Welcome to our Allied Health Space

For those who are interested in exploring joining our Allied Health Space here is a little overview of our space. 

Our House of Hope, Day Support Hub located in Woombye, Sunshine Coast, is a multi-level space that mirrors a "home-like environment." We have three beautifully appointed therapy support rooms available for private use between Monday and Friday. In addition to our allied health rooms, the house features; two functional kitchens & two kitchenette's, a reception area, a multi-purpose gathering space on the bottom level, a balcony that over-looks our Peaceful Park; including seasonal produce, an out-side yoga deck, permanent picnic table fixture and gentle dividing stream. 

We look forward to discussing how we might collaboratively support one another, and would love to hear about your service/offering/idea. We welcome all inquires for;

- hiring our allied health rooms for one/one offerings
- hiring our multipurpose spaces for group sessions or joint/private yoga sessions
- hiring our entire space for half-day, full-day or overnight retreat options on weekdays and weekends

We wish to maintain an inclusive range of services/offerings, that are accessible, diverse and a combination of evidence-based & holistic offerings. There are multiple options to hire out our spaces from single session to full-day or recurring hire.

We are currently taking expressions of interest for Allied Health [clinical & holistic] to utilize our allied health rooms and group spaces. If you would like to know more about this developing space, please fill out the EOI form provided below and our team will be in touch with you.

EOI Allied Health Form

 

Introducing our current Allied Health Practitioners

   
 
Hannah Sawyer

Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetic Medicine

Hannah is a qualified Clinical Nutritionist & Dietitian dedicated to supporting all individuals along their health journey. Hannah utilises Functional Nutritional Medicine & Nutritional Psychiatry principles to generate individualised nutrition protocols, nutritional education and holistic health interventions.

Hannah believes every individual deserves to feel supported along their personal health journey through empowerment to achieve their personal health goals. Hannah is dedicated to educating and empowering her clients through a holistic approach that is tailored to their individual health needs.

Nutritional compounding & supplement manufacturing allows her to create her client's a functional supplement specific to their individual metabolic & neurological requirement. She has a strong clinical & functional medicine focus on gut health, mental health, hormone health and overall metabolic wellness.

Hannah provides a safe space for clients to feel confident with their health choices and dives deeper into her clients health concerns. There is no perfect health care plan suitable for everyone, and thus Hannah integrates innovative mental health nutrition with nutritional supplementation, nutraceuticals, Functional Medicine Pathology and Therapeutic Dietary programs.

Kristy Howard

Psychologist and Therapeutic Horticulture Practitioner

Psychology + Nature

Kristy is a recovering workaholic and perfectionist whose favourite footwear is either gumboots or barefeet. She is a mum, love's early morning walks and listening for the wild things.

Kristy is also a registered psychologist, therapeutic horticulture practitioner and has a post graduate certificate in human nutrition, is on the path to finalising a fellowship in lifestyle medicine alongside other certifications and qualifications and is passionate about the benefits of rewilding our health and healthcare (through reconnecting with nature) and working with people using a holistic approach.

Kristy is the founder of In My Mother’s Kitchen, a holistic wellbeing service providing individual psychology, therapeutic gardening program for individuals and groups, mindful eating program for individuals and small groups, and nutritional and lifestyle psychology education for community and organisations around the Sunshine Coast (Jinibara and Gubbi Gubbi Country).

Kristy is skilled in integrating evidence-based interventions for individuals experiencing chronic stress, burnout, anxiety, low mood, trauma, problematic relationships with food and interpersonal difficulties. Her therapeutic approach is informed by Attachment theory, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness based approaches. She is also interested in lifestyle based approaches to support wellbeing.

Kristy also offers a Therapeutic Horticulture Program (Mood Food Garden Therapy) for both individuals and groups in our beautiful gardens. This is an innovative and hands-on program tailored to the needs and goals of the individual or group. The Mood Food Garden Therapy Program integrates garden and nature based activities with psychology, nutrition and lifestyle medicine to support participants to cultivate knowledge and skills to nurture their physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Participants are encouraged to become gardeners to their own physical, social and emotional wellbeing - their 'inner garden' - whilst also learning the basic horticulture principles of growing food and finding belonging in nature.

To learn more about Kristy you can visit her page: www.inmymotherskitchen.com.au. Kristy accepts Medicare, NDIS, Workcover QLD, Private Health and privately funded referrals. She is currently able to take on new clients and is available Tuesday's and Friday's.

Leanne Storey

Counsellor, Lived Experience

Storey Counselling

Leanne is a Sunshine Coast local whose happy place is at the beach, spoiling her niece & nephew, and exploring local nature trails with her partner and friends.

Leanne is a registered counsellor with lived experience of eating disorders and compulsive exercise. It is her passion and privilege to draw on her lived experience to support individuals and their loved ones navigate their recovery journey.

In her counselling practice, Leanne adopts a strengths-based, person-centred approach that honours and encourages the value and uniqueness of each individual. Her priority is to connect with you where you are on your journey and walk with you to help you achieve your recovery goals.

Leanne flexibly integrates mindfulness, acceptance and self-compassion, cognitive reframing and behavioural changes, and solutions-focused therapy. Leanne is currently pursuing further learning in trauma-informed practices, internal family systems, emotion-focused therapy, and broader career and life coaching.

Leanne has a Diploma of Counselling, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), and eating disorder-specific credentials including NEDC Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for Mental Health Professionals. She is currently studying her Master of Counselling.

You can learn more about Leanne on Facebook at ‘Storey Counselling’ or on Instagram at Storey.Counselling. She is currently welcoming new clients on the Sunshine Coast or online Australia-wide.

Your story, your way!

Tayla Clegg

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Hi my name is Tayla, I am an accredited practicing dietitian who is invested in supporting individuals in working towards their goals in a sustainable and achievable way. It was through my own lived experience that I found a desire to become a dietitian, and also came to understand the value and importance in having support in the community to assist with recovery. This has unveiled my ongoing desire to ensure no one has to experience an eating disorder or recovery alone.

I am passionate in building positive connections with individuals, ensuring they know I am here with them for their unique journey. My approach involves ensuring participants are aware of what our sessions together will look like to help them feel as comfortable as possible. I value seeing individuals for who they are, as opposed to challenges they might be experiencing.

I value ensuring participants foster positive relationships with food, their body’s and exercise and will work with them every step of the way to achieve this, because I want to help individuals see that finding a positive relationship with food, exercise and their body is possible.

I also have a key interest in working with athletic populations (or retired athletes) and working on their relationship with food to support their training. I acknowledge that disordered eating/eating disorders and body image concerns amongst athletic population is prevalent and I want to be there to help prevent as well as support those athletes in their unique journey within their sport.

My hobbies outside of being a dietitian involve going to the beach with friends, having brunch out at a nice cafe, engaging in mindful movement, using my creative side with drawing and design. A couple of fun facts about me include that I absolutely love sunflowers and am a triplet.

Tahlia Connie

SOL; Self of Love 

Wellness I Music Therapy I Zenthai Shiatsu 

Experiencing over a decade in the music industry, Tahlia's calling for deeper self discovery grew, as there was a part of her heart that longed for more meaning in her art as well as her performing and music. Leaving behind her career, she traveled extensively around the world singing her way through Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, Cambodia, Europe,

The UK, Canada and USA.

After teaching herself Piano in recent years and now guitar, her original music has blossomed, recently completing 12 original songs ready to be shared with the world. After being based overseas for a number of years, Tahlia now resides in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Queensland where she has devoted her calling to Music as medicine for Community.

Tahlia will be offering One on One Vocal Empowering Sessions & Programs, Sound Therapy, Zenthai Shiatsu & Community Cosy Concerts at our House of Hope in Woombye.

Louisa Dent Pearce

Masters of Social Work

Counselling | Story Mentoring | Training

Louisa is a Social Worker with lived experience of recovery from trauma and mental illness. With a background in peer work, she brings equality and compassion to her relationships, helping people to voice their inner knowing and find their own unique path to wellbeing.

Louisa specialises in working with people's inner voices and parts, as well as the more intrusive voices found in schizophrenia, PTSD, bipolar and psychosis. Her aim is to help people integrate and harmonise these voices/parts so that they are no longer living in a state of inner warfare or emotional repression.

Louisa works holistically across the four realms of human experience (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), drawing on a range of therapeutic tools including Embodied Processing, story-telling, personality/voice profiling, inner child work, art therapy, visualisation, and ceremonial healing practice.

Louisa provides group and individual training on subjects such as working with voices, healing psychosis and using story-telling for therapy. As a published author and professional editor, Louisa can assist people to share their story in many different ways, as a mean to integrate painful memories, make sense of experiences, and find the gifts in the wound.

To learn more about Louisa or to check out her free video resources, please visit www.voicesanctuary.com.au

Renee Curran

APD (BNutDiet), CEDC

Renee is passionate about supporting clients to reject diet culture and to accept and embrace their own bodies through adopting a Health at Every Size (HAES) weight-neutral approach to everything she does. Renee firmly believes that recovery is possible for everyone and she continues to hold that hope and belief, even when clients cannot see it for themselves. Renee feels it is an honour and a privilege to work with clients as they discover they are capable of experiencing healthy relationships with food and their bodies through learning to listen to and trust themselves.

Renee is a credentialed eating disorder clinician with experience delivering Cognitive Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and Family Based Therapy (FBT) principles alongside psychologists in a multidisciplinary team. Renee recognises the importance of engaging the whole team to support someone through and eating disorder, and has developed strong working relationships with GP's and family members alike.

Storm Law

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Storm is passionate in supporting others through their journey to health, appreciating that each path and health goal look remarkably different for each and every individual.

She strongly believes nutrition is not a one size all approach and takes time to hold space for people to explore their individual goals, strengths, and abilities, helping to empower them to create a healthy relationship with food and appreciate their individual self.

Storm is a credentialed eating disorder dietitian and practices with a weight neutral lens. Storm has a keen interest in the interconnectivity of mental wellbeing and the foods we consume and is dedicated to continuing to build her knowledge in this area.

Siana Joy

Masters of Music Therapy Music Therapy | Counselling

Siana is a warm and gentle person that holds a deep love for music and connecting with others. Her passion to learn about music and its contributions to health led Siana to graduate with her Masters of Music Therapy (M.Mus.Thy.) through The University of Melbourne in 2023. Siana is known to put her heart and soul hard into what she loves. She is proud to be a Registered Music Therapist (RMT) accredited by the Australian Music Therapy Association, and a Professional Musician within the Australian Music Industry. Siana has a background as a multi-instrumentalist and enjoys songwriting, publishing music, playing in bands, and extensively touring as a professional rock performer, singer and bass player. Siana has also mentored upcoming music lovers and creatives on their journey with music.

Siana has witnessed the importance of music in not just her own life, but in the lives of others. In all aspects of work, Siana recognises the many ways in which music empowers our hope, our story and our connection to self and others - as this breathes into the lives we live as individuals and into the lives of our families, friends, pets, communities and cultures. Siana offers sessions to individuals across the lifespan, with either individual or group music therapy programs. She has a range of experience facilitating sessions at; allied health spaces, at home-visits, schools, aged care residencies and hospitals. Siana works alongside the neurodiverse community, those affected by eating disorders or eating issues and mental health challenges more broadly.

Siana is neurodiverse and is guided by her own lived experience that informs her practice and approach. She holds qualities of compassion, care and connection within her work, and is committed to offering a holistic service that honours each person and is tailored to centering who they are as individuals and beyond. Siana works alongside people, their families and allied health teams to foster the most positive and empowering experience that strives towards achieving their goals and dreams.

Visit this link to learn more about music therapy https://www.austmta.org.au/

 

 

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