Emerald Natural Therapies

Meet the Practitioners

SANDRA HARRIS - Psychotherapist and Homeopath


Hello my name is Sandra and I am a registered nurse, a credentialed mental health nurse, a qualified Naturopath and a Gestalt Therapist. I have worked as a mental health nurse for 30 years and i am able to provide counselling and psychotherapy sessions for conditions such as anxiety and depression. 

I also trained as a Naturopath in 2002 and have been treating animals with Homeopathy for conditions ranging from the physical to the psychological. I began this work after having success with treating my own pet Jack Russell, Waggs, for hind-leg paralysis which was unable to be addressed through the usual Veterinary means. Waggs' miraculous recovery through a systematic and targeted Homeopathic approach convinced me of the benefits of using this treatment modality with sick animals. I have had many successes since.

Chris Brooks - Naturopath (specialising in mental health)


Chris is a registered nurse, a credentialed mental health nurse and an accredited Naturopath. He is able to treat most health complaints usually addressed by the use of natural medicines. he specialises in the treatment of mental health issues, conditions and disorders. 

Chris has worked in a number of countries and in a variety of clinical settings. He began his career in healthcare in the UK (1982), and after emigrating to Australia he completed specialist training in Mental Health (1991), completed his Naturopathy training (2001) and a masters degree by research in 2016. He currently coordinates a discipline stream of the Masters of Mental health science degree at monash university. he is the past-president of the Australian Naturopathic Practitioners Association (ANPA) and holds fellowship membership with them. Chris is also a member of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. 

As well as maintaining a private Naturopathic Practice in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, Chris works as a educator at Monash Health within their Mental Health Practice Development Team and holds an academic position at Monash University. 


 Karina Hillman - Social Worker and Counsellor


 Kirsten Parkinson - Naturopath


 Dobrusia Szramawiak - Naturopath


Miranda Elizabeth - Naturopath