Child Behaviour Specialist

Hi, I'm Kirsten. I'm a naturopath specialising in child behaviour difficulties.
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How I can help?

Has your child had a recent diagnosis of a behavioural disorder?

There is hope. I’m passionate about helping children gain their
full health potential
and a happy mindset.

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How can seeing a Naturopath help my child?

What is a naturopath, and how can they help with my child's behaviour?

A naturopath will see you for around an hour at the first appointment and get a very good overview of your child’s health, symptoms, past health history, family history and diet and lifestyle. They will then do some simple in-clinic tests and recommend any further testing that can help put all pieces of the puzzle together. You will come out at the end with a written naturopathic health  plan including recommendations for diet, lifestyle, supplements and herbs that are tailored specifically to your child’s needs.

My child is taking medication. Can I still see a naturopath?
Yes.  A naturopath will thoroughly check any herb/drug interactions before prescribing herbs and supplements.  The ultimate goal of our time spent together is to give you ideas on how to treat your child’s difficulties as naturally as possible.
How long until we get some results?
I offer 4 month programmes as it can take a while for your child’s body to come into balance.  Behavioural disorders are multi-factorial so we need time to do the detective work and make changes little by little.  This is often a long term commitment by the family.
what testing do you offer?
Behavioural disorders can be complex and to make real gains in wellness, we need to ensure we test for the most common contributing factors.   I like to test for mineral status, heavy metal toxicity, gut infections and food intolerances.  These are all naturopathic tests based on all the most recent scientific developments.

About Kirsten Donovan

Naturopath Expert

Kirsten is a qualified naturopath with Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists of New Zealand.
With over 12 years of experience in the health industry. She has run her own clinic in Auckland and the Far North before setting up in Tairua, on the Coromandel.
Previous experience includes being an in-house naturopath and health writer. As well as being on the committee for the New Zealand Society of Naturopaths for many years.

I have found Kirsten very knowledgeable and thorough in her examinations etc which helped us on the road to recovery.

I took my 10 year son to see Kirsten as he was having trouble with a variety of things including behavioural issues, anxiety and sleep problems.  Kirsten was caring yet professional and highly knowledgeable in the latest studies of child health. My son has improved dramatically and I believe that the treatment given to him has played a huge part in that. I highly recommend Kirsten to anyone seeking natural healthcare.


Happy Mother of Client

I have found Kirsten very knowledgeable and thorough in her examinations etc to help me with my road to recovery. She also put the onus on myself to finally take ownership and do the hard work.  With her guidance, treatments and support, I can say I’m finally on the road to recovery.

I find her herbs and advice great pick me ups when I need them from time to time too.

Suzi J

Happy Client


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ou’ll also gain valuable
and the information you need to decide if working closely
a naturopath may help your child for the best.