Meet the Team

Our team of chiropractors have been serving the community for over 15 years.

    Dr Melinda Bredin – Chiropractor / Managing Director

    B.A. (Psych), B.Chiro., Cert. TT, M.N.Z.C.A

    Melinda opened Chiropractic Touch in 2003 after graduating from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.  Extremely passionate about the incredible changes Chiropractic care brings to people’s lives she exudes happiness and positivity doing a job that she loves.  Melinda sees people of all ages and has a particular interest in stress management and health psychology.  She specialises in very gentle techniques to adjust the spine including SOT (Sacro Occipital Technique), NSA (Network Spinal Analysis) as well as utilising an adjusting instrument called an Activator.  In addition to managing Chiropractic Touch and working with a fantastic team, she is also a Lecturer and Intern Supervisor at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.


      Dr Josh McRae – Chiropractor

      Dip. App. Sci., B.Chiro., M.N.Z.C.A

      Joshua was born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland and began his studies at Auckland University of Technology completing a Diploma in Applied Science. He followed on to graduate from the prestigious New Zealand College of Chiropractic receiving his Bachelor of Chiropractic.

      Coming from a sporting background playing multiple sports at a representative level Joshua has seen personally the effect that chiropractic has on peak performance. This has given him keen focus on the benefits that an athlete can gain from chiropractic care.


        Christine Maber – Chiropractic Assistant

        Christine excels at her job as a Chiropractic Assistant and loves interacting with patients.  Married to Scott, with two teenage children, life is very much on the go!

        In her down time she enjoys travel, movies, music, photography, walking her beautiful dog “Molly”, and keeping fit at boxing class.


          Annette Foster – Chiropractic Assistant


          As a past Registrar and Director of Admissions at the NZ College of Chiropractic, Annette loves the vitality that chiropractic can bring to people’s lives.

          She is the proud mother of Matthew and an intrepid traveller and self-confessed foodie whose interests include the arts, history, philosophy and politics.


            Sue Maddren – Chiropractic Assistant

            Sue is a mum to 3 teenagers and loves spending time with her family and friends. Sue play tennis each week and has a passion for travel.

              Ampara Bouwens – Clinical Psychologist

              Ampara is a Clinical psychologist specialising in mindfulness based therapy and EMDR therapy for anxiety, depression and trauma. Ampara also runs mindfulness courses and is ACC registered

              Ampara uses a holistic and integrative approach tailored to each client’s needs. She works collaboratively with clients to develop understanding of their symptoms and explore the underlying factors that may contribute to their difficulties. She offers a non-judgemental approach and a gentle push where needed to make the changes one can make for a more rewarding and meaningful life.

              To enquire about sessions please contact Ampara on  022 6480583 or

                Tal Eyal – ACC Counsellor

                BEd, MSoc, MNZAC

                Tal was born in Belgium and lived overseas till 2002, when she arrived with her family to New Zealand and continued her passion of working with survivors of childhood and recent sexual abuse. During her 25yrs of professional career, Tal had the privilege of joining the healing journey of her clients. In her work, Tal integrates different modalities, depending on the individual therapeutic needs of the client, in a safe non-judgmental environment.
                Besides seeing clients in her practices on the North Shore and Orewa, Tal works as a Duty Counsellor as part of the Crisis Team at Auckland Sexual Abuse Help.
                Tal works with Adults from age 18 and over.

                To enquire about sessions please contact Tal on 021-415508 or by email

                  Michelle Hay – Counsellor

                  BCom, MCouns(Hons), M.N.Z.A.C

                  Michelle counsels teenagers and young adults. She also has a half hour session suited for parents who want to problem solve issues they are encountering with their children. Michelle helps young people overcome, get through and manage hard things in life, while equipping them with tools to continue on their journey of growing into the great person they are created to be. Common issues she helps with are anxiety, school refusal, self-esteem issues, emotional regulation, deliberate self-harm, behavioural issues, stress, grief and depression. She has worked with teenagers and young adults in various roles in different community settings for over 20 years. Alongside her private practice she is a counsellor in a local high school.

                  You can contact Michelle on:

                  W:, E: , M: 027 641 2951

                    Dr Claire Lim – TCM Doctor (Acupuncturist and Herbalist)

                    B.App. Sci., (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Human Biology)

                    Claire is a  New Zealand registered Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner who has been practicing for the past 13 years. She has completed a 5 year combined degree for Traditional Chinese medicine and Human biology course from Melbourne Australia (RMIT).

                    Claire’s mission is to bring the best of scientific and natural medicine together to deliver a new standard in healthcare.

                    On top of acute and chronic pain management, Claire specialises in facial paralysis, cosmetic treatment, internal diseases and pregnancy care.

                    mobile: 0210 784 191 , email: , website:

                      Jyn – Relaxation Assistant

                      If you are lucky enough, you may just see Jyn at the practice when she pops in to assist from time to time.

                      OUR CHIROPRACTORS are proud members of the New Zealand Chiropractors Association
                      & graduates of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic