Meet The Team | newLife centre for Women
Patricia Diaz

Patricia Diaz

Patricia Diaz newLife centre for Women and acuIVF™ founder

Fertility and Pregnancy Acupuncture Specialist and Herbalist
BA Applied Sc. Traditional Chinese Medicine; BA Pharm Chem.; BA (Hons) Med Sc.

Patricia is an acupuncturist with over 15 years experience, is one of Australia's best known health experts, and founder of newLife centre for Women and acuIVF™.

Over the past several years, Patricia had been in charge of Genea Holistic’s practice as the Practice Manger and senior Acupuncturist.
At Genea, Patricia assisted in foreseeing the overall setup of the Genea Holistic clinic which was first launched in late, 2011.
Taking on an evidence based practice approach, Patricia has implemented an acupuncture protocol that supports patients undergoing IVF + IUI, Pre natal care and women’s health support and addresses the physical and emotional needs of patients on their fertility journey. Patricia has collaborated in several research projects, published articles, written chapter in textbooks, and presentations related to Acupuncture and Infertility.
She is certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia – AHPRA, associated with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society and a member of FSA.

Michelle Pocklington

Michelle Pocklington

BA Health Sc. Nutritional Medicine

Michelle enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, especially with traditional food cooking preparations. Michelle is a university qualified Nutritionist who’s approach to treatment is unique to each individual. With a strong belief that there isn’t a-one-size-fits all framework, Michelle uses her training to tailor personalised evidenced-based prescriptions based on individual symptoms and health assessments. Addressing all aspects of life, Michelle endeavours to find the underlying cause of an issue, rather than providing a short-term band-aid solution. She works to empower her clients to reach their ultimate health goals using gradual and attainable diet and lifestyle changes that have a lasting impact on health and wellbeing.

Michelle has an interest in – Womens health, Infant and Childrens health, Infertility, Pregnancy and post-natal nutrition, Gastrointestinal disorders, Allergies and intolerances, Skin disorders.
Michelle is a professional member of the Australian Natural Therapies Association.

Michelle loves being in the outdoors, and exploring new places and believes food is something that should be shared and celebrated, so enjoys doing so with her family and friends.

Alana De Ville

BA Health Sc. Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Alana’s passion in health is the treatment of Women’s health conditions, with an emphasis on fertility treatments, and gynecological disorders. Whilst also having a developed interest in and experience in treatment of digestive and gut health, mental/emotional balance and stress, and also the treatment of migraine and headache conditions.

Alana enjoys being active in her life, with most of her free time spent exploring new places with her two fur-babies, or spending time either at home cooking or out and about enjoying all of the amazing food that Sydney has to offer.

With an interest in the health and vitality of both the human body and mind, Alana is a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner who believes that in order to manage the balance between wellness and dis-ease, the human body must be viewed as a self-regulating and interconnected network system.

In this belief, and with an interest in preventative care, Alana believes that treatment should be aimed at addressing the underlying cause of a condition, in order to restore balance to the body-system as a whole.

As the benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine reach far beyond just symptom relief, instead seeking a state of balance and complete mind-body wellness.

Alana is a certified Acupuncturist and Herbal Medicine Practitioner, under the the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia – AHPRA, and is a member of the Australian acupuncture and Chinese Medicine association.

Alana is available every Tuesday from 9am - 6pm. Anyone wanting to book in an appointment with Alana can call us on 9223 1882 or book online at

Valentina Sosnovska

Valentina Sosnovska

Massage Specialist

Valentina is passionate about helping women in their physical and emotional need.  Valetina's is a well experienced and knowledgeable massage therapist and holds a Remedial Massage Diploma, and is certified in Sports and Rehab Therapies, Fertility and Pregnancy Massage, Aromatherapy, and Myofascial Release Massage.

Valentina has worked along with Physiotherapists, Energy Work Therapists, Psychotherapists and different Doctors to develop a customized program that deals with clients' health and lifestyle concerns.

Valentina's approach to ensuring her patients receive a satisfactory massage involves a combination, gentle stretching of the limbs coupled with a particular massage technique. Such techniques may involve, remedial and sports massage technique, myofascial release methods, complemented by acupressure points, joint mobilizations, resistance stretching, and trigger point release.

Valentina ensures to use quality massage products by using pure essential oils and guarantees all of her patients are given the utmost exceptional care by designing an efficient customized massage treatment plan that addresses each individual needs.

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Paula Campanero

Paula Campanero

Paula has over 8 years of experience working in the fitness industry and enjoys helping Women achieve their fitness goals by taking on a holistic approach, without compromising any aspect of their overall health.

Paula is also the Founder of Core Tone Fitness and the exclusive representative of Low Pressure Fitness in Australia.
She has a Bachelors Degree in Sports Science and a Masters degree in Sports Performance.
She’s also a member of the Continence Foundation of Australia.

“Whilst working as a Pilates instructor, I had the chance to meet a lot of women suffering from various pelvic floor dysfunctions and a severe lack of information. I felt I needed to broaden my knowledge to resolve the underlying issue; this led me to become a Low Pressure Fitness Master Coach. Now I educate women and health professionals in a more sustainable approach to core and postural training that can change their lives”.

Come visit our clinic at Suite 10/Level 8 The Dymocks Building, Sydney and speak to one our practitioners to find out more.


Olivier's Professional Background:
2008 – Cer­ti­fic­ate of accred­it­a­tion in Toy­o­hari Japan­ese med­ical acu­punc­ture, Japan.
2006 – Cer­ti­fic­ate IV In Tuina, Chinese remedial mas­sage, (UTS, Sydney)
2005 – Mas­ter of Health Sci­ences in Tra­di­tional Chinese Medi­cine (UTS)
2001 – Post Gradu­ate Cer­ti­fic­ate In Chinese Herbal Medi­cine
2000 – Bach­elor of Health Sci­ences in Acu­punc­ture (UTS)
Olivier is a certified Acupuncturist and Herbal Medicine Practitioner, under the the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia – AHPRA, and is a member of the Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine association.

I migrated from France to Aus­tralia in 1980. After over a decade of working as a circus artist, street performer, puppeteer and actor, I decided to make a career change to become a health practitioner. I completed  my training as a Remedial and a Sports Massage therapist, before being involved in the treatment and rehabilitation of many pro­fes­sional ath­letes, includ­ing the Sydney Swans AFL foot­ball team. I was privileged to be selec­ted in the Aus­tralian med­ical team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Since completing a Bach­elor, and a Masters of Health Sci­ence degree in Tra­di­tional Chinese Medi­cine at the Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­logy of Sydney (UTS), I have been prac­ti­sing a gentle form of Japan­ese acu­punc­ture called Toy­o­hari.
I specialize in the treat­ment of female and male infer­til­ity, muscular pain, migraine, and anxi­ety disorders.
In addi­tion, I have worked as a cas­ual lec­turer, tutor, and clin­ical super­visor at the Col­lege of Traditional Chinese Medi­cine of the Uni­ver­sity of Tech­no­logy of Sydney (UTS) from 2005–2013.
Olivier is available every Friday from 9am - 6pm. Anyone wanting to book in an appointment with Olivier can call us on 9223 1882 or book online at