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Our practitioners

Our practitioners are an incredible source of information, inspiration, and dedication to everything Tongue & Tonic stands for. We’re so happy to work in something that we love so much, and invite you to learn more about us below.


Jemima Toby holds a Bachelor degree in Acupuncture; Chinese Herbal medicine and a Diploma in Massage. Her practice in natural therapies Spiritual channeling and guidance has spanned over 19 years. Her journey into motherhood and beyond has gifted her with an understanding, that with the right support for families and individuals, each person’s journey can embrace enjoyment, light heartiness and wellness.

Intuitive energetic healing focus’ on clearing blockage in the body and mind, linking you energetically to your body, mind, soul and guides. Jemima provides guidance for your life journey covering aspects of health, wellness, career, personal relationships and solutions to re-ignite your energy and spirit. Session may include Needling, Spiritual Guidance, Reiki, Energy Clearing, Energy Pulling, Energy Revitalising, Psychic Channeling, Mantras, NLP, Diet changes and. Meditation. Needling, Chinese medicine and Intuitive Energy Healing works with our body’s energetics or Qi. The aim is balance. As we aim to achieve balance, realistically any symptom or challenge however niggling or large can be treated with Needling, Chinese Medicine and Intuitive Healing. Each session is unique to you.  Session can be in person, online or through distance healing. 



Marnie is an Internationally Accredited Life / Soul Coach (ICF) who empowers people to unleash their true potential and achieve success in various areas of their life by providing guidance, support, and practical strategies to reshape their mindset and cultivate a more empowered outlook. Marnie aids in confronting limiting beliefs, blockages, triggers, and past traumas, offering insights and tools to navigate through challenges with resilience and determination.


Trauma can dent your armour, but it doesn’t have to define you! Marnie’s toolkit will enhance your resilience and provide strategies to manage triggers and emotional responses. The good news is that healing does not have to mean reliving your past! Her approach focuses on pinpointing then neutralising the impact of the trauma without dwelling on the details. It’s all about precision and progress.


Marnie’s sessions are designed to empower your journey forward. With techniques rooted in Positive Psychology and Neuro Science you will tap into resources you might not have known existed and gain practical tools to drive your own transformation. 


Remember, every step you take towards healing is a step towards reclaiming your life from the clutches of trauma and limiting beliefs and Marnie is honoured to be a part of your journey, offering you tools that respect your pain while nurturing your growth and strength. Your story is one of resilience and hope, and we're here to help you rewrite it with courage and positivity.


Embark on a one-of-a-kind coaching experience with a coach who loves to add a touch of humour along with wisdom and empathy! Your journey will be filled with laughter and guidance, making it both comfortable and enjoyable as we work together to unlock your true potential.


Whether you seek positive change in your career, relationships, personal development, or overall life satisfaction, Marnie is here to guide you!

Contact Marnie: 0408 405 960

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Maxine Leech

Introducing Maxine Leech, a compassionate advocate and seasoned counsellor and chronic pain recovery coach.

Maxine’s empathy and expertise in mind-body counselling, coupled with her own lived experience, have propelled her

to specialize in aiding individuals through the challenging landscape of chronic pain conditions and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME).


With a compassionate heart and a profound understanding of the intricate connection between mental and physical health.

Maxine embarked on her journey into mind-body counselling with a fervent desire to alleviate the suffering of those plagued by chronic pain and debilitating fatigue after also suffering these conditions.


Maxine brings a wealth of knowledge from both conventional and alternative holistic healing modalities, aiming to bridge the gap between the two while incorporating her own lived experience with chronic illness into her practice.  Additionally, Maxine has a strong desire to support individuals through the minefield of relationship breakdowns, offering advocacy services for those navigating this stressful terrain including the legal systems. This includes the importance of sleep health related to stress and insomnia.

Her approach is rooted in empathy and tailored to each individual's unique needs, recognizing that genuine healing encompasses not only the body but also the mind and spirit. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in conjunction with emerging treatments such as Reverse Therapy, Maxine empowers her clients to uncover the underlying causes of their symptoms and regain control over their lives. Remaining at the forefront of emerging research and innovative treatment approaches in mind-body medicine, Maxine's dedication to excellence and unwavering support have earned her the trust and gratitude of countless individuals on their healing journeys.

Whether grappling with chronic pain, CFS/ME, or seeking holistic support for relationship breakdowns, insomnia and overall well-being, Maxine offers a safe haven and a fresh, tailored approach to each session. With her guidance, individuals
can rediscover hope, resilience, and the profound healing connection between mind and body.

For Bookings and Enquires contact Maxine: 0413 186 080

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Gemma White

Gemma White is an EFT practitioner, holistic counsellor, and art therapist. Sheconnects to her version of spirituality through creativity –writing poetry, making art, and creating music. All these art forms continue to heal her from the inside out, and she

brings a sense of creative possibility to her sessions with clients. Gemma has experienced first-hand the gentle power of art

therapy and holistic counselling to heal her relationships. They are such subtle methods for self-reflection, yet they go deep

into the subconscious, effecting real change. More recently Gemma has explored the powerful tool of EFT tapping for removing

emotional blocks, becoming qualified as a practitioner. Being a creative person and having a tool like EFT tapping naturally lends itself to helping other creatives with issues such as writer’s block or resistance to writing, an actor being nervous about an

audition, or a speaker feeling jittery about being on stage.


EFT tapping can be used for many different things like weight loss and food cravings, quitting smoking, relationship difficulties, or even physical pain. If you’re having a feeling about an issue, no matter what it is, then it’s likely there’s a stuck emotion behind

it that would benefit from EFT tapping. Emotional Freedom Technique – EFT tapping – literally gives you more emotional freedom.


Carmela is a Shadow Ascension Healer, Intuitive Psychic, Vibrational Healer, and Certified Holistic

Carmela specialises in helping clients who have experienced narcissistic abuse in relationships by
addressing their fears and frustrations, such as fear of rejection, low self-esteem, trust issues, emotional
triggers, isolation, difficulty with boundaries, and feelings of shame and guilt. Her approach to healing
focuses on deep shadow work, promoting personal development, root core healing, and empowerment.

Carmela’s mission is to help you embrace your readiness for victory by teaching you to never fear anyone
or anything that makes you feel less than. Together, we will cultivate the strength to speak up and uphold
your boundaries, ensuring that no one can bring you down to their level.

By creating a safe and supportive environment, Carmela wants you to confront and heal these deep-seated
issues, regain control over your life, and build healthier relationships. She understands that while you are
ready to win, you may not always see the finish line.

Having endured years of tyranny and narcissistic abuse from her parents and relationships, Carmela
reached a pivotal moment where she chose not to identify as a victim or merely survive. Instead, she
committed to a path of healing, uncovering core elements, practices, and lessons. Now, Carmela is
dedicated to supporting others in their journey of shadow healing, empowering them to reclaim their lives
and achieve their true potential.

For more information or to book a session, visit

**Love, Carmela 👑**



Inner Compass Counselling

Inner Compass Counselling arose from the Medicine Wheel, sometimes known as the Sacred Hoop, that has had been used by generations of traditional and Indigenous cultures for health and healing. The wheel serves as a powerful symbol and tool for aiding healing by promoting a holistic perspective (considering the individual as a whole person, taking into account their physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being), acknowledging the cyclical nature of healing, fostering balance and harmony, recognising interconnected support systems, and facilitating integration and wholeness. By Incorporating the metaphor of the wheel into the healing process Steven can support individuals with a framework for understanding their journey and

navigating towards greater well-being and fulfilment.

Like a wheel, the healing process often follows a cyclical pattern of ups and downs. There may be times of progress and

breakthroughs, as well as periods of challenges and setbacks as demonstrated in Steven’s healing Life. Steven has had a

history of mental health challenges, trauma and setbacks and this has benefited Steven as a Counsellor with the tools, insight

and compassion necessary to help others.

Steven has obtained a Masters in counselling from Monash University and has had over 13 years’ experience in Counselling Individuals, (children, adolescents and adults) Couples and families whilst working for various organisations. Steven has had

experience in counselling in the following areas:

1. Mental Health Issues such as depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.)

2. Relationship Issues: such as assisting individuals, couples, and families in addressing relationship challenges, improving communication skills, resolving conflicts, and strengthening bonds.

3. Grief and Loss: providing support and guidance to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or any other significant loss, helping them navigate the grieving process and find ways to cope and heal.

4. Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Assisting individuals in building self-esteem, self-confidence, and developing a positive self-image, helping them develop a greater sense of self-worth and self-acceptance.

5. Trauma and PTSD: Working with individuals who have experienced trauma, whether it be from childhood abuse, accidents, or other traumatic events, helping them process their experiences and work towards healing and recovery.

6. Addiction and Substance Abuse: providing support and counselling for individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse issues, helping them understand the underlying causes of their addiction, develop coping strategies, and work towards
sobriety and recovery.

7. Identity and Self-Exploration: Supporting individuals in exploring their identity, values, beliefs, and goals, helping them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world.

8. Healing and Transformation Recognising the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit and emphasising holistic approaches to healing., including, meditation-based approaches, energy work, and traditional spiritual practices that helps individuals connect

with their inner wisdom, intuition, and higher power.

In summary, an inner compass serves as a powerful tool for personal growth by fostering self-awareness, clarity of purpose, resilience, continuous learning, authenticity, and adaptability. By entrusting Steven from Inner Compass Counselling as your Counsellor, he will help you navigate your journey of growth with confidence and purpose, unlocking you. full potential and living a fulfilling life.

For a confidential Discussion please contact Steven on 0411 124-387 to help find your inner compass as a guiding force, for your personal growth and development. Steven will offer you a 15-minute Complimentary Discovery Discussion that will take place
over the phone so that we can get to know each other, and I can understand your needs, concerns, and goals for counselling and how I am best be able to help you.

Allow Steven from Inner Compass Counselling to help you find your true North. Guiding
You towards Inner Healing and Growth

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