elise

Elise uses Chinese Medicine to empower people to make changes in their lives for the better. Even after many years of practice, results continue to inspire her as she sees her patients achieve their optimal health. When the body can’t take on the excess load of physical or emotional trauma and leads to imbalances, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture can help correct this, helping the body to work efficiently on its own once again, the way it was designed to.

With a double degree in Applied Science majoring in Chinese Medicine and Human Biology, Elise has also been mentored by world-renowned herbalists and acupuncturists including Steven Clavey, Arnaud Versluys, Wang Ju-Yi and Richard Tan.  With a lot of experience under her belt, the primary focus of her practice today is Chinese Medicine gynaecology, fertility and pregnancy care.

To book an appointment, please click here or phone 03 9939 6887.

Augustus-Chan

Augustus is a caring, experienced and knowledgeable traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. With over 12 years experience of Chinese Medicine practice in Australia and overseas and having a background of evidence-based research as well as a track record of SCI publications, Augustus is good at integrating 4000 years of Chinese medicine wisdom alongside modern scientific evidence-based practices and using plain language to explain the complicated Chinese Medicine theory to clients.

To enrich his understanding of Chinese Medicine, deliver the best treatment to clients and maximise the therapeutic outcomes informed by the blend of ancient wisdom and scientific evidence, he is currently pursuing a PhD at NICM of Western Sydney University. Augustus is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge he has learned and passing on the skills he has attained. Augustus is currently also working as a Senior Lecturer of Chinese Medicine at Torrens University in Melbourne.

Special Areas of Interest

Augustus is interested and experienced in musculoskeletal conditions, mental health, skin conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders, women’s health issues, weight loss, wellbeing maintenance and post-covid recovery.

Chloe-Stubberfield

Dr Chloe Stubberfield grew up in a traditional western household but when her mother sought alternative health care when she was a child she became fascinated with Chinese Medicine.

After completing her double degree of Human Biology/ Chinese Medicine Chloe participated in a Clinical internship in Nanjing, China.

Since returning Chloe has worked in both the city and the country and developed a deep knowledge of many conditions from pain to fertility support. Her main areas of interest are women’s health, gastrointestinal health and children’s health.

Dr Chloe uses an integrative and functional approach that complements her traditional Chinese Medicine training.  This ensures that each client gets a holistic treatment plan that is as individual as they are and incorporates the best of all types of medicine.

To book an appointment, please click here or phone 03 9939 6887.

Christina-Tolstrup

Christina brings over 12 years of experience as a qualified and registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner to Hawksburn Health. She discovered the wonders of Chinese medicine years ago when she became a mother and experienced some physical and mental health issues following a prolonged period of sleep deprivation, heightened stress, and overall depletion.

Acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary changes, and a much more balanced outlook on life helped Christina overcome and manage her own health challenges then and now. It also sparked a career change and her passion for helping and inspiring others to achieve improved health and quality of life.

Christina is now at a peri-menopausal age, and relates very well to the complex life and health concerns women of all ages endure and experience. She has a special interest in treating and supporting women in their 40s and 50s.

In addition to WOMEN’S HEALTH Christina’s main interests and expertise include:

  • Pain relief and management
  • Fertility & Pregnancy
  • Immunity & Respiratory concerns – sinusitis, hay fever, asthma
  • Chronic fatigue & lingering post viral complaints
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Digestive issues

Christina’s treatments are holistic, integrated and individuall
tailored to your unique situation. Her aim is to give you fast relief with long term resolution, and to support and empower you to create changes in your health and life for the better.

Qualifications:
BHSc Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese
Herbal Medicine)
Member: Australian Acupuncture and
Chinese Medicine Association (AACMA)
Government registered with Chinese Medicine
Registration Board Australia (#CMR0001740301)

Zara-Hines

Zara is a degree qualified Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc) and an Integrative Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, with a passion for all things stemming from gut health and an approach which focuses on a deep, whole-picture understanding.

With over 30 years in the health industry, Zara started as a teenager working in her mother’s organic supermarket (herself a qualified Naturopath) gaining an early understanding of the power of holistic health and nutritional medicine. Zara’s passion is providing clients with the knowledge, skills and information to include simple & effective changes to their diets & lifestyles, and support them in achieving their health goals.

Clinical, evidenced-based knowledge, diagnostic testing and the latest scientific research is used to help determine root causes and factors contributing to an individual’s health issues. Using both food as medicine and prescribed nutraceuticals/supplementation, including tailored compounds, individualised wellness and treatment plans are developed to support and empower clients on their wellness journey.

Brigitte-Duclos

Brigitte is a warm and empathetic counsellor registered with PACFA. She is passionate about helping her clients work through their difficulties toward a more fulfilling life.

Brigitte’s warm, open personality provides clients with a safe and supportive space where they can speak openly and be heard. Her engaging, non-judgemental approach assures an environment where she can work together with her clients to make change.

Brigitte understands that no two people are the same and tailors her therapeutic approach for the individual. She firmly believes every person has the ability to find the answers deep inside and believes it is her job to work with them to get there.

Special Areas of Interest

Acceptance and commitment therapy
Solution focused therapy
Emotion focused therapy
Person centred therapy
CBT
Strength based therapy
Special Areas of Interest:
Young adults
Couples experiencing conflict
Grief and Loss
Anxiety and Depression

andy

Counsellor

Andy appreciates the importance of a therapeutic and trusting relationship and believes in walking beside the client together, evaluating their values, and setting achievable goals.

Change is an inevitable part of life, and transitions whether large or small, positive or negative, planned or unexpected, can generate stress and anxiety.

Andy specialises in person centred and solution focused therapy in the belief that it is the client who is in the best position to make change. Andy believes with the right guidance, a step back can be an opportunity to step forward.

Special Areas of Interest

Working with individuals who are experiencing expected and unexpected life changes requiring adjustment support
Working with young adults to build confidence and improve self esteem Helping family members to resolve conflict and stresses associated with changes to family roles Anxiety and depression Working with couples to resolve conflict and difficult circumstances including family, parenting, health issues and work Grief and loss of loved one, direction and purpose

To book an appointment, please click here.

Chantal-Burchett

Chantal is a counsellor with substantial experience providing counselling to individuals and couples in therapy. She is passionate about supporting her clients to make positive life changes and to achieve fulfilling relationships. Chantal’s therapeutic approach is person-centred however she has trained in, and utilises, various counselling modalities.

The counselling journey provides an opportunity to explore aspects of our lives in a non-judgemental environment. Chantal supports her clients to discuss issues they are experiencing, identify areas for growth and to harness strategies to enhance overall health and wellbeing.

Special Areas of Interest

Chantal provides counselling for a broad
range of issues, however her areas of
specialty are relationships,
couples counselling, intimacy
concerns, sexual health,
chronic health
conditions and LGBTIQA+.