Q&A with Barry Donnelly: Naturopath and principal practitioner at the Good Skin Clinic

Could you describe what you do?

I specialise in skin diseases and as a naturopath our treatment program is significantly unique. I developed this program over the past 13 years. It is designed with the intention of clearing the most serious of skin diseases, such as, psoriasis and eczema within a 6 to 12 week time frame. Whilst less serious diseases like acne and rosacea, are commonly clear in a shorter timeframe. 

What inspired you to do this?

I was inspired to do this by a series of adverse health events in my own life, that exposed the serious deficiencies in conventional medicine and its inability to be able to addressed my state of ill-health. I discovered that conventional medicine, in my particular case was continually addressing a symptom, never trying to find a course. Hence, I would be on medication for prolonged periods of time, only to have this cycle repeated on an ongoing basis. 

What benefits do your clients get from the process or therapy you practice?

Due to my own experience the first thing that I am looking for with every patient that comes into our practice is, what is causing their particular problem? Why do they have a particular disease and why has it not gone away? By addressing these questions I am able to narrow down the possible causes for the individuals disease process. This enables me to target the specific patient with the most appropriate medication to clear their disease, while still offering symptomatic relief, if required, but not without addressing the primary cause.

By using this approach it never ceases to amaze me to see the speed at which the patients recover from the most serious of skin diseases. The biggest benefit to our approach is that the patient can say goodbye to the chronic diseases that they’ve had, some times for decades. 

Are there different approaches to your therapy?

The uniqueness of our approach is seen in the detail that we take to establish the most appropriate protocols for each patient. To establish the right foods for each patient.

We consider what the environmental factors are that are contributing to their condition? How much stress is in the life of a patient? What drugs or chemicals are they using? Have they had injury or infection in recent times? These are all important questions required to formulate the most appropriate care for each patient. 

What advice would you give to someone who hasn’t tried this before?

If you are the sort of person who’s been suffering with disease for an extended period of time and not getting anywhere with conventional medicine or even your attempt at natural medicine then that is a good time to consider visiting the Good Skin Clinic. When people visit the clinic our results speak for themselves.

The Good Skin Clinic is internationally recognised as one of the most effective treatment programs for skin disease. We are regularly invited to international conferences to talk about what we’re doing that makes our program so uniquely effective. 


♦ Barry Donnelly is a naturopath and the principal practitioner at the Good Skin Clinic that specialises in complementary dermatology.