Our Practitioners

Meghan Arthurson- Naturopath (BHSc Naturopathy), Clinical Midwife Specialist (BMID & GCertMID), Natural Fertility Educator (Cert Natural Fertility), Antenatal educator, Director Artemisia Natural Therapies

Meg is a Naturopath, Clinical Midwife Specialist and Antenatal educator with over 12 years of experience. Read more about her here.

Book an appointment with Meg or find out more about her upcoming women’s health workshops here.

Monique Henry- Craniosacral Therapist, registered with the Pacific Association of Craniosacral Therapists

Monique has a bachelors degree in Biomedical Science and has completed postgraduate training in the treatment of mothers, babies and children. She enjoys combining a biodynamic approach to her treatments and has extensive knowledge of the human body gained from her biomedical training. Monique has an interest in working with central nervous system related conditions, including but not limited to stress, anxiety and fatigue issues.

Monique is available to see clients on a Saturday. You can connect with Monique via phone: 0412 313 050 or via email: monique@conscioushealth.com.au

Trish Hayes- Accredited Mental Health Social Worker & Counsellor, B.A, BSW, MA (Community Development), PGDip (Women’s Studies/History)

Patricia is an accredited mental health social worker and counsellor who specialises in women’s health. She has worked in the areas of pregnancy options and abortion counselling, maternal mental health, sexual assault counselling and as an Employment Assistance Program generalist counsellor for over a decade.

Contact Trish on 0400 651 587 or trish1hayes2003@yahoo.com.au

Alex Kingsmill- Director of Upstairs Coaching

Alex Kingsmill is the Director of Upstairs Coaching, an evidence-based consultancy offering life-enhancing strategies for women. 

Her work is goal-oriented and solution-focused. It is strongly informed by Positive Psychology; a strengths-based consideration of personal well-being is central to her collaborative approach to life design.

As a coach, Alex helps clients establish effective, intrinsically motivated goals and determine intelligent strategies to achieve them.  She then helps with monitoring progress, maintaining focus and staying accountable in making it all happen.

The big points of focus for many of Alex’s clients include:

  • Boosting confidence

  • Enhancing happiness and wellbeing

  • Strengthening and forming positive relationships

  • Improving work performance

  • Encouraging helpful thinking patterns

  • Making big life decisions

As a reformed lawyer, she also understands and helps clients who are keen to make positive career shifts. She helps women find or create work they really love.

There is a bit of a misconception about coaching (it isn’t all about jumping on sofas and positive affirmations and high fives!). You can read more about the process here.

For more information you can find Alex at www.upstairs.net.au or call 0413 260 770.

Kate McKillop- Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Kate has just joined our team of professionals to support women with their mental health. Kate provides individual counselling and psychotherapy in the areas of trauma recovery, grief and loss, adjustment and relationship issues.  Kate is also highly skilled at helping clients to manage stress and overcome depression and anxiety.

Qualified to practice eight types of psychotherapy, Kate is certified in the resilience work of Dr. Brené Brown (author of Daring Greatly) and the trauma recovery model that is EMDR Therapy. She has trained in psychiatry, worked in acute mental health settings and has extensive experience in teaching the benefits of mindfulness and mind-body connection. Kate’s therapeutic strengths include advanced interpersonal and assessment skills, empathy and attunement to client need, which translate into high levels of engagement at her clinics.

Kate is currently taking new clients on Friday mornings and is a registered medicare provider, allowing clients to access rebates with a GP referral.

To enquire about working with Kate, email Kate@daringinmelbourne.com or phone 0423 398 338.

Amanda Peach- Massage therapist

Amanda is a Brunswick local, sharing life with two children, her partner and a mean black cat.  She enjoys spending time with friends, going for bike rides and long car drives and sampling as much dairy-free ice-cream as humanly possible. You might catch her around the local parks, bike tracks, gym and burger shops. 

Passionate about self-care and committed to guiding other’s in improving their health and wellness, Amanda offers massage sessions that are tailored to your needs. Her approach is intuitive and comes naturally through listening to you and your body and getting to the source of your pain or tension.  

Amanda’s sessions can incorporate various treatment styles such as Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques and Trigger Point Therapy, depending on what your body is needing. 

Amanda ensures complete comfort and privacy and is happy to talk through any concerns or requests before the session begins. The session is ultimately about YOU. Anything you do or do not wish to incorporate will be considered. From the style of massage, level of undressing, down to the music – it’s your call.

Amanda also offers a specifically tailored session for mums who will have their little ones tagging along. Each session runs for 1 hour and prices start at $80 per hour.

Contact Amanda via email at plur1984@outlook.com or by calling 0415 829 885

Emma Hall- Performance psychologist

BA/BSc (Hons – Psych) Masters Appl. Psych MAPS.

Emma is a performance psychologist based in Melbourne and the Director of Vashti Performance Services. She previously competed at State level in a variety of sports including swimming, athletics, and volleyball, and has recently moved into aerial training and competition. Her focus is applying the characteristics of successful high performance to both athletes and business people alike.  Emma has worked across a number of fields including elite sport, career transition and coaching, recruitment and selection, crisis support, drug and alcohol programs, health psychology and behaviour change. She has travelled both domestically and internationally to provide one-on-one sessions and group workshops to some of Australia’s most successful athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs.

Her varied experiential background contributes to her unique approach in providing a supportive, client-focused and practical basis for her work.

Emma also provides counselling for the treatment of mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. She is passionate about helping others to achieve their own personal best.

Contact Emma via phone 0414 710 536, email or her website

Rouana Barber- Naturopath and Nutritionist

Rouana is a university-educated Naturopath and Nutritionist who uses a personalised and holistic, goal-oriented approach in her practice. She is interested in supporting you to create a better understanding of your health and in making simple changes that are sustainable and appropriate for you, that will get you closer to where you want to be. Find out more, or make a booking here

Contact Rouana on 0466200510 or hello@rouanabarber.com