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

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

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 where Chantelle is away from The Health Cove she enjoys doing nature walks in the sun, reading by the river with her two dogs.

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

Emily Edgecombe

Emily Edgecombe (Dip. Shiatsu Massage)
Shiatsu Massage Therapist

Emily has had an interest in health from 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 of 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 is also trained in Cupping and Moxibustion and is available to integrate this into her massage for a blend style treatment.

Currently, she is studying a Bachelor of Health Science of Acupuncture at Endeavour College to further her knowledge of the acupoints and eventually integrate Acupuncture into her treatments.

Dr Jo Mean

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

Jo is a registered Osteopath who has graduated from a 5-year degree at 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.

Jacinta Irby

Jacinta Irby (B.Clin.Sci and M.Ost)
Registered Osteopath

Practicing at New Brighton location

Jacinta began her career in health assisting rural doctors within indigenous communities in the NT, before moving to the Gold Coast to work in a local hospital.

It sparked a passion for Jacinta to help people in a holistic manner to help achieve wellness by caring for all aspects of the individual and their family.

Jacinta has a passion for women’s health, specifically supporting women with gynecological conditions, pelvic floor rehab. Jacinta also works with and supports pregnant and post-partum women. Using a variety of manual therapy techniques alongside Pilates and yoga allows Jacinta to assist patients through their journey back to health.

Dr Danielle Sartori

Dr. Danielle Sartori (BHSc ACU)
Registered Acupuncturist | Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Neurological Integration System (NIS) Practitioner | Neurolink

Danielle Sartori has called the Northern Rivers home for the past 10 years. A registered acupuncturist and NIS practitioner, Danielle completed a Bachelor in Health Science Acupuncture on the Gold Coast at Endeavour College of Natural Medicine.

She went on to accomplish the highest level of training of the Neurological Integration System (NIS) developed by Neurolink, and is currently the only practitioner offering this innovative treatment between Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast.

Danielle has a special interest in complex health conditions such as adrenal exhaustion, chronic fatigue, thyroid and hormonal imbalances, and lingering pathogenic factors including unresolved viral, mould, and environmental toxin exposure. In addition, Danielle works extensively with emotional health including PTSD, stress, depression and anxiety.

The journey of overcoming her own past health challenges with acupuncture, NIS, and other modalities greatly intensified her lifelong passion for natural health and deep healing, and provided her with invaluable first hand experience in these disciplines.

Post graduation she has greatly deepened her practice in Japanese style acupuncture, as taught through the lineage of Master Nagano. Using gentle and powerful clinical strategies, Danielle holistically combines acupuncture, massage, moxibustion, cupping and or NIS protocols.

Danielle is highly intuitive and strives to create a nurturing and deeply healing environment for each and every client. She assesses and personalises treatment plans, adapting each treatment to the current needs of the individual.

Private Health rebates available. Danielle is registered with AHPRA and is a member of ATMS.

Elizabeth Geiger

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

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)
General Psychologist

Practicing 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

Practicing 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.

Jackson Cormick

Jackson Cormick (Dip Remedial Massage)
Remedial Massage Therapist

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.

Solaine Douglas

Solaine Douglas (BNutriSci)
Registered Clinical Nutritionist

Solaine is a degree-qualified Clinical Nutritionist. She is passionate about a real food approach to nutrition and working with the individual to address the root cause of their health condition. Solaine has a special interest in women’s health including hormonal imbalances, preconception, postpartum care, and menopause. Alongside women’s health condition’s Solaine works with metabolic conditions, and gastrointestinal issues such as IBS. Solaine is a firm believer that no two individuals are the same, making her treatment protocols individualised and evidence-based.

Solaine draws upon the most up to date research to inform her treatment protocols, also considering the wisdom of traditional cultures. Solaine is always happy to work with the individual, tailoring any protocol to suit the individual.

When Solaine is away from the clinic you will find her playing with her fur baby, taking spontaneous camping trips, and spending time outdoors with her loved ones.

Private Health rebates are available. Solaine is registered with the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA). Solaine is available in-house for consults as well as online from the comfort of your home.