Our Team

The Agora team includes experienced health care professionals. All members of the Agora team are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing excellent service to help our clients heal.

Maggie Gold

Maggie Gold

Maggie Gold, Agora founder, greets you at the corporate office and coordinates every phase of your treatment experience to ensure the entire process runs smoothly. She is the liason between health care professionals, you, and your family, and assists with the post-treatment support network necessary for your successful program.

Maggie Gold brings 25 years of diverse experience to Agora Regeneration Clinics Ltd., primarily in the natural health industry, and has owned and operated several natural and integrated health clinics. She is past Chair of Health and Wellness for the Institute of Ethical Leadership and is founder of the Integrated Medical Association of B.C.

Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff

Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff, BSc., ND.

Over the past 20 years Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff has witnessed the importance and influence that naturopathic medicine can make to one’s health.

The stresses of today’s environment and lifestyle leave us exposed to disease and illness. Awareness, commitment to health, and knowledge ensure that we all have the best chance to live a healthy, vital life, filled with wellness and balance.

Dr. Swetlikoff believes in the power of the patient. As individuals we all have the power to create our own road to wellness. Dr. Swetlikoff and his team will help you to understand and adopt both a plan of treatment and a lifestyle that will enable you to achieve your health goals.

Dr. Lorne Swetlikoff, BSc.,ND, is a licenced naturopathic physician (Bastyr University of Naturopathic Medicine in Seattle) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cell and Development Biology from UBC. Dr. Swetlikoff gained extensive experience in patient care and naturopathic medicine at his clinics in Vancouver and Castlegar. His focus is on family health care, integrative cancer care and generative and anti-aging medicine.

Dr. Swetlikoff values continuous education in the field of medicine and holds many special certifications in alternative health treatments such as anti-aging therapy, chelation therapy, neural therapy orthomolecular therapy, ozone therapy and many other diploma and certificate programs in diagnosis and treatment technologies. Dr. Swetlikoff is an active professionl member with leading professional medical organizations including ACAM, A4M, Institute of Functional Medicine, and the Occidental Institute.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Swetlikoff has served as the President of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. Under the leadership of Dr. Swetlikoff, the College was able to work with the provincial government by multi-health care party negotiations to achieve ground-breaking changes in the naturopathic medical scope of practice. One change that resulted from these negotiations was that naturopathic physicians in BC can now write prescriptions for conventional drugs and natural substances requiring a prescription.

Industry officials and peers have acknowledged Dr. Swetlikoff as a leader in the field of naturopathic medicine. Dr. Swetlikoff has written for various newspapers including CBC Health Online, and is a respected lecturer and speaker on alternative health care in Canada.


Brenda Barton

Brenda Barton RTC, CSK Counsellor

Brenda Barton is an experienced counsellor with over 20 years in the field. Her emphasis is on solution-focused results that last. Brenda is also an Energy Healer, a Soul Retrieval Facilitator and a Specialized Kinesiologist.

The goal is to bring you to your best possible state of mind, emotion and spirit so that you will be able to discover, believe and become the best that you possibly can be. This accomplishment will enable you to have a more fulfilling and harmonious life.

Brenda Barton subscribes to the highest ethical standards of the counselling profession. All of her services will be conducted professionally, ethically, and with integrity. Regard for your well being is her highest priority.

Hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing, Reality Therapy and a variety of problem specific therapies are available as personally required.

Brenda Barton was educated at the University of Victoria and the University of Western Ontario with a focus on psychology and has a Mental Health Worker diploma.

Brenda has worked and been certified in Reality Therapy, Pranic Healing, Hypnotherapy, and PSYCH-K . She has also studied and worked in Thought Field Therapy and Rational Emotive Therapy. Brenda is a member of the William Glasser Institute for Choice Theory and Reality Therapy. She was the former Board President of The Canadian Pranic Healer's Association and was the former President of the Vancouver Pranic Healing Association.

Brenda Barton subscribes to the highest ethical standards of the counselling and healing profession. All of her services will be conducted professionally, ethically, with integrity and with the utmost regard for your well being.

Dale Kobialko

Dale Kobialko, B.Sc., Massage Therapy, Healing, Health & Wellness Coach, Instructor

Dale has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Chemistry and in Biology from the University of Regina. His love of science led him in the direction of natural health and healing, where he received his 2 year college diploma from The Professional Institute of Massage Therapy in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

After earning his massage diploma, Dale spent the next 5 years travelling the world and working with Royal Caribbean & Celebrity Cruise Lines in the spa industry.

His present work and research involves bridging the gap between science and spirit, while drawing from his over 20 years of experience in world travels, science, and working knowledge of the metaphysical realm of body, mind and soul.

Dale teaches various workshops in Massage and Energy Healing, including Heart Resonance.

In addition to the various types of massage, Dale also offers healing sessions which are done in person or remotely, long distance, as well as group healings and healing circles. He is also available for coaching and speaking engagements.


John Flaherty

John Flaherty, MSc, BA

Practitioner of NLP, Hypnosis, Master Practitioner & Trainer of Energy Psychology Therapies, Counsellor and Spiritual Director. Visit Living your Truth for more information.

John brings to the Agora protocol dynamic vision and provides each person with the means for change and transformation. He has more than 25 years of experience inspiring, motivating, teaching and supervising individuals to recognise and utilise the ability inherent within to transcend the challenges of life. As a specialist in the field of addiction, he has worked in the UK, Ireland and now in Canada, designing and delivering innovative programmes to address addictions as they affect each individual, their family and the wider community.

Searching always for the most effective and progressive tools to assist himself and others to live life to its full capacity, John became a Master Practitioner of NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis and then gained certification as a Master Practitioner and Trainer of Meridian Energy Psychology Therapies. John brings a wealth of expertise, practical experience and professional training to his practice and has developed his own unique and powerful approaches for raising the human spirit, inspiring and facilitating each individual to find emotional freedom, increased confidence and personal peace.

Anne Louise

Anne Louise Flaherty, B.Ed., GradDipPhys

Trainer & Master Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Therapies and the Energy Psychology Advancements. Visit Living your Truth for more information.

In her early career, Anne Louise worked in England and then in Ireland as a key member of the Health Service multi-disciplinary teams, working closely with Education and Social Services in the roles of teacher and paediatric physiotherapist. However, for the last 9 years she has been working in private practice, in England, Ireland and most recently in Canada providing personal consultancy to those presenting with deep-seated emotional pain or addictive patterns of behaviour, and feelings of low self-worth and poor self-image.

In each of her roles as teacher, physiotherapist and psychotherapist, she has developed a wealth of expertise in her work with families and individuals experiencing grief and loss, anger and resentment, guilt and blame, or their struggle to accept their own specific physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges.

Anne Louise is a qualified Trainer and Master Practitioner of Meridian Energy Psychology Therapies and a practitioner of the accelerated Jungian based psychotherapeutic approach ‘Cutting the Ties that Bind’, which works on all 3 levels of consciousness. This synthesis of modalities is the basis of her work today, addressing dependencies, addictive behaviours, deep-seated emotional pain, trauma and abuses.

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