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.

Georgia Page

Georgia Page (B.ClinSc (Osteopathy) M. Ost Med)

Practising at New Brighton location

Originally hailing from the Blue Mountains, Georgia studied osteopathy at SCU, Lismore whilst living in the Northern Rivers for 6 years. Since then she has been practicing in Sydney / Newcastle for the past 3 years.

Georgia absolutely loves helping people get out of pain and back to having the freedom of movement! As an osteopath, she tends to look at the body as a unit and holistically takes all aspects of the person into consideration.

Georgia loved sports as a child until she was about 14 when she suffered a significant lower back injury. Unable to do the things she loved due to pain, she was lucky enough to meet an osteopath that helped her get back on track. At that moment Georgia decided she would be an osteopath so she could help others.

In her spare time, Georgia loves discovering all different types of movement, particularly BJJ and gymnastic-based movements, as well as taking her Aussie Shepherd doggo for runs.

Private Health rebates are available. Georgia is registered with AHPRA and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

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Heath Compton (B.ClinSc (Osteopathy) M. Ost Med)

Practising at New Brighton location

Heath completed a degree in Clinical Science and a Master of Osteopathy at Southern Cross University, Lismore. Holding a special interest in many aspects of acute and chronic conditions means Heath is well-equipped to treat a range of conditions. Fitting in nicely with the holistic approach that is traditional osteopathy.

According to the osteopathic philosophy, when the body’s musculoskeletal system is not properly aligned, it inhibits circulatory, lymphatic, or nervous system function and therefore reduces the body’s ability to heal itself.

As osteopathic techniques include a gentle approach, they can be suitable for many people, from newborns to older persons, and for those with complex medical problems.

Heath is local to the area, born in Lismore and raised in the beautiful countryside village of Newrybar. On weekends Heath enjoys cycling, kayaking and cooking with fresh produce and products.

Private Health rebates are available. Heath is registered with AHPRA and is a member of Osteopathy Australia.

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.

Ash Canty

Ash Canty (BHSc Clin Myotherapy)

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.

Tom Rigby

Tom Rigby (Dip Remedial Massage)
Remedial Massage Therapist

Practising at New Brighton & Cabarita Beach locations

Tom has a Diploma of Remedial Massage and is a registered member of Massage & Myotherapy Australia.

As an avid sportsman, with a love of nature and the outdoors, Tom is drawn to a healthy holistic lifestyle. With a keen interest in functional fitness and corrective holistic exercise, he practises CHEK principles and cold water therapy in his own training regime.

Widely travelled as a young sportsman, Tom encountered the cultures of a dozen countries as a professional bodyboarder and understands the pressures of competing at a world tour level. These experiences taught him the importance of nutrition, mental health, training, and taking care of the body to achieve peak performance. And consequently led him to his interest in and study of anatomy, and remedial massage. Tom currently relishes the physical and mental challenges of jiu-jitsu, soccer, surfing and yoga.

Known for his calm, empathic energy, and strong intuitive skills, Tom uses these strengths to understand each client’s situation and adapts his techniques to give them an optimal treatment experience. Tom’s practice includes modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, cupping and Swedish massage.

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.

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.