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 Brunswick Heads & 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 Brunswick Heads & 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.

Cerene Lowe

Cerene Lowe (B.Clin.Sc, M.Ost.Med, PG.Cert.MHealth)
Osteopath

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Cerene Lowe is a highly skilled osteopath with a strong academic foundation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science and a Master’s degree in Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, she has recently completed advanced studies in Mental Health, earning a postgraduate certificate, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Mental Health, further enhancing her understanding of this crucial field.

This expansion of her knowledge allows her to address mental health concerns in conjunction with physical well-being. In her practice, Cerene seamlessly combines her deep understanding of osteopathy and mental health. She has a particular focus on treating jaw, neck, and chronic pain conditions. Her approach involves carefully examining the complex interplay of biological, psychological, and social factors in health to achieve the best possible outcomes for her patients.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Cerene thrives in a vibrant and active lifestyle. She passionately engages in a variety of outdoor activities, including surfing, free diving and hiking.

Katya Gaiesky

Katya Gaiesky (B.ClinSc (Osteopathy) M. Ost Med)
Osteopath

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

A Canadian native, Kat has spent over 12 years living in Byron Bay and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Science and a Masters degree in Osteopathic Medicine completed at Southern Cross University in Lismore. Driven by her passion for health and fitness, Kat pursued additional qualifications adding a Pilates certification to her repertoire. This holistic approach is further used to empower patients to achieve optimal health through movement and therapeutic interventions.

Kat’s treatment philosophy is rooted in a diverse array of techniques, ranging from joint mobilization to myofascial release and muscle energy techniques. With a keen understanding of the body’s innate healing capabilities, she endeavours to foster a collaborative relationship with her patients that helps them achieve their health goals.

In her leisure time, Kat will likely be spending time outdoors with her dog or achieving further fitness goals either in the gym or Pilates!

Daniel Frederiksen

Daniel Frederiksen (B.ClinSc (Osteopathy) M. Ost Med)
Osteopath

SIRA Accredited #23310

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Daniel is a registered osteopath who enjoys helping people feel empowered through knowledge and movement so that they can take back control of their bodies and health. Daniel’s love of osteopathy started at 10 years of age when after a bad elbow fracture, he received treatment from an osteopath that helped him gain acceptance, body awareness, and improve the function of a permanent change in the angle of his elbow.

This sparked a lifelong interest in the body and health, Daniel subsequently went on to study Naturopathy and then Osteopathy at Southern Cross University. During his studies in natural therapies, he completed the equivalent of Certificate 4 in Relaxation and Therapeutic Massage and worked as a massage therapist whilst he completed 5 years of training to become an osteopath.

Daniel’s treatment approach is patient-centred and holistic taking into consideration elements from the mind, body, emotions, and spirit when building an understanding of the people in his care.

During a consult, Daniel seeks to tailor a treatment to the individual and their presentation while also considering their full health history. To achieve this Daniel draws on a range of techniques from movement and gentle articulation, massage, and dynamic stretching of muscles and adjustments of joints to more indirect techniques that help switch on the relaxation response.

Outside of the clinic Daniel is a passionate rock climber and surfer and is committed to helping his clients enjoy the activities they love with increased ease.

Emily Edgecombe

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

Practising at Cabarita Beach & Brunswick Heads 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.

After developing a fascination with Japanese culture having lived there for a year, Emily was directed 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.

Jackson Cormick

Jackson Cormick (Dip Remedial Massage)
Remedial Massage Therapist

Practising at Brunswick Heads & 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 Brunswick Heads & 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.

Jeff Murray Wilson

Jeff Wilson (Dip Remedial Massage)
Neurodynamic Massage Therapist

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Jeffrey Murray is a Neurodynamic Massage Therapist with over 15 years of clinical experience. Neurodynamic therapy treatments focus on calming the nervous system and on reducing muscular tension, easing stress and providing effective relief for discomforting acute and chronic injuries.

Jeff is an intuitive therapist with an integrative approach. Jeff aims to identify the underlying cause of general and more complex conditions.

Jeff holds a Diploma in Remedial Massage and has undergone advanced training in neurodynamic tendon and ligament therapy. Jeff combines Eastern and Western techniques (some aspects of Thai, sports/remedial deep tissue…) and customises and adapts his treatments to suit the needs and preferences of each client.

Jeff also offers the all-new Synergy Stone Massage. Super smooth, contoured Synergy Stones are amazing; they have a deeply soothing luxurious feel bringing hot stone massage to the next level. Clients have the option of a relaxing, flowing head-to-toe Synergy Stone Massage, a traditional neurodynamic deep tissue massage, or a combination of the two.

Outside clinical practice, Jeff enjoys nature, sunshine and the beach. He likes to maintain a healthy lifestyle; keep fit, engage in spiritual practices, and promote Ho’oponopono, (a Hawaiian reconciliation process). Jeff has an interest in neuroscience, the influence of the mind upon the body, and body upon the mind… and is a big believer in the healing power of a purpose-driven life, love and gratitude.

Jeff also likes creative writing, researching and DnM’s with friends.

Megan Emmett

Megan Emmett
Ka Huna Bodyworker

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Megan is a certified Ka Huna Bodyworker, completing advanced training in Ka Huna Massage, Polynesian Floor Massage, Huna Philosophy and Polynesian Healing Techniques.

Originally, Megan’s passion for health and wellness led her to study Nutritional Therapy with the intention of helping people reclaim their vitality through food and lifestyle changes, utilising these skills to support her greater community.

Upon the completion of her studies and as she witnessed changes in the world around her, it wasn’t long before Megan began to recognise the importance of touch and the profound healing it can facilitate for all walks of life. Eventually, Megan’s curiosity and eagerness to be of service to humanity led her to Ka Huna Bodywork, a magical modality targeting the Mind-Body Connection, facilitating deep healing and relaxation for those who receive it.

Revered for her inviting energy and compassionate nature, you can expect to be deeply held in this container with Megan, offering the nourishment that the Mind, Heart and Body require.

In her spare time, you can find Megan in nature, by the ocean or in the mountains, tending to her garden, writing and spending time with loved ones.

Elizabeth Geiger

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

Practising at Brunswick Heads 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 ten 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, PTSD and trauma-related disorders, substance abuse, chronic pain, ADHD, learning disabilities and neurodiversity, dissatisfying relationships and interpersonal difficulties, internalised discrimination and stigma, and identity development.

Notably, Liz has two main areas of specialty. She 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). Additionally, she has extensive experience supporting adults with ADHD using research-based strategies to build emotion regulation and executive functioning skills.

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

SIRA Accredited #20466

Practising at Cabarita Beach location

Natalie is a Psychologist with over ten years of experience and has held roles in a variety of settings including clinical, community, and occupational (SIRA accredited). 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. Furthermore, Natalie’s framework involves utilising somatic techniques to assist clients in their experiencing and processing of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.

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

Natalie’s special interests include working with:

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

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, to facilitate optimal thriving in this human experience.

Susanne Lohmann

Susanne Lohmann
Clinical Psychologist

SIRA Accredited #22417

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Susanne has experience working with people of all ages including children, adolescents and older adults. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and families in individual and group therapy settings. She is experienced in assisting clients with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, PTSD, complex PTSD and personality disorders, as well as relationship, parenting or career-related issues. Susanne uses an integrative and strength-based approach to therapy and draws on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities to meet her client’s individual needs and to assist them in achieving their goals and potential, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based therapies, somatic and attachment informed approaches, systemic therapies and trauma-focused therapies, particularly schema therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Most importantly, Susanne is open-minded and provides a warm, safe, inclusive and welcoming space for her clients so that they can explore any issues and can achieve their therapeutic goals in a safe and encouraging environment.

Susanne is in the final stages of her Clinical Psychology PhD at the University of Melbourne. Her PhD investigates the mental health impacts of intimate partner violence, particularly the complex trauma impacts of psychological abuse and coercive control.  She is a registered psychologist and clinical psychologist registrar and is eligible for Medicare rebates. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Association and the EMDR Association of Australia and regularly attends training and conferences to improve her therapeutic skills and to stay up to date with the latest developments and treatment approaches.

Originally from Germany, has lived several years in Asia before moving to Australia. During her clinical psychology training, she spent five months in Alice Springs providing culturally informed psychological care for First Nations women and adolescents. Living and working in different cultures has equipped Susanne with the cultural sensitivity to provide culturally informed psychological support for clients from different cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Carly Cameron

Dr. Carly Cameron (Ph.D.)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Cabarita Beach location

Carly has worked for over twenty years as a psychologist in Australia and the UK in community-based settings, secure psychiatric services, child protection, foster and kinship care and in private practice providing consultation to individuals and agencies regarding trauma-informed practice.

Her research was in the area of Attachment and Psychopathology, with a specific interest in exploring the link between childhood adversity and the development of psychiatric disorders. Carly works with adults who experience a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, life transitions and workplace challenges.

Drawing on a range of modalities, Carly specialises in the protective factors that build resilience and focuses on assisting people who have experienced early developmental trauma to have better quality relationships and mental health outcomes.

Valentina Bongiorno

Valentina Bongiorno (B.Sc. Psych)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Valentina creates a supportive, collaborative environment where clients can reflect on their lives.

She works on a range of issues with adults including anxiety, depression and trauma – using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.

Valentina has experience working with children aged 5 to 10 and their parents. As a facilitator of the Circle of Security Parenting Program, she shows parents practical ways to build secure relationships with their children. Her clients include children with behavioural challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Valentina is fluent in English and Spanish. Her clients are referred through Medicare and the National Insurance Disability Scheme.

Dane Cohen

Dane Cohen (B.Sc. Psych)
Registered Psychologist

SIRA Accredited #23469

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Dane completed a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle (2012) and a Master in Business Psychology (2019).

Dane has worked with children and adolescents in residential, foster care and NDIS. He identifies and treats a range of trauma and behaviour issues. Dane offers psychological assessment for children and adolescents aged 6 to 16 years, including cognitive, adaptive behaviour, and psychosocial assessments.

Currently Dane has been working within the NDIS as a Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioner at The Jeder Institute supporting individuals living with disability and various mental health challenges.

Dane has developed skills to specialise in the provision of evidenced-based psychometric assessment batteries to provide a comprehensive overview of functioning in people living with neurodevelopmental and psychosocial disorders.

In his practice Dane utilises a relational approach, drawing upon elements from cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based practise, and trauma focused theory to inform his own style. He is passionate about helping people to live with an improved quality of life, and is driven by a desire to assist people with a variety of challenges along their journey to wellness.

Renae Paul

Renae Paul (B.Sc. Psych, B.Sc. Hons, MClinPsych)
Registered Psychologist

Practising at Brunswick Heads & Cabarita Beach locations

Renae is experienced working with children, adolescents and their families. Renae provides psychological assessment and treatment for a range of psychological issues including behavioural concerns, relationship issues, stress, grief and loss, depression and a range of anxiety disorders.  Renae uses a number of evidence-based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Attachment-Based Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).

Renae has a strong interest in child development and the effects of trauma and/or family problems on children’s coping abilities and improving parent-child relationships.  Renae is also a facilitator for the Circle of Security Program (COSP).

Alongside Private Practice, Renae has worked as a School Psychologist and an Onsite Wellbeing Consultant for individuals in the Northern Rivers and Central West affected by the 2022 floods.

Renae is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Amy MacGregor

Amy MacGregor (BA Hons, MClinPsych)
Clinical Psychologist

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

Amy is a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of a variety of clinical presentations in children and young people. She is passionate about ensuring that children and adolescents are well supported and understood so that they can achieve the most that they can out of life, as well as in supporting parents to feel empowered in their parenting experiences. Amy’s therapeutic approach is relaxed, warm and practical. She offers a safe space for her clients to explore the issues that impact their mental health and well-being.

Amy specialises in understanding the unique needs and challenges of children and adolescents within their family and social contexts. Amy has over seven years of experience in working with a wide range of presentations, including complex and developmental trauma, anxiety disorders, learning difficulties, school engagement issues, low self-esteem, mood disorders, attachment and behavioural challenges, and relationship difficulties.

Within a warm and non-judgemental space, Amy draws upon many evidence-based therapies to inform her practice, including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapies, solution-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment informed approaches. Amy is also a facilitator of the Circle of Security attachment-based parenting program (COS-P).

Amy has recently moved from Brisbane to the Byron Shire. She is currently primarily offering diagnostic assessments for ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and intellectual impairment. She is also working within the education system.