Wise Woman Alembic


Holistic Counselling with Lynda

I have been working with clients as a holistic counsellor for 15 years. I am an empathetic and intuitive companion. I can help you traverse any challenging situation in life and offer ongoing, practical, loving and wise support as you travel through your life.

I am a naturally curious person who has always been interested in psychology and the mysteries of life. I’m an occultist and a modern alchemist, working tirelessly to transform myself so I can support my clients to overcome what challenges them.

I draw on psychology, neuro-biology, eastern and western occult and health traditions, shamanism, spirituality, divination, intuition, trauma informed practice, empathy and clairsentience when I work with you. No session resembles any other session – we create as we speak and we move energy when we meet.

First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are my companions who support me in my work. Plant intelligence opens all the doors and creates limitless possibilities for us to thrive in a challenging world.

My qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine)
  • Diploma of Naturopathy
  • Diploma of Medical Herbalism
  • Certificate in Healers Studies
  • Certificate in Shamanic Studies
  • Certificate in Advanced Shamanic Studies
  • Diploma in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy
  • First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner

Ritual & Ceremony with Erihapeti

‘Ritual is the antidote to chaos’ Tony Wyber.

Ritual and ceremony have lifted me up from the chaos of my early life and given me breath and connection. The sacred practice of conducting rituals and ceremonies found me and guided me, helping me to form deep, lasting relationships with the cycles of life – solar, lunar, seasonal and personal.

I have been conducting sacred ceremonies and rituals since I was in my early 20’s. I have attended dozens of births, officiated at weddings, funerals and tangi and many times have held the hand of those taking their final breath. I have blessed unions, houses, gatherings events and people.

I work with Eighth Ray magic rituals on a daily basis as an act of service and spiritual activism. This practice keeps me centred, grounded and connected to the divine feminine who takes care of all of us.

Lynda and I are available to support you through any of life’s transitions, celebrations and new beginnings. We specialise in supporting whanau to plan and manage the circumstances of their own death – everything from the official paperwork, doula and whanau support to building coffins.

Astro Therapy with Lynda

The constellations that influence the planets that are our influential gods and goddesses of the sky are in close proximity to us. They may look beyond our reach, but in the grand schema, they are our next-door neighbours.

Each of these celestial influencers has a role to play in the human collective and individual psyche. They influence us through the power of vibration. The Sun and Moon influence every second of life on planet Earth, as do the other great companions on our cosmic journey.

Your first breath imprinted a story of a moment on your existence. The Moon was in a mood and the Sun was doing his thing. Pluto was exerting his influence on your generation and Venus and Mars were dancing their eternal dance. Were they cheek to cheek or resting between songs? Was Mars approaching Venus or was he beating a retreat?

By working with your natal chart, we can help you crack the code of your life. Ease your passage through necessary rites of passage, discover hidden talents and liberate your power.

All astro-therapy sessions are supported with an accompanying bottle of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® vibrational plant medicine.

One hour $80

Massage Therapy with Erihapeti

I have been working as a massage therapist for over 20 years. I use a wide variety of techniques that I have mastered to work intuitively, intelligently and respectfully with my clients. My natural empathy and sensitivity enable me to work with your body so you feel safe and secure. I am highly attuned to trauma imprints held in the body and treat these with great care and compassion.

My training has come from a variety of highly gifted teachers in many modalities including traditional Maori mirimiri ora, Bowen therapy, sports therapy and recovery massage, acupressure and deep relaxation and healing therapy.

My yoga training has given me a great depth of wisdom about the body, how it works and why it responds and reacts to stimulus in a particular way. Together we can track the nexus of your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issues and restore wellbeing through safe, loving touch and movement.

I manufacture all of my own massage oils and aromatherapy blends and work with oils and scents that are suitable to you on every level – age, skin condition and preferences.

I have created a deeply relaxing, safe and therapeutic space for you in my therapy room at Wise Woman Alembic. Nestled beneath the Wakamarama ranges in Aorere, Mohua (Golden Bay), you will be surrounded by the aroha of nature and cared for in the special environment here.

Readings with Lynda

There are times in life when all you need is a reading.

We ‘read’ through the connection that we make and the insights that arrive.

I have been reading tarot cards since I was 17 years old. I hold a vast repository of symbolic, archetypal and occult knowledge – some of which I was born with and the rest which I honed, refined and accessed through hard work and dedication to being a vessel for information to flow.

General Readings

I work with many different oracles including tarot, Egyptian cartouche oracle, Fairy Oracle of the Patupaiarehe and runes. For a wise woman the oracles are an extension of the intelligence of nature that grants us access to information that arrives in the form of symbols, patterns and revelations.

Shamanic Tarot

I was gifted this skill after a particularly intense rite of passage in my own life. Working with a very particular layout and a specific deck that is used only for this purpose, we can track problematic patterns through time and actively work together to bring about healing and transformation to the patterns. This is an intense process that requires readiness, courage and willingness to locate and shift long held disempowering paradigms in life.

Sacred Aromatherapy Consultations with Erihapeti

I have been working with scent and creating sacred combinations for most of my life. I am sensitive to the subtle stories that aromas convey and have been gifted with the natural talent of perfumery.

I follow in the footsteps of the ancients, who understood deeply the vibrational power of scent to alter and uplift and to heal and reassure. Incense, oils, attars, unguents, balms and essential oils have long been with us, acting as sacred portals to the divine and opening doorways to our own inspiration and divinity.

Plants release their healing vibrations through many different processes. The art of creating perfumes from the volatile oils of plants and flowers is one that recognises the ability of our plant allies to heal and restore wellbeing through the limbic system.

The limbic system supports many deep unconscious functions that impact our emotional regulation, long term memory, our motivation and behaviours. This is why scent is so influential in human life and development.

As well as offering my large range of established blends, I offer a bespoke consultation service where you can meet with me in person or on zoom to create a profoundly personal and healing blend that is a reflection of and support to your inner nature and direction.

These consultations are supportive at times of transition, confusion or change. They are a wonderful gift to yourself or to a friend or loved one.


Herbal Medicine and Naturopathy with Lynda

I gained my Naturopathic and Herbal Qualifications from Wellpark College in 2003 and went on to gain my Bachelor in Health Science (Complementary Medicine) the following year.

I worked in a fast-paced herbal dispensary in Auckland for several years, going on to manage the department and becoming responsible for most of the day-to-day operations of the practice.

I went on to work as the buyer for a large multi-site organic business for several years, scrutinising products and developing an eagle eye for quality.

My herbal and naturopathic practice is based on simplicity and ease for the client. We can choose from any number of approaches to bring about gentle and long-term change. My tools include:

  • Herbal medicine
  • Flower essences
  • Supplements
  • Breathing exercises
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Nutritional support
  • Practical steps to creating a manageable life
  • Spiritual practices, videos to watch, books to read
  • Referrals to other specialised practitioners

I love to positively support clients by listening to them and giving them space to really share what they are experiencing. Taking care of the nervous system is my skill and priority with most of my clients. Helping people to develop a relationship with their ‘symptoms’, learning to recognise and manage triggers and living a more restful, meaningful and serene life is my main goal in supporting people to enjoy better holistic health and relationships.