Helping to inspire, educate, encourage and assist you and your goals through natural medicine. Utilising herbal, homeopathic or flower remedies, nutritional, bio-puncture and counselling modalities to help support, nourish and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.


My clinic is situated at my 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, and how such qualities enabled the development of insight and acknowledgement through self-development. My journey includes a background of psychiatric welfare, counselling and crisis work. I have also lived on a rural community and raised 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 recovery, trauma and all sorts of difficult, unresolved cases, as well as general family health. 

  • 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. I utilise reflective counselling, homeopathy, flower remedies and meditation, relaxation and mindfulness techniques.

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)

What People Say

Vanessa listened to me in a way no other practitioner has.

J.B Caloundra

I was in severe pain with disc bulges for months and had no help from my GP. Vanessa had me pain free within weeks and transformed the way I view health.

N. R Caloundra

Her knowledge is incredible. There is nothing she cannot help with.

K. C Rockhampton

Let’s build something together.


Essence Natural Therapy

Clinic Ph: 07 5492 7223
Saturday is by appointment only

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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