BHSc (Comp Med)
Naturopath, herbalist, nutritionist
Member of the Dr. Jason Hawrelak GIT Fellowship Program
Kate began her studies in natural medicine in 2004 after spending a number of years travelling abroad, experiencing life and learning about herself. After completing Advanced Diplomas in both Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine, Kate went into part time clinical practice while completing her Bachelor of Health Science in Complementary Medicine in 2011.
Compelled by a desire help others, Kate has always been happiest in clinical practice supporting her patients to live balanced and healthful lives. She is a passionate individual who believes in educating her patients to listen to their own bodies to manage their long-term health.
While Kate has had success in treating people of all ages, she has a fondness for working with older people, and helping them enjoy health well into their later years. She is committed to working collaboratively, and reducing the need for pharmaceutical intervention for chronic health problems by developing achievable dietary and lifestyle protocols with appropriate nutritional and herbal support.
It was while completing her studies in natural medicine that Kate developed a keen understanding of what it means to practice holistically - that is, paying attention to not only the physical body, but also to mental and emotional health. Understanding that what we think and feel plays a role in our ability to be well. It was this principle of holistic care that resonated deeply with Kate, and still remains key to her approach to healing.
In her spare time, Kate is an avid surfer and enjoys outdoor activities that allows her to stay active with her young family. She enjoys cooking and creating healthy family meals that can be adapted to any budget. She looks forward to doing postgraduate studies in counselling to better support her patients in a holistic care model.