACT London, "Male infertility" Ian Stones

  • February 2023 "Miscarriage and menopause: neglected areas of women’s health" Jill Glover

  • February 2023 "Tissue salt" level 1&2 Schuessler Tissue Salts

  • May 2023 "Mushrom Nutrition in TCM & Acupuncture, Prof Varela & Prof Wilfred

  • June 2023 "Male fertility course, tests and suporting men" Ian Stones

  • June 2023 QCHPA CPD Day: Cathy Powell - Working with neurodiverse clients
    Hannah Ravenscroft - The power of creativity, Andy Smith - Appreciative Inquiry method

  • June 2023 : Homeobotanical Post Graduate Practitioner Programme" Deborah Kerslake. 2 day course

  • October 2023 TCM nutrition supporting fertility, Danny Blyth, ACT group

  • November 2023 AAC conference: Peter Dedman "Cooling the Hearth, calming the mind"; Beverly De Valois " Recommendations for the safe practice of acupuncture in cancer care", Gerard Kite "Five Element Acupuncture- a spriitual tradition", Anne Gledhill "Obstetrics"
  • November 2023: Supporting neurodiverse children and teenagers with acupuncture, Rebecca Avern

  • November 2023 Hypnotherapy for children Marcia Eden, Julie Taylor

  • March 2024 ACT microbiome and fertility  with Debbie Cotton

  • March 2024 Spring into Balance: A 30-Day Wood Element
    Exploration Challenge 7h - TCM academy of Integrated Medicince

You can read & view videos explaining acupuncture on  Acupuncture Blog.

Kate Kotlarska Acupuncture in Ealing
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