* I will be on sabbatical, and away from practice, during December 2019, January and February 2020. Existing patients can email me directly, if/as required, during that time, but I will not be taking on any new patients. I have an excellent locum covering me at Paradigm and encourage you to see her while I am away. *
If you have any questions about seeing me in clinic or how I may be able to help you, please call to schedule an appointment, or send me a message via the website contact form, and I will get back in touch with you directly.
Paradigm & Co, Level 12, 187 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000 | 9235 0100
What happens in an appointment?
If you haven’t seen a naturopath before, prepare for lots of questions and an opportunity to talk! During your consultation, I’ll spend time taking a thorough health history and reviewing any recent pathology or medical testing. I’ll work out a plan that suits you and aims to improve your specific health needs. This will always involve diet and lifestyle advice, and may also include herbal and/or nutritional supplementation.
In an acupuncture treatment, I will insert very fine needles into precise points on the body to benefit your health. Some people are afraid of needles, but contrary to their fears, needle insertion shouldn’t be painful or uncomfortable; though it’s not uncommon to feel a heaviness or distending sensation in the body, during a treatment. Usually, treatments are very relaxing… and lots of people find themselves having a nap while they’re on the table! Depending on your needs, I may also incorporate cupping, guasha or massage into your treatment, in order to provide the maximum benefit.
I may recommend we schedule regular clinic appointments, particularly at the beginning of treatment, or you may be someone that doesn’t require follow up for some months. Everyone is different.
Between clinic appointments I am always happy to provide support via phone and email. However, for more involved enquiries or significant health developments, I recommend coming into the clinic.
Skype and phone consultations are available for existing patients only.
Consultation Costs and Health Fund Rebates
Please note, I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. The full consultation fee will be charged if an appointment is missed or cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
|Initial consultation / treatment||$170||60 mins (naturopathy) 75 mins (acupuncture)|
|Follow up consult / treatment||$105||30 mins (naturopathy) 45 mins (acupuncture)|
|Home visit consult / treatment||$220||60 – 90 mins|
You may be able to claim a portion of the cost of your consultation through private health – please check with your fund and level of cover to determine eligibility.
Unfortunately, HCF does not provide a rebate for acupuncture treatment, but all other health funds do.
From 1st April 2019, no health funds will provide a rebate for naturopathy (we are lobbying to have this changed!)
Pensioner, child and concession card holder discounts are available.
Acupuncture – AACMA Member #3472 | AHPRA #CMR0002146398
Naturopathy – NHAA Member #154928