Cody believes the human body is really smart. Smart enough to heal itself with just a little help. As principal Newcastle naturopath, at the national award winning clinic CK Health, she offers this help to people with a passion to support clients toward their version of optimal wellness.
She has a special interest in helping people with autoimmune diseases such as MS, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis and Lupus SLE. She has extensive experience treating complex health conditions such as lyme disease and mould toxicity. Cody has completed further studies in gut health and holds an Honours degree in Complementary Medicine. She is also fully qualified to address a multitude of health concerns.
Cody has been working in the natural health industry for over 19 years. She understands the hurdles and challenges people with health problems face. Cody has been personally touched by Lupus (SLE) because her husband has the disease. Her passion to help people with autoimmune diseases was initially sparked as a direct result of travelling this health journey with him.
Cody believes that you must first address the cause of the health problem to then achieve ‘Better Health’. After this, it’s a matter of combining the right blend of nutrition, lifestyle modifications and supplements. All of these things together create a better environment for the body to function and repair.
Cody has recently completed an Honours Degree in Complimentary Medicines Management and Is always eager to learn. Her keen interest in research has awarded her a Graduate Diploma in Evidence Based Medicine. Everything Cody recommends has been researched, tested and researched again!
“I like to work in such a way that your body is given the best chance to heal itself. Health is a combination of past medical history, lifestyle, genetics, environment and constitutional limitations. I consider all of these things when determining your treatment plan.”
“Sometimes it’s just a matter of learning simple things and applying them in daily life to improve health. I like to help you get back to enjoy everything life has to offer. Together we work towards making your health goals a reality.”
When she’s not consulting online from her Naturopathy clinic in Newcastle, Cody loves dreaming of her next travel adventure and playing frisbee with her energetic young son.
Cody studied at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies and holds advanced diplomas in naturopathy, western herbal medicine, homoeopathy and nutrition. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine. She recently completed a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Honours in Complementary Medicine. She has been a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society since 2001, the largest natural therapy association in Australia.
EMMA DRADY (Naturopath)
Emma understands that no two consultations or treatments will be the same. She is very passionate about treating every person individually and working on an approach that works best for them.
She has a special interest in helping women with hormonal imbalances, irregular menstrual cycles, preconception, stress and exhaustion. Emma also has extensive experience treating thyroid conditions including hypothyroid, hyperthyroid, Hashimotos and Graves disease, as well as insulin resistance and weight loss difficulties.
In her spare time Emma enjoys practicing yoga, bushwalking, travel, learning about other cultures and is forever seeking connections with the natural world in order to bring alignment to her life and those around her.
Emma obtained her Bachelor of Health Science Naturopathy from the Australasian College of Natural Therapies in 2019 and is a member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. She is currently completing her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Byron Yoga Centre.
ANDY SERHAN (Psychologist)
Andrew brings an honest, empathetic and light hearted approach to therapy, where his core focus is the pursuit of improving the support and well being for his clients.
Andrew has worked with clients across a broad scope of diagnostic profiles specialising in working with adults and adolescents within a variety of clinical, healthcare and rehabilitation spaces.
He has gained experience working with various barriers including stress management, anxiety and depression, trauma, personality disorders, vocational conflict, acute and chronic pain and substance abuse to name a few.
His Interventions include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Pain Management Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. He has come to CK Health to continue to develop his skills within a more holistic field of support, alongside ongoing professional development to expand his repertoire of services.
Andrew has lived, worked and studied in the area for over a decade and has gotten to know the external support networks of Newcastle and surrounding suburbs in detail to link clients with assistance for more effective treatment.
In his spare time Andrew loves spending quality time with his new family and focusing on his sports orientated lifestyle as a player and supporter.
Andrew has graduated with a Bachelors of Psychology through The University of Newcastle and has worked through his AHPRA internship to become a Generally Registered Psychologist in 2021.
He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Association of Psychologists Incorporated.
“To empower people to make the changes needed for optimal health”