Meet Our Team

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of qualified professionals who share the goal of optimal health for the whole family. Paediatric care is a special focus, and we treat all ages besides, always striving to maximise health and wellbeing for all of our patients, with care and kindness.

Claire Moore, Osteopath, B. Sci.,(Clin): M.Ost. Med., RN

Claire has always had a passionate curiosity about health and how the body works. Combining her extensive history in nursing, massage therapy, and personal training with her studies of osteopathic medicine, Claire provides her patients with a caring and knowledgeable approach.

Claire appreciates the way osteopathy allows her to see each patient as an individual, and tailor her treatment approach accordingly, using a combination of direct and gentle hands-on techniques.


Whilst enjoying treating patients of all ages, as a mother of two she has taken a particular interest in treating babies with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes for them and their families.

Tamika Newman, Lactation Consultant, RN, RM, IBCLC


For over ten years Tamika worked in a large tertiary hospital where the majority of her time was spent assisting women establish breastfeeding. Tamika started her private practice on the Gold Coast in January 2015 and has enjoyed caring for mother/baby dyads ever since.



Tamika’s philosophy around breastfeeding is to empower women to make informed choices during their breastfeeding journey by providing pathways relevant information to help each individual dyad on their unique journey. Tamika is passionate about finding the source of the breastfeeding challenge and supporting families to help them thrive.

Tamika received a Bachelor of Nursing in 2004, followed by Bachelor of Midwifery in 2005.
In 2010, she successfully sat her examination to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultation (IBCLC) and has been able to apply my knowledge gained from my midwifery work and focus and expand on the finer details of human lactation.

Throughout the years of her practice, she remains current with latest evidence based practices by attended many conferences and spending countless hours studying all things related to infant feeding, growth, sleep and development. Tamika has a special interested in oral anomalies such as tongue/lip ties and enjoy working with families to correct and establish effective feeding strategies.

As a mother of two beautiful children she understand just how important breastfeeding support is to establishing and maintaining a good breastfeeding relationship. Tamika is extremely passionate about assisting mothers during their transition to motherhood and particularly enjoy working with mothers to help meet their own personal goals during their unique breastfeeding journey.


Marsha Neville, Osteopath, B. Sci.,(Clin): M.Ost. Med.

Marsha is passionate about delivering effective treatment and health education to address stress and lifestyle related health concerns. She is a big advocate of encouraging patients in self-directed care through movement, strength, mobility and lifestyle. Marsha is also an accredited yoga teacher and incorporates this into her management of her patients.


Marsha has completed additional training in visceral osteopathy, pelvic pain, dizziness, shoulder pain and dry needling.

She uses both direct techniques, such as myofascial release, joint articulation and manipulation, as well as very gentle, indirect techniques to help balance tissue tension within the body. Marsha is certified to treat patients within the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme.


Jati Bean, Osteopath, B.Clin.Sc., M.Ost.Med,. BCA.

Jati is deeply passionate about Osteopathy, his greatest joy is to facilitate healing in patients as they journey towards health and wellness. He maintains a keen interested in cranial osteopathy and continues to undertake study and research in this area. Jati believes that an Osteopath is a student in the university of the infinite.


Jati has a special interest in paediatrics and has returned to the Gold Coast after spending time in the ACT at Canberra Osteopathic Centre. Where he worked along-side world renowned Osteopathic Practitioners Dr Catherine McDonald, Maxwell Fraval and Jared Palpratt.

 Jati has played high-level sports for most of his life and understands the impact injuries can have on performance. He has worked with athletes ranging from surfers, bodybuilder, golfers, basketball and football players.

Jati graduated from Southern Cross University with a Bachelor of Clinical Science which included a double major in Osteopathic Studies; Human Structure and Function and a Masters of Osteopathy.

Julie Williams, Naturopath, RMT

Julie has over 30 years of experience working with remedial massage and other body therapies. Her remedial massage treatments may include a variety of techniques, such as deep tissue muscular release, focus on tendons, trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, and other types of stretching to support your physical body and posture with the demands of your exercise, work or lifestyle.




Julie has special interests in…

  • pregnancy muscular tension due to postural shifts

  • neck and shoulder restriction/pain

  • headaches, jaw tension/pain, correct sleep posture

  • hip, lower back pain or sciatica and hip flexor issues

  • plantar fasciitis

  • RSI, tennis elbow and other tendon conditions

  • emotional/physical connections, self care, natural pain relief 

  • self-care and healthy lifestyle, workplace, and posture strategies including sleep posture

Julie is comfortable working with everyone….clients with a disability, children (blue card holder), and the elderly. 

Bookings are available with Julie on:

Wednesdays 9 -1.30pm

Fridays 2 – 6pm

Julia Smith, Osteopath, B. Sci.,(Clin): M.Ost. Med.

Julia enjoys working with people of diverse ages and backgrounds, while tailoring treatment to optimise their health and wellbeing. She has experience managing a variety of complaints, including neck and back pain, headaches and sports injuries.

Julia is an accredited Pilates teacher, and she regularly incorporates exercise rehabilitation into her consults.


Other techniques deployed by Julia include soft-tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, visceral osteopathy and cranio-sacral therapy. 

Julia earned her bachelor’s in clinical sciences and master’s in osteopathic medicine at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast.

Kristie Dullat, Psychotherapist


Jingeri, Hello and Welcome.

I live and work on Aboriginal land of the Kombumerri and Minjungbal Peoples of the Yugambeh language region. I pay my respects to the Traditional Owners of the land where I work, live, study and create space for people to heal. I acknowledge the wisdom and healing practices of those that came before me on this sacred land. I respect the elders, past, present and emerging, that continue the knowledge of the land, seas, rivers and rainforests of our Nation.



Mulla Mulla Therapy was born from a passion and purpose to provide safe and inclusive therapies to people seeking change in their life, mental health or personal development. I have dedicated much of my life to working with people who have experienced severe and persistent mental illness, trauma, and inequity. My work as a social welfare worker has led me to understand the human experience.

I am a mum of two young adult children, a wife of 25 years, a daughter and a cohabitant of a three-generation home. When my youngest daughter started ‘big school’, I started tertiary studies at 38 years old! I love spending time in the sun at the beach or listening to the soundscape of my bush home. Storytelling and deep listening have been a significant part of my family, social and working life, probably starting when I was a little girl sitting on my Nanna’s front step listening to the ladies having afternoon tea. This is where my passion for providing people with the space to explore and acknowledge their life’s journey developed.

Together we can work to make the changes you want for your life. We can collaborate and work in the direction you want to move towards to develop new skills, knowledge, consciousness and possibilities.

Primary modalities: Somatic (emotional regulation), person-centred, trauma integration, narrative, existential and humanistic.

Jess Whitelum, Psychotherapist

I live and work on Aboriginal land of the Kombumerri and Minjungbal peoples of the Yugambeh language region. I pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging and will remain forever indebted through my words and actions for the shared knowledge, wisdom and stories of country, culture, community and connection.




As a psychotherapist I am honoured to not only walk closely alongside the courageous people that come and share their stories with me, but I am also honoured to help hold, get stuck, fall down, be messy and rise up… together. As a person who has always been curious about people’s unique stories and the power of healing in relationship, I bring with me a warm, grounded, spacious and relational presence that welcomes all parts of you and you and I, into the shared space. My integrative and collaborative approach to therapy acknowledges the inter-relationship of the mind, body, spirit and how such elements intelligently respond to the external field involving humans, non-humans, community and society. 

I work from and through a humanistic, trauma-informed, polyvagal, gestalt, somatic, neuroscience and attachment theory lens. This means safety, relationality and body attunement guide the direction and pace of the session. 

Outside of therapeutic work, I spend a lot of my time in and amongst nature. This is where I feel most connected and at home. You will most likely find me either in the mountains or on the coast sitting, walking or running amongst trees, creeks and the ocean.

My favourite thing ever is to either pack my rucksack and set off out bush, or paddle into the ocean. Since getting my first puppy Freddie, I can also safely say exploring new parks and trails with her and my partner brings me much joy. With my love for nature, combined with my personal experience of being in the client chair both online and in the therapy room, I also offer outdoor options for therapy sessions.

This could look like moving, walking, or sitting in an outdoor space such as a local park, beach, creek or trail. It is an honour and great privilege to witness the human-ness of sharing, uncovering and discovering the new, old and most vulnerable parts of self, together.

I look forward to working with you.

Warmly, Jess

Melinda Booth, Osteopath, B.Sc.(Clin); M.Ost.Med.


With her background of over 30 years of working with the human body as a professional ballet dancer, Pilates Instructor and massage therapist, Melinda has a strong first-hand understanding of how the body moves. She believes that movement is a fundamental building block of health. As the mother of two sporty teens, she has a special interest in paediatric osteopathy and cranial osteopathy.



Melinda has taught paediatric osteopathy, and indirect technique including cranial osteopathy at Southern Cross University and was responsible for writing the unit on indirect technique.

Melinda holds a Master of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences from Southern Cross University. She is also a certified HeartMath™ practitioner. She is primarily interested in assisting parents, infants and children to adapt physically and emotionally to any challenging dynamics that arise from birth to old age. Melinda regularly completes further study into paediatric osteopathy.

Melinda uses a wide variety of techniques ranging from cranial work to soft tissue work and joint articulations, depending on the patient’s needs.




Tugun’s trusted Osteopathy

and Allied Health Clinic

(07) 5659 2727 or 0413 414 948

Shop 2, 471 Golden Four Drive, Tugun, 4224