Jo Banthorpe qualified in Acupuncture in 2010. The daughter of a local vet, dreams of following in her father’s footsteps were thwarted due to severe allergies to animals. Instead, she turned to Dentistry and completed her pre-clinical studies at Guys Hospital, London. She chose to put her career on hold in order to concentrate on family commitments and raising her four children.

Jo later worked in a variety of roles within the NHS which proved to be unfulfilling and she came to realise that the current ‘quick fix’ medication culture, where time and empathy were seemingly lacking, was failing many patients. She discovered the benefits of Five Element Acupuncture first hand during her own period of transition, and was strongly drawn to its holistic approach which she felt was not being offered by conventional medicine.

Jo undertakes regular Continual Professional Development and ongoing Supervision. In 2014, she completed the training in Supervision and Mentoring for Acupuncturists and offers 1-to-1 or group sessions to therapists and those working in isolation in caring professions.