Meet the Team at House of Health

Sharon Erdrich

Sharon Erdrich

Principal Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Clinic Director


Sharon is one of New Zealand’s leading natural healthcare professionals. In her early health career she learned that the standard medical approach, while excellent at saving lives, did little to support people to reclaim good health.

With over 40 years experience in the health sector, she offers lifestyle, health and nutritional expertise to private clients as well as to health professionals.

Read her full profile here.

Sharon is available for in-clinic and online appointments.

9.00am to 5.30pm

Dr Paloma Velasquez

Medical Doctor (Chile), Naturopath and Medical Herbalist


Paloma graduated as a medical doctor from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2009.

After working in medicine, she felt the need to learn other ways to help patients and support prevention of disease. Having found a new home in New Zealand / Aotearoa, she offers a truly integrative approach to health care.

Consultations in English and Spanish.

Read her full profile here.

Dr Paloma is available for in-clinic and online appointments

Tuesdays 10.00am – 4.00pm
Thursdays 8.00am – 2.00pm
Fridays 9.00am – 3.00pm

Emma Gardiner

Senior Naturopath & Medical Herbalist


Originally trained as a registered nurse in Australia, Emma retrained to become a naturopath & medical herbalist in her new home, New Zealand.

Now also training then next generation of naturopaths to be great clinicians, she brings a wide knowledge base to support your health concerns.

Read her full profile here.

Emma is available for in-clinic & online appointments

Mondays 10.00am – 4.30pm
Tuesdays 12.00pm – 6.00pm

Latimer Clark

Senior Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist


Work with Latimer to get support with digestive issues, metabolic challenges, improving immune function (including autoimmune conditions), men’s health challenges (prostate, vitality). 

Latimer also uses nutitrional approaches to addressing dietary deficiencies, food intolerances and allergies.

Read more about working with him here.

Latimer is available for in-clinic & online appointments.

Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Verity Vincent

Senior Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist & Thermographer


Verity was inspired to retrain as a naturopath after experiencing the power of natural medicine in her own family’s health journey. Passionate about educating, Verity works holistically with her clients, carefully considering their goals and all aspects of their health picture.

She believes wholefood nutrition, optimal digestive function, and a resilient nervous system form the foundations of great health.

Read more about Verity here.

Verity is available for in-clinic & online appointments.

Mondays 4.00-6.00pm
Tuesdays 9.00am – 2.30pm (Online only)

Usha Mittal

Junior Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, Nutritional Consultant


Inspired to study natural health after her own experience with endometriosis and a cancer diagnosis in a family member, Usha aspires to support people with chronic conditions. With two adult children, she is well experienced in problems associated with parenthood and children’s health.

Supporting all areas of wellness, Usha prefers to provide simple solutions initially, including dietary modifications, and home remedies. Usha is fluent in English, Hindi and Punjabi.

Read Usha’s full profile here.

Usha can see you in-clinic & online.

Wednesdays 12.00-5.00pm

Janine Sinclair

Junior Naturopath & Medical Herbalist


Work with Janine if you have

Read Janine’s full profile here.

Janine is available for in-clinic & online appointments.

Fridays 10.00am-5.00pm

Emily Hall

Emily Hall

Paediatric Specialist, Acupuncturist, TCM, Occupational Therapist


    Emily is passionate about helping ALL children lead their happiest, healthiest lives and highest potential. She has 20+ years experience working with mild to complex medical and developmental needs. She traveled the world learning techniques that bring hope, even in very complex conditions.

    Read More about Emily here.

    Contact Emily directly on 0272554747

    Sharon Erdrich

    Matthias Erdrich

    Co-Director, Eyebody Practitioner, Alexander Technique Teacher


      Matthias is an experienced musician, double bass teacher (German bow) and is a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique. He is fully trained in the Eyebody Method,  combining the principles of the Alexander Technique to the Grunwald EyeBody Patterns® in conjunction with the Bates Method of Natural Vision Improvement.

      Read More about Matthias here.

      Contact Matthias directly on 0272803450

      Use the booking button to go to our appointment system, where you can select the health practitioner and time you prefer. Please note that Sharon’s calendar can get booked well in advance, so if you require an urgent appointment, please schedule the next available appointment (of the type needed) and phone us +64 (9) 8465566 to go on her cancellation list.

      If you are a new client, you can phone or email us with an outline of your health problem and we can recommend one of the team for you.

      You can also give the gift of health: Treat your family or friends with a gift voucher! Contact us to create the right package for you. Or book yours now.

      Galyna Ashayeva

      Reg Counsellor


      Experienced counsellor and therapist, Galyna has a strong focus on marriage and couple counselling, individual counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapy.

      She has the knowledge, understanding and skills to guide you on the path to harmony as an individual and with your partner.

      Read more about Galyna here.

      Contact Galyna directly

      Galyna Kovalyshyna

      Kinesiologist, Integrative Health Coach


      Galyna has a strong interest and passion for people, the interconnection of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, the influence of the environment on the human health system.

      Any disease or disorder can have several causes. Galyna has a holistic approach to solving health issues, applying her knowledge and techniques to address the problem in practice.

      Read more about Galyna here.

      Contact Galyna on 021 186 9304

      Book in with One of our Team. Our Fabulous Practitioners are here to Support Your Good Health

      Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Gut Health Experts, Functional Medicine Practitioners, Counsellor, Health Coach, Paediatric Acupuncturist.

      Qualified naturopaths, experienced health practitioners in Mt Albert, Auckland.

      When seeking to improve your health with lifestyle, diet, nutrition and herbal medicine you’ll find a naturopath has been trained in all of these areas. However, when choosing naturopathy it’s important to choose someone who is appropriately qualified. Each of our health practitioners has professional membership with the governing registrant for that modality. Naturopaths at House of Health have all trained with Sharon Erdrich in the clinic to gain expertise in the area of gut health. By working together, we provide an integrated and holistic approach to health care, offering solutions using both innovative and traditional therapies.

      An appointment with a House of Health practitioner is just a click of your mouse away. Telehealth appointments are available.

      Excellent4.9 review us onVida McCordVida McCord ★★★★★ Emma is such a knowledgeable practitioner who breaks down information in a way I can really understand and feel motivated to integrate. Her warm, calm, yet really professional nature lets you know your health is in safe hands.Hanna McLeayHanna McLeay ★★★★★ I have seen Emma for help around my thyroid health and gut issues. She makes scientific things so easy to understand. I've now really been able to take control of my own health through her coaching. She's amazing!Sofia BofillSofia Bofill ★★★★★ I've had an incredible experience with Paloma Velasquez at House of Health. She has helped me overcome gut issues, allergies and hormonal problems that other doctors did not have a solution for. She is very thorough and professional, and has accomodated treating me via video calls (I am based in Australia). I would highly recommend!RuruRuru ★★★★★ Emma is amazing! She has been helping me with some long term issues and has been a huge help, wealth of knowledge and amazing at providing a big picture view when I have been stuck in the trenches. She has worked incredibly hard at drilling down to find solutions and I can wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone wanting to get on top of their health issues.kristin dykstrakristin dykstra ★★★★★ House of Health has been awesome. I suffer migraines and I have been supported by Verity with a naturopath plan. I am still on my journey but after one month I have seen improvements in my energy and ability to focus at work. Verity is amazing to work with! She is super calm, patient and genuine. It is evident she really cares about her clients. I highly recommend her and House of Health in general 🙂Jan ThorburnJan Thorburn ★★★★★ I went to Sharon at House of Health several years ago having been diagnosed with Crohns by the hospital. I no longer have a Chrohns diagnosis. I believe that is due to Sharon's careful, very informed care and guidance at House of Health.Magdalena BofillMagdalena Bofill ★★★★★ Paloma Velasquez is a fantastic naturopath who has made significant a difference in my quality of life during my menopause transition. I totally recommend her!Clara ChaconClara Chacon ★★★★★ I decided to try with natural medicine years ago when my daughter was diagnosed with asthma, and they wanted to medicate her with inhalers. I was fortunate to find Paloma Velasquez, and thanks to the customized formulas she did for my daughter, the herbs, and some dietary changes, my daughter has been asthma-free for over 2 years. Incredibly grateful to her dedication and highly recommended for her professionalism.Leon ErdrichLeon Erdrich ★★★★★ Looks for the cause of the gut problem instead of covering the symptoms. High quality healthcareAndrew Haddleton (GIG Internet Marketing)Andrew Haddleton (GIG Internet Marketing) ★★★★★ I took a family member to see Sharon as they had an ongoing stomach problem. The GP had run tests and prescribed various pills but they didn't make any difference.As soon as Sharon saw the same test results, she immediately identified the probable issue and recommended a new food regime.Over a six-week period, the person dropped 15 kgs, the pain went away and, now looks and feels vastly different.They see the new food options as a long-term lifestyle change.I urge anyone who has a stomach issue to go to see Sharon at House of Health.js_loader

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