Welcome to Essence online clinic. I am here to help inspire, educate, encourage and assist you and your goals through natural medicine. Utilising herbal, homeopathic, nutritional, bio-puncture and counselling modalities to help support, nourish and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.
I bring my skills and knowledge to clinic as a:
- Medical herbalist with a background in medicinal herb cultivation, botanical science and post-graduate qualifications in Health Science and herbal medicine.
- Bio-puncture practitioner specialising in pain, injuries (acute and chronic), as well scarring and trauma.
- Counsellor, assisting with lifestyle, goals, blockages and trauma. For this i have the assistance of reflective counselling, homeopathy, flower remedies and meditation/relaxation/mindfulness techniques.
My clinic currently is situated at home in the beautiful coastal town of Caloundra, Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia. From a young age I recognised the importance of self-healing, wellbeing and a higher consciousness, enabling insights and acknowledgement of self-development. My journey includes a background of psychiatric welfare, counselling and crisis work. I have also lived on a rural community, raising 2 children, building and farming with permaculture principles, whilst being aware of naturopathic and self-healing attributes. As a single mum, I trained and worked as massage therapist, studied Theosophical teachings and specialised in counselling, healing and spiritual principles. After completing my Bachelor of Naturopathy at Southern Cross University, I undertook Post graduate studies in Herbal Medicine, working in pharmacy and in clinical practice. Presently, I am enjoying my role in a semi-retirement capacity, specialising in pain, injuries, post surgical, trauma and all sorts of difficult, unresolved cases, as well as general family health.
Vanessa Black – Naturopath
- Bio-puncture Practitioner
- Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) (UNE)
- Bachelor of Naturopathy (SCU)
- Diploma of Remedial/Chinese Massage
- Diploma of Spiritual Healing (Theosophical School Melbourne)
- Diploma of Social Welfare (Psych)
(ATMS) Australian Traditional Medicine Society
Health Fund Rebates