Homeopathy for Children Manly Balgowlah North Shore Sydney
Natural Therapies Practitioners Northern Beaches Sydney Manly Balgowlah Seaforth Cremorne Mosman Fairlight Harbord Brookvale

Natural Therapies Practitioners

Debbie Rayfield - Practitioner of Homeopathy

R.N., Dip.N., Dip.N.ED., Dip.Hom.Med.

Specialising in child and family healthcare, Debbie is a homeopathic practitioner with over 15 years of practical experience, as well as a registered nurse and a qualified Montessori teacher.

Debbie practices in the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney, specialising in women, children and family healthcare, however all are welcome! Through her extensive experience, Debbie feels she can offer a truly holistic perspective on health and illness to hopefully enable others to feel well and happy in their lives.

Debbie has extensive experience with early childhood, behavioural problems, learning difficulties, stress management, asthma and allergies, childhood anxiety and depression, ear nose and throat, women’s health, menopause, palliative care and general child and family healthcare.

Debbie studied nursing at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, and pursued her career with an interest in medical and intensive care nursing. She then moved into the field of nursing education and was a tutor for some years. During this time, Debbie became aware of 'gaps' in the conventional system of medicine, and in 1988 followed her desire to develop an understanding of natural therapies and nutrition, particularly the philosophy of homeopathic medicine.

Debbie has accumulated over 15 years of practical experience in homeopathic healthcare and has lectured at the two main Sydney homeopathic colleges, as well as the Montessori College and other colleges in London.

In 1996, Debbie took on the responsibility of director of health and education for a charitable project in central India. The position involved establishing a homeopathic hospital and outreach programme with an emphasis on mothers and their children, and polio and paralysis rehabilitation.

During her time in India, Debbie also established a charitable school following the philosophy of Universal Education. Her interest in understanding the needs of young children in assisting the development of a Universal Education curriculum, lead her to qualify as a Montessori teacher, after which she taught in the UK and India.

Debbie's experiences in India helped to established a deep wish to understand the spiritual nature of the human being, particularly through the practice of meditation and the study of Buddhist philosophy. In order further this understanding, she has undertaken intensive solo meditation retreats in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Central India and the mountains of Spain, often for several months at a time.

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Valeria Ongaro - Massage, Reiki, Shiatsu and Reflexology

D.R.M., B.A (Psychology Major) Member of A.T.M.S. Certificates in Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Zen Shiatsu, Moxa/Tsubo

Valeria has been practicing in Sydney's Northern Beaches as a remedial massage therapist for the last 6 years from clinics in Mosman and Elanora Heights. She has also worked closely within the corporate sector in the CBD offering corporate therapies to select divisions with one of Australia's largest banks.

Her passion for the natural therapies, in particular chinese medicine on which shiatsu is based, and the energy work associated with both reiki and zen shiatsu practices encompassing the body and surrounding energetic fields, has taken her on a journey of both fascination and discovery.

A graduate of Nature Care College in Sydney, she has been studying the various modalities over the course of 7 years. Previously, a graduate of the University of Wollongong, she gained many useful insights into the behavioural aspects of the mind through the study of Psychology.

Her approach to healing encompasses a holistic approach to bodywork, taking into account dietary considerations, yoga and meditation and natural remedies/herbs. Her studies include over 10 years experience with integral yoga and meditation practices including yoga nidra with Satyananda Ashrams.

Previously, her work has included years of experience within the essential oil industry, primarily with Australian produced essential oils.

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