“I assist you in making new life choices, leading to better health, balance, and harmony within”
After 20+ years in the hospitality and tourism industry, I know what it feels like to be under pressure, overwhelmed, exhausted & anxious.
I now work 1:1 with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, and overwhelm. I will help you reduce your anxiety and overwhelm, and embrace a healthier, happier life.
With over 15 years of experience in my Naturopathic clinic, along with continued education, training, knowledge, and life experience the short programmes and challenges I've developed are designed to get you thinking.
I started out waiting tables at the age of 14, with a move into housekeeping at a boutique hotel in Scotland, then into management and leadership roles both overseas and in NZ. My background is primarily in hospitality & tourism, with merchant banking, hotels, retail, & a heap of other jobs thrown in to offer a depth & breadth of knowledge and experience that enables me to better understand where you're at and how you got here.
I work from both my Petone clinic, and online via zoom.
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I'm an NMHNZ Registered Naturopath & Massage Therapist. I run my clinic from a large old 1900's villa, in Petone NZ.
I'm a keen gardener & have a thriving, if slightly out of control, cottage garden. You can't miss it!
I became a Naturopath after I burnt out in the corporate world and realised I would do better if I could share my passion & enthusiasm for natural health with other stressed and burnt out humans. In 2002 my journey began with a weekend massage course. I was hooked. I had found my calling and decided to continue with Massage. To this day it remains my favourite job ever! I started studying for my Dip Nat in 2003, along with Massage and many other modalities.
In 2008 I took a leap of faith and committed to a full-time clinic - nourishe health & wellness. I love what I do.
I also do a LOT of cycling (look out for the green helmet), a bit of running, some occasional renovations to this old villa, some gardening, and from time to time I catch up with my husband to chill out & watch movies. We have a tabby called Henri (Henrietta Ford Wright), & a dog-bell called Annie (a wee pocket rocket Mini Foxy/Jack Russell).
I want you to be in the best health you can be. Usually you'll come to see me because something's not right for you. I can help you find out what's going on and help I don't have the "magic bullet". Improving your health is a journey. One with many forks in the road, a few slips & slides, and some u-turns. You may come and see me once or twice and that's enough. Or you may need ongoing coaching and support. No two journeys are the same.
I love to embrace new challenges and have struggled with anxiety for pretty much my whole life. I never fully recognised or understood this until I started my naturopathic training. As I started to work with clients, I realised my strengths lie in supporting mental health and how nutrition, herbs, lifestyle, exercise, self-reflection and other tools can be tailored to suit my individual clients needs.
I call on my own personal health challenges and life experience, along with my training, knowledge and understanding of how the body works. My tailored approach, bespoke tools, programs, & systems help you to improve your health.
I'm a Registered Naturopath and Massage Therapist - I'm also a Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist and orthobionomy practitioner.