Welcome, I'm Dr Kathleen, I'm so glad you're here...

Functional Natural Medicine Practitioner
Owner and Director of Dr Kathleen & Team Global Consulting

In my consultations:

  • I won’t make recommendations without explaining why
  • You will feel heard, not rushed
  • You won’t be lectured to or talked down to


My passion is helping you discover your true well-being by providing the most cutting-edge, researched wellness strategies to help yourself. There is no guessing or trialling mentality here…I believe in industry-leading functional pathology testing to provide reasoning for recommendations.

Explore with me a fresh understanding of your biochemistry and lifestyle habits to open your eyes to a new perspective on true healing for meaningful change. Partner with me and my talented all-female team of multi-modality practitioners; we will support you on a journey of self-discovery.

Meaningful changes aren’t typically easy but are usually the most rewarding. Are you ready to get started?…


About Me

  • Doctorate degree in Integrative Medicine (Practicing Naturopathic & Functional Health)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology
  • Reiki Master
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher (200 hour), Yin Yoga Teacher (100 hour) & Meditation Teacher (50 hour) (Yoga Alliance)
  • Dip NZNFE, Diploma New Zealand Native Flower Essences Therapy & Registered Practitioner with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®

I am the creator and director of Dr Kathleen & Team Global Consulting virtual practice, an active podcaster on Health Geek Gals, and a presenter, writer, and charity director. Over the years, I have helped thousands of people of all ages and health concerns worldwide, but I’m not your ‘(neuro)typical’ gal. 

I was diagnosed in midlife with being on the neurodivergent spectrum. I now speak out on the gender inequities in the diagnosis of women that lead to failure to get diagnosed or misdiagnosed. I voice my own story from childhood through to diagnosis, about training my assistance dog, Willow, and functional health support for neurodivergence in my bold new book, U Don’t Seem Autistic

I hope that sharing my ongoing journey will break through stereotypes of neurodiversity, help to create more neuro-inclusive mainstream institutions, and inspire other women to seek the support they need. 

My neurodivergent brain has been described as having a photographic memory with keen attention to detail. Yet, people say I’m relatable and convey technical information in easy-to-understand terms.

For more than a decade, I have worked as a functional and naturopathic practitioner with a US doctorate in integrative medicine and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, with new additional services of neurodiversity speaker and adviser.

After many years of having sub-optimal health as a child surviving a surgical near-death experience with a 20% chance of survival, hormonal imbalances as a young woman along with a sensitive gut and detoxification issues common on the spectrum, my compassion for others and passion for learning never stops; holistic wellness has been my mantra for my lifestyle and others that seek my services.

I am passionate about growth and development and constantly upskill in new functional testing methods and integrative therapies. I am a qualified reiki master, Yoga Alliance meditation and yoga teacher, and New Zealand First Light Essences® diploma qualified practitioner.

I speak at corporate events and educational organisations, have been featured on TV and live radio, and have published articles in several women’s and natural health magazines.

Having a close bond with my assistance dog Willow, I believe in the power of human-animal connection for healing. In my spare time, I co-founded the charity Om Doga™ which provides yoga to humans and their dogs in events in New Zealand and online for animal welfare. I was awarded a New Zealand Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for my work as a certified SPCA/St. Johns Animal Assisted Volunteer Therapist with my late Siberian Husky dog, Una, for years of comforting children in hospital.

In my free time, you can find me splashing in the sea with my family and dogs, reading the latest book on holistic wellness, op-shopping for recycled treasures, writing my next book, and cooking new recipes with fresh herbs & veggies from my garden.

Dr Kathleen & Willow | New Zealand Naturopathic and Functional Medicine Practitioner

*Please note that I am not a GP/registered medical professional. I do not prescribe pharmaceuticals; I solely recommend high-quality natural and nutritional interventions for your well-being.

Existing clients of Dr. Kathleen are welcome to continue their wellness journey with her. Please be advised that Dr. Kathleen’s schedule is presently at full capacity and cannot accommodate new clients.

Embark on your path to optimal health with Chantel Ryan, our seasoned functional naturopath and integrative health coach, or consult with Paula Southworth, our registered nutritionist. Both Chantel and Paula are available to welcome new clients for initial consultations. To schedule an appointment with our team, please utilise our user-friendly automated booking system. We are committed to supporting your well-being!


U Don't Seem Autistic by Dr Kathleen

First Light

Flower Essences of New Zealand®

Are you feeling stuck in your life’s journey?

Are you finding that you are not progressing with your growth and healing journey, and wonder if you have some unresolved traumas or negative experiences that are holding you back?

Welcome. You have come to the right place.

$155 (NZD)

45 minute consultation, includes one bottle of First Light Essence Blend, customised to your unique needs from the 120 Essences in the Collections, as assessed by consultation.

The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® originate from the ancient forests of New Zealand/Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud. New Zealand’s plants are some of the oldest in the world, with ferns dating back in time to millions of years of habitation of this land. They have experienced vast changes over time, holding steady in their determination to grow and thrive. We, too, have this ability if we can access the deep healing vibrational wisdom of our plant ancestors.

The essences work at a vibrational level to help address the energetic cause of the many issues people experience today.

They are plant energies that are powerful tools for personal transformation and restoring harmony and balance to the mind, body, soul and spirit. They are blended with New Zealand artesian water and a preservative such as a high-quality brandy (like Bach remedies) or organic apple cider vinegar.

They work on the personality, mindset, state of the soul journey and spirit to harmonise disharmonious states of being that are held in the subconscious mind or stored in our cellular memory.

Connect to a positive mindset, clear subconscious negative beliefs and attitudes, and support our soul’s journey to find it’s true path of joy, love and learning.

During your consultation, I will ask you about how I can help you, what you feel may be holding you back, which struggles you would like to overcome (emotional or physical) and what you would like to ultimately achieve during this lifetime, which is your soul’s journey.

By making subtle shifts to your perceptions, clearing negative belief systems, and subconsciously releasing negative stored experiences, the healing process can take flight, opening you to a new world of positive experiences to be your true, authentic self in its most positive expression.

After many years and seeing thousands of people for their health and wellbeing, I personally believe that the state of dis-ease, while may be attributed to various health and lifestyle factors and genetics, can also be affected by subconscious belief systems about the self and stored trauma from previous experiences both known and unknown.

While I work primarily in consultation with the biological aspects of healing