Kathy‘s mission is to make you healthy, well and empowering you to look after your greatest gift – your health.

Her fundamental therapeutic philosophy, as outlined in our Mission Statement, is that you – the client – are the most important key factor in any health treatment plan. Kathy Penev created Health Wise Natural Therapies to provide a range of holistic therapies tailored to the needs of the individual client. Kathy finds inspiration from a wide range of cultural influences and philosophies, which complement her approach to your health and well-being.

Kathy has an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy, and more than 15 years experience in the field. Her philosophy is underpinned by her belief in the value of educating, motivating and encouraging you to take responsibility for your own health, applying the principles of good nutritional care, fitness and healthy lifestyle. Her aim is to educate clients towards self – responsibility for their healthcare maintenance.

As well as being a Professional Health Practitioner, Kathy holds a Diploma in Education and treats her clients with the aim to teach them about the therapies they are undertaking. She treats children and adults of all ages. Combined with safe, natural healing methods designed to restore and maintain your health, resulting in therapy treatments which embody core naturopathic principles.

As your health facilitator and coach, Kathy will advise you which of her therapeutic practices will best address your condition. Often a combination of therapies is applied, to achieve optimal results. In between consultations Kathy will happily address any questions, queries or concerns you may have regarding your health plan and/or health regime.

Before your first consultation she will ask you to fill in and return a Patient History form to help establish the reasons for your health concerns and provide an overall picture of your health, taking into account the following:

  • Lifestyle
  • Diet
  • Emotional Status
  • Past and Family Health History and
  • Skeletal Factors.

Kathy and you, together, will evaluate the history of your current health. The result will give an insight to concerns and issues in relation to the 5 factors listed above. Iris analysis, which includes ‘Constitutional Iridology’ (inherited influences), will also form the basis of your treatment plan. This plan will take into account dietary and nutritional recommendations appropriate to your lifestyle and individual needs.

As Naturopathy aims to focus on the cause of your health concerns, the initial consultation will centre on treatment for relief of symptoms but also address the underlying cause of the imbalance. Western herbal medicines, homeopathy and vitamin supplementation form an important and vital part of Kathy’s treatment plan. Your body will gain the correct nutrients it needs to repair and heal. This requires a proper, healthy and nutritious diet with the inclusion of natural remedies taken on a daily basis. Kathy truly believes in this partnership of practitioner and client. Healing can only occur if you are positive, focused and set clear, simple and achievable goals. The part you play will influence the end result.

Looking After Your Greatest Gift – Your Health

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