Desley is a degree qualified naturopath, having studied 4 years of Health Science at Endeavour College. She was drawn to natural health early in life by the complete and total sense it made to eat whole foods and live a healthy lifestyle. She enjoyed cooking and making her own skin products (including real mud packs!) from 8 years of age.
“Good health is simple and practical. There is no magic pill, only understanding how and what your body needs to regain your health, energy and vitality to enjoy life.”
As an horticulturist she came to understand how balance is everything in the natural world, allowing plants to adapt to many stressors and challenges. During her training in naturopathy she understood that this was true for people too.
Desley’s own health challenges have included chronic allergy conditions, back injury and depression. She found that when medical science had no answers for her, natural health support helped when it failed, with fewer relapses or symptoms. It gave her greater knowledge of her body and she began to listen to the messages it sent.
Years of studying and teaching Taiji and Buqi® ( a form of healing related to Taiji) enabled Desley to deepen her understanding of the workings of the human body, the necessity for balance and dynamism in all living things, ultimately leading to vitality and energy. She has been able to combine this with her naturopathic knowledge to understand her clients at a deep level, in order to work with them toward knowledge and change in themselves.
In order to give her client the best, Desley believes an integrated approach of both orthodox western medicine and naturopathy, herbal medicine, nutrition or any other “alternative” modality that will bring the best of all worlds to help her client’s individual needs.
As a naturopath, keen cook and gardener Desley shares her knowledge and experience with you to motivate and inspire you to learn about your own good health and well being in practical ways that will help bring about the changes you desire.
Desley maintains regular and continued professional development and training to ensure her knowledge remains up to date with the latest research regarding naturopathy and health to keep her clients well supported.
Qualifications and Training:
Four year Bachelor Degree in Health Science, BHSc (Nat)
Mental Health First Aid
Older Person Mental Health First Aid
Member of the National Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA)