Get to know Victoria O’Sullivan and the Team

Victoria O’Sullivan

Victoria O’Sullivan is a university-trained naturopath who grew up in the health and wellness industry and is now a leader in her field and regarded as one of Sydney’s best naturopaths.

Victoria has extensive knowledge of the preventative health and nutrition space through college and university qualifications, seeking out the best mentors and thought leaders to learn from, and endless hours of study to stay current with the cutting edge of nutritional and functional medicine. Her qualifications include training in neuroplasticity, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), e-disc profiling, meta dynamics, mind-body, psychology of success, neuro-emotional technique (NET), kinesiology, and now her passion has led her down the rabbit hole of DNA testing, which allows her to create even more personalised health plans. Victoria is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). She has appeared in a professional capacity on Channel 7’s The Morning Show, and has featured in titles including Cosmopolitan, Women’s Day, Body and Soul, Women’s Health, InStyle, and the Herald Sun amongst others.

Victoria’s experience has led her to become an expert in mindset, with skills that allow her to combine mind and body approaches together in a powerful way that can have a profound impact on the body’s biochemistry. Her thirst for knowledge is driven by the question that she asks herself on a daily basis: ‘How do I get the best results for my clients?’

With nearly two decades of experience in the wellness industry, logging thousands of hours with clients and working with over 5,000 people, Victoria has successfully helped her clients improve their health and achieve more energy, presence, and spark to spend time with their family and friends. She believes that this is the work that she was put on this planet to do and her mission is to help her clients to ultimately experience their true health potential.

If you would like to learn more about Victoria and her personal journey that inspired her to do this work then please watch the short video below.

Aron Della

Aron is a qualified naturopath, nutritionist, and herbalist, who applies a personalised, evidence-based, holistic approach to achieve optimal health for his clients.

Aron’s experience is supported by a Bachelor of Health Science, Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Diploma of Herbal Medicine, and a Diploma of Nutrition. He is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Specialising in male and female hormonal imbalance, Aron thrives on working with clients with complex issues to dig deep and discover the underlying issues at hand. Aron likes to work with both children and adults with a strong interest in hormonal imbalance, fertility, pre-conception, PCOS, endometriosis, thyroid, menopause, low energy, low libido, weight loss and more. With his evidence-based approach, Aron applies the latest testing methods to eradicate guesswork and uncover any underlying roadblocks to optimal health.

With his own busy work/life balance, Aron understands the daily pressures that clients face and the importance of a full mind-body approach to help them achieve their true health potential.

Kath McFarlane

Kathleen McFarlane is a caring and committed university-qualified naturopath who prides herself in providing the highest possible care.

Having studied herbal and nutritional medicine for over 10 years, Kathleen understands that every person is unique and she believes that real health is only achieved when all aspects of our lives are in balance. Her philosophy to natural healing combines conventional and complementary medical models, using functional pathology testing alongside holistic techniques to explore her client’s health and identify the root cause of disease.

Kathleen takes the time to understand each client’s unique health concerns and all patients undergo a comprehensive health review. She utilises this information to provide evidence-based naturopathic treatments including nutritional and herbal medicine as well as diet and lifestyle modifications to support her clients in achieving optimum health.

Kathleen’s areas of interest include women’s health, gut issues, managing inflammation in the body, hormonal imbalance, autoimmune conditions and thyroid health.

Kathleen creates a haven for healing and a space where her clients are listened to and cared for with compassion and knowledge. She is devoted to optimizing the health and wellbeing of every client.

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Emma Flett

Emma is an accomplished practitioner with qualifications in both Naturopathy and Acupuncture (TCM), with more than two decades expertise in the field of Naturopathy. Her extensive career has spanned both clinical practice and corporate wellness, working both within Australia and abroad.

Her experience in various medical settings has given her valuable insights into the effectiveness of integrative healthcare. She has witnessed firsthand how this approach can deliver exceptional patient-centred treatment. With her diverse skills, she can create personalised care plans that address each patient’s unique needs from a holistic and multidisciplinary perspective.

Emma’s areas of clinical expertise include gut issues, managing stress and anxiety, supporting energy levels, women’s health, hormonal imbalance, thyroid conditions, and immune system support.

Emma is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). Recently, Emma’s drive to continuously learn and grow in her professional capacity has led to her completing a Bachelor’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney. She believes in striving for a truly integrative health care model which is centred around the diverse needs of patient wellbeing.

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Kerryelle Bucknell

Kerryelle is a certified functional nutritional therapist and restorative wellness solutions (Level 3) (functional lab testing) practitioner who believes that nourishing yourself is the ultimate act of self-love.

Kerryelle left a successful career in the legal profession to follow her nutrition dreams after the personal tragedy of losing her beloved dad to suicide. Whilst supporting her father on his mental health journey, Kerryelle experienced firsthand the conventional medical approach that was taken with his care. The heartbreak and frustration of this experience lit a spark that drove Kerryelle to retrain and follow her new purpose to provide a truly comprehensive, holistic and above all personal approach to health so that others would not have the same experience.

Kerryelle is interested in all things mind/body. She has been a yoga and meditation teacher for seven years and is a trained reiki practitioner and TFH kinesiologist. This, combined with her evidence-based nutrition training, allows her to bridge the intersection between ancient wisdom and modern science. She believes that good health is not just about the food you eat, but also the information and experiences you consume, and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with clients in an easily digestible manner in order to empower them to make choices that support their wellness journey and goals and achieve optimal health.

Kerryelle specialises in working with clients with women’s health issues, including PCOS, endometriosis and menopause; hormonal imbalance; thyroid conditions; autoimmune conditions; weight management; and gut health.

Kerryelle is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. She is a member of the Australian Committee of Natural Therapies and a 2023 ambassador for the Shaka Project, an organisation bringing awareness to male suicide, a subject that is close to her heart.

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Heidi Van Wessem

Heidi is a certified Nutritionist with a passion for utilising the power of holistic health through nutrition and lifestyle choices.

Having grown up in a family that shared the love of food, it was in her late 20’s that she started to realise that not everyone had the same education about the power of food choices and their impact on health. This led her to leave the corporate world and study a Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition & Dietetics).

Using an evidence based approach, Heidi specialises in helping clients with weight loss, improving metabolic health and hormonal imbalances. She is inspired to help others connect with their bodies to live their most fulfilling life. Her aim is to be able to enrol, empower and educate as many people as possible on the impact of food choices.

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Vanessa Briese

Vanessa is a university-qualified clinical nutritionist whose mission is to support client’s health today to ensure better health tomorrow by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to support their mind and bodies.

Prior to becoming a nutritionist, Vanessa worked in a corporate role, where her own poor work/life balance saw her health deteriorate and she developed a thyroid issue, gained weight and struggled with gut issues. Her journey to overcome these health challenges strengthened her interest in health and inspired her to retrain to become a nutritionist in order to support others. Vanessa is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Vanessa’s areas of interest include weight management, hormonal imbalance, sleep support, stress management, and gut health. Her background in research influences her clinical approach, where she thoroughly investigates her clients’ health through testing and investigates the latest evidence-based research to deliver informative, personalised plans that are easy to understand and implement.

Vanessa works closely with her clients to support them on their health journey, creating realistic and doable treatment plans that fit into client’s lives and help them achieve their goals.

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Liz Goudge

Liz is a certified clinical nutritionist with a passion for deeply understanding her clients’ experience and promoting the positive role holistic therapies can play in improving health and quality of life.

Following ten years working in a corporate role, Liz was inspired to pursue a career in holistic health after experiencing her own health challenges. After being disappointed with the conventional medical response to her condition, Liz took matters into her own hands by working with holistic healthcare professionals to address her symptoms and underlying root causes and succeeded in significantly improving her condition and quality of life. This prompted her to study nutrition in order to support others struggling with chronic pain who feel that their health is misunderstood or misrepresented.

Liz has been part of the Vitalise Wellness team since 2020, starting on the reception team while studying for her nutrition degree before transitioning into a practitioner role. She is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in naturopathy to further develop her holistic skillset.

Liz is passionate about the potential that nutritional, herbal and lifestyle therapies have to significantly improve clients’ health. Her specialist interests include women’s health, including hormonal imbalance, PCOS, endometriosis and menopause; stress and anxiety management; sleep support; weight management; and gut health. In clinic, her caring, engaged approach to working with clients is supported by a holistic, evidence-based methodology to get to the bottom of an issue and deliver results.

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Rachel Flynn

Rachel has been a part of the reception team at Vitalise Wellness since 2021.

After struggling with her own gut health problems for years, Rachel found a naturopath who, through testing and a comprehensive treatment plan, helped her back to full health. This experience highlighted to Rachel the impact of good nutrition and lifestyle practices on quality of life and inspired her desire to help others access the support to need to achieve this too.

After moving to Sydney from Ireland four years ago, Rachel’s passion for health and nutrition has grown, inspiring her to take the leap from veterinary nursing to study nutrition, with the goal of working as a practitioner to help others live life to the fullest.

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Beth Lee

Beth has been a part of the reception team at Vitalise Wellness since 2021.

Beth also works as a reiki and massage practitioner. After training and working in this area for 10 years, Beth was inspired to study naturopathy in order to create a comprehensive, holistic offering for her clients. She is currently in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy.

Beth’s specialist interest is in clients experiencing chronic pain. As someone who herself lives with a chronic condition, Beth’s mission is to be able to offer a holistic approach to chronic pain patients through body work, energy healing and naturopathic care.

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Kate Kennedy

Kate is our friendly reception outlier at Vitalise Wellness, working remotely from Perth to support clients taking part in our online programs.

After over five years working in the finance industry and losing her dad to cancer, Kate chose to follow her passion to work in health. She is currently studying a Diploma of Health Science and intends to continue her studies after graduating to pursue a bachelor’s degree in naturopathy.

Kate’s long-term goal is to support clients in clinical practice, helping to improve their health and longevity.

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Annina Warner

Annina is part of our reception team at Vitalise Wellness. She is deeply passionate about promoting health and wellness practices to inspire clients to support their health.

Annina’s passion is driven by her own journey to overcome allergies and an autoimmune condition during her childhood. Her experience led her to embrace a holistic approach to improving both her body and mind through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle to promote vitality and resilience.

As a mum of three, Annina has a special interest in implementing this approach to nurture and support the health of future generations and inspire through example.

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