Mental Health Care & Counselling

Julie Bolton


As a cancer survivor of many years, Julie has a deep empathy for those diagnosed with cancer and is passionate about helping them to optimise their quality of life and emotional well-being throughout their cancer experience.

She provides a safe space to share your story and process what is happening for you. Julie can also help you to understand the normal response of the body and brain to the stress of a cancer diagnosis and will provide strategies to help minimise distress at this time.

Julie (Master of Counselling) is available at Bloomhill on Tuesday afternoons.
Cost is $85/hour. To book, phone 0431135114 or contact her via the icon below.

Meike Zielinski

Mental Health Occupational Therapist & Arts Therapist

Meike is currently away on leave.

Meike Zielinski is a mental health credentialled Occupational Therapist and Arts Therapist. She has over 25 years clinical experience in the field of health and wellbeing and has provided counselling and mental health support for a diverse range of clients. She has a particular interest in trauma informed practice and working with loss & grief, which is often present on the cancer journey for the person affected and their loved ones. Meike works with people to facilitate compassionate self-awareness, acceptance and change using focussed psychological strategies, creative self-expression and holistic counselling. She also supervises counsellors and students.

Session Cost: $130 (Medicare rebate $81.90)
Concession Cost: $110 (Medicare rebate $81.90)

Please speak to your GP about accessing a Mental Health Care Plan. This will allow you to receive a Medicare Rebate for a portion of your therapy costs.

Meike is usually available on Thursdays for appointments but is currently away on leave.

Di Procter

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Di is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has lived and worked on the Sunshine Coast for over 40 years. She has a warm and engaging manner and her approach to therapy ensures people feel welcomed, understood and supported throughout our time together.

Sometimes, we find ourselves facing challenges that are bigger than we are able to understand or navigate on our own. At any stage after a cancer diagnosis, you may experience times of distress and feel a range of strong emotions, such as disbelief, fear, anxiety, anger, and sadness. You may also experience loss, such as the loss of good health, temporary or permanent changes to your appearance, not being able to work or do your normal activities, changed finances, a loss of independence or a change in your relationships. The therapeutic process can help you to make sense of, adapt to, and heal from difficult life experiences and I am trained in, and draw upon, a range of evidence-based therapies to better meet your needs.

A referral is not essential for you to receive Di’s services, however if you speak to your GP about your concerns, you may be eligible to attend under a Mental Health Care Plan. This will allow you to receive a Medicare rebate for a portion of your therapy costs.

My formal qualifications and memberships include:
• Bachelor of Social Work
• Masters of Mental Health Practice
• Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)
• Member of EMDRAA

Session Cost: $120.00 (Medicare rebate $81.90)
Concession Rate: $100.00 (Medicare rebate $81.90)

Sessions are available on Thursdays for both male and female Bloomhill clients. To book an appointment with Di, you can contact her via phone 0413 566 987 or via the link below.

Deborah Jacobs

Creative Arts Psychotherapist (ANZACATA Registered)

Deb has lived on the Sunshine Coast with her family for over 16 years. She is passionate about how expressive therapy can have a restorative effect on the mind, body and our emotional wellbeing. Deb believes expressive therapy is also a wonderful tool to strengthen our overall mental and physical health. With her experience as a mental health nurse, psychotherapist and her own lived experience of cancer, Deb brings a unique set of skills to her role as a creative arts psychotherapist.

Deb has a warm, person-centred approach and values building a positive therapeutic relationship with her clients. She provides a safe space to support her clients to navigate the emotional impact and particular challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Deb offers an initial 30 minute meet and greet for new clients - no fee. This is an opportunity to meet Deb and ask any questions you may have about expressive therapy.

Bloomhill Consultation Rate: $90 p/hr (usual rate is $120-160 p/hr).

Deb is available for appointments on Wednesdays. For all appointments, please contact Deb via the email or phone number listed below.

Phone: 0481579885

For more information please see Deb's website:

Sharnie Schwenn

Registered Counsellor (BCouns)

Sharnie is a registered Counsellor who specialises in bereavement, grief, and loss. She adopts a holistic approach empowering people in self-compassion, growth, personal development, and facilitating change. She practices privately, works at two Hospice services, and facilitates bereavement support groups on the Sunshine Coast.

Sharnie is available at Bloomhill on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

$95 per hour
If you have private health cover, Sharnie's provider numbers are available for selected private health funds.

To make an appointment with Sharnie, please contact her via:
Mobile: 0413 212 727


Samantha Clutton

Clinical Psychologist (MPsychClin, FAPS)

Samantha provides individually tailored and evidence based psychological support to people who have been impacted by cancer and other challenging life events. She strives to help people feel less depressed and anxious as well as helping them to find meaning and purpose during difficult times.

The standard fee for a 50 minute consultation is $215. If you obtain a Medicare referral from your GP (Mental Health Care Plan) you will receive a rebate of $131.65 which leaves an approximate gap fee of $83.

If you are experiencing financial distress please discuss this at your initial appointment and there may be scope to temporarily reduce your fee.

You can find out more about Samatha via her website:

Samantha is available for appointments on Fridays.
For more information or to make an appointment you can contact Samantha via:
Phone - (07) 5625 3010
Email -

Nurse Practitioner

Tammy Lehn-Van Diem

Oncology Nurse Practitioner (RN Grad cert Nsg(cancer), Grad Dip Nsg(cancer) MNursPrac)

Tammy moved to the Sunshine Coast from America in 2006. She has been a cancer nurse for 25+ years and has worked in a variety of areas including Chemotherapy, inpatient, radiation, and palliative care.

Tammy has covered the cancer journey with patients from diagnosis through treatment and for some end-of-life care.

In 2019, she became an endorsed Nurse Practitioner (NP). The NP is the highest clinical nursing position.

Tammy has always been passionate about providing the best care possible to people with cancer. Her position at Bloomhill will allow for personalised one on one cancer care in the community.

New client: $100.00
Follow up appointments range from $45 -75.00 depending on the type of follow up required and length.
Medicare Rebates are available.
Bulk billing available for pensioners and healthcare-card holders.

Tammy is available for appointments on Thursdays.
For more information or to make an appointment, you can contact Tammy via:
Ph: 0412 646 562


Lisa Welch

Body-Mind Practitioner

Lisa is a soma-psych & meditation practitioner who has been working specifically with people for the past 15 years to establish a sense of ease & comfort within themselves and their environment.

If you experience stress, trauma, anxiety, or panic attacks that drive your physical body into unpleasant and uncomfortable sensations (such as heart palpitations, rapid shallow breathing, sweating, shaking and tension to name a few), you might have noticed that this reactivity loop plays out in your body before your conscious mind has caught on. Lisa rehabilitates bodies caught in this loop of strong, immediate reactivity though somatic awareness, nervous system regulation and breath training, and re-establishes a natural sense of stability and ease within through meditation & self-enquiry to return to a natural state of day-to-day relaxation.

Sessions with Lisa include access to the Body-Mind Home Program (via the convenience of an app on your phone) that delivers specific recorded practices relative to your individual appointment, and supports you to make progressive daily change.

1 hour Appointment Cost
• General Public - $95
• Bloomhill Clients - $65

Lisa is available on Monday mornings.
Bookings with Lisa can be made at:

For more information, you can contact Lisa directly via:
Phone: 0421328964

Oncology Massage / Reflexology

Audrey Flierman

Touch Therapist

Audrey is a compassionate and highly skilled oncology massage therapist with over 12 years of experience in oncology complimentary therapy. She holds diplomas in remedial massage, and reflexology, along with certificates in oncology massage and facial reflexology. Audrey has a wealth of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings and is committed to providing the highest level of care to her clients.
She approaches her work with a holistic, heart centered attitude evidenced by witnessing the results her patients experience as they move through their cancer treatment and beyond. Each session is tailored to meet your specific needs and support you through every step of the experience. For bookings, please contact our Wellness Centre.


Joanne Baldwin

Acupuncturist (Chinese Medicine Practitioner)

I’ve had the privilege of working at Bloomhill Wellness Centre for over a year, and I’m surrounded by the most amazing people in the most beautiful setting.

I’m a classically trained Acupuncturist and have studied both Japanese Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Among my degrees I hold a Bachelor of Health Science in Acupuncture and have many years experience.

Some of my adventures in acupuncture include a semester at Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in 2009, where I completed internships in three of China’s public hospitals across all departments. In 2016 I also spent 6 months living in Mumbai. Part of my weekly routine involved volunteering at the Barefoot Acupuncture Clinic in Dharavi, which is India’s largest slum area. I have been to India many times over the years, always staying with the same family, but that experience really touched my heart.

The style of Acupuncture I practice is gentle and painless. My intention is to assist clients on their path to health and well-being using a holistic approach to support the body’s innate healing abilities physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you are interested in acupuncture and how it can assist you on your path, then I would love to have a chat with you, and please - call me Jo.

Assisting with oncology related symptoms, general health & fertility:
- Balancing body, mind, and emotions
- Pain management and muscular-skeletal issues
- Chemotherapy and radiation side effects
- Quality of life
- Stress, anxiety, insomnia, and tiredness
- Hormonal imbalances, menopause, hot flushes
- IVF, natural fertility, pregnancy, breeches and pre labour

BHCC Clients & Carers Initial Appointment $110 (1hr)
BHCC Clients & Carers Follow-up $97 (45min)
General Community Initial Appointment $154 (1 hr)
General Community Follow-up $116 (45 min)

Jo is available for appointments on Monday's and Thursday's.

For more information please contact Jo directly on:
SMS: 0415 635 200

To book your appointment please head to:

Ellen Parry

Acupuncturist (Chinese Medicine Practitioner)

Ellen is a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Acupuncturist who has a 4 year Bachelor of Health Science degree (BHSc.Acu).

Ellen believes in the integration and strength of both Chinese and Western medicine hence, she enjoys working in both disciplines.

Ellen combines her clinical background as a general medical and surgical nurse (since 2014) where she works casually across a number of different medical and surgical departments at both the Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital (SCUH) and Sunshine University Private Hospital (SCUPH).

Ellen is passionate about an individualised approach to treatment, patient education and patient led decision making in order to improve and sustain health outcomes. Ellen’s philosophy is evidence based using current scientific research in order to obtain the best possible diagnosis and treatment outcome.

Initial appointment: $110.00 (allow up to 60 minutes)
Return consultation: $90.00 (allow up to 45 minutes)

Ellen is available for appointments on Mondays from 1-5pm commencing September 25th 2023).
To make an appointment with Ellen please email or call using the below details:
phone: 0432622 981


Kristen Barrie

Physiotherapist - currently on leave

Kristen is an experienced musculoskeletal and oncology physiotherapist. Kristen supports her clients to help manage the musculoskeletal consequences of cancer treatment and assisting clients in returning to pre-diagnosis function or in achieving their individual goals.

Kristen is passionate about the role of physiotherapy in the oncology sector and working to improve the quality of life of those who have received a cancer diagnosis.

Kristen is currently away from practice on maternity leave.

Jacki Filippini


Jacki graduated from ACU in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2014 and has been working in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy field ever since. While working in NZ's South Island, she was part of the acute medical team onsite at the local ski fields.

Since being back on the coast, Jacki's worked in premier sports physiotherapy clinics alongside specialist sports physios from the Socceroos, Wallabies and Sunshine Coast Lightning. She gained extensive experience in acute sports injury management, pre and post-surgical orthopaedic conditions and injury prevention programs.

Her own recent experience of breast cancer has given her an invaluable understanding of what can be so helpful to a patient during and particularly after treatment has ended. That's often the time clients need extra care and consistent therapy.

With a background as an acupuncturist, she works with an integrative approach to treatment. Using a combination of physiotherapy, musculoskeletal acupuncture, muscle energy techniques, exercise rehab and soft tissue therapy to gain the best outcome for her clients.

Jacki is thrilled to be working with the team at Bloomhill and to be of service to the breast cancer community. She is currently available for appointments Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Private Health Rebates are available for Physiotherapy. All consults are 60 minute duration.

General Community: Initial Consult $125, Standard Consult $110, Extended Consult $145
Bloomhill Clients: Initial Consult $110, Standard Consult $100

Please contact Jacki via email or book directly via the booking link.
Booking Link URL:


Dr Evelyn (Pheh Ping) Chang


Dr Evelyn is an experienced and university qualified Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) working with clients with a wide range of health conditions. In addition to her dietetic qualification, Evelyn has a Master's in Molecular Microbiology and a PhD in Immunology.

Dr Evelyn supports her clients through their cancer journey by assisting them manage the symptoms and side effect of cancer and treatment which include but not limited to feeling fatigue, taste change, mouth sore, dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, change of appetite, change of bowel habit, and difficulty in swallowing. She helps to improve their nutritional intake so that her clients can better tolerate treatments and do better during treatment as being properly nourished helps support the immune system and can help prevent treatment delays. Depending on the types of cancer treatment which may either promote weight gain or weight loss, Dr Evelyn helps her clients to maintain a healthy weight via appropriate diet which are the key elements of a recurrence prevention strategy.

In addition, Dr Evelyn has undertaken additional training in chronic kidney disease and gut health having completed Monash University’s FODMAP training for Dietitians, Food Intolerance Management for Dietitians course, and Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet training. She has also completed training in QuEDS (Queensland Eating Disorder Service) Evidence-informed Dietetic Practice for Eating Disorders.

Dr Evelyn combines her skills and experience developed over the years to translate scientific nutrition information into personalised and practical dietary advice for clients. She understands that making changes to eating patterns is easier said than done. Her aim is to bridge the gap between where clients are and where they want to be, walking alongside, motivating, and supporting them along the way.

Bloomhill Members: Initial Consult $102 (usual rate $120), Standard Consult $87 (usual rate $95), Extended Consult $102 (usual rate $120).

Medicare rebate via Medicare Care Plan CDM/ EPC or Eating Disorders Management Plan (EDMP): Clients get back $58.

All DVA gold card holders are bulked billed with initial and standard consults.

Dr Evelyn is available for appointments on Thursdays. She is also able to cater for those who wish to communicate in Malay and Chinese during consultation session.

For all appointments, please contact Evelyn via:
Phone: 0497 785 114
Direct booking link:

Belinda Conway

Accredited Practising Dietitian

Belinda is a caring and compassionate dietitian who aims to provide a safe and welcoming space to support people to meet their goals. She understands that health is much more than a number on the scales and takes a non-diet evidence-based approach to support health and well-being.

Belinda has a special interest in cancer care, understands the benefits of eating well before, during, and after treatment, and values a holistic team care approach. She has experience in hospital and community settings and has worked with multidisciplinary teams to support people through all stages of their cancer journey.

Belinda is a credentialed eating disorder dietitian with an intuitive interest in supporting people to build a positive relationship with food, eating, and their body. She can also support you in managing gastrointestinal issues, gut health, diabetes, malnutrition, enteral feeding, healthy eating & healthy ageing.

General Community Rates
Extended Consultation (50min): $150
Standard Consultation (30min): $110

Bloomhill Clients & Concession Rates
Extended Consultation (50min): $130
Standard Consultation (30min): $90

Extended consultations apply to all initial sessions and complex cases needing more time.
Medicare and Private health rebates are available.
Speak to your GP about a Care Plan to receive the $58 Medicare rebate.

You can make an appointment with Belinda at the below booking link or via phone/email:
Phone: 0459 749 190

Room Availability

We now offer room hire for practitioners to work out of our Wellness Centre in Buderim. 

View more information on our room hire package here

Express your interest in room hire availability here.