Introducing Chantal Nogbou
- Name, age, family situation
Chantal Nogbou, 37. Single parent of 4 beautiful children
- What is it that you do?
I am a mobile acupuncturist/complementary therapist, senior NYR consultant and Relax Kids
coach. Helping families feel healthy, happy and calm, by offering my therapies and teaching them
relaxation and stress management techniques.
- What were you doing before you were doing the awesomeness you are doing now?
I was a single mum on benefits, having left domestic violence. I needed to feel myself again so I
started doing counselling training courses leading me eventually to doing my holistic therapies
training in 2007.
- What gave you the push to make the change in your life?
At the time I was more of a shadow, not really existing. For my kids I wanted better which lead me
to the decision to go to college, which led me to doing a foundation degree in body work and a
degree in acupuncture.
- Tell us about some obstacles that you have faced
Being a single parent I have 100% responsibility for my children, it can be all consuming as my
family live abroad so my children don’t go to family for a night so I can have a break. No it’s all me,
but I do have a brilliant childminder who looks after my children when I need to work. Having 4
children, including 3 year old twins and being self employed I regularly struggle with work/family
balance. Especially when people ring for treatments and I already have a busy schedule I still try
for them in as I don’t feel I am in the position to turn work away but it means sacrificing time with
But all these things make me stronger and I always see the positive.
I fell pregnant with my twins during my second year at uni and had them 6 weeks into my final
year, I was in clinic and lectures up to 35 weeks and gave birth at 37 weeks but still I managed to
hand in my dissertation a month early and graduated with the rest of my class. I was meant to be on this journey, on this path.
- What motivates you?
Cheesy I know but my kids are my motivation, showing them that no m
- One bit of advice for the wonderful women reading this
My business details are
Contact number for both Dragonfly Acupuncture Leeds and Relax Kids Leeds 07905 672460