Areas of Expertise
Serious health problems
Val is known as one of Perth's best recognised and most respected natural therapists having been in full time practice since 1979 and has been closely involved in taking naturopathy in Western Australia from its infancy to today's effective, efficient and professional level of natural healthcare.
Since 1984, Val has practiced from the present clinic and patients have watched the practice grow, especially since 1996 when the premises were extended and her integrated team of carefully selected natural and orthodox health professionals was brought together.
Recognised as the 'grandmother' of the industry in Western Australia, Val has represented natural therapists at the National Council level of the Australian Natural Therapists Association of which she is a Fellow and Life Member. Val is often sought as a media spokesperson and is a regular presenter on topical issues connected with natural therapies. She has always been closely involved in important legislative natural healthcare issues at state and federal political levels.
For many years Val was a senior lecturer at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies and has been delighted to see naturopathy accepted under ancillary benefits by all health funds in recognition of its value to patients. Having such a large patient following and with her special focus on complex cases and cancer patient care, Val has surrounded herself with excellent colleagues who are able to successfully treat the ever-increasing number of new patients which her well-respected clinic attracts.
Val's has recently published her practical healthcare guide and recipe book Very Wellness which has proved to be a runaway success throughout Australia.
Areas of Expertise
Natural Hormone Replacement
Salivary/Urinary Hormone Testing (for assessing hormonal imbalances & declining hormone levels associated with ageing)
Cellular Health Analysis
Thyroflex thyroid testing
Lesley studied at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, graduating with a Diploma of Applied Science in Naturopathy, and at the Australasian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine with a Fellowship of Anti-Ageing and Functional Medicine. Lesley is also Australia's first naturopath to achieve Board Certification from the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is a Fellow of the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Whilst known for her caring, professional manner and a long history of successfully treating patients, Lesley believes in embracing new technology to accurately assist in analysing body systems.
Her passion lies in the area of anti-ageing, vitality and longevity which is concerned with decreasing the risk of all illnesses and conditions associated with accelerated ageing such as fatigue, weight gain, heart disease, inflammatory conditions, dementia, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis etc.
Lesley specialises in optimising balance using advanced laboratory testing to develop treatment protocols to assist with hormonal imbalances and declining hormone levels associated with ageing. Adequate levels and an appropriate balance of hormones are necessary for maintaining optimal health and wellbeing in both males and females. Areas of expertise are also weight management and Cellular Health Analysis to accurately measure some of the biological 'markers' of ageing such as muscle mass, body fat, cellular health and biological age.
Lesley believes that with proper assessment, monitoring and coaching, the body's metabolism can be shifted favorably, energy levels Improved , the risk of accelerated ageing can be avoided and that early testing and treatment protocols can help maintain good health for as long as possible, increasing your health span, not just your lifespan.
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Areas of Expertise
Lifestyle Adjustment and Reiki
Natalie was born in Perth and studied at Murdoch University before beginning studies at Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, where she graduated with a diploma of Applied Science in Natural Therapy and received the award for 'Best in Clinical Practice'.
Natalie enjoys all aspects of naturopathic practice but has a special interest in fertility issues, preconceptual planning, and infants' and children’s' health. To further this interest, Natalie has completed further studies with Francesca Naish - one of Australia's foremost experts in natural fertility management.
From her experience working with couples with fertility problems - whether they are for specific reasons or unidentified - Natalie finds that by addressing increasingly common hormone imbalances, specific nutrient requirements and toxic overload, she can help couples overcome frustrating barriers to conception, and support them in creating happy, healthy, bright and beautiful babies.
A combination of nutritional guidance, homeopathic and herbal remedies, along with iridology, energetic medicine programs, salivary hormone analysis and traditional blood tests help her gain the best results for patients.
Having recently become a mother, Natalie is gaining first hand experience and knowledge in the wonders of pregnancy and infancy. Wherever she has some time to herself, she still enjoys gardening, cooking, watching movies and live comedy.
Areas of Expertise
Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
Nutrition & Weight Loss Management
Sam spent several years of nursing in Wellington NZ, prior to her studying at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, graduating with a Diploma of Applied Science in Natural and Remedial Therapies in 1997 and later receiving her post graduate diploma of Acupuncture.
Sam is currently furthering her studies in Mental Health. As a Naturopath, Sam treats holistically, focusing on optimising her patients' health and wellbeing and decreasing the risk of all illnesses, while treating acute and chronic conditions using herbal medicine, homeopathy, vitamin and mineral therapy, diet (including weight loss) and lifestyle advice.
Special areas of interest include gastro-intestinal, hormonal conditions, immune/autoimmune conditions, and mental health. Sam uses advanced pathology testing, including salivary hormone tests, Iridology and hair mineral analysis to assist in diagnosis and treatment. She also utilises the revolutionary Quantum Xeroid System, used in Europe, UK and USA to accurately test for sensitivities and allergies, vitamin, mineral and amino acid deficiencies, viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and mood disorders.
Sam has a daily radio health spot on Perth radio station Mix 94.5fm where she discusses health maintenance and natural approaches to treating ill health. Sam's philosophy is that good diet and lifestyle, along with positive mental and emotional growth good company, natural medicines and a desire to be well are what we need to heal ourselves, live healthy vital lives and age well.
Areas of Expertise
Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis
Iridology (Iris Camera)
Pathology Testing (hormonal, food intolerances, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic)
Melissa's passion for Natural
Therapies started from an early age as a client of Val Allen's.
This enthusiasm has led her to complete a Bachelor of Science in
Human Biology from Curtin University, along with Advanced Diplomas
in Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine from the Australian Institute
of Holistic Medicine.
Melissa has integrated a scientific view of health with the philosophies of Natural Medicine to create a balanced approach to disease states and wellness. She believes that without looking at the body as a whole we are unable to achieve optimal health on a physical and emotional level.
Melissa incorporates the use of various diagnostic methods such as iridology(iris camera), tongue signs, and nails signs in conjunction with Bioelectrical Bioimpedence Analysis and scientific laboratory testing to provide her clients with a multi-faceted approach to diagnosis and treatment. She uses nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, diet, and lifestyle advice to support her clients in achieving ideal health.
A qualified personal trainer, she has managed Lords Gym in Subiaco for 5 years and has achieved fantastic results with a variety of weight loss clients, rehabilitation, and sports specific training.
Her passion and specialisation lies within the area of weight loss and she believes that optimal results can be achieved when incorporating healthy lifestyle and exercise routines, with the correct diagnosis and treatment of any underlying imbalances, disease states, or deficiencies. Her ability to provide motivation, support, guidance, and continual assessment is a valuable tool in achieving health and weight loss goals. Melissa runs the 'Inside Out Weight Management' program.
Jacqui studied at the
Endeavour College of Natural Health in Perth, graduating with an
Advanced Diploma of Health Science in Naturopathy and then at Charles
Sturt University completing her Bachelor in Complementary Medicine
with a focus on health promotion, reproductive health and behavioural
Having worked within the natural health industry from a young age, Jacqui is a strong advocator of preventative medicine and believes that by making positive choices through nutrition, exercise and relaxation, optimum health is achievable throughout all stages of life.
She offers support and guidance for a variety of health concerns including digestive problems, regulation of hormonal cycles, immune support, conditions and problems associated with menstruation, fatigue and stress reduction. She uses a combination of herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, flower essences as well as diet and lifestyle advice to assist clients to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Jacqui has also trained in Hemaview (live blood screening) which analyses a drop of the client's blood to identify immune dysfunction, chronic inflammatory conditions, liver function problems and possible causes of constant fatigue. She then works with the client to develop a treatment plan especially tailored for them.
Jacqui strives to educate and empower her clients to make positive choices regarding their health, thereby enabling them to achieve and maintain their personal health and wellness goals.
Dr. McCarthy Dr. McCarthy was born in Dungarvan in the Republic of Ireland and comes from a family of doctors and graduated at the National University of Ireland in Cork in 1954. After practising for several years in Ireland and the UK, he decided in 1959 to come to Australia with his new wife for 'an adventure', planning to stay for only 6 months or so.
His short stay turned out to be permanent, and after working as a general practitioner in the eastern states, he spent four years as a company medical officer in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Returning to Australia in 1987, Dr McCarthy settled in Western Australia practising in Perth and several country towns working with indigemous communities. Following this, he worked for the Sultan of Brunei for four years and then in the Cocos islands before returning to WA in 1998.
Having worked in Perth as a general practitioner and also as a recruiting medical adviser to the Department of Defence, Dr McCarthy spent time practising in Alice Springs and Darwin and is now settled back in Perth.
Dr McCarthy is qualified in Hypnotherapy and his interests lie in Psychiatric Counselling and Hypnotherapy; he has several medical publications to his name. He is passionate about helping people who don't respond to normal/conventional treatments, especially in cases where an overture of anxiety is attached, such as irritible bowel syndrome, asthma, nervous dyspepsia and migraine.
He came to PNMC wishing to continue as a general practitioner and to pursue his passion for anxiety-based illnesses treating patients with counselling and hypnotherapy. He loves stamp collecting and reading journals.
Areas of Expertise
Paediatrics & Biomechanics
Christabelle was born in the Sultanate of Brunei, moving from there at the age of six to spend some time in India before settling in Western Australia. After leaving school she was inspired to return to studying and embarked upon a science degree course at the University of Western Australia, graduating with majors in pharmacology and physiology, and a minor in biochemistry.
Unfortunately, Christabelle's love of sport led to her sustaining a traumatic back injury resulting in her being unable to continue participation. Christabelle saw a podiatrist, and was amazed at the response of her body to this type of therapy. This inspired her to embark upon a degree in podiatry at Curtin University which she completed in 1991.
Christabelle then entered private practice in well-established clinics at Mount Lawley and Midvale and since that time has carved a very successful professional career for herself. She has also been the podiatrist to the State basketball team and football team.
With over 15 years experience as a podiatrist and working closely with a wide variety of other health professionals, Chris likes to take a holistic approach with podiatry as this ultimately leads to a more successful treatment. Although enjoying treating all aspects of podiatry, she has special interests in bio mechanics. Chris continues to update her skills, the latest being several Certificates of Advanced musculo-skeletal technique.
Christabelle is a member of the Australia Podiatrists Association and enjoys good food, cooking and the arts and has a very healthy outdoor lifestyle.
Areas of Expertise
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Jacinta lived in various country towns in Western Australia throughout her childhood, later settling in Perth. She first studied at Curtin University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing). She then worked in Australia and overseas for 10 years as a Registered Nurse, mainly in the area of pediatrics before commencing her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies graduating with an Advanced Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine).
On completing her studies, Jacinta travelled to Hangzhou in China to further her clinical experience by working with some very experienced and well-respected Doctors of TCM at the Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Here she completed an internship that consolidated her training, giving her a great confidence in the effectiveness of TCM for the treatment of any problem at any age.
Jacinta has a great respect for Traditional Chinese Medicine, as it has been a complete and multi-faceted system of medicine that has exclusively and effectively treated millions of people for over 2000 years. TCM encompasses a variety of treatment methods and Jacinta draws on these techniques to personally address each individual's condition and aims at assisting the body's own healing and defence mechanisms by removing pathogenic influences and harmonising the body's Qi, Blood and Essences in order to restore and maintain the body's natural balance. Chinese modalities of treatment practiced by Jacinta include Acupuncture, individualized herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Moxibustion, Electro-stimulation, Gua Sha, Ear acupressure tacs, Chinese massage, and diet and lifestyle advice.
Having worked in the health-care field for many years, Jacinta fully recognizes the need for a holistic approach to healing encompassing the mind, body and spirit. Jacinta believes if we can empower the individual to fully understand their imbalance it will ultimately result in a transforming healing experience.
Areas of Expertise
Specialises in Sports Injuries
Kevin was born in Zimbabwe, and took an early extremely keen interest in sport particularly swimming, progressing this interest later to become a physical education teacher. Upon his relocation to the United Kingdom he studied at the British School of Osteopathy and gained his B.Sc.(Ost.) in 1990.
He commenced practising at a well-known clinic in London for some years before moving to another practice close to Cambridge. Eventually, he took the step of establishing his own practice at Epping in 1998 and studied basic acupuncture, before deciding to settle in Perth early in 2006.
An experienced osteopath, physical therapist and acupuncturist, Kevin's specialist interest is in sports injuries. Having had a wealth of experience in the international sporting arena representing Great Britain at water polo, and Zimbabwe at rugby, swimming and water polo, he has worked with the British Water polo squad and Members of the Olympic rowing team and other athletes.
Kevin continues to play water polo at masters level, and uses the experience he has gained in playing and treating top athletes to help his patients recover from injury and with their rehabilitation to prevent future problems.
He is registered with the Australian Osteopathic Association, and by applying his considerable sports experience he is able to treat injuries at every level, from Olympic athlete through to the weekend enthusiast.
Areas of Expertise
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Techniques including Bowen Therapy, Myopractic, Emmett Technique, Pregnancy Massage
Barbara's background before working in health was in teaching physical education in schools, teaching adult fitness classes in her own fitness business and farming in the South-West.
Barbara has a Diploma in Remedial Massage Therapies and over many years has studied numerous additional courses and techniques. Included are Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue work, Trigger Point Therapy, Bowen Therapy, Myopractic, Emmett Technique and Non-manipulative Mobilising Massage. These and other techniques offer a 'tool-kit' enabling individualised treatment programs to help patients with a wide range of pain conditions. She aims at reducing pain and tension by releasing muscles in spasm and by addressing tendon, ligament and fascia complaints; the result is improved structure and function.
Barb is accredited with AAMT - Australian Association of Massage Therapists. AAMT is the leading massage association in Australia, setting high standards which ensures recognition by most health funds (including HBF). She is also accredited with ANTA - the Australian Natural Therapists Association.
Barbara's patients often report that their remedial massage treatment has overcome acute and long-term conditions, eliminating the need to search further for the solution. Her treatments are regarded by other practitioners as highly beneficial support for their treatment protocols.
Areas of Expertise
Reflexology Ingham Method
Melissa studied Biological and Environmental
Science at Murdoch University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science.
She gained experience in pathology at Great Ormond Street Hospital
for Children in London, before returning to W.A. and, while working
at the Department of Agriculture and Food, studied Reflexology at
the West Australian School of Reflexology in 2000. In 2002 she completed
her full Diploma of Reflexology, the highest level possible. She
is a Professional Member of the Reflexology Association of Australia.
While studying Naturopathy at the Perth Academy of Natural Therapies, Melissa completed a Certificate of Swedish Massage in 2005. Melissa studied Maternity Reflexology with Lyndall Mollart in 2007 and 2008 and enjoys taking the pregnant mum-to-be through her pregnancy with gentle pregnancy-specific reflexology and foot massage. This improves blood circulation to the feet and improves lymphatic flow thereby reducing lymphoedema. As a member of Twinkle Toes Reflexology Melissa conducts Baby Reflexology Workshops: Calm Babies, Healthy Babies and Tummy Aches. She teaches new parents the gentle and soothing techniques of Baby Reflexology and baby foot massage individually and through workshops.
The reflexology 'map' has continually evolved over the centuries and is used to massage reflexology points - 'reflections of the body' - to promote healing and relaxation throughout the body. Reflexology benefits the circulatory and lymphatic systems by improving blood and lymph flow to and from the lower extremities. During a reflexology session the muscles of the foot and lower leg are thoroughly massaged and the result is deep relaxation.
Reflexology is beneficial for men and women of all ages. Reflexology pressure points accurately pinpoint patients' ailments and by working these points, shifts in the patient's health will occur. Melissa helps patients address health issues through Reflexology, Maternity Reflexology, Swedish Massage and essential oils.
Besides being a busy mum, other interests include environmental health, safety and toxicity in personal care products, nutrition and gardening.
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Areas of Expertise
Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)
Adele's attraction to natural medicine began after many years of travel abroad; her time living in Italy opened her eyes to herbs and nutrition, using food as medicine, eating foods in season and enjoying everything in balance.
Her enthusiasm to learn more guided her back home to Perth where she studied at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, graduating with a Diploma of Herbal Medicine in 2004, receiving the MediHerb award for the Most Outstanding Graduate.
Having consulted as a Herbalist and conducting workshops at TAFE, Adele's desire to extend her travels eventually led her to return back to Italy.
Upon returning to Perth, Adele completed an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy in 2008 during which she was introduced to an international Acupuncturist with whom she had the privilege to learn the practice one-on-one (including 5 Elements Theory), leading to her completing a Certificate of Clinical Acupuncture.
Adele believes good health is a journey, each step bringing you closer to the person you aspire to be. She has made a positive change to many clients who have sought to improve their health and lifestyle and find their perfect balance.
Adele can support your needs by boosting your immunity and energy, thereby reducing stress levels and increasing your wellbeing.
In pursuit of extending her knowledge, Adele will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine.
Pat is a native of Ireland who was born in Singapore and just kept going. She considers herself fortunate to have the experience of living in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Working extensively in management over the last 20 years, Pat has a particular sensitivity to business-related stress problems and works with "performance development counseling" which Pat describes as "getting the best out of oneself in the professional areas by solving the issues that challenge one in every area of one's life".
She has extensive experience in working with meditation, business intuition and body energy techniques, together with a wide variety of more traditional methods and has solid experience as a Corporate Trainer, Sales Manager, Training Manager, Independent Consultant and Company Counselor. Pat is someone who has "been there" and will assist clients to go where they need to go in a way that is purely personal to their own experiences.
Pat provides a unique support network that promotes growth, self esteem, self awareness and self knowledge; the result is strong consistent performance in every area of a person's life and the peace, happiness and achievement which that person deserves. She specialises in leadership, life directions, money and relationship issues, stress, anxiety, emotional problems and the need to achieve, and will assist her clients to experience and utilise the "added dimension".
Areas of Expertise
Vibrational Frequency Alignment
Cellular Blueprint Mapping
Vibrational Grid Construction ... and making sense of life!
Born and educated in Perth, it was Rebecca’s passion for understanding the common fabric of life that led her to pursue studies in psychology and anthropology. While embarking upon her thesis on the evolution of social consciousness, Rebecca realised that her path was moving towards more experiential application of what she was discovering, rather than academia.
A love of people and culture led Rebecca to spend many years of adventure travelling and living overseas, including long stints in the UK and Indonesia. Always aware that pearls of wisdom arise in the most ordinary of situations, she allowed herself to observe, absorb and integrate experiences into her ever evolving understanding of who and what we are. It was during her travels that she discovered and developed her skills in interpreting and clearing emotional residue in varied environments, which led to being able to work directly with people. Years of mediation and channelling have allowed Rebecca to become aware of how working with individuals directly correlates with vibrational grid structures and global wellbeing.
A natural intuitive, Rebecca has the ability to observe emotional and vibrational energy, and assists in the clearing of patterns no longer beneficial to your life experience. By accessing unconscious thought and emotional memory processes and bringing them into your awareness, adjustments are made that result in mental and physical rebalancing.
Having enjoyed many years counselling, facilitating and teaching others about the innate abilities and wisdom within each of us, Rebecca is now making herself available to those who are looking to make sense of all the changes that are simultaneously occurring on individual and global levels.
Since becoming a parent, it has become a natural progression to apply what she has learnt in our understanding of how our children operate and function (so different to us!). She has also conceived and developed an emotional awareness program for children that has been successfully trialled in a primary school setting and since integrated into the school’s behavioural management program.
Rebecca’s philosophy is one that respects and honours the wisdom within all of us, and firmly adheres to the principle of empowering others to be active participants in their own transformative experience.
“Igniting the wisdom within”