About us

The Health Coach Centre Team is specialise in Integrated Naturopathic Diagnostics, Natural Self-Detoxification, Colon Hydrotherapy (colon irrigation, colonic), Oxygen-, Heat-, Mineral and Herbal-therapies and Pregnancy Preparation. Our work continuously rewarded by clients travelling from throughout Australia, even from overseas to benefit from the Health Coach Centre services. We also offer advanced training in Naturopathic Diagnostics, Colon Hydrotherapy and Detox-Spa treatment protocols for practitioners and short courses in Family Health for the general public. 

Is ill health holding you back? 

We are here to help You and your Family to learn how to achieve optimum health and maximise physical-mental performance. 

Do you suffer from:

  • Heart and blood circulation problems
  • Constipation or Diarrhoea
  • Digestive disorders (diet, nutrition, emotional issues)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS)
  • IBD (Crohn’s/Colitis)
  • Bowel Distention/Bloating/Swelling
  • Gallstones, Gallbladder and Liver problems 
  • Post Gall-Bladder Removal Issues
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Yeast (Candida) overgrowth
  • Parasites, bacteria, fungi, virus infections
  • Kidney/Bladder problems
  • Physical & Mental Performance Issues
  • Feeling Sluggish, Lethargic, Foggy
  • Under/over active Immune-, Lymphatic-System
  • Under/over active Thyroid & Adrenal Glands
  • Auto Immune Diseases
  • Problems with Pain Management
  • Asthma, Allergies, Anxiety issues
  • Weight Issues (overweight or underweight),
  • Obesity (lifestyle, emotional, environmental cause)
  • Infertility, miscarriage, Pregnancy Preparation issues
  • Diabetes (cause identification and natural treatments)
  • Stress, Depression, Phobias
  • Premature Ageing and age related dysfunctions 


Dr. Thomas Bige

Founding Partner • Head Coach • Lecturer

After the experience of spending over 3 years in wheelchair in his early childhood, Dr Thomas undertook formal studies in Naturopathy & Herb-Farming before studying for 7 years to become a Doctor of Emergency Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Surgery. Dr.Thomas worked as an Air Rescue Officer & and a Surgeon in the Hungarian Army before joining The World Health Organisation as aVolunteer Medical Officer. Working in 11 countries over 10 years he had embraced the opportunity to study many modalities of Natural Medicine to enhance his skills in Traditional & Modern Naturopathy,Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and Integrative Body-Mind Medicine. Dr Thomas became an Australian Citizen in 1982 and has practiced on the Gold Coast since 1997 as a Naturopath, specialising in Integrated Naturopathic Diagnostics, Natural Body-Detoxification, Digestive Dysfunctions, Pregnancy Preparation, Physical/Mental Performance Enhancement and Anti-Aging. He is a Senior Research Fellow Member of the Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers (SNTR) and Member of the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA). Limited appointments are available with our renowned Dr Thomas Bige, founding partner and senior coach.  Through his unique assessment methods, the generous sharing of his vast knowledge, and with the ongoing support of the Health Coach Team, he has helped many hundreds of people with ill health,  and guided many couples who struggled for years with infertility issues, to become parents.

DISCLAIMER To comply with current regulations, I declare that I am not a registered medical practitioner, registered Chinese medical practitioner or medical specialist nor I am authorised to practice as such, in Australia. I am practicing on the Gold Coast, Australia as a Naturopath, in the last 19 years, after completing an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy course of studies at a government certified college in 1997 and I am a registered health care provider with most Australian Health Founds, but I am not permitted by the current National Law to call myself a Health Practitioner. – Dr. Thomas Bige

Anita Flego

Founding Partner • Centre Manager • Coach

Anita gained a Diploma of Accountancy in 1982 and worked in budget supervision and as a Master Bookkeeper for Zurich Insurance, United Bank of Switzerland and the Swiss Ski Federation. Anita transitioned into managing Natural Health Clinics when she moved to Australia and she has studied numerous modalities of natural therapies to become adedicated practitioner own her own right, with an innate ability to really tune-in to each clients’ body and mind

Suzanne Carruthers

Senior Colon Hydrotherapist • Detox Spa Therapist

Suzanne completed formal training in Colon Hydrotherapy & Detox Spatherapy with Dr. Thomas Bige and graduated in December 2011. Initially, Suzanne started as a patient of Dr. Thomas, suffering from bad irritable bowel syndrome and all the associated symptoms. “The guidance and invaluable insights I gained from Dr. Thomas, by going through my own journey to get well, inspired me to become his student and help others to do the same; learn the amazing ability to self-care and understand your own unique body.” Now Suzanne is successfully helping others as a Colon Hydro Therapist at the Health Coach Centre. “I love to look after people’s wellbeing, it is so rewarding because I see people changing in their appearance as well as emotionally and physically.” 


Merlinda Lapa

Holistic Healing

I come from a Medical background, studying medicine over 15 years ago and graduating as a young doctor on the beautiful island of Papua New Guinea. Not so long after I graduated, fell severely ill with a debilitating condition forcing me to undergo continual hospital admissions with no real cure or improvement. However, the sun began to shine again and I was very blessed to have met a fellow PNG lady who introduced me to the world of Holistic Healing. Since 2008, I have never looked back and it is now my passion to inspire, teach and assist people to make the right choices, eat the right way and take control of their own wellness holistically. I am very blessed to now work for this amazing team here at the Health Coach Centre, learning more about Natural Health and I am currently doing Colonics, Massage and health coaching under the mentoring of Dr Thomas.





Kelly Cameron

Colon Hydrotherapist

In 2014 Kelly I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and after completing my mainstream treatments I was seeking ways to detox my body through a number of holistic and natural alternatives. After a Series of colonics I soon realised that this was the, simplest and most effective form of detoxification.  I was feeling so much benefit in the recovery of my health that I have decided to learn Colon Hydrotherpie and help other people to successfully achieve the same. With the training and guidance of Dr Thomas Bige, I completed formal training to become a Colon hydrotherapist in January 2017.
I also hold a cert IV in Food Coaching, an introductory certificate to Iridology and a passion for Essential oils. I will be forever grateful to Dr Thomas and Anita for letting me become a part of their amazing team. I love helping and watching people transform their lives, The Health Coach Centre truelly is life changing.