About Vanessa Covelo

Acupuncturist in Crouch End, North London. Acupuncture lecturer at the City College of Acupuncture (London)


I have a Licentiate in Acupuncture from the City College of Acupuncture, the only current college in London offering courses accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).

BAAB courses have a curriculum of 3,600 hours of training, 400 of which (minimum) must be spent in a clinical setting. At CCA, this results in a whole year of practicing on a student clinic under highly qualified supervisors.

I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council and a such I have a commitment to continuing my education. I also renew my First Aid certificate yearly.

My journey

I was born in Spain and initially trained as a computer scientist, which led me to the UK for a masters degree at Cambridge University.

After working in R&I, I moved to London to build trading systems for investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan.

I had my first acupuncture session in London and I was immediately fascinated.

For the next ten years I received acupuncture regularly and my interest in it grew until 2016 when I decided to retrain as an acupuncturist. After graduating from the City College of Acupuncture  I opened my clinic in Crouch End.

I also remained at CCA as an assistant to the lecturers and two years later was promoted to lecturer in anatomy and point location. I am hugely passionate about acupuncture and the immense changes it can bring to people’s health.


Vanessa is a great acupuncturist who is intelligent and intuitive, as well as generous with her knowledge. I have enjoyed her treatments for the past couple of years and recommend it highly.
Only good things to say about Vanessa. I went to her with plantar fascia pain, which she treated with electro-acupuncture, but like any good acupuncturist she takes a holistic approach and also helped me with work stress and fatigue. It's very clear that she knows what she's doing thanks to her extensive experience. She's also a very pleasant person to deal with.
Vanessa is a superb acupuncturist who is very empathetic and effective. She treated the unpleasant effects (headache, dizziness and lack of balance) of my minor concussion when the medical advice was that only time would heal. I endured these worsening symptoms for 2 months before I saw Vanessa in desperation. She resolved all my problems and also treated my resulting depression. I am so grateful for her warmth, knowledge and healing.
Highly recommended!!! Vanessa is awesome. First visited in June this year having seen other positive reviews on Facebook. Having been a fan of acupuncture for years but not having a regular practitioner nearby, I entered my first session hopeful if a little cautious. Vanessa is welcoming, friendly and highly knowledgeable. Just a few sessions later I’m sleeping better, have more energy and can’t wait to book more. If you’ve been thinking of trying someone new or trying for the first time, you’ll struggle to find a better therapist than Vanessa.

Would you like to know how acupuncture can help you?

I am always happy to discuss your specific condition or circumstances, and what acupuncture can do for these.

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