Our Team

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

Who are we

We are a team of health professionals who are passionate about what we do and about the health of our clients.

What sets us apart is that we have all experienced ill health prior to our chosen careers, and we use these personal experiences to both fuel our passion to help other people, and also as a way to understand and empathise with our clients as they are going through their own journey to health.

Each of us have our own strengths and skill set, but we all share the same holistic view of health. We believe that health isn’t achieved by just doing one specific thing, but through a change in diet and lifestyle, and honouring the connection between mind and body.

Nicola Johnson

Owner of pH Clinic, Colon Hydrotherapist

Nicola is a certified Advanced Colon Hydrotherapist, GAPS practitioner, Yoga Practitioner and all round health enthusiast. Her passion for health stems from years of GIT issues, which led her to a healthy lifestyle and motivated her to learn about the gut and all its intricacies.

Colonic Hydrotherapy was such a pivotal treatment modality in my recovery from severe gut/skin issues, I was amazed that no one had told me about it earlier. Not only did it help rid my body of toxicity, it allowed me to deal with a lot of stored emotion in my gut that was clearly contributing to my illness. Coming from someone who has tried everything, mainstream and alternative I urge you to give Colonics a go! It can make the world of difference to your health and happiness.

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Nick Dawe

Masters in Chiropractic 

Mentors: Daniel Vladeta, Osteopath and Inventor of Oov product range
Brad Prestidge, Chiropractor and Carrick Neurology Diplomat
Abrar Kenja, healer and bio-physicist 

Many others have inspired my unique practice philosophy and technique application. I continue to learn and develop actively.
 
I believe it’s essential for a practitioner to be practicing what they preach. I feel a strong calling to try and distil what’s fundamental to living a thriving existence and work with my patients to help them unlock that potential within themselves. Every patient is my teacher, my equal and someone to care for simultaneously. 

My life passions are pretty simple: I love spending quality time with my family, spending time in the sun, training and testing my body and my mind, eating and drinking from the best sources I can and, of course, constantly learning how to be of service to more people professionally. 

Johanna Fox

Colonic Hydrotherapist

After struggling for years with crippling anxiety, GIT issues and way too many rounds of antibiotics, finding Colonic Hydrotherapy was a massive breakthrough towards Joh’s personal health and wellbeing. She had such incredible results and was so keen to share her wisdom, she decided to study and become certified as a Colonic Hydrotherapist.

Joh is extremely passionate about helping people get healthy and well and brings to the clinic an abundance of determination, attention to detail and most importantly empathy as she’s been on a similar journey.

“...it was such a blessing to find pH clinic, now that I am working here I have the opportunity provide to others what the clinic has provided for me...”

Samantha Hardes

Colonic Hydrotherapist

Sam has always suffered from food sensitivities and IBS symptoms but she had just learnt to deal with them or more specifically- ignore them.

At some point she fell extremely sick with Glandular Fever and it was then she realised she needed to take matters into her own hands.

She delved deep into the practice of yoga and has since completed a couple of teacher trainings. In studying the practice of yoga she developed an understanding of energy and how it affects us in ways we can only attempt to comprehend.
She then began studying a bachelor in health science specifically designed towards Naturopathy and added Colonic Hydrotherapy to her learnings which enabled her to support her clients on many levels at pH Clinic.

“I feel like I have well and truly fallen down into the rabbit hole of alternate therapies and gut health. It is a major passion and goal of mine to be able to intertwine the physical and energetic components of holistic healing and living.”

Lui Kidner

Nutritionist and Colonic Hydrotherapist

Lui’s heart lies in teaching and empowering clients to fulfill a future of health and longevity through awareness and understanding of all areas of nutrition, health and wellbeing. Lui’s approach involves gaining a thorough understanding about her clients whole health; including current health symptoms, all body systems, their physical health, emotional wellbeing, habits, lifestyle, goals and so much more. She then creates individualised plans to guide clients towards conscious living, emotional awareness, real food, happiness and vitality! No two clients are ever viewed the same.

Lui is not only a Nutritionist, but also a Colonic Hydrotherapist. Where her passion and knowledge of the body, mind and gut health are combined. She believes that when we remove the accumulated waste and toxic matter from the gut, we significantly improve our body’s ability to heal and the effects ripple out systemically!

Lui is here to simplify your approach to health; to cut out the noise and confusion that is created through “trending” diets, fads and health kicks. To help you create a better relationship with food, your mind and body, and vitalise your health.

I am a clinical nutritionist and colon hydrotherapist and I am incredibly passionate about holistic health and wellness. I have special interest and love for gut health (digestive disorders/issues) and the mind- body connection. However love working with all different clients health needs including; immune resilience, healthy detoxification, stress reduction/management, energy and fatigue issues, mental health issues and hormone imbalances.

Liz Lamb

Colonic Hydrotherapist

Liz is a long time client and friend of pH Clinic, now Colonic Hydrotherapist.

Liz brings a wealth of knowledge about holistic health and in particular Chronic Illness. Her relatability, understanding and patience is what sets her apart and we just know you’ll love her!

Liz studied Graphic Design at University however she always knew it just wasn’t her true passion…

“After navigating my way through Chronic Lyme disease, I needed extra help. From all the heavy antibiotic IV treatments, parasites, chronic constipation, endometriosis, PCOS- (yep it’s been a struggle!) I found myself at pH clinic.

Colonics transformed my life by eliminating the built up waste and toxicity my own body couldn’t. They lift my brain fog, fatigue disappears and skin clears!

I started to talk to people about my gut, and it got them talking and made me realise that gut health is not spoken about! A taboo subject that shouldn’t be Taboo! I started to get passionate about wanting to help people that want to take that next step to improve their gut health but don’t know where to start.

Once I realised this was my real passion I started training as a colonic Hydrotherapist and I couldn’t be more excited to meet you all and help you to discover the magic of colonics, enemas and just all things gut health!”

Claire McCarthy

Colonic Hydrotherapist

I was first introduced to Colon Hydrotherapy when searching for answers to health issues I’d been experiencing for many years. Chronic constipation, food intolerances, parasites, adult acne, gas, bloating and low mood set me on a mission to heal my body.

The first lesson for me was ‘food is medicine’ – I adopted nutrition and exercise principles into my life that made a big difference.

I then completed a Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (ACNT Sydney) and through my studies learned what an essential player the gut is to physical & mental health and overall wellbeing. But even when eating well and exercising, I still battled with chronic constipation. It was finding Colonic Hydrotherapy that was the missing piece of the health puzzle for me.

Clearing away old toxicity from my body has taken my health to a whole new level. It’s made such a huge difference to my life that I knew I wanted to support others on their gut health journey. I’ve been having colonics myself for over 6 years, and completed my Colon Hydrotherapy training in 2019.

“I love seeing clients experience the amazing physical, mental and emotional benefits of Colonics for themselves. Although the first time having a Colonic can be a little nerve-wracking, it’s absolutely worth it and quickly becomes a therapeutic time of relaxation and release.”

Natalia Savenko

Kinesiologist

Natalia is an ATMS accredited Holistic Kinesiologist, Mind & Body Medicine practitioner and certified Studio Pilates Teacher. She is very passionate about supporting clients in their journey of self-discovery, educating them about healthy lifestyle, mind and body connection and nutrition. Natalia’s gentle and nurturing approach empowers clients to take responsibility for their physical and emotional wellbeing, which brings her clients a sense of freedom and purpose.

Natalia discovered Holistic Kinesiology in 2010 and has been developing her knowledge and skills ever since. She is currently undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Medicine through the College of Complimentary Medicine.

“Kinesiology has changed my life! After my first session I felt much more confident and connected. After a few sessions I was anxiety and insomnia free. My relationship with myself and others has improved dramatically. Kinesiology helped me to connect the dots between physical symptoms and my emotional state by identifying unconscious limiting beliefs and negative behaviour patterns I was holding on to. I found my life’s purpose and it brings me joy to share this powerful experience with my clients.”

Hayley Stockbridge

Naturopath

Hayley is a Naturopath and also a mum of 2 young boys – so understands the juggle of busy family life and how this can impact your health. Hayley has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic studies) and a Post Graduate diploma of Naturopathy in 2007 and has worked in clinical practice ever since. She now many years experience in supporting her patients through all aspects of a healthy family life and treats women, men, babies, kids and adolescents. While she treats all health issues, she has a special interest in gut health (including IBS, constipation, inflammatory bowel diseases, bloating and reflux) as well as women’s health, pregnancy, fertility and hormones. Her current obsession is helping mums! There are so many mums out there with young kids who are struggling to juggle their family, social and working life. And as a result are depleted, exhausted, run down, gaining weight, sleeping poorly, anxious, suffering from brain fog, headaches and have poor immunity. Helping mums to feel like their old selves again by focusing on their own health and wellness regimes is such a privilege.

"I am a big believer in patient education and giving you practical skills to put your health into your hands. I also believe in getting to the bottom of your health history and therefore functional testing is a big part of my practice as we educate you on all things health related”

Aimee Woods

Naturopath

Aimee is a qualified Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health science in Naturopathy. She has a passion for women’s, and children’s health, especially digestive disorders, endocrine disorders, and mental health. But this is not all she sees in the clinic.

 Aimee started her naturopathic journey after experiencing first hand just how essential herbal medicine and nutrition are when it comes to optimum health. She was diagnosed with an Autoimmune condition called Graves disease at the age of 18, which resulted in a full thyroidectomy. This raised many questions as to why this happened and how it could have been prevented, and her love for preventative medicine blossomed from there. Aimee is a mum of three wonderful girls, who have been the perfect teachers (and students) when it comes to children’s health and the obstacles that families face in those early years.

Aimee’s aim is to help you find ‘the why?’ using a holistic approach to health with the aim of finding the root cause of illness, supporting your body in its ability to heal itself, and then optimising your well being. This includes herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, lifestyle changes, education and functional testing when customising your wellness plan.

“I feel very blessed to be working in an industry that focuses so much on prevention, holistic wellness and patient empowerment and I look forward to working with you.”

Ali Berecry

Naturopath

Ali left a high-pressure job in finance to study complementary medicine after seeing a Naturopath for her own health issues. She was inspired by how she was able to regain control of her stress levels, hormones and immune system, and became increasingly curious about how many more options there were available to people with chronic illnesses than were being offered.

Her focus is embracing the latest scientific research about the body’s biochemical pathways and combining this with thousands of years of traditional knowledge about complementary and alternative medicine. This may include diet and lifestyle modifications, herbal medicines and nutritional supplements, each individualised to every patient to ensure changes are achievable and sustainable, thereby empowering you to take control of your health and wellness.

"If there is one phrase that embodies why I chose to become a Naturopath it’s the old Catalan proverb “from the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health”. My passion is helping people whose quality of life has been really impacted by a condition, especially when they feel like they’ve exhausted every possible avenue available to them and are losing hope of ever feeling well again."

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Harrison Stone

Doctor of Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise Scientist 

Harrison has just completed a combined 5 years of study in Physiotherapy and Sports and Exercise Science. However early on into his studies, Harrison felt that the tertiary program was falling short of what our perfect bodies deserve in order to return the body back to its natural state of good health. With that, Harrison spent 3 years observing, reading, and learning as much as he can about alternative health care practices. 
He now combines the well established skills and knowledge of standard Physiotherpay with an ever improving and expanding knowledge base of alternative health care practices  creating a more holistic approach. 

“In these modern times people are getting more sick despite ever “improving” health care. Only a holistic approach will prove to be the remedy for modern life.“

Michele Percivati

BAppSc(Phty)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

After graduating from Sydney University in 2017, Michele pursued his interest in the management of pain related to the spine and the neck. Passionate about manual therapy and mobility-based approach, he is pursuing his interest in yoga and pilates as part of rehabilitation, which he believes should be patient-centred and focusing on the capabilities of the patient. Michele has studied with Nick and Daniel (inventor of the oov) and is experienced and well versed with the Oov. Michele has practiced the Schroth method specialising in Scoliotic care. Owning a vineyard and spending most of his time in the surf or on the yoga mat, he can help you return to a natural way of living and inspire a great work/life balance! 

"Movement is therapy, and if we can return a patient to move without pain, the process of healing has begun and the body will take care of the rest. Our job is mainly to remove the limitations we have, and the free movement of the body will take care of the rest."

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Eloise King

Psychotherapist

Eloise is a clinical psychotherapist registered with the Psychotherapy And Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) who studied psychology at The University of Sydney and has completed advanced clinical training in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Currently, her work is split across three domains: private and confidential sessions with clients at pH Clinic; facilitating groups at one of Sydney’s leading private hospitals; and, as the founder of Future Culture, she supports corporate businesses and other organisations with Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

“With curiosity, compassion and professional levels of care, I support people to come home to Self, finding freedom from the grip of common modern day afflictions, including: chronic stress, addiction, low mood or depression, anxiety, workplace struggles, relationship issues, childhood trauma, some eating disorders, or other unique life challenges."

Abbey Farrell

Clinic Manager

Abbey is the Clinic Manager here at pH. She is currently studying to become a Naturopath and has been obsessed with all things surrounding natural health since she was 12 when she saw her health radically change through the guidance of an integrative doctor. Through her studies and working at pH she is loving the moments when people realise that there is a solution to the issues they had previously been told there was nothing they could do about.

"Alternative therapies are changing the way we see health, and I love that I get to be apart of that and educate people at pH Clinic on all the amazing therapies that we can help them with!"

Nonie Sawyer

Clinic Administrator / Therapy Concierge

Nonie is part of the admin team at pH Clinic, when she isn’t manning the front desk she spends her days studying all things PR and Politics. She has a great passion for holistic health and is motivated to learn  all that pH has to offer. Nonie loves working at pH Clinic as it means being part of a community that values wellbeing before all else. 

"Changing my perspective on the way we look after ourselves has done wonders for my overall happiness and well-being, with the ocean and sunshine being my go to solution! Working at pH and being a part of our beautiful community is such a joy as I get to see others on their health journey, reaping the benefits of our awesome offerings." 

Charlie Morgan

Clinic Administrator / Therapy Concierge 

Charlie is part of the admin team here at pH. Charlie is also currently a Chiropractic student, starting her Masters of Chiropractic next year. Charlie has been lucky to have spent the last few years being mentored by Nick Dawe about all things chiropractic, health and fitness, so naturally in a couple of years she will join the pH ALTR manual therapy team!

“I’m passionate about people; learning from them, spending time with them and in particular helping them feel good! I am excited to continue my learning and one day combine my love of manual therapy and the body with my love of understanding people emotionally and spiritually. This is why pH is so amazing, every member of the team brings something different, yet fundamental to making people’s lives so much more fulfilling!” 

Debora Thomas

Physiotherapist

Deb studied Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney and has been in private practice on the Northern Beaches for over 12 years. Deb’s love for movement and the body started in her teens as a full-time dance student in Sydney and then in Melbourne with the Australian Ballet School.

Deb has completed many post-grad courses, but the ConnectTherapy™ approach by Dr LJ Lee re-shaped the way she sees the body. In this approach, finding the driver of the non-optimal movement and pain is most important.  Treatment is shaped on restoring this function and re-training. Deb is also a Pilates Practitioner and teaches on Polestar Rehab Education courses in Australia. 

 

“PH clinic is so complimentary to the work of a manual therapy practitioner. All the modalities on offer assist with whole body health.”

Amanda Ford

Nutritionist

Amanda is an accredited Nutritionist with over 10 years experience in the health industry.
She’s a mum of two young kids, and having experienced chronic health issues first hand at a young age, Amanda has a deep empathy for her clients.
 
Amanda works with a range of clients and has particular interest in the areas of digestive health, food intolerances, weight loss and thyroid issues.
 
Using evidence based nutrition, Amanda can provide the most effective and individualized plan to achieve your goals. Her realistic and balanced approach is always welcomed by her clients. And her passion for educating her clients helps provide long lasting changes and results.

“I love what I do and would say being a Nutritionist is an extension of who I am. My mission is to empower my clients with the knowledge to improve their health and get their zest for life back!”

pH Team Testimonials

"I had my first experience with colonic hydrotherapy with the lovely Johanna. I had 3 sessions as suggested for my first time to get the best outcome. I can honestly say this has changed my life. Johanna was supportive, communicative and gentle the entire time. This has helped my bloating, stomach pains, naughty food cravings, no signs of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and little to no cramps. My anxiety is nowhere to be seen and I have even increased my productivity at work with no afternoon slump. Would highly recommend!!"

Jessica Bull

My first experience with pH Clinic was amazing! I booked for a hydrotherapy and infrared sauna package. I would have been a mess of nerves but Samantha talked me through it the whole time and made me feel 100% comfortable. Now I know that gut health is complex, super important and I’m ready to keep doing the work to reverse all those years of damage. I didn’t think twice before booking my next appointment! Will gladly drive 45 mins to this cosy little store because these girls are the BEST.

Rhiannon Metcalfe

"I had my first experience with colonic hydrotherapy with the lovely Johanna. I had 3 sessions as suggested for my first time to get the best outcome. I can honestly say this has changed my life. Johanna was supportive, communicative and gentle the entire time. This has helped my bloating, stomach pains, naughty food cravings, no signs of premenstrual dysphoric disorder and little to no cramps. My anxiety is nowhere to be seen and I have even increased my productivity at work with no afternoon slump. Would highly recommend!!"

Teah Wood