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PRACTITIONERS

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AMANDA HABERECHT

NATUROPATH / DIRECTOR ND, MATMS

Amanda Haberecht is the director of Darling Health and has practised as a Naturopath for over 23 years with a special interest in all aspects of women’s health from puberty to menopause. Amanda previously worked as a Naturopath at The Jocelyn Centre with Francesca Naish for 10 years before she established Darling Street Health in Balmain, Sydney.

A passionate clinician at heart, Amanda was motivated to establish a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Inner West of Sydney to offer a professional and integrative approach to health and wellbeing.

As both the director and principal Naturopath of Darling Health, Amanda takes great pride in providing patients and their families with quality naturopathic and complementary medicine care in a caring and welcoming environment.

Specialising in reproductive health, infertility, miscarriage prevention, recurrent miscarriage and preconception care, Amanda offers an alternative model for women and their partners experiencing fertility concerns. Amanda utilises both conventional and complementary medical models to diagnose and address issues that may be compromising a couple’s chance to conceive a healthy baby.

 

Amanda is a regular keynote speaker on preconception and pregnancy health, miscarriage prevention, natural fertility management and naturopathic IVF support.

Speaking engagements include:

  • The Alexandria Multidisciplinary Education Series at IVF Australia (September 2019) Presenting Naturopathic Approaches to Unexplained Infertility

  • Metagenics Facebook LIVE Interviews at Congress (June 2019) Presenting Employee and Subcontracting Practitioners

  • The Alexandria Multidisciplinary Education Series at IVF Australia (May 2019) Supporting IVF and Fertility Panel

  • Health Masters LIVE Fertility Masterclass (April 2019) Presenting Fertility Assessment, webinar one

  • Health Masters LIVE Pregnancy Masterclass (September 2018) Presenting Preconception: When things get complicated, webinar two

  • Naturally Good Expo, Sydney Australia (April 2018) Presenting Underutilised Approaches to Natural Preconception

  • ACNEM Conference: Women's Health (November 2016) PMS

  • Marie Claire – Defy your Age Campaign (Feb 2014) Presenting how to look and feel your best naturally

  • Health Masters LIVE Natural Women’s Health Masterclass (Nov 2013) Presenting Recurrent Miscarriage

  • Health Masters LIVE Natural Pregnancy Masterclass (Sept 2013) Presenting 1st Trimester Pregnancy Health

  • ACNEM Conference: Women’s Health – From Menarche to Menopause (November 2011) Presenting Infertility and conception

  • Metagenics Congress of Integrative Medicine (June 2011) Presenting both Naturopathic Support of Patients Undergoing Assisted Fertility Treatments, and, Prevention and Management of Recurrent Miscarriage

Based on her extensive clinical experience, Amanda has pioneered and developed the Mygen Health Fertility and Maternity formulated supplements to provide patients with the most comprehensive and evidence based preconception formulas with the most therapeutically available nutrients for men and women currently available on the Australian market.

For more information on Mygen Health visit www.mygenhealth.com.au

Amanda also works one day a week from Paradigm, a specialist medical collective based in Sydney's CBD alongside Gynaecologist Dr Paulette Maroun. For more information visit the Paradigm website here

 
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CARMEN COOPER

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST/NATUROPATH, (ADV DIP NUT MED, ADV DIP NAT) (MATMS)

Carmen is a passionate Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist. Her extensive clinical experience of 12 years displays her passion for educating and inspiring people on their health and well-being journey.

Carmen holds an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine and an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and is registered with Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Carmen enjoys treating all general practice and has vast knowledge relating to gut health, hormonal health, allergies and chronic skin conditions. Her passion and speciality within our practice is reproductive health, fertility, post-natal care and repletion, peri-menopause, menopause, sleep disorders, mood disorders and adrenal function.

Carmen works with and refers to reputable allied health practitioners and specialist medical doctors to ensure integrative and holistic health care. Functional Pathology and Evidence-Based Practice are applied in her treatment protocol to address the root cause of your conditions.

As a mum of one very funny little person, she also thoroughly enjoys working with families and children.

For more information visit: www.yoursnaturally.com.au

 
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AMANDA SCHEMBRI

KINESIOLOGIST

Amanda Schembri is a qualified Kinesiologist and is passionate about helping people to live the life they dream.

Often today, women are over-worked, stressed and never have enough time for self. They are left asking the question why their bodies cannot sustain the environment of natural health?

We are taught (and rightly so) to work on the physical. Exercise, eat well and to work with those physical imbalances. However, consideration of the emotional and energetic factors can often be left unattended.

Kinesiology is a holistic approach and looks at both the physical, nutritional and emotional/energetic factors at play and is very effective in dealing with fears and anxieties around life situations.

Amanda uses Kinesiology as a means to tap into your body. This means to find those areas of stress and release what it is that is no longer serving you. Leaving room and energy to focus life areas that matter most allowing room for change and health.

Amanda created her practice Change of Balance – be the change, where she works with empowering women to have a better understanding of the intricate relationship between mind, body and spirit.

For more information: www.changeofbalance.com.au

 
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CLAIRE LUCKMAN

NATUROPATH BHSC (NAT) MNHAA

Claire is a warm, passionate Naturopath and Nutritionist and has been part of the Darling Health team for over 8 years. Her expertise in clinical practice lies within the areas of pregnancy and postpartum health, thyroid conditions, women's wellbeing and children's health. Her treatment approach is holistic, realistic and individualised, with an emphasis on nutrition and using 'food as medicine'.

Claire strives to educate and empower her clients so they can achieve and sustain great health. She utilises functional testing where necessary and works alongside GP's and specialists in order to provide thorough, collaborative care for her clients. As a mum of two she is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to children's health and wellbeing. She provides achievable dietary guidance for parents and families.

 

Claire is passionate about treating children with behavioural and developmental conditions including autism and ADHD. She is currently undergoing training to become a MINDD practitioner (mindd.org). Claire offers 30 minute Kid's health consults - please enquire with reception to book.

Claire is also experienced in treating digestive conditions, mental health conditions including anxiety and depression, skin conditions including acne, psoriasis and eczema as well as adrenal health and stress support. Environmental toxins and the effects they can have on human health is another interest that Claire is passionate about, and she is a wealth of knowledge if you are looking to minimise your exposure to toxins that are sadly very prevalent in our modern environment.

Areas of practice Claire enjoys working in include:

  • Hormonal conditions - including PCOS, Endometriosis, menopause, post-pill syndrome

  • Pregnancy health - including optimising nutrition, gestational diabetes management, preeclampsia, postpartum and breastfeeding support.

  • Thyroid conditions - hypo- and hyperthyroidism, autoimmune thyroid disease

  • Children's health - including eczema, allergies, gut complaints, food intolerances, immune support, mood and behavioural disorders

  • Gut health - including SIBO, IBS, IBD, food intolerance, generalised bloating and discomfort

  • Skin conditions - including acne, eczema and psoriasis

  • Stress management - using herbal medicine, supportive nutrients and lifestyle management to focus on nervous system support and adrenal function

 

Claire holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and is registered with the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. She is currently available Monday's, Tuesday's and Saturday's and offers face-to-face, phone, Zoom or Skype consults. For more information visit Claire's website here.

 

Claire Luckman is also on social media, follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

 
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JACQUI MANNING

REGISTERED PSYCHOLOGIST B.A (PSYCH) M.A. (PSYCH)

Jacqui Manning is a highly experienced psychologist who combines her natural warmth, intuition, extensive background in counselling, and tools such as energy psychology (meridian tapping) to help her clients get past any bump that may come their way. She has been working since 1999 and believes seeing a psychologist is a proactive way to take care of your emotional health. We will visit a doctor if we feel pain or we have the flu, so why do find it harder when we feel emotional pain? Good emotional hygiene - 'psychological immune boosting' is essential to deal with the many pressures of modern life we all experience.

Jacqui's clients (male, female and couples) see her:

  • To resolve a problem in their life

  • To get relief from anxiety and stress that feels overwhelming

  • To get clarity on a situation - e.g. breaking up a relationship or a career change

  • To learn strategies to improve their relationships, including life's essentials such as effective communication

  • To break old patterns such as bad sleep cycles or quitting smoking

  • To increase their emotional, physical and mental health

  • To get support for any difficulties in the fertility journey

Jacqui regularly appears in the media (TV, online, print and podcasts), following her passion to educate people to pay attention to their emotional health and wellbeing. Her media roles have included

  • Resident Psychologist and columnist for Body + Soul (Sunday Telegraph)

  • Relationship Expert for Channel 7's prime time show 'The Super Switch'

  • eHarmony's Dating & Relationships Expert

  • Resident psychologist for CLEO & Yours magazines

  • Writing for Wellbeing and Marie Claire magazines, as well as the Sydney Morning Herald

  • Fortnightly guest on ABC 702 Evenings with Andrew Daddo

  • Resident Psychologist on Channel 9 MORNINGS with David Campbell & Sonia Kruger, appearing regularly for 3 years

  • Appearing in the documentary All I Need, hosted by Andrew Daddo

She has produced a relaxation track tailored for those trying to conceive (whether naturally or through IVF) called Planting the Seed…for Conception Joy, which has enabled many of her clients to remain calm throughout what can be a difficult journey.

For more information: www.jacquimanning.com.au

 
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RENEE BOYD

ACUPUNCTURE/CHINESE MEDICINE BHSC (TCM), AACMA, AHPRA

Renee is a highly qualified and experienced acupuncturist and Chinese Medicinal herbalist, with a particular interest in women’s health, natural fertility and pregnancy support.  A dedicated and empathetic practitioner, Renee’s personalised treatments aim to achieve optimal health through acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle supports.

Renee is passionate about supporting women and couples in achieving their family building goals and has a wealth of experience with women and men’s infertility including unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriages, ART/IVF/IUI support, hormonal imbalances, irregular ovulation, PCOS, endometriosis, sub-optimal egg quality and low sperm count/morphology/motility. Renee is passionate about supporting women and partners undergoing IVF treatment and creating a holistic fertility and pregnancy program that works for you.

Renee shares in the joy of a healthy pregnancy. Nurturing your body and taking care of your health is one of the best ways to ensure a happy and healthy pregnancy. Chinese medicine can offer wonderful support to women in all stages of pregnancy to help you make the most of the experience.  Acupuncture can also assist with birth preparation. Clinical studies have shown that women who have weekly acupuncture treatment in the month leading up to their due date have shorter labours, fewer medical inductions and fewer emergency caesareans. Click here to read the research.

Renee is guided by the principles of integrative medicine, often collaborating with specialists, GP’s and other allied health practitioners to maintain a comprehensive, continuity of care. In addition to women’s health and infertility, Renee’s clinical focus includes insomnia, digestive problems, acute and chronic pain, skin conditions, emotional disorders and stress-related illness.  Renee is also certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, a specialised program of acupuncture treatments targeted to help soften lines, lift sagging areas, increase firmness, and promote circulation to boost the production of collagen and elastin.

Renee completed a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Technology Sydney, achieving the University’s highest award for Chinese Herbal Medicine and the award for highest performing student in the final year.  She was also the recipient of the Dean’s Merit Award in each year of study.  Renee regularly participates in ongoing training and education and has completed postgraduate studies in women’s health, IVF, infertility, and pregnancy support.

Renee is an accredited member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA), the peak professional association for Chinese Medicine Practitioners in Australia, and a registered member of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.

 
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SOPHIE

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Sophie is one of our friendly faces behind the front desk, and a qualified nutritionist accredited with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Sophie is passionate about finding balance when it comes to good health. She's a lover of fitness, cooking, and time in nature. 

 
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KATE

PRACTICE MANAGER

Kate is our practice manager and a qualified nutritionist accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Kate also runs her own business; Nourishing Club - an inspired
catering and meal-delivery company offering a range of seasonal, vegan and gluten-free meals,
pantry staples and snacks that are nutritious, balanced, and based on whole food principles.

 
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GABY

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Gaby is our newest addition to the reception team. Gaby is a qualified nutritionist accredited with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, a personal trainer, and a pilates instructor! Gaby loves to keep active and enjoys spending time in the kitchen creating new healthy recipes.