Our Practitioners

Angus Timms Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Angus Timms (BHSc ACU)
Founder + Director of The Health Cove
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Practising at New Brighton & Cabarita Beach locations

Angus moved from the Byron shire to Brisbane to pursue a degree in health science and acupuncture. Once he had completed his studies, Angus decided to move back to his hometown and begin practice.

Angus has a special interest in treating acute and chronic pain, musculoskeletal aches and pains, sporting injuries and many other general health conditions. His interest in healing pain and injuries stems partly from his own experiences with injuries during his time as a basketball player.

Utilising a range of tools, Angus’ treatments usually consist of acupuncture, massage and cupping. His treatments are well thought out and are designed to encompass both eastern and western philosophies.

Angus enjoys playing basketball, travelling, kayaking and snorkelling around the local rivers.

Private Health rebates are available. Angus is registered with AHPRA and is a member of AACMA.

Chantelle Muellner Registered Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Dr. Chantelle Muellner (BHSc ACU)
Founder + Director of The Health Cove
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Practising at New Brighton & Cabarita Beach locations

Chantelle is a Registered Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. She is passionate about treating acute and chronic pain and general health complaints. Chantelle has special interests in women’s health including infertility, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances and menopause. Her treatments are individualised taking both a western and eastern medical perspective and a holistic approach. Chantelle uses massage, cupping, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as well as western natural supplements.

Chantelle enjoys all forms of travelling particularly backpacking and immersing in different cultures.  On days when Chantelle is away from The Health Cove, she enjoys doing nature walks in the sun, and reading by the river with her two dogs.

Private Health rebates are available. Chantelle is registered with AHPRA and is a member of AACMA.

Emily Edgecombe

Emily Edgecombe (BHSc Acu + Dip. Shiatsu Massage)
Acupuncturist & Shiatsu Massage Therapist

Practising at Cabarita Beach & New Brighton locations

Emily has had an interest in health since her teenage years which led her to yoga teaching in 2014. Her background in yoga intertwines a strong element of relaxation into the massage. Learning about the mind and body and its capacity to heal is what eventually drew her to massage in 2016.

Having lived in Japan for a year and a fascination with the culture, directed her to a Diploma in Shiatsu massage (acupressure) and Oriental therapies. Her massage style is an oil massage combination with acupressure points to relieve targeted areas as well as a holistic approach. Treatments are tailored and acupressure can be firm with deep pressure if needed.

Emily also holds a Bachelor’s degree in health science, acupuncture & Chinese medicine. Emily is trained in acupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion and is able to integrate this into her massage for a blend style treatment.

Dr Jo Mean

Dr Jo Meon (B.Clin.Sci and M.Ost)
Registered Osteopath

Practising at New Brighton location

Jo is a registered Osteopath who has graduated with a 5-year degree from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a Masters of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jo’s experience includes working in a private hospital in Goa, India treating acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Jo is a qualified Level 1 Sports Trainer with Sports Medicine Australia. She has a particular interest in women’s health, treating sporting injuries and musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents.

Jo grew up in the Clarence Valley and has been a Byron Shire resident since 1991. She has a sporting background in netball and athletics and has a long-held interest in healthcare and helping people. When she isn’t working, you will find her spending time in nature with her young family camping, hiking, fishing and surfing in the Northern Rivers.

She was drawn to Osteopathy after suffering from chronic pain following the birth of her first child which was helped by the holistic diagnosis and treatment provided by Osteopathy.

During your treatment with Jo, she will tailor your consult and management plan to suit your individual needs and health goals. She uses a wide range of techniques tailored to the treatment of babies and children, the elderly, pregnant and postpartum women, sportspeople, office workers and everyone in between.

Ash Canty

Ash Canty (BHSc Clin Myotherapy)
Myotherapist

Practising at New Brighton & Cabarita Beach locations

Ash has special interests in sporting injuries, shoulder pain/injuries, neck pain, back pain, headaches/migraines, muscular and neurological pain and reduced range of motion.

Having graduated from the Southern School of Natural Therapies in 2007 with the highest accreditation: Bachelor of Health Science – Clinical Myotherapy. Ash also holds a Certificate II in Fitness, Advanced First Aid & CPR.

Being an ex-competitive swimmer, state league Netballer and state league Basketballer, Ash has always had a love for the health and fitness industry. After seeking treatment in her late teens for a serious sporting injury she realised her passion – helping others to get back to their sporting activities and being able to live their day-to-day lives pain-free, whether that be athletes or weekend warriors.

Ash is a highly skilled and caring therapist who has worked as a Myotherapist in large health clinics throughout Metro & Country Victoria and Byron Bay, at junior & senior local AFL clubs and most recently the head therapist at Byron Bay Red Devils NRL teams.

Each Myotherapy treatment is individually tailored to the patient and may include therapeutic massage, dry needling, cupping, TENS, trigger point release, joint mobilisation and corrective exercises.

Jackson Cormick

Jackson Cormick (Dip Remedial Massage)
Remedial Massage Therapist

Practising at New Brighton & Cabarita Beach locations

Jackson is an experienced Remedial Massage Therapist (MIMT, Melbourne Institute of Massage Therapy) with a unique focus on strength and movement patterning. Jackson believes strength and functional movement are key to a healthy functioning body. Movement testing and a multitude of remedial techniques along with corrective exercises are some of Jackson’s tools to assess and treat people’s pain and dysfunction.

Since overcoming personal sporting injuries, Jackson is passionate about helping others overcome their own and be part of a pain and rehabilitation management plan for members of our community. Jackson is currently studying to be a personal trainer to gain further knowledge of the importance of exercise and functional strength training.

Jackson has a scientific yet holistic approach. He believes strongly in self-care and self-management outside of the treatment room. Jackson loves to educate his clients in their ability to do this. Jackson enjoys travelling, playing team sports and spending time in the garden.

Jackson is registered with Massage and Myotherapy Australia and offers private health rebates.

Elizabeth Geiger

Dr. Elizabeth Geiger (Ph.D.)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at New Brighton location

Elizabeth (Liz) has eleven years of advanced education in the United States in the field of psychology. She received her doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Columbia University in New York.

With over seven years of clinical experience, primarily based in New York City, Liz has worked in a wide array of settings from private practice to hospital inpatient units. She has extensive training in Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with influence from Multicultural Psychology and Feminist Theory. Additionally, Liz pulls from her personal experience with therapy and background as a psychological researcher. Through the integration of insight-oriented, mindfulness, and goal-directed interventions, Liz tailors treatment to meet her client’s individual needs. She describes her therapeutic style as integrative, collaborative, and resilience-focused.

The goal of therapy is to provide a trusting and judgment-free space to explore vulnerability and connect with our emotional experiences. Although this process can feel scary, it is a deeply rewarding process and a foundational component for growth. Liz uses her warmth, compassion, humour, and transparency to co-lead clients through this journey.

Liz has experience working with adults presenting with depression, anxiety and phobias, substance abuse, chronic pain, ADHD, dissatisfying relationships and interpersonal difficulties, stressful life transitions, internalized stigma, and identity development.

Additionally, Liz has a special interest and expertise in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex Trauma (e.g., intimate partner violence, sexual assault, adverse childhood experiences, military trauma).

Liz works with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences. She has worked closely with LGBTQ+ communities both in her research and through her clinical work. Liz is fully registered as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and registered with Medicare.

Natalie Clark

Natalie Clark (BA Psych, Grad Dip Psych Sci, PG Dip Psych)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Cabarita Beach location

Natalie is a Psychologist of nine years and has held roles in a variety of settings including clinical, community, and occupational. Natalie works with adolescents and adults from a positive psychology framework, guiding clients through their therapeutic journey to foster qualities of awareness, compassion, empowerment, responsibility and presence. Natalie is passionate about acknowledging the rollercoaster ride of being a human, and how to have this experience in a way that can bring a greater sense of ease and well-being.

Natalie’s special interests include:

  • Working with trauma and the processing of difficult emotions, through the implementation of somatic therapeutic techniques and practices
  • Working with adolescent girls to support and guide the transition through developmental and social changes
  • Working with individuals experiencing difficulty in relationships (partnership; family; friendship; workplace) through guiding a practice of assertive and authentic relating skills

Natalie is experienced in working with varying presentations including anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, OCD, substance addiction, childhood behavioural difficulties, workplace difficulties, and self-harm.

Natalie is also a yoga and meditation teacher and values the wisdom of eastern therapeutic perspectives which she believes can effectively collaborate with western perspectives, in order to facilitate optimal thriving in this human experience.

Liana Harris

Liana Harris (BSocSci, GDipPsych, GDP (Adv), MPP)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Cabarita Beach location

Liana grew up in the Northern Rivers. She is a warm, caring, and gentle professional who prides herself on her ability to connect with clients and create a space for them to feel safe as they work through their difficulties.

Liana has experience working with adults and children with depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, trouble regulating emotions, and difficulties with assertiveness. She enjoys helping others find the answers they have within themselves so that they can move forward.

In her spare time, Liana enjoys going to the gym, pursuing creative activities, and spending time with family. She finds working in a multidisciplinary team very rewarding.

Carolina Pagotto

Carolina Pagotto
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Cabarita Beach location

Carolina is a registered psychologist who works with children, adults and families across a broad range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, relationship conflict and adjustment to change. Carolina utilises a client-centred approach drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychotherapy (Gestalt, Family Constellations, Sandplay Therapy and Process Oriented Psychology)

Carolina is originally from Brazil and is passionate to support individuals reconnecting with their innate strengths and capacity to heal and overcome challenges and limitations to live a fuller and purposeful life.

Bronwyn McNulty

Bronwyn McNulty (BPsychSci Hon 1, MPP)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at New Brighton location

Bronwyn has experience working with adults, children and young people. She values the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and seeks to work from a client-led, strengths-based focus, with an emphasis on collaboration and client autonomy.

Bronwyn grew up in Sydney and moved to the Northern Rivers in 2008. She studied Psychological Science with Honours and a Masters of Professional Psychology at the University of New England. She has also completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). 

Bronwyn is fully registered as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists inc (AAPi), and is registered with Medicare.

Dr Barbara Haddon

Dr. Barbara Haddon
Registered Psychologist

Practising at New Brighton location

Dr Barbara Haddon is an experienced Psychologist, graduating from the University of Queensland in 1994. Barbara’s long and varied career path has taken her into the travel, legal, accounting, mining, construction, medical/cancer research, education, human resource management, Australian Defence Force recruiting and human services sectors. Barbara is registered with AHPRA and Medicare and is also an Assure Employee Assistance Program accredited Psychologist.

Barbara takes a compassionate, practical, evidence-based, client-centred and solution-focused approach in her practice, focusing on facilitating adult (18 years +) clients’ personal and professional development. She mostly draws on Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment therapy frameworks, including mindfulness strategies and Focused Acceptance and Commitment therapy, where brief intervention is appropriate. Barbara has developed a working model, combining the above-mentioned frameworks with her knowledge, skills and experience, to support her Client’s journey of self-discovery and growth.

Barbara’s scope of practice includes anxiety, depression and mood disorders, adjustment, stress management/burnout, self-esteem, sleep issues, anger management, interpersonal relationships/assertiveness, perfectionism, managing health conditions, and career and employment support. Barbara’s interest in work-life balance led her to complete a Doctorate on this topic at the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2011.

Barbara’s scope of practice does not include personality disorders; couple’s therapy; trauma/PTSD; dependence (drugs; alcohol); family and domestic violence and medico-legal matters.

Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband of thirty years, her two daughters and her puppy, Maya. She is happiest in any place where there is water and/or trees and enjoys golf, kayaking, yoga, swimming, listening to live music and watching sports. Barbara likes to keep up to date with current affairs and popular culture and her guilty pleasure is TV show, Survivor.