Meet the People & The Purpose Behind New Leaf

It's mostly about you, but here's a bit about us.

We’re all about re-introducing you to you. It’s about seeing you as a whole person, because you’re so much more than your symptoms.

We focus on the stories behind those symptoms and create a safe space for practical, down-to-earth advice using evidence-based practices.

Our practitioners work collaboratively so you get the best care that is specific to your needs. Along your New Leaf journey, you may see all our practitioners at different times or just one of them; it depends on what you need.

Our Philosophy

Your story beyond your symptoms

Because we’re here to treat all of you, just as you are. We want to know all about your journey so far, and where you want to be in the future - and we’re here to listen.

We tread lightly

New Leaf is a low-impact clinic, which means we’re an eco-conscious practice. By doing our bit to reduce waste and carbon emissions, things at New Leaf are looking a whole lot greener.

Your Wellbeing Community

We’re all in this together - we’ll work with your existing health professionals and provide you with referral options. You will always have agency over your healthcare.

We Are Inclusive

New Leaf is a safe space. We welcome all sexualities, genders, and body types.

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New Leaf is an evidence-based practice. We value traditional healthcare knowledge and work with the latest research to offer a variety of different treatments, in a safe and inclusive environment.

We Treat The Whole Of You

Mental health is as important as physical health. We want you to feel supported, accepted and listened to.

Meet Hannah Boyd

BA, Adv Dip Nat, Nut, WHM, MNHAA

 

Hannah’s life took an unexpected turn when, a few years into a successful film and TV career, she was diagnosed with a hearing and balance condition. Whilst navigating her own road to recovery, learning to once again gain control of her health, Hannah was inspired to help others who were also feeling a little off-balance in regard to their health and wellbeing.

As a practitioner, Hannah’s philosophy focuses on your stories and your symptoms, while providing personalised care in an inclusive environment - with a few laughs along the way.

Balancing the use of botanical and nutritional medicines with education and natural remedies, Hannah is here to help you live a balanced and healthy life.

When she’s not being a naturopath doing naturopath things, you’ll find Hannah camping in her van Totoro, exploring some of the most beautiful corners of the country we’re lucky enough to call home. From secret rivers, to misty mountaintops, for Hannah, the great outdoors is always calling.

Memberships & Associations

  • BA, Adv Dip Nat, Nut, WHM, MNHAA
  • resident of the Naturopaths & Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)
  • Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association (ANZMH)
  • HAES Australia - General Membership (Health Professionals)
  • Member of The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)

Jacintha Gunasekera

BHSc (Nat), Adv.Dip.Nat MNHAA

Jacintha has worked in the fertility space for over 15 years and knows how challenging it can sometimes be to conceive. She has helped hundreds of couples conceive their babies, and loves it.

Her approach is comprehensive (your fertility is precious and she takes this seriously), and compassionate (trying to conceive, and infertility, can be...exhausting). Your fertility story is unique and your care is individualised. Jacintha uses an evidence-based naturopathic approach to help optimise your fertility, and complement any assisted reproductive technologies. Treatment may include dietary & lifestyle interventions, nutritional & herbal medicine, and can safely work alongside conventional fertility medications.

Jacintha has a special interest in infertility, IVF support, and miscarriage & baby loss. She recognises the fertility space is an inclusive space, and welcomes all couples, all individuals.

When she's not in consultation or keeping up-to-date with the latest in reproductive health & research, Jacintha feels revitalised by beach walks and birdsong, cups of tea and comedies, and a good book.

Meet Sophia Gerontakos

PhDc. Bachelor of Health Science(Naturopathy). MNHAA

Sophia is a Naturopath, trained Shared Medical Appointment (SMA) Facilitator, and researcher with the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine at Southern Cross University. Sophia’s research is investigating a naturopathic group consultation program for women and gender-diverse people with endometriosis, aiming to address issues of access and equity in naturopathy and improve health and quality of life for those impacted. Sophia is passionate about health equity, integrative medicine and pioneering naturopathic group consults (SMA’s).

Meet Kyoko Kawamoto

Adv Dip of Western Herbal Med | Dip of Nutrition | Dip of Aromatherapy

The Backbone of New Leaf

She’s a herbalist, nutritionist, aromatherapist, and natural skin care expert - with over 20 years of industry experience AND the qualifications worth writing home about. Kyoko manages our clinic and mixes our formulas, bringing her broad professional knowledge of the human body, natural plants, and phyto-medicine to the dispensary table. She’s the person who manages your appointments and keeps New Leaf running smoothly for the practitioners.

Let's Connect

We're Everywhere – Virtually

We can see you and hear you from right where you are. Thanks to telehealth, your location is no barrier to getting on your whole health journey.

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