Liz started her professional working life in 1982 as an Occupational Therapist. She worked for several years in both health and social services and began to learn tai chi and chi kung, which kindled her interest in the world of Chinese Medicine. Liz then trained at the Northern College of Acupuncture for three years, in acupuncture, acupressure massage, and associated techniques, qualifying in 1995. On first qualifying, she became a member of the Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and then it's successor, The British Acupuncture Council. After working as an acupuncturist at a multidisciplinary clinic in York Liz moved to Shropshire with her family, and in 1998 set up her Acupuncture practice in Whitchurch. In May 2007 Liz moved premises and now practices from rooms in Healing Thyme.
Liz is still registered with and supports the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) which acts both as a professional association and also as a self-regulatory body. It governs high standards of safety and practice for it's members and through the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB), provides accreditation for professional training courses. Inspired by the holistic nature of Chinese Medicine, Liz develops her knowledge and skills through reflective practice, study and attending post-graduate seminars. The practice of Qi Gong (Chi Kung) is also an important part of Liz's life. She completed The College of Chi Kung's two year part-time teacher training programme in 2006, and teaches classes when this is in balance with her own work and family life. She finds that regular practice of this gentle yet powerful and meditative health art supports her own health and enhances her acupuncture practice.