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Naturopathic Herbalist

Empowering patients for 25 years

I invite you to connect with me to co-create a holistic healthcare plan that blends traditional wisdom with evidence-based practices. Let's embark on your journey to wellness together.

Cath Lilburn

Cath Lilburn


As a Natural Healthcare Practitioner with over 25 years of experience and continuous education, I offer personalised care grounded in empathy, knowledge, and practical treatment plans. From addressing fatigue, anxiety, and immune challenges to resolving gut issues and skin problems, I employ a blend of herbal medicines, nutrition, and lifestyle interventions tailored to your unique needs.

With a special focus on Perimenopause and beyond, I'm passionate about supporting women through this transformative stage of life. Additionally, I specialise in empowering breast cancer patients with post-oncology support, helping them embark on a new chapter of health and healing. My expertise in this area is underscored by a published research paper.

If you're seeking comprehensive and compassionate care, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's embark on your journey to optimal health together. Please contact me here to get started.

Conditions Treated

Experienced in a full range of health issues.

Immune & autoimmune
Energy & fatigue issues 
& stress

Specialised in supporting women's health issues.

Click on either of the below conditions for more information.  

Perimenopause & beyond
Breast cancer

Catherine has played an essential role in many of my recoveries over the years. From major surgeries, pregnancies, autoimmune disorders and overall health; she has assisted me in ways no other practitioners have been able to. She has also helped my daughters build up their immune systems with her incredible 'tailor made' tonics and she has never pushed unnecessary products like other naturopaths. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she's incredible!

– JR



Meet Cath

Naturopathic Herbalist

After pursuing studies in Economics & International Relations at the ANU in Canberra in the mid 1990s, I decided to follow my heart into the natural health field.

I completed an apprenticeship at a clinic in Canberra while simultaneously studying Herbal Medicine with Dorothy Hall, a well known Herbalist of her generation. 

In 1998 I moved to Newcastle and worked for 5 years in a multi-disciplinary clinic while my husband completed his Medical studies. We moved to Wollongong in 2003 & I established a home-based practice soon afterwards.

Cath Lilburn in clinic

I love learning and ongoing education and receive regular mentoring. I believe this is so important in the healthcare field where knowledge is updated all the time. In 2018, I completed a course on Integrative support for people with cancer, taught by American Naturopathic Oncologist Lise Alschuler. 


In 2021, I graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine Management (with professional honours in Complementary Medicine) from the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Tasmania. Following this research my paper, 'Medicinal mushrooms (specifically Reishi mushroom) as an adjuvant treatment in breast cancer,' was published and I was a finalist in the NHAA journal article of the year in 2022.

I am dedicated to supporting women on the perimenopausal journey and beyond. In November 2023 I had the privilege of presenting a talk on 'Perimenopause, Naturally' at a Perimenopause evening held at the Headlands Hotel. And more recently I have given another talk on Peri/menopause to a group of local women at a Bulli gym.


As a practitioner however, I am commited to supporting anyone in need through personalised and holistic care.  


Frequently asked questions

Consultation options
Zoom or face-to face

Initial consultation (general): 75 minutes
Initial consultation (cancer): 90 minutes
Follow up consultation: 45-60 minutes
Short consultation: 30 minutes
Payment options
Eftpos machine available.

Cancellation Policy
I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel an appointment. 
Clinic days
Administration & ordering: Mondays
Consulting days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

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