About the Clinic

Solstice Clinic of Natural Therapies is a place of healing, herbal and holistic medicine. Mary is a skilled, compassionate herbalist and natural health practitioner. The clinic principles are set firmly on the foundations of traditional wisdom, common sense and good science and is designed to warmly welcome people from all walks of life. 

Mary is available for in-person appointments in Milford, Auckland and Coromandel town.


"Medicine is not only a science and an art: it is also a mode of looking ...with a compassionate objectivity."

Owsei Temkin

Our Approach

A warm and welcoming relaxed atmosphere where you can feel comfortable is pivotal to creating a safe space for transformation. With that in mind we work hard to create a little haven for you away from the stresses of the world, a place where you have the space to grow, heal and transform at your own pace, as a gentle, conscious approach is nurtured. We have many different natural medicines available such as herbal tinctures, teas, flower essences and topical remedies, all of which are carefully selected for you. You may also like to learn some very helpful practices to support increased awareness removing obstacles to healing. 

Online Appointments

Online appointments are available because we understand sometimes travel, rural living or illness means you can't come and see me in person. 

We use 'Telehealth', a secure and totally private end-to-end encrypted connection designed specifically for use in health care. Let me know when you book if you would like to request this service.

Note: Except in exceptional circumstances online service is only for those I have seen in-person already. I do not do initial consultations online, as I believe in-person healthcare is more effective and it is crucial to building and maintaining a healthy therapeutic relationship.  

Should I Book An Appointment?

If you haven't had a natural health consultation before, or even if you have, it may be helpful for you to know a little about what to expect before you book in. 

Once you've contacted me and we've arranged a time, I will send you an easy form to fill in as well as details on how to get here, parking etc. 

On your first visit we will talk about what is bothering you, any past health issues, and also your goals and aspirations. I spend a lot of time listening carefully and taking notes and I may also do some simple diagnostics as needed, e.g. blood pressure, pulse, blood sugars, urinalysis etc. As we look for the underlying cause of your chief complaint/s, I will find it helpful to look at any recent blood tests, pathology and GP reports you may have had so I can look at what is going on from that perspective. I also assess from a more traditional framework considering the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space, and energy fields, chakra balance and mind-body connections. 

Following the consultation we choose appropriate medicines for you, these may include one or more of the following:

  • A herbal mix - which may be from dried herbs to make tea, or a bottle of herbal 'tincture' to be taken 1-3 times per day. 
  • Food and nutrition guidance, 'kitchen medicines'
  • Nutritional supplements if indicated
  • Lifestyle and yoga practices which I'll teach you and you can add to your daily routine
  • Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is also available either as a stand-alone or included in an integrated holistic programme
Most often I will recommend a follow up appointment at two weeks so I can track your progress and implement the next step of your treatment plan. Depending on your patterns of health, I may recommend cleansing, or relaxation, or nourishment, or activation - whatever we do, we create space by removing obstacles to healing thus allowing Nature to do the work of rebalancing your overall health and supporting you on your journey to feeling better.

How to Book an Appointment

If you have decided you would like to book an appointment, simply email, text or ring me and leave a message. Click the link below for further details and contact form. 

IMPORTANT: In respect of other patients, if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, please notify me asap as we may need to reschedule your appointment, or alternatively, schedule a Telehealth or phone consultation.  

Fees & Payment

Pricing - Below is a basic price list, more detailed information on costings can be found here. Cost of medicines is additional to consultation fees. 

Gold Card holders receive a 10% discount on all clinic appointments and products. 

Initial consultations: 
  • Initial consultation (1.5 hours) $150.00
  • Express consultation (45 mins) $85.00
  • Child under 12, initial consultation (45 mins) $65
Follow ups:
  • Follow up consultation (45 mins): $65
  • Short follow up (20-30 mins): $45
  • Child under 12 follow up (20-30 mins): $45

Payment options - Cash, internet banking.

Consultation - Payment for the consultation is made the day of your appointment.

Products - I can dispense you a herbal formula from a range of herbal medicines I carry on site, and I may also recommend practitioner-only products couriered directly out to your home or workplace if you need something I don't have on the shelf. 

Medicines are made on the spot during an in-person consult, or picked up or couriered directly to your home.

Repeats can be couriered out as required or pickup arranged. (Subject to suitability depending on the herbs or treatment being used).