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.


        Dr Sarah Solley – Chiropractor

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

        Sarah graduated from the New Zealand College of Chiropractic in 2010. Her passion for chiropractic began during family visits to the chiropractor as a teenager. Here she learnt how spinal function effects the communication between the brain and nerves that travel throughout the spine and the importance of regular chiropractic care. That it was about more than just back pain made sense to Sarah – it was about making sure that anyone of any age can function and heal to their best potential and this motivated her to train as a chiropractor. Sarah offers gentle adjustments and a monitored care plan. She will make sure you understand the “why” behind chiropractic and what she is helping your body achieve during visits.

        Since the birth of her two children, Sarah has developed a specific focus in paediatrics and pregnancy chiropractic and has undergone additional training so she can offer specialised care for pregnant Mums as well as their little ones.

          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

                  Franciska Neuhauser – Mind-Body Therapist

                  BBS, Dip.Counselling, MNZANLP

                  Franciska is passionate about helping people to take control of the issues they’re experiencing, make the changes they desire, and restore balance in their lives so that they can live the life they love.  She does this by combining the traditional counselling approaches of Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour, and Imago Relationship Therapies; with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy.

                  Franciska will walk alongside you, harnessing a variety of simple, yet powerful therapeutic techniques tailored to fit your individual needs, to empower you to manage and overcome any number of emotional and physical issues, such as: addiction, anxiety, chronic illness, chronic pain, confidence, depression, fear, grief, insomnia, loss, motivation, phobias, procrastination, relationships, self-esteem, stress, and trauma.

                  For more information about sessions, please visit or contact Franciska on 021 555 068 or

                    Susan Harding – Clinical Psychologist

                    Susan has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in both New Zealand and the UK, in a variety of settings, over the 23 years she have been qualified. The last 14 years she has had a private practice in Ponsonby and more recently also Takapuna. This is a mixture of couples work (for which she uses the Emotionally Focused Therapy model) and individual work (where Susan uses a combination of Cognitive therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR and techniques from other modalities she is trained in). Susan works with adults and couples from age 18 and over.

                    To enquire about sessions please contact Susan on 0274502372 or at

                      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

                        Jane Weekes – Counsellor

                        Jane is a New Zealand qualified counsellor with a bachelors degree in counselling. She has been in private practice since 2017 and works from the seaside suburbs of Devonport and Takapuna in Auckland. Jane works in a warm and inviting environment to support individuals and couples in a wide range of issues including grief and loss, stress and work related challenges, relationships and life transitions.

                        You can visit Jane at  or contact her on 02102252445 or by email on

                          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.

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                            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