Hello! I’m Kathleen, a naturopath and acupuncturist, based in Northern NSW.

I am also a health science lecturer and mother. I have a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and a Masters of Applied Science in Acupuncture. I’ve been in practice since 2009, starting out in an acupuncture and naturopathy clinic in Brisbane, before moving to Sydney and joining a large integrative medicine centre for several years.

I started MamaCare in Sydney, four years ago. I have recently relocated my family and practice to the beautiful Northern Rivers region of NSW. Now that we have settled, I have started practice at The Lismore Birth House and am planning to reboot MamaCare’s in pospartum services in the coming months.

I’m mother to a beautiful six-year-old, who is far and away my best work to date.

I have a particular interest in working with women and their families, and am especially passionate about the importance of supporting the health of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I believe it is crucial to look after the wellbeing of mothers – especially those with newborns – on whom so much else, including the health of their baby, is dependant.

When mothers do not receive adequate support, from health providers, family and friends, they become depleted. In my experience, this is more common than not. What I love is helping to redress this imbalance, working with the needs of each woman and her family to help establish healthy foundations for current and future generations.

Due to our relocation from Sydney up to Northern NSW, MamaCare’s in-home services are currently unavailable. However, you can (and are welcome to!) come and see me at The Lismore Birth House – you can see the available appointment times and types here. Please also get in touch if you have any questions or are looking for support services – if I am not able to help you directly, I will be able to refer you to someone who can.


Kathleen Murphy Naturopathy. Nutrition. Herbal medicine. Acupuncture. Integrative health. BA. BHSc. MAppSc.