June Tranmer d.o.b. 13/11/54
BA Hons, Dip. Ac., MBAcC, PGCE
Member of British Acupuncture Council
After graduating from York in 1980, with a BA Hons in Linguistics, June taught English for a year, both in the UK and abroad, and then went into healthcare and has been there ever since. Having begun training as a nurse in mental handicap (as it was then called) in 1980, she had a break to have her two children, in 1982 and 1985.
She qualified as a Touch for Health instructor (basic Kinesiology) in 1987, as an acupuncturist from the Northern College of Acupuncture in 1991 and as a paediatric acupuncturist in 1994. She obtained a PGCE in 2000. Her on-going training has included mentoring and supervision, which she continues with for her own personal development as a practitioner. In 2004, she added Thermo auricular therapy to her skills. She has also studied Facial Revitalisation Acupuncture in 2005, to help overall well-being and generally assist with facial problems. In 2011, June added Egyptian Sekhem Healing to her skills, and in 2012 she joined ACT Yorkshire to combine forces with colleagues to offer a comprehensive service for pregnancy and childbirth. Over the years June has assisted at 13 births and helped many more women prepare for and recover from labour. She works very closely with her colleagues in The Healing Clinic who offer complementary therapies alongside acupuncture for families and children, particularly osteopathy and homeopathy.
She has been a member of the British Acupuncture Council since its inception and was the regional group co-ordinator for the York and N Yorkshire region for many years. She was the Continuing Professional Development facilitator for all of Yorkshire following on from that, up until 2012.
June opened The Healing Clinic in Fulford Cross in 1992 in order to provide a wide range of quality complementary therapies to the public, as well as information and training. There were only 2 practitioners to start with, but have varied between 18 & 25 over the subsequent years. June opened the Courses for Health room in 2001, (now called Briar House Resources) which hosts a wide range of classes, courses and meetings. The clinic shop was added in 2005, to provide some of the products the Healing Clinic practitioners recommend to people for home use, to supplement their treatments.
A major part of June’s clinical practice since 1993 is the treatment of children. In 1996 she started teaching classes for parents and carers of children to help improve understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and the prevention of future problems.
The Healing Clinic moved in May 2007 to York city centre. The Clinic and Briar House Resources are now Community Interest Companies, in order to facilitate fund raising for bursaries and improved access to the Clinic and Courses.
June is an enthusiastic networker and belongs to a local Business Network, attends the local Mental Health Forum, the Council for Voluntary Services network, The York Social Enterprise Network, the York and District Cancer Partnership, a group of organisations who work to promote better understanding and preparation for death and dying (working with Dying Matters in 2012 and Transitus in 2013), and was a member of the group of social enterprises that pioneered the Pop-up Shop We Are Your Emporium in York, selling work made locally by disabled people and giving work opportunities to disabled people in the shop.
June has pioneered the taking of complementary therapies into local organsiations, offering mini-masssage treatments through clothing for 1 minute sessions at various events, including AGE UK AGM, Unison AGM, Carers Forum monthly meetings and special events, City of York Council Staff Benefits events and talks on self-help techniques for stress.