Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and Nutrition

What is Naturopathy?

Naturopathy is a system of healthcare in which the practitioner works with the patient to improve, maintain or re-establish health.

Naturopathy focuses on the whole person in order to discover the cause of disease rather than just treating symptoms.

About Deborah

Deborah Cooper is an experienced health practitioner who is accredited for Nutrition, Naturopathy, Herbal medicine and Remedial Massage with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

With more than 35 years of continuous clinical practice in multidisciplinary and specialist health centres, Deborah is well placed to provide comprehensive health assessments, support and advice on a broad range of health issues.

Deborah sees herself as an educator, and she will keep you informed by providing you with relevant information if and when required, and involve you in your health care so that you are empowered to maintain health and wellbeing.

A published author, Deborah's books include The Body Shaping Diet, Women's Health in Women's Hands and Your Baby Your Way.

How it Works

Deborah is offering both in person consultations (when possible by appointment) from her rooms in Maroubra, as well as phone and telehealth online consultations.

Due to Covid restrictions, all consultations are currently undertaken via telehealth or phone, although this may change in the future.

If you book a telehealth (Coviu) consultation, Deborah will forward a link to your email. At the time of your appointment simply click on the link and follow the prompts. You do not need to download any special programs, and your consultation will be private and secure.

If you request a phone consultation Deborah will call you at the appointed time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is an initial consultation?

An initial Naturopathic or Nutritional consultation will take approximately 1 hour

What can I expect from my first appointment?

During the initial consultation Deborah will assess your current health and review your health history. Deborah will work with you to develop an initial 3 month stepped health plan that will incorporate your health goals and address any immediate health concerns you have raised.

When will I need a follow up appointment?

Deborah will arrange a follow up appointment approximately 2-6 weeks after your initial consultation depending on your individual needs. At the follow up visit Deborah will assess your progress and review your treatment plan. Follow up appointments are generally 30 minute consultations, however you can request an hour if required.

What assessments are undertaken during a consultation?

Deborah will undertake a comprehensive health, dietary and lifestyle assessment. Any physical assessments undertaken are non-invasive and may include such things as checking your fingernails, hair and tongue diagnosis. Iris diagnosis or iridology assessment will be made when possible. Deborah may recommend clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests such as general and functional pathology or Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA) if deemed necessary or beneficial.

What are some of the more commonly treated conditions?

A person may consult with a Naturopath for almost anything to do with their mental, physical or emotional health. You may simply want a wellness consultation or advice on healthy ageing, weight loss, or how to improve energy levels.

It is not uncommon for people to arrange a consultation for something quite specific such as managing high cholesterol, insomnia, planning for pregnancy, menstrual problems, menopause, recurring UTI’s or stress management.

Perhaps you are seeking dietary advice for the management of gout or arthritis, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, or support for digestive disorders such as reflux, SIBO, and IBS.

Herbal remedies may be requested for more acute symptoms of cold or flu, headaches, sinusitis, or digestive problems such as constipation.

Or you might be looking for additional support or nutritional advice following cancer therapy or other serious illness.

How much will I have to pay for a consultation?

60 minute initial consultations for new clients are $215

30 minute follow up consultations are $115 (Concession $95)

60 minute follow up consultations are $175 (Concession $135)

Do I have to pay at time of booking?

Payment is not required at time of booking. Deborah will email an invoice with payment instructions following the consultation.

Can I order repeat prescriptions of herbal formulas without an appointment?

Please note that by law any new formulas or repeat prescriptions can only be made up if you have consulted with Deborah in the last 6 months. All requests for repeat formulas in the absence of a consultation will incur a $15 dispensing fee.

Any enquiries and requests for herbal formulas should be made directly to Deborah via email at