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About me

Nice to meet you! 

I'm Emma - mother, naturopath, lover, modern herbalist, nature enthusiast, green thumb, problem solver, glass-half-full kind of woman. 

Let me tell you a quick few things about me.

Why Did I Become A Naturopath?

I saw the sense in applying healthy lifestyle measures to benefit our health. I've always had a love of both eating and growing food and being outdoors and while studying discovered a real passion for herbal medicine once I understood the science behind how they work and witnessed their efficacy. That idea of wholism...that food, movement, emotional and spiritual well being all impact on our health just seemed logical to my inquisitive mind.

What Led Me To Focus On Women's Health, And In Particular 'Mothercare'?

I became a mum to my first child during my degree, and to my second as I was just finishing and opened a clinic 3 months later. Taking on the super-mum charge, as so many of us do, I came face to face with 'mum-burnout' and had to use my own tools to support myself.

I also made a small contribution to a popular book on the topic and worked with a legend in the field...

For 4 years, I worked closely with colleague and a wonderful integrative GP, Dr Oscar Serrallach. He published a book "The Postnatal Depletion Cure" which was so well received worldwide and I was honoured to be asked for a small contribution to the section on diet. I carried out combined consults during this time with Oscar helping mothers rediscover their vitality and how to manage health on the other side of birth.

My Qualifications...

I have a Bachelor of Naturopathy degree from Southern Cross University. This is a health science degree specialising in physiology, chemistry, clinical nutrition, phytotherapy (the science behind herbal medicine) and so much more. 

 

I have been a practising naturopath since 2015, running busy clinics of my own as well as working in integrative health centres with other practitioners such as integrative GP's, psychologists, acupuncturists and more. I now work solely online as this has allowed me balance between doing the work I love and spending valuable time with my family. 

I value....

A realistic and balanced approach to health. Life is to be enjoyed and so a little wine, a good quality coffee and the spoils of good food are not things I will be asking you to give up! I believe laughter, sleep, love and a good holiday are the best medicines. I cherish family, freedom, choice and wisdom and believe we are all more in control of our health than we realise and just need to learn a little more about our clever bodies and the tools we can use to effect change when we need to. 

Emma xxx