Meet the team

Our team is a collaboration of passionate practitioners who have extensive academic qualifications and practical clinical experience. We continue to undertake professional development to ensure we are at the forefront with research, knowledge and specialist care. Our practitioners are registered with all professional industry associations and are members of all major health fund providers.

Amanda Haberecht has practiced as a Naturopath for over 21 years with a special interest in all aspects of women’s health from puberty to menopause. Amanda worked as a Naturopath at The Jocelyn Centre with Francesca Naish for 10 years before she established Darling Street Health in Balmain, Sydney.

Amanda Schembri is a qualified Kinesiologist and is passionate about helping people to live the life they dream.

Often today, women are over-worked, stressed and never have enough time for self and are left asking the question why their bodies cannot sustain the environment of natural health?

Amy has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture over eight years, of which much of her time has been spent in Melbourne’s leading natural health clinic for fertility and pregnancy care. She has helped hundreds of couples experiencing fertility issues, going through IVF and offered acupuncture support through out pregnancy.

Belinda Kirkpatrick is a highly qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist. Belinda is on the expert panel of Women’s Fitness magazine; lectures in nutrition and naturopathy; is a mother of two beautiful girls; feels like a full-time cook and is a constant time-juggler!

Carmen is a passionate Naturopathic Nutritionist. Her extensive clinical experience working at Darling St Health alongside Amanda Haberecht and also as a Colon Hydrotherapist for 8 years, displays her passion for educating and inspiring people on their health and well-being journey.

Claire holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and is a warm, nurturing and enthusiastic practitioner. As a new mother she is passionate about pregnancy health, babies and children's health and also has a keen interest in female reproductive health, skin conditions and stress support. Claire has been a member of the Darling St Health team for over 5 years and has gained invaluable wisdom from working alongside highly experienced Naturopaths.

Jacqui Manning is a highly experienced psychologist who combines her natural warmth, extensive background in counselling, and tools such as energy psychology (meridian tapping) and NLP to help her clients get past any bump that may come their way.

Jan’s aim is to inspire, inform and empower you to achieve long term quality health. She believes food is nutrition. Her goals are to encourage you to eat nutritious food that nourishes your body and tantalises your tastebuds, and to help you live mindfully with clarity of thought and purpose so that you can live and enjoy a long and healthy life.

Kate Wallbank is an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working full time in private practice since graduating with a Doctorate from USYD in 2009. Kate specialises in the treatment of childhood trauma in adults, post-traumatic stress, dysfunctional relationship patterns and co-dependency.

Phil Gardner is trained as a Remedial Massage Therapist (registered with ATMS) and the proud owner of his business ‘Feed Your Soul Massage’. Since he began working in massage he has had the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, with his main experience being in clinics and with various sports teams.

Rachel is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist who is passionate about holistic health care. She specialises in Swedish (relaxation) massage, remedial and deep tissue techniques, trigger point therapy and Indian Head Massage.
Renee is a highly qualified and experienced acupuncturist and Chinese Medicinal herbalist, with a particular interest in women’s health, natural fertility and pregnancy support. A dedicated and empathetic practitioner, Renee’s personalised treatments aim to achieve optimal health through acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, diet and lifestyle supports.
Sarah believes it is of great importance to provide clients with tools to understand what the root cause of their illness is and how they can take steps to achieve the best possible health outcome with minimal intervention by bridging the gap between Orthodox medicine and natural treatment solutions.
Tamara is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) and is also a qualified yoga teacher, earning certification in India in 2015. She joined the team in 2016 and brings a positive and warm presence to the clinic.
Teagan is a newly qualified Naturopath. She is focusing her efforts in 2017 into furthering her education with a Bachelor of Health Science at ACNT. Her love for Naturopathy is ever growing with a strong passion for plant-based health alongside a simple, happy, natural lifestyle.