Kathy Harris – Sydney Naturopath

M.HSc(Herbal Med), B.Ed., ND., Adv.Dip.Hom.

Practising: Homoeopathy, Naturopathy, Nutritional medicine, Western Herbal Medicine

Sydney Naturopath - kathy HarrisKathy is a well-known Sydney naturopath, Western medical herbalist, nutritionist and homoeopath. She works with patients with a wide variety of complaints, from acute colds and flu to serious and chronic diseases, including allergies, gastrointestinal symptoms, menstrual or menopausal problems, men’s health, cardiovascular issues, autoimmune diseases. She is a trained Fertility Management Counsellor and has assisted many couples to become pregnant. She also loves to guide people, especially babies and children, in how to achieve optimum health.

“As a Sydney Naturopath, Western Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist & Homoeopath, I focus on finding the cause of illness in an individual in an integrative way, supporting and nurturing the body, mind and soul back to health, rather than trying to ‘fight the battle’ or ‘stick on a bandaid’. An important part of the journey to health is for the individual to feel empowered, not dependent.”

Kathy has been in clinical practice in Sydney for over two decades. She has lectured Naturopathic degree students at all major Sydney universities and colleges and writes for various publications. Her practice is enriched by being part of a team of skilled and experienced practitioners and staff at the Wholistic Medical Centre.

During her early years in practice, Kathy’s particular interests led to extra study in the complex field of female hormones. She ran classes for women to help them cope with the changes during their peri-menopausal years and in 2002 authored a book for practitioners: Managing Menopause Naturally – A Comprehensive Clinician’s Manual. The happy menopausal patients brought along their daughters, sons and grandchildren which led to Kathy to study and qualify as a counselor in Natural Fertility Management.

More recently, Kathy has seen an increase in the numbers of people presenting with various autoimmune disorders, such as Graves’ disease and Crohn’s disease, which has led to further study in gastrointestinal microbiome, epigenetics and methylation. She uses functional testing facilities such as uBiome, Smart DNA, GI-MAP, ImuPro, Nutripath and others to investigate when required.

Kathy has been trained in and has experience with a wide range of health issues, from acute to chronic, from hormonal to respiratory, from allergies to gastrointestinal, and loves to take a wholistic approach.

Gastrointestinal Health

  • IBS
  • Food intolerances
  • IBD – Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis
  • Balancing the microbiome for health

Women’s Health

  • Thrush
  • PCOS
  • Painful periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Fertility, Natural Conception or Contraception
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Peri-and post-menopause

Babies & Children’s Health

  • Infantile colic, reflux
  • Sleeping difficulties, nightmares
  • Colds and ‘flu
  • Tonsillitis
  • Eczema, dermatitis
  • Bronchitis, asthma
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Allergies and intolerances – food and airborne

Men’s Health

  • Stress management
  • Poor sperm vitality and/or count
  • Cardiovascular health

General Health at all ages

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • High cholesterol
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Stress management and support
  • Thyroid imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, weight issues
  • Dietary and lifestyle advice


  • Master of Health Science (Herbal Medicine) – University of New England
  • Bachelor of Education – University of Sydney
  • Diploma of Naturopathy – Nature Care College
  • Advanced Diploma of Homoeopathy – Calcutta, India
  • Certificate of Natural Fertility Management


  • Fellow National Herbalists Association of Australia (FNHAA) – Executive Board Member 2012
  • Australian Homoeopathic Association (AHA) – NSW Board Member 2002-2010 
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

More of Kathy’s Background as a Sydney Naturopath

In her earlier life she was a school teacher and grew up with an interest in healthy diet and exercise, vitamins and a natural approach to health. Thus, when a series of family health crises occurred, she sought the help of a Naturopath whose deeply healing therapies inspired Kathy to study naturopathy and homoeopathy. Later, the attainment of a Masters degree in Western Herbal Medicine enabled her to integrate her love of teaching with her love of clinical practice and she has lectured for the past 15 years at the University of Western Sydney, Nature Care College, Sydney College of Homoeopathic Medicine and, currently, at Endeavour College, Sydney campus.

Kathy’s other publications include: autoimmune disease chapter in the major text for naturopaths Clinical Naturopathic Medicine; article on Graves’ disease in the Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism; various articles and chapters in Nature and Health, Informed Voice, Journal of Complementary Medicine and Challenging Children. The focus of Kathy’s writings is to outline how a holistic naturopathic approach can assist in complex health issues.

Family is Kathy’s most precious hobby, especially two captivating little granddaughters. Kathy loves to share a meal with friends, walk around her favourite city and its beautiful foreshores, do some volunteer work, sip an organic red wine and curl up with a podcast or a good book.


 Cancellation policy

Should you have to change your appointment to another day or cancel it for any reason, you will need to ring 9211 3811 at least 24 hours prior, otherwise a cancellation fee will apply as follows:

  • More than 1 business day notice: no charge
  • Less than 1 business day notice: full appointment fee charged
  • Missed appointment: full appointment fee charged