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.)

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)

Practising at Brunswick Heads location

A Canadian native, Kat has spent over 12 years living in Byron Bay and has recently completed her masters in osteopathic medicine 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!

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.

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 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.

Susanne Lohmann

Susanne Lohmann
Registered Psychologist – Clinical Psychologist Registrar

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

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.