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Marta Browne

Psychotherapist

Integrative Naturopath

Evidence based therapies for optimal physical and mental health.

About Naturopathy

A holistic approach to health and wellness

Psychotherapy does not do away with stressful events, but it gives you the power to cope in a healthy way. It can also help you understand yourself.  Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and wellness based on the principle that the body has the inherent ability to heal itself given the right circumstances and using gentle therapeutic techniques encompassing herbal remedies, dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes and counselling. This ensures the mind and body are supported during the healing process.

There is a strong focus on evidence based medicine and science underpinning this practice. This means that some aspects of naturopathy, such as homeopathy or flower essences, are not used or recommended. Instead, there is a higher priority placed on herbal medicine, lifestyle adjustments, dietary changes and psychological health.

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Services

Where would you like to start?

Psychotherapy

Where the mind is strong and healthy, the body is better able to follow.  Preparing for life changes, assistance coping with previous events or even managing day to day stress can all improve your mental and physical health.

Learning to handle stress in healthy ways is very important. Fortunately, it is easy to learn simple techniques that help. These include recognising and changing the behaviours that contribute to stress, as well as techniques for reducing stress once it has occurred.

Naturopathy

Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind & spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.

It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and complementary.  There is a strong focus on open communication between all members of a care team.

Doula

A doula is a person trained and experienced in childbirth who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a woman during labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period.

A doula traditionally performs no clinical tasks, but focuses on supporting you in every way required to ensure a birth is as smooth as possible.

Current special offers

December 2018

Online consultations are now available!  Save yourself a journey and enjoy a follow-up appointment from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

This practice uses Coviu, so your sessions are safe, secure and convenient, with no special software to be installed.

Please note, initial consultations are still most valuable in person when a thorough physical and mental assessment can be completed

Experience & Education

Meet Marta

Marta Browne

Marta Browne

B.Sc (Microbiology / Parasitology); B.A (Psychology / Philosophy); Adv Dip Nat (Naturopathy); Grad Dip (Psychology); Dip PMgt (Practice Management); Cert (Doula)

Marta is a psychotherapist and integrative naturopath, drawing upon both conventional and natural health sciences to assess, manage and prevent conditions by working together with GP’s, specialists, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians and other professionals to ensure the best possible health care outcomes.  Her practice focus is on herbal medicine, nutrition, lifestyle management and counselling for the promotion of optimal health.

Marta originally trained in microbiology and parasitology at UQ with a focus on tropical health, then followed this with psychology at UQ and QUT. She worked in private practice and hospital medical clinics for almost a decade and completed practice management at UNE before pursuing natural medicine through AIAS.

She has a special interest in the gut and mental health, and has worked in drug and alcohol addiction treatment since 2015.  Marta predominately uses CBT techniques, but has undertaken additional training in other counselling styles including hypnotherapy.

Marta is also a certified doula able to provide support during pregnancy, labour and the immediate post-partum period to assist birthing mothers and new parents through this major transition.

Rates

Basic fees

Strategy Session – FREE

15-20min

  • Phone, online or in person session
  • Assessment of needs and goals
  • Explanation of available therapies
  • Booking of full consultation or referral to another practitioner (as appropriate)

Initial Consultation – $140

60-75min

  • Comprehensive medical history
  • Physical evaluation
  • Basic diagnostics (BP, zinc testing)
  • Dietary review (recall)
  • Herbal / Supplement recommendations as appropriate
  • Plan for course of treatment
  • Educational materials
  • Additional tests may incur additional fees

Follow-Up Consultation – $70

30-45 min

  • Review
  • Physical evaluation
  • Basic diagnostics repeat (if indicated)
  • Herbal / Supplement recommendations as appropriate
  •  Educational materials

Blog

Latest Articles

Spotlight on: Moringa

Have you heard of Moringa before?  I’ve had a few patients bring it up recently and thought I’d share a little information about it. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is also known as the Ben Oil Tree, Drumstick Tree, or Indian Horseradish. It is a fast growing tree...

Breakfast for Busy Women – Why It’s Important Not to Skip

The alarm goes off and you are rushing around preparing for a busy day ahead.  Whether you have children to get ready for school or papers to read for a morning meeting, by the time you’ve watched the news, brushed your teeth and sorted your make-up, you are already...

10 Ways to Kick Stress!

When we are stressed it’s quite easy to develop negative thinking patterns as we become frustrated by our challenges and increasing feelings of being overwhelmed. This negative outlook then makes it even harder for us to manage those challenges and move forward and...

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