About Lisa Turnbull

Lisa Turnbull is a Naturopath, Registered Clinical Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Energetic Healer, Group and Retreat Facilitator with over 25 years’ experience working in the field of mental health and complementary medicine.

Lisa possesses a rich tapestry of expertise across diverse health domains, spanning from naturopathic medicine to gestalt psychotherapy, and from nutrition to herbal medicine. Her comprehensive skill set includes psychotherapy, naturopathy, couples therapy, and behavioural neuroscience, among others.

As the esteemed director of Meraki Wellness Centre, situated on the picturesque Central Coast of NSW, Lisa spearheads a multidisciplinary haven for holistic healing. Additionally, she serves as the visionary leader and primary retreat facilitator for Women’s Wellness Retreats, a globally recognised organisation offering transformative wellness experiences. 

Beyond her professional roles, Lisa is a dedicated mother, perpetual student, and seasoned practitioner, blending her passions seamlessly into her life’s work. Her commitment to empowering women, nurturing their self-worth, and fostering holistic well-being shines through in her multifaceted roles as therapist, supervisor, facilitator, and entrepreneur.

Driven by an unwavering passion for holistic wellness, Lisa guides individuals on a transformative journey towards embracing their mind-body connection. Through an integrative approach encompassing naturopathy, gestalt psychotherapy, meditation, and energetic healing, she empowers others to cultivate profound self-awareness and inner harmony.

      Qualifications:

    • Master Degree of Gestalt Psychotherapy 2021
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision  2017
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Wellness (RMIT University) 2013
    • Advanced Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy (Terrigal Gestalt Institute) 2014
    • Advanced Diploma Naturopathy (Australasian College of Natural Therapies) 1998
    • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Certification 
    • Diploma Nutritional Medicine
    • Diploma Remedial Massage
    • Diploma Homoeopathy
    • Diploma Herbal Medicine
    • Reiki Master (level 3)
    • Diploma of Bowen Technique
    • Certificate of Bush Flower Essences
    • Advanced Certificate of Crystal Healing (Level 3)
    • Over 25 years experience working with thousands of clients

    Association membership

    • PACFA Clinical Member 24330
    • PACFA Accredited Clinical Supervisor
    • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)- 6091
    • Australian Register of Naturopaths and Herbalists – 0076
    • Registered for Health fund rebates. EFT, credit card and Hi-Caps facilities available.

    My Why…

    As a therapist I am gifted with the unique experience of spending my days sitting with women and being invited into the sacred space of their inner world. This is where I am welcomed in to listen and hold space as they share their stresses, fears, dreams, anxieties, health issues, traumas, grief, secret fantasies and above all hope. ⁣ ⁣

    The inner world of women is often rich and complex and I am deeply influenced by their bravery, kindness, compassion and power. These women move through their lives guided by their intuition, intelligence and wisdom making choices and decisions that not only impact them but also their families and communities. ⁣ ⁣

    I am gifted daily by my interactions with not only my clients but also my own mentors, colleagues, collaborators, friends and family. These are the women in my close circle who hold me, make me laugh, inspire me, forgive me and who I feel truly loved by.

    I started the journey of becoming a professional supporter of women from the ripe age of 18 years when I first started my studies into Naturopathy. I feel like I can honestly say at this age now, 30 years later that I feel it is has been one of the primary purposes of my life… and one of the greatest gifts life has blessed me with.

    Working with Me

    My primary values as a therapist are, safety, confidentiality, professionalism, collaboration, authenticity, connection, self-care, compassion, empowerment and education.

    I passionately follow the knowing that you are the expert on you. My role is as a supporter. I meet you where you are on your journey and guide you with my knowledge and experience to the healthiest version of you, aware that it will look different for every client I work with.

    Combining the many different modalities I practice I will take the time to be present as we decide the best way to work together. Sometimes this may only take a few sessions and sometimes it can be a ongoing therapeutic relationship depending on your needs.

    As a part of my work I have created a beautiful centre that is located in Erina on the NSW Central Coast. My intention was to cultivate a space that will make you feel relaxed, homely and safe. Below are some photos of the space you will be visiting if you see me in person.

    what you can expect when working with me

    Working with Lisa offers a transformative journey towards holistic well-being and self-discovery. Here’s what individuals can expect:

    1. Expert Guidance: Benefit from Lisa’s extensive qualifications and over 25 years of experience. Her mastery in gestalt psychotherapy, naturopathy, and various holistic modalities ensures expert guidance tailored to your unique needs.
    2. Integrated Approach: Experience a comprehensive approach to wellness that integrates psychotherapy, nutrition, herbal medicine, and energetic healing. Lisa’s holistic perspective addresses the mind-body connection, fostering lasting transformation and vitality.
    3. Personalised Care: Receive personalised attention and support as Lisa empowers you to navigate life’s challenges and cultivate inner resilience. Through individualised treatment plans, she helps you unlock your full potential and achieve optimal well-being.
    4. Safe Space: Feel embraced in a safe and nurturing environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. Lisa creates a compassionate space for self-exploration and growth, fostering trust and authenticity.
    5. Empowerment: Discover your innate capacity for healing and self-discovery under Lisa’s guidance. Through empowering techniques and practical tools, she equips you with the skills to overcome obstacles, enhance self-esteem, and lead a fulfilling life.
    6. Community Support: Access a supportive community of like-minded individuals through workshops, retreats, and group facilitation. Connect with others on a similar journey and draw strength from shared experiences and insights.
    7. Lasting Results: Experience profound and lasting transformation as you embark on a journey towards holistic well-being and self-empowerment. With Lisa’s guidance, you’ll cultivate resilience, balance, and vitality that extend far beyond the therapy room