I have been led to the profession of Naturopathy through a deep life long connection to the plant world, a strong belief in sustainability and love of the Natural Environment.
I started out my working life in the Aged Care sector as an Assistant in Nursing. I supplemented this with some volunteering, working on organic farms and helping out with various whole food co-ops.
My love of the environment and growing things, coupled with my work in health and food, gave me the desire to study the formal qualification of Naturopathy.
I wanted to do more than what is offered by mainstream medicine. I wanted to spend time with people and listen to their stories. I wanted to understand what is making them ill, not simply hand out pills or dress wounds.
I wanted to give people practical advice on how to improve their health. I wanted to give people sound science based knowledge on natural healing delivered with humour, warmth and spirit.
After many years studying, while working in the local health food shop, and in between having three beautiful children, as well as volunteering in the community, I am now operating a clinic on the amazing South Coast of NSW.
My personal journey with having a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has sparked a passionate interest in metabolic disorders, which has now become the main focus of my research and practice.
Ever the study junkie, you will always find me updating my knowledge and skills. One of the favourite aspects of my work is being able to share the knowledge I gain with others....I still can't quite believe that I get paid to give people my opinion! However, you won't find me talking about or giving advice about something unless I have fully investigated it and have gained the proper knowledge in it. Rest assured, I spend most of my waking hours researching and trying to put into practice everything that I learn. As your Naturopath I will listen to your story and look deeply at your state of being to find the root cause of your ill health. This model of healing allows me to provide you with the most specific information and advice tailored to YOUR situation. I do not simply replace a pharmaceutical drug with a herb or supplement. Nor do I hand out whacky regimes or dangerous programs. But, I do unequivocally believe in the healing power of nature. One of my greatest passions is promoting the connection of people to nature. This connection heals the spirit and the soul as well as the physical body.
As your Naturopath you can expect me to be honest and gentle. I meet you where you are on your healing journey and provide you with practical, up to date information that meets your health needs as well as your budget.