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Shaftesbury Clinic

Shaftesbury Clinic

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Bedford Consulting Rooms, 4 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NFUK

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday09:00 - 20:00
Thursday09:00 - 20:00
Friday09:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Prices from £35 - Enquire for a fast quote ★ Excellent ServiceScore™ 8.2 from 30 votes ★ Multi-specialty clinic - Bedford Consulting Rooms, 4 Goldington Road, Bedford, MK40 3NF, UK.

Popular Treatments

Acupuncturist Consultation £35 - £50
Fertility Acupuncture £35 - £50
Acupuncture Treatment
Dry Needling
Electro-Acupuncture £35 - £50
Auricular Acupuncture £35 - £50
Cosmetic Acupuncture from £45
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About Shaftesbury Clinic

Founded in 2008 by Helen Smallwood, this is a well-established clinic which thrives on a word-of-mouth reputation.  The team of three professional acupuncturists at this clinic are Philip Rose-Neil, Louise England and Darren Haines:  All are members of the British Acupuncture Council with full insurance, and licensing.  They address a wide range of physical and psychological conditions using high quality acupuncture treatments, and provide a free initial consultation by phone or in person (pre-booked) to help anyone considering acupuncture to decide on its suitability and realistic possible outcomes. Home visits are arranged for patients who are unable to come to the clinic for treatments. Patients of all ages are treated at the clinic, and acupressure can be used for the very young, or those who cannot tolerate needles. Services provided include acupuncture, five element acupuncture, acupressure, cosmetic facial acupuncture, Moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, acupuncture in pregnancy, and acupuncture for fertility support as well as general pain and chronic conditions, cupping and gua sha.  Located at the Castle Quarter end of Goldington Road in Bedford, 

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  • BAcC - British Acupuncture Council (UK) 
  • GOsC - General Osteopathic Council (UK) 
  • BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (UK) 
  • SCP - The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (UK) 
  • BPS - British Psychological Society (UK) 
  • BANT - British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (UK) 
  • AoR - Association of Reflexologists (UK) 
  • BRA - British Reflexology Association (UK) 
  • NIMH - National Institute of Medical Herbalists (UK) 
  • STO - Sports Therapy Organisation (UK) 
  • MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) 
  • GCRN - General Council and Register of Naturopaths (UK) 
  • MBChB - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UK) 
  • BABCP - The British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (UK) 
  • ISRM - Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (UK) 
  • SST - Society of Sports Therapists (UK) 
  • BPS - British Psychological Society (UK) 
  • BMA - British Medical Association (UK) 
  • ANLP - Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (UK) 
  • CMA - Complementary Medical Association (UK) 
  • SMA - Sports Massage Association (UK) 
  • GHR - General Hypnotherapy Register (UK) 
  • BASEM - British Association of Sport & Excercise Medicine (UK) 
  • NMC - Nursing and Midwifery Council (UK) 
  • UKCP - UK Council for Psychotherapy (UK) 
  • RCN - Royal College of Nursing (UK) 
  • RCPsych - Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) 
  • MDU - Medical Defence Union (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • FHT - Federation of Holistic Therapists (UK) 
  • BAAB - British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (UK) 
  • GHT - Guild of Holistic Therapists (UK) 
  • BCMA - British Complementary Medicine Association (UK) 
  • MPS - Medical Protection Society (UK) 
  • RCGP - Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) 
  • GMC - General Medical Council (UK) 
  • BMAS - British Medical Acupuncture Society (UK) 
  • BOA - British Osteopathic Association (UK) 
  • CSP - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (UK) 
  • HCPC - Health and Care Professions Council (UK) 
  • AACP - Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (UK) 
  • APHP - The Association For Professional Hypnosis And Psychotherapy (UK) 
  • RSM - Royal Society of Medicine (UK) 
  • CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (UK) 


Parking - Spaces at the front of the building onlyAccessible to disabled people - disabled car parking availablePublic transport access - Bus stopWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroom

Clinic services

Home visits - by prior arrangementOpen weekends - Saturdays

Travel services

Local travel - Free parking outside. Easy road access. Bus stops nearby.



Acupuncture Treatment

£35 - £50

Acupuncturist Consultation

Acupuncturist Consultation - Shaftesbury ClinicAcupuncturist Consultation - Shaftesbury Clinic

Full range of acupuncture and acupressure treatments provided, evidence based practice by British Acupuncture Council Regulated Members. We have 4 acupuncturists with areas of special interest including fertility, facial rejuvenation, and musculo-skeletal injuries. We pride ourselves in high quality treatments, as a result of which the clinic has grown steadily over the last 3 years to meet demand. We provide a free no-obilagation initial consultation to discuss your needs. Please feel free to ring or e-mail, and we will be happy to answer your questions.

£35 - £50

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture - Shaftesbury Clinic
Very helpful for weight managment, and also for smoking support. It is often used as part of a wider treatment plan
£35 - £50


£35 - £50

Fertility Acupuncture

Fertility Acupuncture - Shaftesbury ClinicFertility Acupuncture - Shaftesbury Clinic
We commonly support people pre- during- and after pregnancy. We also have a wealth of experience in supporting couples through IVF, and general fertility concerns. We commonly use acupuncture treatents to induce labour, and even to turn breach babies (alongside moxibustion therapy)

Medical Aesthetics


IPL Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal

Hair Loss Treatments


Hair Transplant

General Practice


Diagnostic Imaging Consultation


Blood Pressure Monitoring


Blood Test


Children's Health Consultation

Children's Health Consultation - Shaftesbury ClinicChildren's Health Consultation - Shaftesbury Clinic

Chiropodist Consultation


Cholesterol Testing




Health Check


Health Screening Consultation


Mental Health Consultation

Nutrition Counselling

Nutrition Counselling


Nutrition Counselling


Occupational Health Consultation


Pre-Employment Medicals


Smoking Cessation Consultation


Stress Management


Urine Test


Weight Control

Women's Health Consultation

Women's Health Consultation


Women's Health Consultation



Biomechanical assessment


Dry Needling

Dry Needling - Shaftesbury ClinicDry Needling - Shaftesbury Clinic
This is predominantly used by physiotherapists, osteopaths and other allied musculo-skeletal practitioners. We integrate dry-needling techniques into treatment plans where they are appropriate, without having to go and see a separate practitionner



Physiotherapist Consultation


Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation


Sports Injury Rehabilitation - Strapping and Taping


Sports Therapy

Massage Therapy


Sports Massage



Back Pain Treatment



Toenail Fungus Treatment



Urinary Incontinence

Holistic Health



We do sometimes add acupressure to treatment plans, and for those who perhaps would prefer not to use the fine needles that we use for treatment. Very helpful for treating children.

Allergy Treatment

Allergy Treatment - Shaftesbury ClinicAllergy Treatment - Shaftesbury Clinic

Anxiety Treatment




Dietetics and Nutritionist


Fertility support

Fertility support - Shaftesbury Clinic

Holistic Health Consultation




Pain Management

Pain Management - Shaftesbury ClinicPain Management - Shaftesbury Clinic



Stop Smoking - Hypnotherapy and Psychological treatments


Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis


Weight Loss - Hypnotherapy and Psychology

Weight Loss - Hypnotherapy and Psychology - Shaftesbury Clinic


Psychologist Consultation

Psychologist Consultation





Bereavement Counselling


CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy


Child Psychotherapy




Couples Therapy


Life Coaching


NLP - Neuro Linguistic Programming


OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

Psychotherapist Consultation



Psychotherapist Consultation

Beauty Salon Treatments

from £45

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture - Shaftesbury ClinicCosmetic Acupuncture - Shaftesbury Clinic
We have two practitionners who provide facial revuvenation and / or cosmetic acupuncture. Please talk to us for more details. This is a very popular gift.

Facial Rejuvenation

Shaftesbury Clinic - Mrs Helen Smallwood

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Mrs Helen Smallwood - Practice Director at Shaftesbury Clinic

Mrs Helen Smallwood

Job Title:
  Practice Director
  English, French

MBAcC BSc (Comb Hons) LicAc BA (Hons)

Graduated from the College of Traditional Acupuncture with a first class honors degree in 2008, also has degrees in psychology and french. Has undertaken training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture

Mr Philip Rose-Neil - Practice Therapist at Shaftesbury Clinic

Mr Philip Rose-Neil

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

Member of the British Acupuncture Council, and acupuncturist with a first class BA (Hons) Traditional Acupuncture and Licentiate in Acupuncture.

Kelly Cowin - Practice Therapist at Shaftesbury Clinic

Mrs Kelly Cowin

Job Title:
  Practice Therapist

Kelly studied Nutritional Therapy and Naturopathy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine and Reflexology at The London School of Reflexology. Kelly is a member of BANT

 (British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy) and AOR

 (Association of Reflexologists).

Steven Lucas - Counsellor at Shaftesbury Clinic

Mr Steven Lucas

Job Title:

I offer confidential and professional counselling for individual adults and couples. My approach is called Integrative, which means that I may use counselling techniques from different theorists during your treatment. Examples include Psychodynamic and CBT.

I am a warm, caring and empathic person who is passionate about the therapeutic relationship, a cornerstone of the counselling process. I developed a passion for listening early on in life, often being referred to by friends as a good sounding board. I studied Psychology at college and then went on to complete a BSc in Psychology, and Diplomas in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

As well as running clinics at three private practices in Wellingborough, Northampton and Bedford, I work as a senior lecturer in counselling psychotherapy at the University of Northampton Park Campus site. My role is to prepare other counsellors for private practice. I also spent six years volunteering with Samaritans as Deputy for Volunteer Care.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a member of the NHS Complementary and Alternative Practitioners. I also work for the NHS as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. 

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Mrs Sarah Annis

Dr Laura Keyes

Mrs Lynne Wilkins

Mr Ben Fletcher

Mr Mark Leahy

Mr Nigel Denby

Dr Alex Smallwood

Mrs Sue Bedford

Mrs Sue G Bedford

Dr Sue Peacock

Dr Victoria Lucas

Miss Tracy Handley

Ms Ellie Priston

Mr Ben Sayer

Miss Shona O'Donell

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