Vanessa Cobern is a Bachelor qualified naturopath who has been fascinated with natural medicine from a young age. She is a firm believer in the importance of a holistic approach to good health which incorporates the balance of body, mind, and soul.  To achieve balance in all of these areas, Vanessa uses a range of herbal and nutritional therapies, together with personalised lifestyle recommendations.

Vanessa has a friendly, empathetic, and non-judgmental nature which is perfectly suited to the naturopathic profession.  Throughout her years in practice, Vanessa has helped patients to heal from a diverse range of health issues. Her special areas of interest are gut health, allergies, autoimmune disease, and mental health.

SIBO or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is an area that is growing, and Vanessa is one of our primary practitioners to help patients with this complex and often difficult-to-treat condition at Shift. Vanessa also helps many women with PCOS, endometriosis and other women’s health complaints.

One of Vanessa aims is to cut through all of the confusing and conflicting information that is out there and deliver sound evidence-based advice tailored to the individual.  She believes in helping clients to set health goals that can be easily adjusted and maintained on their health journey. You’ll receive a lot of lifestyle and dietary advice after a consult with Vanessa. 

As Shift works in a collaborative framework, many of Vanessa’s cases will be overlooked by our founder Katherine Maslen and the rest of the naturopathic team. It is our way of making sure we’re cover all possible angles to facilitate the fastest and most cost-effective healing journey for you.

To make an appointment with Vanessa at Shift, call us on 07 3367 0337 or email her at