Every champion has a coach! You’re already a talented healer. You help people. Your problem is staying in control of the practice, your personal life and the bigger picture. How can you grow? Who do you want to become and how can you get to go  there?

That’s where I come in. I’m a British acupuncturist, author and coach, in practice since 1987, but much of my early career felt like a blur of commitments, never able to say no to an opportunity and frequently distracted in my practice. Until I learned the simple routines I coach today, I was doing good work but somehow too busy to experience the focus, fulfilment and freedom I wanted.

If you’re up for it, I’ll coach you like a champion. We will work together to clarify your goals, clear your mind from distractions and grow your practice to peak performance – faster than you thought possible.

I’m a habit coach. Tiny habits make big changes! My approach is client-centred, in the belief that with attention and guidance, you can be guided to find your own answers. I use a variety of counselling,  coaching and reflective skills, including habit coaching and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). My coaching can be broken down into three main services:

  • Mentoring and supervision (via zoom)
  • Focused coaching (via zoom)
  • App-based habit coaching
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Over the years, I’ve guided many people to more reflective, more fulfilling and more rewarding practice.  To learn more about the kinds of coaching I offer, please read below.  If you’d like to have a simple chat about your needs, you can book  a thirty-minute chat. This thirty-minute chat is free..


  • A mentor answers  great questions.
  • A coach asks them! 
 Effective practitioners don’t stand still. They set themselves goals, aiming to achieve particular outcomes. Focused coaching can guide you to achieve those goals, walking you towards specific objectives, like acquiring or applying a new skill, keeping you focused and accountable.
 A coach doesn’t need to be expert in your field to keep you accountabe and help you to achieve your best. However,  this service also includes one-to-one tuition and distance learning in my areas of competence, such as Manaka-style acupuncture, Meridian Therapy, Hirata Zone Therapy, Japanese moxibustion and of course, Ontake. 

With software such as Zoom, it is possible for me to be at your side during clinical practice, guiding you through the processes you want to learn or fine-tune. This is an extremely useful (and exciting!) way to practise.
Focused coaching tends to be regular, such as weekly and short-term, over a specific number of weeks or months. The relationship tends to be relatively short-term with a specific outcome in mind, and meetings are scheduled regularly.


  • Where are you going with your practice?
  • How can it fulfill you more?

A mentor acts as an advisor, counsellor, or guide to a peer or junior practitioner, guiding you and helping you reflect on issues that affect the way you work, helping you navigate your professional life and long-term goals. The range of issues explored can be broad, relating not only to your practice but areas of emotional and personal development as well.

As a mentor, I’ll draw on my own  life journey and experience to guide you. A mentoring relationship should be a kind relationship. It can be long-term, with meetings scheduled fortnightly, monthly or quarterly, depending on your needs.  


  • Tiny habits make big changes!
  • Help people do what they already want to do.

What on earth is App-Based Habit Coaching? I’ve been working with, pioneers in behavioural coaching and I’m one of their new breed of certified habit coaches, using the innovative technology of their coaching app. Their slogan is “instant coaching for any goal” and their app offers a combination of free daily reminders, community support and advice. Via the app, you can also choose one-on-one habit coaching with me.

I delight in app-coaching fellow practitioners, therapists and professionals to find their path, using tiny habits to make big changes. Just like with face to face coaching, we get to set our goals together, exchanging messages via the app, usually once or twice a day. There’s less involvement than with face to face coaching, but app-based habit coaching will still keep you focused, accountable and inspired to create the practice you want and of course, it’s considerably cheaper.

To find out more, follow this link to my coaching profile on

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On the “Get-to-Know-You” Zoom meeting we defined my goals, format and time for coaching sessions. Being gently guided by Oran through Zoom, who observed me performing Ontake on my colleague or patient was a great experience. We worked on my skills for assessing the energy along the channels and he guided me how to use my findings to design the Ontake treatment. My Ontake techniques improved and I became more comfortable and relaxed working with the metronome.

It is easy to be a beginner with Oran, whose coaching style is wise, light and profoundly respectful. He always sees where I am in that moment of my learning and takes me one step further. Oran supervised and guided me through the Ontake treatment of a patient with a very serious movement disorder - and it was a revelation. My goals were skills, deeper understanding of the Ontake method and simplicity in application. And I could say confidently I am very happy with my Ontake journey.

Tatyana Maltseva M.Ac.,
Licensed acupuncturist, MD, neurolgist
Oran’s coaching program offers an individualized approach tailored to meet your needs. I participated in eight sessions with Oran with an emphasis on Manaka Style Acupuncture.

He presented the material in a straightforward manner enabling immediate application in the clinic. Each week, he aimed to help me problem-solve my clinic scenarios as I applied the next layer of material within the Manaka system.

Oran always strived to keep me engaged with his seasoned teaching style and ability to simplify what typically is complicated material in the world of East Asian Medicine.
Joe Montalto
Acupuncture physician, physiotherapist


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