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Naturopath, Nutritionist & Herbalist
BHSc (Complementary Medicine)
BA Hons (Sociology)
Adv. Dip. Naturopath
Cert. IV Remedial Massage
Cert. Transformational Meditation
Australian Traditional Medicine Society member since 2006
Hi I am Karen,
And after stumbling across my “career lightbulb” in 2003 I knew I had finally found my calling as a naturopath, nutritionist, and herbalist.
It’s my passion to help you on your journey to wellness. Rather than tell you exactly what you need to be doing, I can show you the signals that your body is sending and provide education to help you make decisions about your health that you feel are intuitively right. You, as my client, are in control. I make the recommendations, but you make the decisions.
I have been in continuous clinical practice since 2007, and have also enjoyed other work as a lecturer in naturopathy and nutrition at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine as well as working in the natural medicine industry as an educator, specialising in communicating to health care professionals. I have a Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine, an advanced diploma in Naturopathy, a diploma in Nutrition and a certificate in Transformational Meditation. I am a professional member of Australian Traditional Medicine Society.
I enjoy all aspects of naturopathy and helping people on their path back to wellness. I do though have a few special areas of interest – women’s reproductive and hormonal health, preconception care, naturopathic support for couples going through medically-assisted reproduction, pregnancy support and looking after the emotional and physical health of Mums at any stage of their motherhood.
From the beginning of my practice, I sought out mentors in the area of hormonal health, fertility and pregnancy, and I also, can empathise from a personal level, as I had a long journey to become a Mum. My daughter was born not long after my 45th birthday! I wish I had a grand secret of how this came to be, but really I do not, myself and my partner just kept healthy, and somehow fostered resilience through the long journey to meet our little girl. This first-hand fertility experience has left me dedicated to the helping of couples on their path to becoming parents.
‘Karen was so helpful in our journey to becoming parents. She helped guide us through preparing for conception, IVF and carrying the baby safely. Not only did she empower us to change our diets to eat and live healthier, she guided us to understand our bodies and what we could do to put us in the best position possible for conceiving. Karen has a wealth of knowledge about fertility both for females and males that is indispensable if you are looking to conceive naturally or through IVF.
We now have a healthy 18 month old boy and we couldn’t have done it without Karen’s guidance.’
HW & DW
“I have been blessed to know Karen since 2008. My regular consultations with her have allowed me to develop improved levels of understanding about the diet and lifestyle choices which work best to complement my mind and body. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in naturopathy has also helped me to overcome a myriad of health and well-being problems, ranging from digestion to anxiety. It truly amazes me how she always seems to have a comprehensive answer to every question I ask and an effective solution to every issue I face. I cannot thank Karen enough for her friendship and kindness, as well as all the invaluable advice, guidance and support that she has given me over the years. I would happily and highly recommend Karen’s services to anyone seeking a natural and effective approach to healthcare.” LA
‘I am so thankful I found Karen. I should explain I have seen naturopaths before with not much luck and to be honest, lost faith in that type of medicine. I decided one last time to do some research and fell upon Karen’s profile at the northern beaches health and fertility. I was not yet looking for fertility help, but looking to even out my hormones, acne and overall health. Little did I know, Karen would soon become a huge support in my life and pregnancy/birth journey.
Firstly Karen is a very kind, empathetic and supportive person. She took the time to listen to my issues, get to know me, and discuss options. One thing that was important to me was that her suggestions were evidence based. She would have me get blood tests to see where I am at and suggest treatment based off facts. She is clearly knowledgeable on herbs and supplements as well as nutrition. She made me feel very confident in her abilities and that she truly wanted to support me and help me, not just sell me everything in the shop. For the first time in a long time, I was seeing improvements in my skin and overall health.
Later down the road I was struggling to fall pregnant. Karen helped along the way and by following her herb and supplement suggestions, we were soon expecting a little girl. Then the relationship with Karen changed. She became a vital and supporting person in my pregnancy/ birth journey. She offered endless support and never pushed opinions or ideas. Little did I know just how much I needed her in my tribe of support at such a critical time in my life.
I highly recommend Karen. She truly cares about her clients and is passionate about what she does. She’s knowledgeable and won’t just try to sell you products. If you make one good choice for your health, she is it.’ NK