Why did you become a naturopath?
My career began in the Health Industry as a personal trainer. I worked for several years, training clients of varying body shapes and sizes. This gave me an understanding of the mind-body connection and how exercise plays a pivotal role in healing, vitality and wellbeing.
While enjoying a fulfilling career as a personal trainer, I realised that exercise was only one step in the process towards achieving optimal health and wellbeing. I had noticed many clients who were not losing weight due to suspected hormonal problems. I wanted to learn how I could help them. This inspired me to study Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural health, where I obtained a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Naturopathy. I studied the human body and the pathophysiology of disease and dysfunction, giving me an understanding of biochemical pathways and the implications of their imbalances. I studied herbal medicine and nutrition, learning how various natural methods can be used to address an individuals biochemical imbalances and dysfunctions, resulting in optimal health, vitality and of course how to balance hormones.
As I began practicing naturopathic medicine I found with some individuals there were various roadblocks within their mind that needed to be addressed in order to achieve successful treatment. Optimal health involves more than just a balanced diet and regular exercise; people also need take care of their inner world of thoughts and beliefs, which ultimately form their choices and therefore behaviour.
I went on to study the science of Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP). The knowledge I gained through this study gave me the ability to assist in the reforming of the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours of my clients, enabling them to successfully reach their desired health goals and significantly change their lives.
As a Naturopath, my approach towards achieving optimal health combines biomedical science, NLP techniques, specific exercise advice, evidence-based research with herbal and nutritional medicines, and dietary therapy.
I am a registered member of ANTA (Australian Natural Therapies Association).
Why did you join The Lucy Rose Clinic?
I have always been interested in helping people to balance their hormones to assist with weight loss and hormone related heath conditions.
What is the most memorable moment you’ve experienced at Lucy Rose?
I had a client who was about 36, had 2 attempted of IVF that failed and several miss carriages, she was about to freeze her eggs and give up for a little while. She started our treatment and was unable to really afford much being a uni student, so I put her on very basic supplements and referred her to our Doctor. She was prescribed DHEA and NDT, after a few months she fell pregnant and she now she has a baby girl.
Naturopath, Functional Medicine Practitioner (BA, B.HSc, Adv.Dip.Naturopathic Med, Adv.Dip.Nutritional Med, Adv.Dip.Herbal Med)Book An Appoinment