Medical Herbalist, Clinical Nutritionist & Naturopath
I’m a medical herbalist, naturopath & clinical nutritionist, with a special interest in hormones and reproductive endocrine health. I offer realistic natural health solutions to nourish your body and mind. I work with women of all ages to improve their cycles, gynaecological health and hormonal challenges that emerge along life’s path.
Some of my patients have already been diagnosed with a health condition and are seeking natural health support to manage and gain a better quality of life; others feel that something is not quite right and seek natural medicine solutions for wellbeing.
I find it very rewarding working with women during the perimenopause years, as well as with couples to ultimately increase their fertility and ability to conceive, carry & deliver a truly healthy baby.
Many of my clients feel like they are struggling under the pressures of modern living and being a ‘superwoman’ to all. Adrenal health is a big part of daily wellness.
During a consultation we will explore lifestyle factors that contribute to health, as well diet & nutrition, and any previous medical investigations relevant to your concern.
My enjoyment in working with fertility and women’s health issues developed strongly when studying and stemmed from my own health struggles with endometriosis. Feeling and living the incredible difference a natural approach had for me is a huge motivator in helping other women. This naturally led to the increased ability to conceive when deciding to have my own babies.
I have been in clinical practice in Wellington since 2009 and recently started practicing on the beautiful Kapiti Coast too. I’m lucky to have two amazing kids, a lovely husband, several pets and an unruly garden on our lifestyle block in Paraparaumu.
I started my career in marketing and commerce after graduating from Otago University but soon changed direction. While living in London, I studied diplomas in therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki and more.
After nearly four years, I headed back to New Zealand to complete qualifications in Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition from Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in Auckland. After graduating I also completed a post-graduate diploma in fertility & reproductive health.