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. Anna Harvey qualified from Auckland medical school in 1989 and has worked as a general practitioner for over 25 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 and for 3 years in a low income practice in Lower Hutt before joining AIM.
She enjoys listening & helping people with their unique health challenges.
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
Deanne is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years experience. She has worked in a variety of nursing roles, both in New Zealand and overseas. She has always been interested in looking at health holistically especially after her 3 children were born. She enjoys with her clients to assist them to improve their health through diet, exercise/movement, and mind/body in a holistic way. Outside of work she is dedicated to practicing what she preaches. She enjoys swimming, skiing, dance, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends. She eats well and regularly practices mindfulness/meditation and gratitude.
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 paediatrics, 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. For more information, click here . Kim offers online bookings; just click here to arrange your appointment.
Pia graduated from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1998 with a Master of Science in Molecular Biology. Upon relocating to New Zealand, she graduated with honours in 2009 from the Master of Osteopathy program at Unitec, New Zealand.
Pia has a particular interest in visceral osteopathy, used to treat the organ systems of the body, such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. She has completed comprehensive post-graduate training through the highly respected Barral Institute of Visceral Manipulation and is currently studying at the University of Auckland to further specialise in women’s health.
As a mother of three, Pia understands the demands and worries parenting can bring. She feels privileged to support women through their pregnancies and early days with babies, and is passionate about helping mothers look after themselves after birth. Pia believes that osteopathy brings together the best of art and science. She loves her work of facilitating health – by starting from a firm background in scientific thinking and then expanding into an osteopathic approach to the whole person.
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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
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. For more information on Loula’s work, click on http://www.naturalfertility-womenshealth.co.nz/
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
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.
Dr Kerry Clancey – MBChB, Dip Obstr, FRNZCGP
Dr Kerry Clancey completed her medical degree from the University of Auckland School of Medicine in 1983. She has a postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics and is a Fellow of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. She has spent the last 17 year working as a GP in Tauranga. Dr. Clancey has a long standing interest in holistic or MindBody medicine. She studied Classical Homeopathy graduating with a Diploma in Homeopathy in 1996 and an Advanced Diploma of Homeopathy in 2004. She integrates homeopathy into her general practice using it in the management of both acute and chronic illness. She has also trained in Psych-K. Kerry’s personal approach to her practice is patient centred and holistic, aiming to maintain a whole-person approach to the health and wellbeing of her patients.
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.
Gillian Mackenzie is our receptionist. As a qualified Enrolled Nurse she spent many happy years caring for newborns and your 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.
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.