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Our Clinical Psychology department is growing AGAIN!

Welcome Alice Williams MAPS, BSc (Psychology), PGDip (Psychology)

Registered Performance Psychologist

Alice’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) and Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology, and she is currently completing her Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Psychology). Alice is a Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia,  a Member of the Australian Psychological Society and registered with Medicare.


Dedicated to promoting optimal health and potential in the mental and physical performance of others, Alice endeavours to treat each individual with reference to their holistic well being. With experience in assessing and treating a range of mental health disorders, Alice is able to connect with people of all ages and with a variety of presenting psychological challenges. She utilises a mind body approach and a therapy style based on Cognitive Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


Alice specialises in health and well being coaching, stress management, eating disorders and weight loss difficulties, and performance challenges in the workplace, competitive sports settings, and study pursuits. Her passion lies in assisting her clients to balance the demands of performing at their best, whether it be in the workplace, at school, at home or on the sporting field. Alice aims to equip her clients with techniques intended to improve adherence to regular exercise routines and healthy eating, strengthen their resilience, enhance performance under pressure, develop mindfulness skills and increase mental strength. Alice’s priority is to build an empathic and genuine therapeutic environment for her clients in which they can experience personal growth and increased direction and meaning.

Welcome Clinical Psychologist Hayley McDonald to NuActive Health

Hayley’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Social Science and Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology from the University Western Sydney, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Bond University and is currently completing a PhD in Psychology at Macquarie University. Hayley has received several academic awards, including Dean’s Scholar and is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Scholarship at Macquarie University. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has acted as peer reviewer for a number of journals.

Hayley's work encompasses a range of interventions drawn from an evidence base to address the whole person and their presenting difficulties. Her approach integrates many differing schools of psychotherapy and is informed by psychoanalytic literature, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Brief Solution Focused Therapies, adapted to fit the individual client needs.

Hayley's approach is to work together to provide an empathic, genuine and mutual understanding of a person's difficulties, with a view to enhancing personal growth and personal meaning, and enriching relationships with oneself and others. Through a better understanding of themselves, other people and their relationships Hayley helps her clients to begin to discover and live from a place of their own authentic self. She believes in building a safe therapeutic relationship as an important first step in this process. Hayley is a fully registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) and has specialist registration under Medicare.

Not one but two PhDs

Congratulations to Dr Greta Lee Gastroenterologist and Dr Jacinta Thomson

Clinical Psychologist for both completing their PhD this year.

Dr Lee's PhD studied immunological mechanisms underlying Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Jacinta Thomson has completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales.

Joanne has recently had an article published in the Australian Golf Digest - June edition

' The Ultimate Golfers Diet'
Click here for a read of the article

Gastroenterologist Dr Greta Lee MB BS, MMed (Clin. Epi.), FRACP joins the NuActive Health clinic

Dr Greta Lee is a consultant Gastroenterologist with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She graduated from the University of Sydney, trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St George and Sutherland Hospitals and pursued her interest in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with an Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship in Brisbane.
 
Dr Greta Lee holds a Masters of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology with Merit from the University of Sydney. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of NSW, studying immunological mechanisms underlying Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is a casual lecturer at the University of NSW.
 
In addition to the treatment of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, she offers practical management strategies for common gastroenterological problems including reflux, abdominal pain, colorectal cancer screening, rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhoea and the irritable bowel syndrome.
 
Dr Greta Lee performs gastroscopies and colonoscopies and has admitting privileges at Kareena Private Hospital and President Private Hospital. She consults from her rooms in Miranda.

Buy Joanne Turner's new cook book- Pregnancy.

Eating well during pregnancy is very important for you and your baby. To ensure you are both getting all you need for optimum health, it is recommended that you include a range of nutritious foods in your diet.
This cookbook provides healthy recipes for all occasions making it easy for you to know you’re getting the variety you need, as well as getting your baby;s health off to a good start! Don't let the title sway you if you are not pregnant, this is a great book for male or females looking for simple healthy meals for all occasions.

Order your copy now here!

3D wall Panels joins our sponsor list. Our newly appointed state of the art kitchen and dietitian consulting suite is now even more stylish thanks to 3D wall panels. They are featured in the latest videos from NuActive Health and the videos just filmed by the Buchanan group for Nestle Nutrition's Optifast website.

 

Joanne Turner announced a finalist in the HESTA Primary Health Care Awards!

Our director, dietitian and exercise physiology manager, Joanne Turner has been announced as one of five Young Leader finalists in the 2011 HESTA Primary Health Care Awards.We wish you all the best of luck Joanne! We are so proud to have you as our leader! To read more, download HESTA's media release here!

 

NuActive Health WINNER most outstanding Professional Medical Services in the Sutherland Shire Local Business Awards 2011!

NuActive Health is proud to announce they have been named the winner of the most outstanding professional medical services category of the Sutherland Shire Local Business awards.  Thank you to all our staff, customers, colleagues and contractors. We continue to strive for peak health of the Shire!

 

Cooking Classes

NuActive Health runs a range of healthy cooking classes.

With state of the art cooking facilities sponsored by major companies (see below), the opportunity to demonstrate to individuals and the world, that healthy cooking is fun, easy and tasty will be an exciting one. With 8.5 million Australians overweight, 3 million with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and an exponentially growing number of cardiovascular and other lifestyle diseases, it’s inevitable that the demand on the health industry will continue to grow.  NuActive Health® is committed to improve the health of as many Australians as possible. Wouldn’t it would be wonderful if enough people could be convinced to adopt a healthy lifestyle and we saw a significant reduction in the economic burden of lifestyle diseases that we are currently faced with?

For more information on our cooking classes as an individual, group or culinary expert courses please visit our cooking page, click here.

Jo Turner Talks Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes on The Morning Show

Creative Gourmet Smoothie Cubes™ are a convenient, easy and fun way to create a healthy snack or light nutritious meal. With many of us having busy lifestyles Creative Gourmet smoothie cubes is an ideal way to include a smoothie into our day. Click on the of picture of Jo and Glen to WATCH NOW!

 

Ken Loi joins the NuActive Health Clinical Practice!

Dr Ken Loi is a specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with appointment at St George Public and Private Hospital, Kareena Private and Sutherland Public Hospital. He has performed more then three thousands advance laparoscopic surgery include primary and revisional bariatric operations.

 

Clinical Psychologist joins NuActive Health full time!

Our clinical psychologist has experience treating adults, adolescents and couples experiencing a wide range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, grief, stress, relationship difficulties, and eating disorders. They are trained in several psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Stephanie is now available for consultation 6 days a week at our NuActive Health Miranda rooms.

NuActive Health was the WINNER of the Precedent Sutherland Shire Business Awards 2009

NuActive Health is proud to announce they have been named the winner in the professional medical services category of the Sutherland Shire Leader awards.  Thank you to all our staff, customers, colleagues and contractors. It's fantastic to gain such recognition for all our hard work! Our job is so rewarding in it self and look forward to helping even people gain better health!

Joanne Turner speaks to the Leader

The recently released report "Weighing it up obesity in Australia'' listed 20 recommendations to improve the health of Australians.

Suggestions included developing better public health campaigns about obesity and the benefits of healthy lifestyles and tax incentives to improve the affordability of healthy food.

Dietitian and exercise physiologist Joanne Turner from Miranda's NuActive Health said a dramatic rethink was necessary to change the nation's unhealthy ways.

 

Joanne Turner is appointed a position on the Dietitians Association of Australia  Practice, Education and Professional Development Advisory Committee

The role of this committee is to provide advice to the
Board on dietetic practice and continuing professional development (CPD) issues. Joanne is honoured to be part of this board and looks forward to attending the first meeting in Melbourne in April.

Paediatric and Maternal Health Interest Group of the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

Joanne Turner is so passionate about spreading the word about the importance of establishing healthy food patterns from the first mouthful, she has initiated the start of a DAA Paediatric and Maternal Health Interest Group.

This group has proved so popular that within the first few months it already contains over 400 dietitian members. Joanne is immensely excited to be involved in this group and is proud to be the inaugral convener of the group, aiming to provide dietitians with the needed network to spread the word about the importance of a healthy diet for mothers and their children.

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