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How do I make an appointment with you?

You can choose ONE of the following:

1. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

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I don’t live in Melbourne. Can I still make an appointment with you?

YES! If you are located far away from my clinic, in country Victoria, Interstate or Overseas. We can have a secure online video consultation. If you live interstate or overseas just make sure that when you book, you select your appropriate time zone. 

It is difficult for me to come and see you face-to-face. Can I still make an appointment with you?

YES! Even if you live in Melbourne or regardless of where you live, if it is easier and more convenient for you we can have a secure online video consultation instead.

What is parking like around the clinic?

There is plenty of FREE unlimited off street parking located around the clinic vicinity. Be sure to read all parking signs carefully.

Please allow adequate time before your appointment to ensure a parking space.

Is the clinic easy to get to by public transport?

Yes, it is!! The clinic is easily accessible by train. It is about a 15 min walk approx. from Tottenham station. 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The clinic is easily accessible by train.

Sunbury Train

From Flinders Street Station catch the Sunbury train, get off at Tottenham Station. Once at Tottenham Station turn left on Sunshine Road. Keep walking until you reach Roberts Street (there is a set of lights there). Turn right at Roberts Street, keep walking until you reach Hansen Reserve. Turn right at Clarendon Parade, keep walking until you are almost at the end of Clarendon Parade. The clinic is located on the left-hand side.

Watergardens Train

From Flinders Street Station catch the Watergardens train, get off at Tottenham Station. Once at Tottenham Station turn left on Sunshine Road. Keep walking until you reach Roberts Street (there is a set of lights there). Turn right at Roberts Street, keep walking until you reach Hansen Reserve. Turn right at Clarendon Parade, keep walking until you are almost at the end of Clarendon Parade. The clinic is located on the left-hand side.

If you are travelling to the clinic from another area, please visit the Public Transport Victoria website for further information and for a travel plan click here

 

What are your fees?

Please click here to see what my fees are

How do I pay?

If you book online yourself, payment is required when you book your consultation. If you book your initial consultation over the phone with me or for follow up consultations: An invoice will be emailed to you, which will need to be paid PRIOR to your appointment. All appointments require to be paid in full, prior to your appointment time regardless of whether they are online or in person.

If you are seeing me face-to-face: for natural medicines required if I have them in stock, payment can be processed via Square: Visa and Mastercard are accepted. Otherwise, if I need to order them in for you an invoice will be emailed to you. 

 Sorry for any inconvenience caused but cheques and cash are NOT accepted. 

Can I claim a health fund rebate through my health fund for naturopathic consultations?

NO, unfortunately the government have decided to cut health fund rebates on some natural medicine modalities from 1st April 2019 onwards which includes Naturopathy. This means that you are no longer able to claim a health fund rebate for a Naturopathic consultation with me and / or for medicaments (Natural medicines) anymore. It was supposed to be under review in Aug 2019 and the decision whether rebates were to return or not were to be made in April 2020 (however, so far a decision doesn’t seem to be reached)

Where do I go to get my natural medicines you prescribe from?

You don’t need to go anywhere! EASY!!

If you have an online appointment with me and you live in Australia: the natural medicines you require will be sent out to you via Sendle courier or Australia post – express (whichever the quicker option for your location) or you can come and collect it from the clinic.

If you have an online appointment with me and you live Overseas: the natural medicines you require can be purchased from a practitioner only company based in Australia. I will create a script for you so that you know exactly what you need to order. They will then send it to you via courier or post.

If you have a face-to-face appointment: I have them at the clinic for you or I can order them in for you. And if you run out, you have the option of coming and collecting it from the clinic or I can post them out to you (either via Sendle courier or Australia post -express) whichever is the quicker option for your location.

Isn’t that great!

How often do I have to come and see you?

This information is outlined here

How long will my consultation be?

All consultation time frames are outlined here

I’ve never seen a Naturopath before, what is involved?

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: 

BEFORE

Curious to know more?

Not sure if I can help you? Would you like to discover what it’s like to work with me?

Would you like to determine whether we are best suited to work together?

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If you book online you will get an appointment confirmation email. This email will include a questionnaire & patient motivation profile that needs to be completed and submitted PRIOR to your consultation to allow more constructive time together. Along with some other documents that you need to read through, sign & date and email back to me PRIOR to your consultation. You will also receive my fee schedule, some important information about the clinic and FAQs. 

If you book over the phone or via email. You will get an appointment confirmation email. This email will include a questionnaire & patient motivation profile that needs to be completed and submitted PRIOR to your consultation to allow more constructive time together. Along with some other documetns that you need to read through, sign & date and email back to me PRIOR to your consultation. You will also receive my fee schedule, some improtant information about the clinic and FAQs.

An invoice will be emailed to you, that needs to be paid PRIOR to your consultation. 

 

DURING:

  • If you are coming to see me for issues with your period, hormones or menstrual cycles, PMS, PMDD, Fibroids, Adenomyosis, Endometriosis, PCOS, Polycystic Ovaries, Ovarian Cysts, Thyroid Issues (Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Grave’s Disease), Vaginal Issues:- Vaginal infections: Thrush, Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomoniasis etc. Urinary Tract Issues: UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections), Fertility, Preconception health care, IVF support, Pregnancy health care, Postnatal support, Perimenopause and Menopause you need to choose: ‘First Initial Naturopathic Appointment’ then ‘Initial Consultation 60 mins’ and pick whether you would like face-to-face at West Footscray clinic or online.
  • If you are coming to see me for emotional wellbeing: stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, fears, phobias, self-sabotaging behaviours etc. You need to choose ‘Naturopathic Emotional Release Appointment’ then ‘Initial Naturopathic Emotional Release Consult and pick whether you would like face-to-face at West Footscray clinic or online.

First consultation

  • This is the initial ‘detective’ appointment
  • 60 mins in duration

Online appointment:

It is needed to gather all the necessary information about YOU. This includes a discussion about what you have come to see me for,  previous and current medical and health history, physical observations (blood pressure, weight, height, measurements etc.) and I will get you to email me a picture of your tongue and nails (these tell me valuable information about your health).

We will address your treatment goals and a specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY to get you started on.

We will discuss your first step treatment recommendations to get you started with (e.g. be armed with secret weapons to help you: natural medicines [herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated], lifestyle or diet tips) and overall beginning treatment plan. We will talk about how I can assist you moving forward. Then you will be referred for further tests if required.

 

Face-to-Face appointment

It is needed to gather all the necessary information about YOU. This includes a discussion about what you have come to see me for,  previous and current medical and health history, physical observations (blood pressure, weight, height, measurements, tongue, nails etc.) and I will take a close up picture of your eyes for further clues and health information (known as iridology).

We will address your treatment goals and a specific tailored treatment program will be developed for YOURS TRULY to get you started on.

We will discuss your first step treatment recommendations to get you started with (e.g. be armed with secret weapons: natural medicines [herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated] , lifestyle or diet tips) and overall beginning treatment plan. We will talk about how I can assist you moving forward. Then you will be referred for further tests if required.

Second consultation

  • This is the review of ‘report of findings’ appointment

(Normally 2-3 weeks approx. after your first appointment or enough time to allow for test results. If they are not ready though, there is still plenty to get started with.)

  • 45 mins in duration
  • 60 mins in duration (if you are seeing me for fertilty -natural & IVF)

This is where I will discuss with you what I have discovered about you, have a look over your test results (if they are ready in time) and uncover how we are going to treat what you present with and refine the game plan. By now we have more clues & specific information as to what is going on for you and why you feel the way you do so we can really formulate a more specific treatment.

This is when you will receive tips on things like what to eat, practical lifestyle advice and be armed with specific secret weapons to help you (Herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated).

Third consultation

Normally 2-3 weeks approx. after your second appointment 

  • 45 mins – 60 mins in duration
  • 60 mins in duration (if you are seeing me for fertilty -natural & IVF)

We will  have a look over your test results (if they are ready in time) and uncover how we are going to treat what you present with and further refine the game plan. By now we have more clues & specific information as to what is going on for you and why you feel the way you do so we can really formulate a more specific treatment.

This is when you will receive tips on things like what to eat, practical lifestyle advice and be armed with specific secret weapons to help you (Herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, homoeopathic medicine, Australian Bush Flower Essences where indicated).

Other consultations

  • These are ‘check in’ appointments

(Normally every 3-4 weeks approx. sometimes they can be every 6 weeks just depends what stage of treatment you are currently doing.)

  • Generally 30 mins in duration (can be 45 mins in duration if we need to discuss pathology test results)

These appointments  are  important to check in to see how you are going with it all (review your progress), tweak anything that needs changing, keep you on track, discuss anything that needs covering, reveal tips on what to eat and you are provided with practical lifestyle tips (if not already covered)

 

We will also get you charting your cycle using temperature & cervical mucus method (if you are still getting your period and / or if it is relevant to you) this gives us very valuable information about your menstrual cycle & period health. It will highlight anything that needs improving as part of your treatment.

 

We will also be working on underlying emotions / stress associated with your symptoms, conditions preventing you from healing or any sabotages that prevent you from implementing the dietary & lifestyle advice that I provide for you. I do this using the amazing technique NER (Naturopathic Emotional Release). Find out more information HERE 

What do I need to bring to my first consultation?

Online consultations:

  • Email me your completed Case Taking Form / Questionnaire, this MUST be completed prior to your appointment time; otherwise your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
  • Full details of the medications and / or nutritional or herbal supplements that you have been taking including brand and product name – detail on questionnaire
  • Payment for your consultation and nutritional / herbal medicines that may be required (with the exception of the consultation fee if you have booked online yourself, because payment is required to book). If you require any nutritional and / or herbal medicines I will send you a stripe invoice to your email including courier / postage costs. Once you have paid, I will send it out to you or you can come to the clinic to collect.
  • Email me your medical results from your doctor or specialist that are relevant to your current medical presentation (pathology tests, scans, x-rays, letters, reports etc.)
  • Email me a photo of your tongue and all finger nails

 

Face-to-Face Consultations:

You need to bring:

  • Your completed Case Taking Form / Questionnaire or you can email it to me prior to your appointment.
    This MUST be completed prior to your appointment time; otherwise your appointment will have to be rescheduled.
  • Full details of the medications and / or nutritional or herbal supplements that you have been taking including brand and product name – detail on questionnaire
  • Payment for your consultation – must be paid when you book (if you booked yourself in online) or paid when I email you the stripe invoice (If I book you in) and nutritional / herbal medicines that may be required must be paid for via square during the consultation or paid via stripe invoice before you collect them from clinic or get them sent via courier.
  • Medical results from your doctor or specialist that are relevant to your current medical presentation (pathology tests, scans, x-rays, letters, reports etc.)
Do I need to get any tests done prior to my first consultation?

No, you don’t. I will advise you after your first consultation if you need to have any tests done and why.

But, if you do have any medical results and previous test results done recently (within last 3 months), please bring them along or email them through to me.

Do you only treat women?

No. I treat men also with hormone imbalances too!  

NATUROPATHY

  • Varicocele
  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy / Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • PADAM (Partial Androgen Deficiency in Ageing Men) / Andropause
  • Men’s sexual health issues: Erectile dysfunction, Impotence, Low libido, penile microbiome imbalances

And More!

NATUROPATHIC EMOTIONAL RELEASE

  • Emotional support: anxiety, depression, stress etc.
  • Trauma: PTSD, sexual, emotional, physical
  • Sabotages: Affecting your ability to acheive your health goals, exercise goals, weight goals, diet goals, impacting work, school, uni, home life etc.

Learn more about NER (Naturopathic Emotional Release) here

What are your opening hours?

The clinic is open for enquiries:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30am-7:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am-5:30pm

The clinic is open for bookings:

Tuesday 10:30-7:00pm, Wednesday 11:00am-5:30pm, Thursday 10:30-7:00pm

  • I offer online consultations via zoom 
  • I offer face-to-face consults 

You can book your appointment online here

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Can I see you for any type of health condition (even if it is not for periods, menstrual cycles or hormones)?

Yes, absolutely! I would love to help you with whatever you are struggling with.

Not sure if I can help you? Please ask me. Either email me through the contact form at the bottom of the page or book a free discovery call below.

Book a FREE discovery call

Please rest assured, I do treat you holistically as a whole complete person. So, if you come to see me regardless if it is for periods, menstrual cycles or hormones or not; I do treat other conditions / issues that you may have even if they are not  period / hormone related. At the end of the day other organs and body systems do have an impact on your general health, periods, hormones & menstrual cycles. 

I’m not sure if you can help me?

You are in the right place if:

Fed up with being told your blood tests are ‘Normal’

But yet you still feel crap with no answers in sight as to why you feel the way you do. And deep down you know that something is up.

 

You’re not satisfied with being prescribed the pill for your period issues

It wasn’t what you had in mind, you were expecting a few different options to pursue but this was all that was on offer. And you feel like there must be a better way, a way that is more supportive of your hormones & menstrual cycles (trust me there is!)

 

You are tired of your period dictating your social life

You find that you are having to plan your social agenda around your periods and the lead up to your period. Continually saying no and feeling guilty, but when your periods run the show it doesn’t really leave you with much other options.

 

Feel dismissed & told period pain is ‘normal’

You go to the GP only to be gaslit and told what you are experiencing is normal and out comes the prescription pad for pain killers, the oral contraceptive pill or antidepressants. But you feel like surely you don’t have to just deal with this (you definitely don’t! period pain is NOT normal)

 

You feel like your hormones run the show and enough is enough

The emotional rollercoaster is hard to bear upon the approach of your period (and you feel so guilty about the way you are around others during that time), you made it through your period (only JUST) and are dreading what the next period will bring.

 

You can’t stand to look at yourself in the mirror

Self-confidence is thrown out the window – you feel ugly with acne, fat and your clothes don’t seem to fit, feel less feminine, self-conscious about excess hair on your face or body. Let’s help your skin glow, get to a healthy weight range so that you can look & feel fabulous.

 

You would like to break free from the emotional rollercoaster each month

Whether it is prior to your period when you are feeling angry, frustrated, irritable, feeling like you are going crazy, anxious or maybe you have hit rock bottom with feeling so flat or depressed. Perhaps you find your emotions just switch at the drop of a hat.

 

Feeling guilty about saying no to sex

You would like to have sex, but not when you are bleeding all the time, or it is simply too painful to bear.

You are so tired you can’t keep your eyes open

Everything is an effort, doing day-to-day tasks, exercise, feeling like being social with your loved ones. Bottom line is you are EXHAUSTED and to top it all off you are exhausted with having to deal with constant period & menstrual cycle issues. It’s so hard.

 

You would like advice and support with coming off the pill

Perhaps you have tried before,  and your nasty periods came back with vengeance (painful or heavy etc.) or maybe your acne was out of control and you ended up jumping back on it again reluctantly. Or maybe your period was MIA (missing in action) for a long period of time and you are not sure how to get it back again.

 

You have stopped taking the pill & experiencing hell

Your periods are a mess (heavy or painful), acne is beyond a joke or your periods are no where to be seen and you are starting to worry.

 

Or you have the following or need support with:

 

  • Period, hormone & menstrual cycle issues (issues with your period – too long, too short, infrequent, period non-existent, heavy flow, light flow, pain, clots, lack of ovulation, exhaustion, low libido, acne, extreme mood changes associated with your cycle either before or during your period etc.)
  • Emotional issues: anxiety, depression, anger, frustration, irritable, feeling flat etc.
  • Low libido
  • PMS
  • PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Adenomyosis
  • PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • PCO (Polycystic ovaries)
  • Vaginal Infections: Thrush, Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomoniasis etc.
  • Urinary Tract Issues: Recurrent UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Thyroid imbalance (Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Grave’s Disease)
  • Perimenopause (the journey towards menopause)
  • Menopause

You are definitely in the right place!

 

So, are you READY to book your first appointment?

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Let’s get started!

How long will my treatment take?

This one is a little hard to answer as everyone is different; it depends what reasons we find that explain why your periods & menstrual cycles are a mess. It is never usually ONE reason. It is MANY reasons. Obviously, if you have multiple things going on it may take a little longer.

Generally speaking though; you can expect a minimum of 16 weeks TREATMENT TIME because it takes approximately 3 cycles to correct hormone balance and 16 weeks to correct a nutritional deficiency which is contributing to your period or menstrual cycle issues.

Remember ROME wasn’t built in a day! Be realistic of your expectations and take into consideration how long you have been experiencing the period or menstrual cycle issues. There is no quick fix. BUT, in saying that…treatment time will generally be A LOT shorter than the duration you have been trying to work it all out on your own or be dismissed by doctors left without answers or a solution AND it is MUCH QUICKER than trying to find out through DOCTOR GOOGLE what to do to help you.

When you come to see me, I can give you some sort of guidance as to what sort of (rough) time frame you will be looking at. And as we discover all the things impacting your periods and menstrual cycles an even clearer time frame is uncovered as well.

 

Click here to see what some of my happy patients have to say about their experience of working with me!

 

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