neuro nutrient specialist


Depression & Anxiety

Have you lost your joy in life?

Perhaps you are feeling down? Or waking up exhausted? Or maybe you feel overwhelmed and have trouble relaxing. Do you become highly emotional over small things, or even feel “numb” inside. 

When you suffer from depression & anxiety it feels like nothing can ever help, and nothing will ever change…

That is what the effects of depression & anxiety symptoms does to your thinking. It makes you feel certain that you can never feel happy again. It drains the pleasure from things you used to enjoy, makes you see everything through grey-tinted glasses and eradicates hope and energy. But when you know how depression & anxiety works; what it needs to sustain it, then you start to gain power over it and hope starts to sprout again.

Working with people from all walks of life who had many different causes of their depression & anxiety made me determined to find natural solutions to ease their suffering. With my training in psychotherapy, holistic functional nutrition and neuro nutrient therapy I aim to get you feeling better after the very first session.

When you complete the comprehensive on-line questionnaires and assessments, I will be able to pinpoint nutritional deficiencies that may be the answer to what you have been searching for.  Most people are thrilled to discover it is their chemistry and not their personality that is the cause of their emotional lows.

There is a lot of information available today about emotional health concerns. It's difficult to take it all in and decide what might work for you, especially if you are holistically minded. That is the beauty and simplicity of this work. This holistic approach in therapy is unique and overwhelmingly effective. Using the latest in nutritional analysis applications, natural supplementation and psychotherapy this three prong approach will have you feeling better in no time.

Kate says....

"I was absolutely amazed at the difference the neuro nutrient therapy made to me. I had tried so many other things to help myself, but I was dragging myself from day to day with no enthusiasm and little joy in life. Even though my life was pretty good I just felt sad all the time and easily overwhelmed.  I cried at the drop of a hat. I knew after I trialled the amino acids with you I was onto something. Somehow the world seemed brighter and everything seemed a little lighter. It has only been 6 weeks but the difference is amazing. I am exercising, planning things and best of all my sense of humour is back! I have learnt so much about our brains and bodies from you. My son also has low moods and now I understand how I can help him, which is an incredible comfort. So, thank you so much Donna, I just wish I had found you sooner!"

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how it works

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Includes the following:

  • Comprehensive health history/interview (extensive background evaluation)
  • 4-Day food/mood journal evaluation - assessment of daily nutrition, digestion, moods/cravings and exercise.
  • Nutritional assessment questionnaire and analysis* (on-line)
  • Neuro nutrient assessment* (on-line questionnaire)
  • MP3  guided meditation recording to re-wire neural pathways.

This initial appointment is where I gather all the necessary details about you and your specific concerns to create a programme of  natural solutions tailored to your unique needs.  I will go through all of your results with you and you will leave with a totally individualised programme and a clear path going forward.

*forms must be emailed back to the clinic 48 hours before your initial appointment for my detailed review, preparation and interpretation of findings and recommendations.



  • 3 day food/mood journal
  • Neuro nutrient questionnaire
  • Testing targeted supplements *

This second appointment covers an assessment of your nutritional programme and introduction to your personalised supplementation plan. Using the supplement trialing kit we work together so you can test specific supplements and identify the ones that will work best for you. You will receive a supplement schedule with directions on how much to take and when to take them.  

*Supplement trial kit and supplements are an additional charge, depending on the individual. I will also advise on purchasing high quality supplementation from various vendors. Most supplements can be ordered on-line however, I occasionally recommend some practitioner grade supplementation that I am able to  order for you.



  • 3 day food/mood journal
  • Neuro nutrient questionnaire
  • Psychotherapeutic techniques

Our third appointment helps fine tune your results and we can start to work with re-wiring neural pathways with guided meditation and other psychotherapeutic techniques. By now, you will be noticing the positive effects the natural solutions of your specific supplement and nutritional programme provides. Now we can dive into identifying other blocks and barriers to your success using deep brainwave states of hypnosis to better understand subconscious patterns. Get ready to banish depression & anxiety for good!



These sessions are highly individualised and are used to further customise your protocol, adjust your supplement dose, trial additional supplements, recognise food/mood culprits and work on  optimizing results. We will also focus on the psychotherapy component of the programme to concentrate on any concerns you may have going forward.


Believe me when I say I understand if you are skeptical. I know there is a lot of confusing and conflicting information around natural ways to change and take charge of your emotions.  Please have a look at the frequently asked questions page for answers to the most commonly asked questions, read a few blog posts about depression and anxiety to find out more about this incredible programme.



Let's chat! Book in for a 15 minute complementary  consultation  to see if this is the right fit for you. I can explain how working with neuro transmitters using targeted supplementation is so incredibly effective. I work very personally with each client and therefore only take on clients who I really feel I can help the most. However, I cannot help everyone so a quick call or email can give you an idea of how this might benefit you. As all of my work is highly individualised to your specific needs I will advise during the first session how many appointments you will need. This is a process where we work collaboratively together so that upon completion you will know exactly what to do going forward to keep optimal health.