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We are a holistic medical and dental practice in Sydney's Upper North Shore - Waitara. A family practice staffed with a Doctor/GP, Dentist, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Naturopath and Practice Nurse.

Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic




We focus on promoting the health and well-being of your whole person and take an integrative approach to your medical, dental, nutritional and psychological care specifically focusing on getting to the cause of your problem where possible, not just the symptoms.

Meet Your Team


Your Doctor - Andrew Pennington
BSc(Hons), BMed, DRANZCOG Adv, FRACGP, FARGP


An integrative GP committed to holistic lifestyle medicine that wherever possible seeks to use lifestyle as medicine to heal. Andrew believes that people thrive in wellness when they are healthy in mind, body and spirit. As such he uses both traditional and natural remedies, with sensible lifestyle measures to heal, and promote wellness.

Sanctuary Lifestyle Clinic is the concept of Dr Andrew Pennington, a GP committed to using lifestyle strategies along with conventional and natural remedies to prevent, arrest and reverse disease processes wherever possible.

Your Psychologist - Claire Marsh
BPsych (hons); Assoc MAPS


Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT); and is able to combine her approach with some creative methods involving art and sand-play for adults, children and adolescents. As a trained ‘Prepare-Enrich’ Facilitator, ‘CAP Money’ Facilitator and ‘Cool Kids’ Anxiety Program Facilitator, Claire is a warm, friendly and experienced psychologist. She also works in schools doing school counselling and psychometric assessments. Claire is available for counselling sessions in the clinic, or she can be booked to come out to your local community group, workplace or school for presentations or workshops. She will also soon be able to assist with cases where a worker’s compensation claim has been made for a mental health work injury.

Claire can assist you with:

  • Depression, Anxiety and other mental health conditions

  • Grief and loss

  • Couple counselling

  • Trauma and abuse

  • Substance abuse issues

  • Family and Parenting

  • Clarification of values, identity and goals

  • Building resilience

  • Pre-marital preparation counselling

  • Marriage seminars and workshops

  • Mental Health workshops

  • Forgiveness seminars and workshops

  • Managing Technology Use and Screen Time in Kids

  • Intelligence testing for children and adolescents

  • ‘Cool Kids’ Anxiety group program for children and adolescents (ages 7-17)

  • Budgeting seminars and coaching

Your Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist - Kendra Samuels
BHSc(Naturopathy)


Raised in a health-conscious family and blessed with good health, Kendra takes joy and passion in helping others achieve a better quality of life. A degree qualified naturopath and nutritionist, Kendra emphasises a healthy lifestyle with her clients before using nutritional or herbal medicine. Kendra’s treatment plans and prescriptions are always individualised and practical. She has a special interest in treating skin conditions, improving sporting performance, weight loss, preventative medicine, arthritis & autoimmune disease.

Your Functional Nutritionist - Ann Taylor
Adv. Dip. Nut. Med; BSc, MSc(Chem Eng)
(ATMS member 29732)


As a permaculturist and an ex-chemical engineer and environmental consultant, Ann Taylor has a passion for healthy nutrition as well as care for our natural and living environments. Her goal is to help her clients recover, and then maintain their health (and resilience) through life-supporting nutrition - predominantly nutrient dense phytochemically rich wholefoods.

Ann suggests that to correct biochemical imbalances that impair normal healthy physiological function, that the therapeutic use of functional foods and high quality supplements that work the best. Through doing thorough health assessments with her, she takes into account your individual genetic susceptibilities, environmental toxicity, health history, personal circumstances and nutritional status.

Ann also advocates exercise, stress management and a low-toxic environment to support the body’s natural capacity to heal and be healthy. Ann has a special interest in resolving digestive and gut disorders, inflammation, toxicity and liver dysfunction, and is furthering her knowledge and skills in functional blood analyses and tissue salt therapies.

For appointments with Ann, please phone: 0403 961 775





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