Naturopath - Herbalist - Nutritionist- since 1999
Yoga Teacher, specialising in Yin Yoga and Meditation
Clinic near Fremantle, Western Australia, & online consultations
Yoga classes starting in Hamilton Hill
I am an evidence-based practitioner who also helps people reconnect with their own inner wisdom, develop healthier habits, and love themselves back to health and vitality.
How can I help you?
My clients come from a wide variety of backgrounds and circumstances, and present with a diverse range of conditions. However I do have a special interest in:
Fatigue and chronic exhaustion
Healthy ageing and preventative medicine
Hormonal health & natural menopause
Anxiety and low mood
Autoimmunity and Thyroid
I focus on your whole health and wellbeing recovery, and not just in the short term. I support you in living the rest of your life in the best health possible, with the least medicines possible, both pharmaceutical and natural.
The focus is always on you as a whole person, as we optimise your health and maintain your wellbeing over the long term through the ups and downs of your very real life.
Frequently Asked Questions
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The Naturopathic modalities I most frequently use include:
Herbal Medicine, Clinical Nutrition (healthy diet), Nutraceuticals (nutritional supplements), Hydrotherapy (using water for healing), Iridology
Sustainable lifestyle changes
Healthy recovery mindset counselling,
Meditation and Stress counselling
I also provide an audit of all the supplements you already have, as a complementary part of our consultations.
Q1. What is a Naturopath - Herbalist?
These titles refer to the integration of the empirical wisdom of centuries of traditional medicine, including herbalism, lifestlye and diet wisdom, with a modern scientific frame of reference. Naturopathic Medicine is based on the philosophy of Vitalism. This refers to the intelligent, living energy called the Vital Force, Life Force, Chi or Prana, which gives all beings an innate ability to heal.
Q2. What happens in a consultation with Susan?
In the initial consultation, Susan connects with you and listens to your health story. She gathers detailed information about you, your health history, and your current symptoms. She may then prescribe an initial herbal tonic, a supplement, some diet changes, or recommend some lifestyle changes. It will be kept as simple as possible, especially initially, to let the body respond fully to the changes made. A second appointment will be booked some weeks ahead, and in that appointment, progress and response to the initial treatments are assessed. Every body is different, and responds uniquely to treatments, and some time is generally needed for your body to respond fully to treatments given. At each subsequent follow up visit, there may be fine tuning of treatments and lifestyle suggestions made, suitable to you and your unique life circumstances..
Q3. Does the consultation cost include any herbs or other products?
The cost of herbs and other supplements are not included in the consultation prices, but these are kept as reasonable as possible. Susan has a herbal dispensary and makes individualised remedies for her clients. Susan will often recommend foods or products you can easily obtain at farmer's markets, supermarkets, pharmacies or health food stores.
Q4. What is a wholistic approach?
The medical model is a disease-focused model. It diagnoses a disease, and prescribes a pharmaceutical medicine or medical procedure which will alleviate symptoms of that disease. A wholistic approach works firstly with people, not disease names. It connects with people in the context of their whole life, and their whole being on every level, and looks for the underlying causes of symptoms. Natural Medicine is based on the premise that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself, given the right support. Using the healing power of nature, and gentle natural medicines and therapeutic techniques including diet and lifestyle, the whole person is supported during the healing process.
Q5. What sort of conditions do people present to Susan with?
Remember, Susan works with people first, with your health and wellbeing recovery, not disease names. Her approach is not the normal reductionist, disease-focused approach. Whatever your condition, she will look at the bigger picture of your whole health and wellbeing. Susan works with many different people who have a wide range of conditions including the following:
- Poor digestion: bloating, reflux, IBS, diverticulitis
- Women’s health including pms, menopause, pregnancy
- Men's health including prostate issues, erectile disfunction
- Adrenal & chronic fatigue, insomnia
- Anxiety, low mood
- Headaches and migraine
- Natural Pain Management
- Cardiovascular health, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
- Type one and type two diabetes
- Chronic pain, fibromyaliga, neuralgia
- Bone and joint health: osteoarthritis, osteoporosis
- Thyroid issues- hypo, hyper, hashimotos etc
- Low libido, erectile disfunction, prostate issues
- Weight management
- Dry skin, psoriasis, eczema & dermatitis
- Asthma, allergies, hayfever, sinusitis
- Poor immune function, recurrent infections
- Chronic infectious diseases, mystery illnesses
- Lyme-like illnesses
- Autoimmune conditions (eg hashimotos, caeliac, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Baby, Children's and teenager's health issues
- Vaccination support
Feel free to contact Susan to ask if she can help you in your unique situation.
Q6. Does Susan see people for one off consultations?
Although she realises people need to meet her first, Susan prefers to take a long term approach with clients, rather than a short term one. She supports clients long beyond the initial health conditions they came with, to maintain their health, and help them to live a more healthy lifestlye, through the ups and downs and seasons of their life. After the first few consultations, appointments are recommended seasonally, and at these appointments, recommendations are made to deal with any current health conditions as well as to support constitutional weaknesses, and vulnerabilities, and help to prevent future issues. Herbal tonics, seasonal diet changes and general lifestyle recommendations are often recommended. Once you become Susan’s client, you have an ally for all your health needs, someone who understands you and your body and health issues deeply over the long term, who has a reciprical committment with you, and who cares about you.
Q7. Does Susan work with my doctor, and other health practitioners?
Yes, Susan is always willing to stay in touch with your doctor and specialists. She also may recommend other health practitioners such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, bodyworkers, counsellors, trauma specialists and others, and is happy to stay in touch with them for a wholistic team approach to your health and wellbeing.
Q8. Does Susan do any testing?
Susan will use the information you give her, any recent pathology test results you have, body signs such as tongue and skin condition, and sometimes iridology and other techniques for seeing what is going on in your body. She prefers to refer to your doctor for most pathology testing. She does sometimes recommend Hair Trace Mineral Analysis to test for mineral imbalances and toxic metals.
Q9. How much is a consultation with Susan?
Initial consultations are 60-75 minutes, and the cost is $130 incl. GST
Follow up consultations are 30 minutes and cost $80 incl.GST.
Extended and short consultations can also be booked for long term clients.
Q10. Are there any testimonials from Susan's clients?
Yes, on her Google business page, some of Susan's clients have left glowing testimonials
Q11. What is the cancellation policy?
Please give 24 hours notice for any cancellation or rescheduling, so that other clients may take advantage of the time. A $25 cancellation fee may be charge if less than this is given.
Q12. Where is the clinic and is there easy parking?
The clinic is at a convenient location not far from Fremantle, at 24 Oldridge St, Hamilton Hill. All the wonderful benefits of beautiful Fremantle without the parking issues! There is ample parking across the road.