Available for face to face appointments with clients from Sydney and the Blue Mountains. I also provide continued support online for those living further afield. Empathetic, compassionate and knowledgeable
I have had extensive training in Classical Herbal Medicine, Iridology, Nutrition, Juice Therapy, Aromatherapy and Bach Flowers. I believe in treating people, not diseases, a story, not a body part. I help provide the tools to support your body in healing itself.
Each patient is monitored carefully and treatments are adjusted until the client has regained their health to a level of satisfaction. Working on a 12 week blood cycle with appointments booked 4 – 6 weeks apart with a minimum of 3 visits required to get the best results. There are no quick fixes in healing and I am focused on providing a solution not continual consultations.
I have been educated by the world renowned herbalist Dorothy Hall and achieved an Advanced Diploma in Classical Herbal Medicine. I am currently enrolled in Maters of Human Nutrition. I continue to stay informed in the ever evolving world of plant medicines and food as medicine, while staying true to the ancient principles of healing.
- Advanced Diploma in Classical Herbal Medicine 2004
- Bachelor of Health Science (Natural Therapies) 2005
- Masters in Human Nutrition (current)
- Diploma in Juice Therapy 2016
- Diploma in Aromatherapy 2002
- Diploma in Remedial Massage 2000
Oh to begin this story with my birth in a field of wild lavender, followed with a childhood bathed nightly in chamomile flowers. Raised on nothing but fresh air, tree climbing and wholefoods. Tending to our biodynamic/permaculture backyard, bottling produce and making home remedies under the guidance of my loving, radiantly healthy parents, singing lullabies in foreign languages while playing the ukulele into the night …
But no. I grew up in the blue collar western suburbs of Sydney with dreams of being a nurse. I loved the hands on work and genuine caring of nurses and while still in preschool I recall declaring in a loud voice, “I’m going to be a nurse!” As a preteen I would get lost in a series of novels about nurses working with the sick in the community, no doctor in sight. My story continues in a way which may relate to more of you than the opening paragraph. Let’s just say my youth was a tad wild ok? My poor parents and my poor body. At 23 I instinctively knew I couldn’t continue polluting my body and became a vegan.
I devoured any vegetarian literature I could get hold of, reading amazing stories of recovery from life threatening and chronic illnesses through nutrition, herbal remedies and other natural healing therapies. I fell in love with the amazing, complex, unique, delightful, frustrating, intelligent piece of machinery our body is. At the age of 30 I reignited my passion for health and healing embarking on full time study at a major naturopathic school in Sydney. After 3 years of study I signed up for Dorothy Hall’s Herbal Medicine College. She was 74 years old and I was pregnant with my first child and her ways really resonated with me, acknowledging not only physical manifestations of health or ill health but the impact emotions and circumstance play in sickness. I have been using this holistic,style of since then.
My own healing has been a source of education and insight too, battling an addictive personality and an ability to run my adrenals into overload. Healing, is a life journey on all levels, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Physically, I have returned to a plant-based diet and enjoy road and trail running with a couple of marathons and a 50km trail run under my belt. Spiritually, I spend time in prayer, over my medicines, my work and for each client before opening the doors of the clinic. I acknowledge a loving Creator as the true source of all healing, myself merely a vessel. My husband’s support grounds me emotionally as I walk two paths as both a recipient of healing and a channel of healing to others. Mentally, I am continually upgrading my skills, seeking teachers who share similar methodology of diagnosis and prescribing, elders found with dirt under their nails rather than a white lab coat. I devour books, podcast, articles and blogs on natural health and healing and balance this knowledge with the mainstream science of a Masters of Human Nutrition, which I am completing through Deakin University in Melbourne.
As a wife and mother of three delightfully feral boys I understand the juggling of ethics, values and time. I believe as parents we have entered into a new paradigm. One where our families are exposed to synthetic chemicals, food additives, preservatives and processed junk. I battle, and don’t always win, to keep my family on a wholefood diet. I am a believer and supporter for parents to have access to natural childbirth and the right to a private midwife and homebirth. I encourage bonding, baby carrying, breastfeeding and bringing up the next generation on wholefoods and natural medicines to encourage strong bodies.
Education is power and I am not talking about the education that comes from pharmaceutical funded scare campaigns or agenda biased governments. Researching and self-education has never been more important.
Modern Medicine has made some very valuable life-saving additions to healthcare, particularly with acute life threatening issues . If i was to cut my leg off, hypothetically of course, I wouldn’t wrap a comfrey leaf around it but head straight for a surgeons table But if I was experiencing things like chronic inflammation in my knee, reoccurring headaches, anxiety produced heart palpitations, hormonal nightmares, digestive upsets, restless nights or tired days my beloved herbs would be my first point of call, hands down.
I’d love you to discuss any illness patterns you or your family are experiencing. How the ancient herbal medicines and a tried and tested Traditional Approach to Healing can help support/combat/reverse/prevent the impact of this modern world on your health and wellbeing.
With Much Love