Our Team

Northcote Natural Therapies is a multidisciplinary clinic with a team of highly qualified health practitioners that provide a broad range of therapeutic services including Naturopathy, HypnoBirthing,  Natural Fertility, Arts Therapy, Creative Couples Counselling, Massage, Yoga, Mediation, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Counselling and Nutritional Therapy.

Candace Borg   
BHSc (Naturopathy), BSc (BioMedicine)

Naturopath, Natural Fertility Educator, HypnoBirthing Practioner, Owner of Northcote Natural Therapies

Candace is a highly qualified practitioner with degrees in both Biomedical Science and Health Science (Naturopathy) giving her the capacity to assess your health from both a medical and naturopathic perspective. She is also a qualified Natural Fertility Educator and Hypnobirthing practitioner.

Candace uses a range of herbal and nutritional medicine and lifestyle counselling, to address both simple and more complex health issues. She has a broad knowledge of nutrition. As a vegan, she is able to advise vegans and vegetarians on the specific requirements of those lifestyles but is equally able to advise everyone regardless of their dietary direction, on their individual nutritional requirements.

Candace is an active member of the Melbourne naturopathic community. She is a registered member of the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN).

Candace’s passion is to support and guide individuals to have the best possible health outcomes through natural approaches and the body’s ability to heal itself when adequately supported.

For more information or to make an appointment head to www.candaceborg.com, email or call Candace on 0404 851 143.

Follow Candace on Instagram at @candaceborgvegannaturopath


Rachel Hiskins

Arts Therapist, Creative Couples Therapist, Counsellor

Rachel is a registered Arts Therapist and Counsellor. She was born in Melbourne and has lived overseas for a number of years including Cambodia, Germany and USA. She has extensive Arts Therapy and Counselling experience encompassing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect, eating disorders, relationships, and grief loss and counselling. She has facilitated individual sessions as well as open studios, drop-in therapy, and group mandala workshops with a variety of clients with multi-complex trauma including children, adolescents and adults from different nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. She offers individual Arts Therapy and Counselling and Creative Couples Therapy.

For more information contact Rachel on 0455 374 288 or head to her website.

Follow Rachel on Instagram at @hiskinsr


Tim SlingsbyTim Slingsby

Meditation Teacher 

Tim found meditation and mindfulness approximately 14 years ago as a way to process the stresses and issues that he faced in everyday life. Now as a qualified and registered meditation teacher with training in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), Tim shares his training and personal experience with others to help relax, rest and process difficult emotions. It is Tim’s focus to introduce meditation and mindfulness as tools to help work through the anxieties, depression and stress that we can all face from time to time.

For more information please check out Meaningful Mind on Instagram or book a session  here


Vicki Colosimo Vicki Colosimo


Vicki is a lover of life and believe’s in making the most of everything! She knows that life can be filled with immense difficulty, grief, loneliness and what can feel like insurmountable challenges.

Vicki is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with specialist training in Couples Therapy, and also holds the following:

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Diploma of Alcohol u0026amp; Other Drugs
  • Certificate in Supervision

She is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and has over 15 years experience working with individuals, couples, families u0026amp; students. Some areas of speciality are:

  • Health u0026amp; wellbeing
  • Stress management
  • Relationship counselling
  • Addiction u0026amp; recovery
  • Clinical Supervision for Social workers u0026amp; Counsellors
  • Enhancing performance in any area of your life

Vicki’s purpose is to support people through their circumstances and to enable people to realise u0026amp; live their greatest potential. She is passionate about enabling you to make the changes you are wanting in your life.

“I very much look forward to working with you to bring about the happiness, satisfaction and joy that you are meant to live.”

Call Vicki on 0408 288 169 for an appointment.

 Sarah Balis BCST/PACTSarah Balis RCST/PACT

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

Sarah is a registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST) who is passionate about helping people reach their full potential. Since discovering BCST when her one-year-old needed to heal some trauma, Sarah jumped straight into the training and hasn’t looked back.

She has worked with people dealing with chronic pain/fatigue, anxiety, depression, trauma, physical pain, ADHD and sleep problems, to name a few. Sarah has a particular interest in working with pregnant women, newborns and young children. She finds this treatment works so well with people of all ages because it is incredibly gentle while also having the potential to totally change your life.

To discuss further about how BCST can help you or book a session, please contact  Sarah at sarah@northerncraniosacral.com.au  or head to www.northerncraniosacral.com.au  for more information. Be sure to follow Sarah on Facebook  and Instagram



Kaela Drew

Kaela Drew

Counsellor and Somatic Psychotherapist


Kaela has a warm, collaborative approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

Trained in multiple modalities, she has an extensive skill-set and adjusts her approach to meet the individual needs of each client.

Individual Counselling: Whether you are just going through a rough patch and need to talk with someone confidentially, or you’re looking for specific strategies and techniques, Kaela works together with you to address whatever you bring to each session.

Including: grief and sadness, interpersonal or relationship issues, discrimination or bullying, loneliness, intrusive thoughts, trauma, stress, anxiety or a persistent inner-critic.

Nervous System Regulation and Repair: Racing thoughts or constant worry, feeling wired but tired, trouble sleeping, relaxing or enjoying simple pleasures – these can all be signs of a distressed nervous system. Somatic psychotherapy can help to rewire your nervous system out of subtle patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour that are keeping you in a state of disregulation. Feel more consistently calm and grounded, with some simple yet effective techniques and strategies.

Please phone Kaela on 0409 494 885, or book an appointment directly through her website  www.kaeladrew.com.au


Erica Blanch

Massage Therapist

Gracewood Massage Therapies offers a safe space for clients to disconnect, slow down and find balance within themselves.

Erica is a certified beauty therapist with specialist experience within holistic massage and skin therapy.

She passionately believes in the power of touch to heal the body naturally. Her approach to this is centred around individualised treatments focusing on simplicity and mindfulness.

Please contact Erica on 0423310210 for enquiries and to book an appointment.


Evangeline Yoga Evangeline Stoios

Yoga Instructor 
Evangeline is a multidisciplinary healer with her main avenues being Hatha Yoga u0026amp; Aromatherapy.
With a background in poetry, theatre, feminist cinema/literature and a nature enthusiast she appreciates the notion of openness and dreams of establishing more awareness for women, and our environment.
Evangeline is a lover of moving the body to cultivate compassion and strength. She believes healing is cyclical, and awareness is our tool to process and heal. She is driven and dedicated to creating safe spaces that are transformative in their illumination of breath and balance – not just of the body or mind. Her practices are grounded in a desire to support an environment of kindness, openness and authenticity for the self to blossom.
Classes currently held Wednesday evenings here at NNT from 6pm – 7pm
Please send a message to 0434 406 277 in order to secure your place! 
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Valeria Sumar

Nutritionist, Dietician and Lifestyle Coach 

Valeriabelieves that human beings must be viewed as complete beings and approaches her nutritional therapy focused on each specific person We are all individual and very different and what we are experiencing is not just a result of what is happening in our physical bodies, it is the balance of our physical and emotional systems also.

“My approach is to promote integral health and well-being, through natural, energetic and nutritious food. And also focusing with the relationship we have with food.

One of my big challenges is help the community to stop thinking in DIETS and get out of the diet cycle, building a better relationship with food, self compassion and awareness of our bodies.

Her main areas of interest are:

  • Female health (hormone balance: PCOS, endometriosis, pregnancy, thyroid
  • problems)
  • Anxiety
  • Vegetarian and vegan nutrition
  • Gut health and Mental health nutrition
  • Nutrition to be happy NON DIET NUTRITION

Valeria has worked for several holistic centers in Bali, Indonesia focusing mainly on nutrition for a healthy hormonal system, mindful eating and addressing nutritional and lifestyle factors for to improve mental health and mood. She provides personalised programs for each individual with nutritional guidelines, recipes, lifestyle advice and information specific to the individuals indications.

“Personally I lead a lifestyle based on my selflove, selfcompassion, self-care and well-being to help others, Im very passionate about what I do and my mission.We are what we eat, we are what we think”

– Valeria Sumar

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