Dr. Jan Raymond – B. Med Sc., M.D., M. Ed (Counselling Psychology)
Dr. Jan Raymond has 35 years experience working as a GP. She holds a Master’s degree in counselling, and has trained in homeopathy, nutritional and environmental medicine, mind-body medicine, art/movement therapy and various aspects of Integrative medicine. Over the years, she has developed a tremendous respect for the self-regulating and healing abilities of our bodies. Thus she works in partnership with patients to help empower them to support their needs at all levels…physical, mental, relational and spiritual, to achieve wholeness in joyful well being. She is also particularly committed to supporting parents to empower their children to grow vibrant health.
Dr. Jan Raymond – B. Med Sc., M.D., M. Ed (Counselling Psychology)
Dr. Anna Harvey qualified from Auckland medical school in 1989 and has worked as a general practitioner for over 20 years. She has an interest in natural healing modalities & mind/body medicine. She has trained as a qigong teacher & healer since 2004. Dr. Anna worked in an alternative general practice for 10 years in Wellington & for the last 3 years in a low income practice in Lower Hutt.
She enjoys listening & helping people with their unique health challenges.
Sylvan Lockie Most, BAppSc(Human Biology), BHealSc(Nursing)
Sylvan is a registered nurse with 20 years experience in various areas of nursing in New Zealand and overseas as well as 6 years practicing as an Osteopath. Sylvan is passionate about life long learning and also tutors at a College of Natural Therapies. Sylvan is dedicated to helping people on their journey to find health and wellness by integrating natural and complementary therapies with orthodox medicine. This has become even more important while navigating her own and her family’s health experiences through nutrition and mindfulness. Outside of work Sylvan is Mum to three wonderful children and loves yoga, the beach and any outdoor activities with her family.
Meera is a qualified Registered Nurse. She also has a diploma in Psychology specializing in behavior change. She has worked in both hospital and community settings and has a great passion for women’s and child health and well being. She enjoys building relationships with clients to find ways to best optimize their health needs and prevent illness. Outside of work, Meera understands the importance of having a balanced lifestyle and enjoys camping, dancing and spending time with family
Osteopathy first sparked Kim’s interest following the birth of her eldest child 20 years ago, when both she and her daughter benefited greatly from having osteopathic treatment. From that experience she was inspired to pursue a career in osteopathy, and in particular to support new mums and babies. The majority of her professional training has focused on obstetrics and pediatrics, as well as both cranial and biodynamic cranial osteopathy. She has been involved with the organisation of many osteopathic courses covering musculo-skeletal and visceral osteopathy.
For Kim, osteopathy has the perfect balance between a firm grounding in science and a respect for the less tangible aspects that contribute to the wellness of an individual. She enjoys working with people of all ages and stages, however the main focus of her practice is mothers, babies and children. She fees very privileged to work with new families at such a special and crucial time of their lives, and loves being involved at each step; from treating the mother during pregnancy, the new baby, then the child as they grow and develop. Kim whole-heartedly believes that osteopathic treatment through these various stages sets the individual up for lifelong health and well-being.
Dr. Kerry Lamb – MbChb, Dip Obstr, FRNZCGP
Dr. Kerry Lamb has been in general practice for 28 years, with the last few years in holistic practice. She is interested in treating the whole person, not just the physical symptoms of illness. She believes that attending to our emotional , mental, spiritual and physical health is essential to our wellbeing. Most recently, she has been exploring creativity and wellness, and is enjoying indulging in sculpture, singing and gardening. Her main interests are in stress management, adrenal fatigue and women’s health.
Loula George is a registered naturopath and medical herbalist specialising in women’s health, fertility and genetic profiling. She has had over 25 years of experience.
Loula supports women with their general and reproductive health from menarche to menopause and beyond.
She is very passionate about natural fertility and preconception health. Loula guides people through a preconception health programme which is designed to increase the chances of conceiving a healthy child for those who are either having problems conceiving or having recurrent miscarriages. However, it is also for people who have no fertility issues but would like to prepare for a healthy pregnancy to ensure the best start to their baby’s life.
Loula’s work in genetic profiling is a very useful tool when looking at fertility. DNA testing offers a chance to fine tune dietary and lifestyle choices to optimise your own health and thus pass on a stronger, healthier genetic imprint to your children and possibly your grandchildren.
Loula is also involved in teaching and mentoring and runs public health seminars in the community.
Rebekah Paddy is a Registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist who specialises in fertility and pre-conception care, pregnancy, women’s and children’s health. She lectures Naturopathy at a tertiary level, runs public health seminars in the community and regularly guest speaks at antenatal, postnatal and parent classes around Auckland. Her passion for her three girls drives her to educate parents so that they feel empowered about their children’s health. After many years running a busy practice Rebekah has accumulated a wealth of clinical experience. She works closely with her colleagues at Mother-Well and specialists in related fields, to offer her clients optimal support and expertise. Rebekah knows how essential the therapeutic relationship is between herself and her clients and acknowledges the importance of sharing and support as part of the process to wellness.
Dr Morella originally practiced conventional medicine, but soon realised that her patients’ illnesses generally began or were aggravated by circumstances they perceived as stressful. Fascinated by the link between mind and physical illness, she has dedicated over 15 years to the study and practice of mind body healthcare modalities.
Inspired by her knowledge of classical hypnosis, whole person healthcare, NLP and strategic coaching, she has developed Narrative Hypnotherapy to help people train their minds to help their bodies heal. She is an international speaker and regularly trains therapists in her unique approach to healthcare. To find out more, click here
Rebecca always wanted to help people in some way, and found osteopathy offered the healthcare approach that suited her best. Osteopaths are in a unique position in rehabilitation and allied healthcare. They are able to spend more time with clients and really listen to what they say; they look at the body as a whole, making diagnoses that are informed and cohesive, and offer solutions that are functional and effective.
Rebecca loves being in a profession through which she can assist people make positive changes in their health and lives. The ‘light bulb’ health moments are what keep her interested, learning, and passionate. As well as general osteopathy, she specialises in the treatment of pregnant women, babies, and children. She has attended and continues to attend courses both in obstetrics and paediatrics and has gained experience by working in several osteopathic clinics with a focus on these fields. For Rebecca, supporting and helping a woman throughout her pregnancy is a privilege. Also, helping families who are struggling with feeding issues, colicky or unsettled babies and seeing the difference osteopathy can make continues to be wonderful. Rebecca is also a clinical supervisor for the Masters of Osteopathy programme at Unitec.To find out more, click here
Janine Cuff is an accomplished acupuncturist specialising in women’s health. She has extensive experience dealing with infertility as well as in the management of complications of pregnancy.To find out more, click here
Inga von Benzon is a registered Naturopath and Bowen Therapist, and has been in private practice since 2005. Inga specializes in EAV, a computerized analysis and treatment system. Heavy metal and chemical toxicity, allergies and food sensitivities are only a few examples of imbalances that are addressed with this system. To find out more, go to www.holistichealthclinic.co.nz
Bowen therapy is a gentle form of bodywork to repair and relax body and mind. It is beneficial for anyone from pregnant women to newborn babies, the frail and the elderly. It should be considered for back/neck/sciatica pain, migraines, menstrual and hormonal imbalances, respiratory problems, sports and accident related injuries, to name a few.Inga also teaches Bowtech, the original Bowen Technique. For course details, email her directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Lydia is a registered Naturopath and Medical Herbalist specialising in women’s health pregnancy and fertility. Women’s bodies change throughout their lifetime which can present in a roller coaster of health issues – PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Pregnancy, Infertility, Menopause just to name a few. Lydia works at delving into the cause of your health issues be it dietary, hormonal, gut health or lifestyle and works at finding a treatment plan that will address these issues. Lydia also treats babies and children working with issues such as allergies, eczema and low immunity.She uses practical diet and lifestyle changes and where needed herbal medicine and supplements to support clients back to optimal health. She is inspired by seeing her clients take charge of their own health and walk out the door with energy, knowledge and confidence to maintain their health moving forward.
She often offers regular supported clean eating programs to the community as well as workshops and talks. Lydia is also on the committee of the Naturopath’s & Medical Herbalists of New Zealand (NMHNZ) serving in the role as Treasurer.
To find out more visit her website http://www.naturopathichealth.co.nz/
Ute is a classically trained Homeopath, a Reiki Master, and holds a degree in Psychology and Ethics from the University of Auckland. She combines her extensive knowledge absorbed from her studies and from working with clients for more than 20 years as a Homeopath and Reiki master. Ute works holistically and spiritually to help people attain insight and perspective. Her main area of expertise is emotional and metaphysical balancing. She specialises in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress and stress-related physical health issues, as well as behavioural imbalances in children.
Because Ute’s approach is holistic, she incorporates the individual’s own perspective on what is happening in their life, with an analysis of life patterns of behaviour and conditioning. She works with the perceptions of the individual that do not serve them and incorporates the client’s higher self, the karmic life lessons that are relevant for them, and the very nature of their soul to facilitate change from the heart.
She is a gifted natural Empath and Emotional Intuitive. With psychic insights, she helps her clients recognise and dissolve their emotional blockages and limitations, and assists them on their path of healing transformation.
Ute teaches Reiki from Beginner to Master Level and Homeopathic First Aid.
She also creates beautiful gemstone bracelets which she infuses with healing light energy to support women on their path to health and wellbeing. These bracelets are for sale at Motherwell.
I am a passionate massage therapist who believes in the power of touch to heal and transform, but by far the most important “job ” I have ever done is raise two growing boys.
I have been working with pre and post natal care and babies for over 18 years now and I enjoy the challenge of working with women and their families.
Gillian Mackenzie is one of our amazing receptionists. As a qualified Enrolled Nurse she spent many happy years caring for newborns and young children in NZ and the UK before returning home to start her own family.
Natural therapies have been fundamental in her parenting and self care and she is thrilled to be part of the Mother-Well team.
Robyn is our Dispensary manager. She is used to dealing with people in all kinds of difficult situations from working as a Veterinary Nurse for 15 years. She has a real empathy with couples who are on the fertility/infertility journey having experienced this for many years herself and having experienced a wide range of treatments. As well as having a passion for natural health, her other love is cats, and has a successful cat minding business alongside her work at Mother- Well.
Kathie is one of our amazing receptionists. She has a life-long interest in natural therapies and has successfully used them with her own family. Kathie loves working at Mother-Well and seeing all the success stories that pass through our waiting room. Health and wellness are a gift and Kathie loves being part of the team to help our clients achieve this.