Allied Health

Cressida Jones

Occupational Therapist

Cressida Jones was awarded the Bachelor of Health Science (Major in Psychology) at the University of Adelaide in 2008 and completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Australia in 2012.

She has broad experience working in a range of settings including children, aged care, disability, mental health and neurological rehabilitation. Cressida is passionate about working with people to clarify their needs and wants and identify the barriers preventing them from achieving their goals. Cressida works collaboratively with her clients and empowers them to become independent in the areas of most importance and meaning to them. She is a strong advocate for clients to access the services they deserve.

Outside of her occupational therapy work, Cressida is a busy mum to 4 young children.

Uduma Idika Uduma

 

Uduma Idika Uduma was awarded a Diploma in Sociology and a Degree in Social Work in 2008. In 2010 Uduma graduated from Flinders University with a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science. He has over 12 years experience in practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy (BT) Graded Exposure and Behavioral Activation Therapy. He has numerous years experience in working with men to develop effective strategies in managing Domestic Violence related issues and creating a safer and happy home for families.  

Uduma has supported clients to develop strategies to manage different range of issues such as:

  • Co-Morbid mental health and substance abuse disorder
  • Different anxiety disorders
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Domestic violence issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Anger issues
  • Problem solving
  • Addictions
  • Suicidal issues
  • Adjustment issues
  • Lacking focus in life

Uduma is an Olympian, and a public speaker and he has helped clients live a meaningful life by motivating them to develop passion for life and problem solve different life challenges.  He is competent in creating a safe environment for clients to explore their vulnerabilities and develop strong willpower and resilience to overcome issues. Uduma is there with you in your journey to discover your purpose and provide support to discover strength within you.

 

Voluntary Services:

Uduma is the CEO of Uduma Charity Organization who partnered with EQUALS Foundation to build a free vocational school for over 150 less privileged children in Africa.

Uduma provides free coaching to young athletes and helps them to develop athletic potential and teaches them life principles and disciplines.

Uduma is an active member of South Australian African Health Advisory Committee, who are committed in creating HIV awareness and supporting people living with HIV.

Integrative Health

Dr. Shweta

Ayurveda Doctor
Dr. (Vaidya) Shweta Rao is a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner from India, with more than 8 years experience consulting in the field of Ayurveda. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from one of the renowned colleges in Mumbai (India). She is also a certified yoga instructor from Yoga Vidya Dhaam Nasik (India).

She believes that a proper blend of Ayurvedic lifestyle, diet and yoga is essential for a healthy body, mind and soul and for establishing harmony amongst them. Dr. Shweta, also believes that one cannot control the extrinsic factors which affect our health but one can always make the intrinsic system strong enough with the help of Ayurveda.

Her interests include management of chronic health ailments, issues related to women’s health, children’s health and lifestyle disorders which can all be managed with Ayurveda and Yoga.

Dr. Nitika Rattan

Ayurveda Doctor

Dr. Nitika Rattan BAMS MD (Ayurveda) is a qualified practitioner from India. She has been working as an Ayurvedic practitioner for the last 9 years and has graduated and completed postgraduate studies in Ayurveda from  Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College Mandi Gobindgarh, in the northern region of India.  Dr. Nitika has also completed a Yoga Instructor Course from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University of Bangalore.

Dr Nitika deals in the management of endocrine ailments and psychological disorders relating to stress and depression. She believes that Ayurveda teaches us to cherish our innate nature to love and honour who we are.

Meredith Russell

Ayurveda Practitioner

Meredith Russell is a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner, graduating from Equals International with a Cert. IV in Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultation and Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda. She is also a registered Yoga Teacher with a Diploma of Yoga Teaching Y.T.I.S.A. and Yoga Teaching certification from Adelaide Ashtanga Yoga Shala, with over 30 years of experience as a yoga practitioner incorporating healthy lifestyle advice to restore health and wellbeing. Meredith’s academic background is in Creative Arts and Community Education, and she passionately combines the richness of these experiences in her consultations. 

Meredith believes in a holistic, nurturing approach to healing by nourishing every aspect of the whole self, including diet, lifestyle, nutrition, yoga, meditation, visualisation and creativity to suit individual needs. Ayurveda allows people to be personally responsible for their health and wellbeing, opening the door to wellness, creativity and balanced lifestyle by using a full range of healing modalities in one complete, integrated system. This involves an individual health assessment and advice, education and guidance on nutrition and lifestyle. In this way Ayurveda can be life changing and transformative and has a lasting effect on body, mind and spirit, allowing each individual to live to their full potential.

Paige Olsen

Accupuncturist
Paige Olsen, L.Ac. Dipl. O.M. (US) is a graduate of Emperor’s College of T.O.M. in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to Acupuncture, Bodywork and Chinese Herbs, she has trained extensively in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and Taoist Meditation since 1999. For the last eight years she has been in private practice at The Santa Barbara Herb Clinic In California until her recent move to Adelaide. While in Santa Barbara she also started the first Chinese Medical division of Doctor’s Without Walls/Santa Barbara Street Medicine at The Women’s Free Homeless Clinic. Paige’s passion lies in assisting people to find the buried pieces of themselves; those forgotten gems of purity, self love, safety and well being that so easily get pushed aside as we age. Paige applies her intuitive and empirical knowledge of the body, not only to improve her patient’s conditions but to help them regain a true sense of wellbeing.

Angela Redman 

Aromatherapy and Reiki Therapist

Angela Redman is a certified Aromatherapy and Reiki Therapist with over twenty years experience, a very natural and vivacious person with an extremely positive and optimistic attitude to life. She loves to be happy and encouraging of others with a deep interest in health and fitness. Angela is also an Amazon Best Seller Published Author of “The Energy of Receiving” (Happy Publishing 2015). With additional training in Polarity Therapy, Australian Bush Flower Therapist, Meditation, Indian Head Massage, Pranic Healing, Polarity Therapy, Life Style Wellness Coaching, Gym Instructor and Holistic Counselling for Body Mind and Spirit. I am committed to a holistic yogic life style and believe this approach is essential and necessary to having a creative and giving existence.

Jenny Ossa

Remedial Massage Therapist
Jennifer Ossa is a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist. She trained and qualified in the U.K. some years ago. Jenny specialises in myofascial release and trigger point therapy which are specifically useful modalities to treat chronic pain, fascial aches, pains, tensions and restrictions. This form of therapy is particularly helpful for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue sufferers. It can also improve posture and release restrictions due to sedentary lifestyle, surgery, trauma and injury. Influenced by her Grandfather – a now retired Dr of Homeopathy, peer of Dr Vogel, Jenny takes a holistic approach to her treatments recognising that each person is an individual. Don’t be surprised if you find that every treatment with Jenny is uniquely different yet phenomenally effective!

Georgina Robertson

Having grown up in the Adelaide Hills, Georgina fell in love with big trees from an early age and has always felt at one with nature. Nothing gives her greater pleasure than wide open spaces, ever-changing landscapes, morning birdsong, sunshine, leaves rustling in the wind, and feeling salty water and sand at her feet, as the ocean laps at the shore.

A gentle soul, Georgina has always felt deeply connected to others who value kindness and compassion, who are open to new ideas and ways of doing things, and who value wisdom and life experience.

For all these reasons, Georgina feels like she has “come home” to Aspects of Healing and Ayurveda Village.

It’s been quite a journey to get here.

Raised quite conventionally, Georgina’s mother first introduced her to natural medicine in her late teens, to manage a personal health low-point. This experience got her well again and instilled great faith in the principles and philosophies of natural medicine. Jump ahead a couple of decades…. Following more than 20 years on the treadmill of high-paced event and conference management, public relations and fundraising work, Georgina decided to embark upon a career change to help others, one-on-one, in a meaningful way. Since then, Georgina has become a qualified naturopath and clinically consults in multi-modality clinics, alongside her work at health retreats and integrative health centres.

A true Gemini, Georgina loves to be dynamic, and so, having her feet in different (but related) worlds brings her much happiness, as does meeting people from across the globe with their varied cultural and life experiences.

With great reverence for the healing power of nature, Georgina wholeheartedly embraces traditional wisdom fused with modern science. She has experienced and witnessed the profound change that tailored food as medicine, nutrition and plants can bring to individuals’ lives, no matter where they are in their own personal health journeys.

She looks forward to assisting you on your journey too.

Raquel Ferguson

Natural health has always interested Raquel, as it is a fantastic complement to other health modalities.

Raquel was drawn to natural health when her own health had declined. Some of the things that she was able to implement greatly benefitted her and she was able to see the need for this within our health care system and community. 

Having begun her naturopathy studies at Endeavour College of Natural Health a few years ago, it has only increased Raquel’s interest in the natural health realm. It has given her a great understanding of the human body and provided her with knowledge to help those in need. She is passionate about helping people reach optimal health so that they can feel, live, and look great. She believes, as someone with education in this area, that it is important to guide people on their own journey of self-discovery.

Raquel feels very lucky to be able to do this at Aspects of Healing through providing service and encouragement to our clients.

When not working or studying, she loves being outdoors and surrounded by nature. Feeling fresh air and sunlight helps her to feel relaxed and whole.

Karolina Konieczna

Karolina Konieczna always had a desire to help people in the area of rehabilitation. It was this that led her to studying Physical Education and Physiotherapy in Poland. As a part of her education at the Academy of Physical Education in Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland, Karolina trained in a public hospital working in various wards, Cardiological, Neurological & Orthopedic. She completed her studies as a qualified Physiotherapist. Since moving to Adelaide, Karolina has continued to develop her skills at EQUALS International in Remedial Massage and after undertaking her student placement training, at Aspect of Healing, was selected to become a permanent staff member at our clinic. She is now a fully qualified Remedial Massage Therapist.

Karolinia is also very interested in Ayurvedic Healing and is looking forward to continuing her education under the guidance of our Ayurvedic Doctors and Practitioners. To Karolina, the role of a Remedial Therapist is to begin to open up the body, the muscles, the tissues, to improve health, and to guide clients towards making healthy choices for their own wellbeing.