It all began years ago with a love of cooking and food. After working with food in the Hospitality industry, I decided health was my real passion after discovering Naturopathy - much by accident at the time - initially as a client myself. Naturopathy provided positive outcomes for my own health, and today I continue to live & breathe its philosophies. To me, it's much more than just a job!
I have worked in the corporate world too. Such a diverse background means I have experienced first-hand the stress that these types of jobs and lifestyles often bring.
After I graduated in 2011 from one of Sydney's most eminent Natural Therapists' Colleges - the Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) - I subsequently completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) through Charles Sturt University.
Since I began practising in 2011, I have been a full professional member of the Australian Natural Therapists' Association (ANTA). To meet this accreditation, I am fully insured and also must complete a number of hours to update my education every year (Continued Professional Education).
Along with other Natural Therapy industry associations and Government bodies, professionals in this industry are currently working towards Government-level regulation for Naturopathy and other therapies in Australia. ANTA have set a high standard for their practitioners, including a code of conduct. At the bottom of this page* you will be able to download (should you wish to) the Code of Conduct set by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) for unregulated health practitioners.
This will be a very positive step for consumers, practitioners and the industry, and a necessary aim for the future of health care.
BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (specialising in Complementary & Alternative Medicine), specialising in subjects such as Nutrition, Sociology and Public health.
ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF NATUROPATHY, Australasian College of Natural Therapies. Subjects included: Anatomy & Physiology, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Symptomatology & Diagnosis, Chemistry, Iridology, Bush Flowers, Bach Flowers, Manage a Practice, First Aid Certificate, over 250 hours of Student Clinic, Counselling, Referrals, Reading and Interpreting of Science literature studies.
EXTRA VOLUNTARY CLINIC TRAINING: with Naturopath Mim Beim.
PAST QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: Several years experience in the following: - Hospitality Operations - Commercial Cookery
Why choose Naturopath 2 U
As a mobile practitioner, I can bring you a deeper perspective of your health, as I assess things from your home environment's point of view, and as a result often tap into things that a practitioner in a clinic may not.
One reason why my clients love my services is quite simple - to see me, they don't have to go anywhere! This is especially helpful to people who are carers, or have small children. I also have a number of clients who live in a rural or semi-rural area and don't have access to a clinic less than half an hour away from home. Think of all the time you could save travelling to and from a clinic! And with Naturopath 2 U there is no such thing as waiting rooms.
Passions & Philosophies
Anyone who knows me knows that I live and breathe the Naturopathic approach to life. To me, Naturopathy is not just a job but so much more.
I strongly believe that the way forward for the natural therapy industry is to provide an integrative medical experience for everyone with any type of health concern. In working with medical professionals, such as doctors and specialists, we can get closer to helping a person's health 'holistically', or helping resolve their health by looking at their whole health story.
The age-old naturopathic principles are below. There are variations on these, but these are my version.
Do no harm–‘primum non nocere’
Prevent rather than cure
Nature has innate healing powers–‘vis medicatrix naturae’
Holistic approach–the 'whole person' is treated
Treat cause of disease, not symptoms–‘tolle causum’
Practitioner as teacher –‘docere’
Teach prevention where possible
(Last but not least) Practice what you teach others yourself!
*You will find here the Code of Conduct and other information as set by the HCCC: