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. 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.
Camilla is a registered nurse with training in Body Talk and Ayurvedic lifestyle management and an interest in natural therapies. She is experienced in practice nursing and very much enjoys the family and community focus in this field and the emphasis on prevention of illness. She is passionate about using a mind-body approach in caring for clients. Using traditional nursing skills and knowledge of alternative modalities and natural medicine, she works with clients to create an environment supportive of bringing the body, mind and spirit into balance. She views dis-ease as a way for the body/mind to communicate its’ needs so that a person can continue to learn and grow in life and meet their full potential. In her experience she has observed that if the body/mind is effectively listened to and a supportive environment is provided, balance can be restored often with ease.
Patricia has worked as a practice nurse for over 20 years. She has also had a lifelong interest in complementary medicine, particularly herbs, homeopathy and good nutrition. She has recently been studying towards a Diploma in Homeopathy. She sees that the way forward for medicine is definitely to incorporate and use beside each other, the best aspects of conventional and complementary medicine.
Loula George is a registered naturopath and medical herbalist specialising in women’s health and fertility. She offers a preconception health programme for couples who experience infertility or recurrent miscarriages. Her preconception programme is also for couples who have no fertility problems but would like to prepare for a healthy pregnancy to ensure the best start to their baby’s life. Loula also teaches and runs public health seminars in the community.
Rebekah Paddy is a registered naturopath and medical herbalist who specialises in pregnancy, women’s and children’s health. She lectures Naturopathy at a tertiary level, runs public health seminars in the community and often guest speaks at antenatal, postnatal and parents classes around Auckland. Her passion for her three girls drives her to educate parents so that they feel empowered about their children’s health.
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
Lorelei first experienced osteopathy as a patient with an injured shoulder; she was impressed with the speed of her recovery and the multi-faceted approach that the osteopath took to reduce her pain and aid in her recovery. Years later, getting herself and her first daughter treated for latching difficulties had a huge positive impact on the early years of motherhood.
As an osteopath, Lorelei has a special interest in easing the transition of becoming a new family by aiding the mother’s body to best adapt to pregnancy, birth and after, and helping the new little people adjust physically to life outside the womb. She loves a profession that is inherently focused on healing by finding and treating the root cause of the person’s symptoms, while respecting each person’s individuality and humanity. Lorelei has completed several postgraduate courses in paediatric and general osteopathy, and keeps up to date on recent research involving primary care and nutrition.
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, got 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 Dorotich is a registered naturopath and medical herbalist. Lydia specialises in women’s health issues and adrenal fatigue. She offers regular supported clean eating programs to the community which gives people a chance to make small changes to their diet and profound changes to their health. 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.
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Ute has been a practising Classical Homeopath for 20 years and a Reiki Master/Teacher for 15 years. She specialises in balancing the mental and emotional disturbances underlying her clients’ physical symptoms. By combining Reiki and Homeopathy, she gently guides people back to balance and health, to live a life of fulfilment and happiness.
After finishing her BA in Psychology, she went on a 6 month quest that took her around the world. During that journey, she sought alternative health professionals and psychologists to exchange experiences and learn how imbalance and disease are managed around the globe. Ute deeply enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping her clients re-gain balance, mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
Emma McLean has 12 years experience as a pregnancy massage therapist and is also an Infant Massage Instructor for Plunket, The Parenting Place and Central Auckland Parents Centre. Emma is available for massage treatments at Mother-Well Holistic Health, at her own house and for home visits. She shows empathy, understanding and respect for each unique mother and her child, and provides a specially tailored massage to suit their needs. Emma also runs postnatal Coffee Group Massage sessions at Mother-Well on Tuesday mornings, giving recent mothers the opportunity of a much needed massage whilst friends chat and look after their babies. She is also introducing a “Massage in Schools” programme into Auckland, which is part of an international organisation, and is endorsed in the UK by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Ministry of Education.To find out more, click here
Jennifer manages our dispensary here at Mother-Well. She also has a keen interest in how our DNA and ultimately our health and wellbeing is impacted by our lifestyle and environment. She has studied Biochemistry, Public Health and is a qualified Fitgenes practitioner and yoga instructor. Jennifer is working towards becoming an experienced Genomic Wellness Consultant and is being mentored by Loula George.
Robyn is our practice manager and part-time receptionist. 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 our receptionist. After a life-long interest in natural therapies successful used 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.