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Working in the reproductive area of our lives comes with a vast landscape. It can be exhilarating one minute and heart wrenching the next. Everything from difficult conceptions, pregnancy losses, complications with babies/mothers, through to conceiving naturally but struggling emotionally with what is to come, previous mental/emotional experiences that return when children come into your world and everything that you are feeling & experiencing - should not be happening now. Its time to reach out
I have spent many years caring and supporting couples as they transition into parenthood.
This combined with my never ending love of learning, took me from the wards in the hospitals into a more specialised service in mental health. I transitioned from being a Midwife to now a Perinatal Counsellor/Psychotherapist - and I love it.
I am passionate about parents and babies getting off on the right foot together, getting mothers to feel better about themselves as mothers.
I know the difficulties that arise and I hear you when you say out loud "this is not what I thought it would be". Navigating those emotions that come with the loss of who you used to be and the unknowing of who you are now, can be worked through and you can recover
CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed
I have attended a number of different therapeutic courses post graduation that specialise in Trauma work.
- Internal Family Systems
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Person Centred approach
- Compassion Focused Therapy
I am a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator which is an attachment based course and which I incorporate some of the theory into my sessions with parents who are struggling with connecting to their babies.
I also run workshops on Perinatal & Infant Mental Health for Healthcare Professionals/Family support workers - anyone who is working with families.
As a therapist, I draw on my counselling training and my experiences and education as a Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Midwife & Circle of Security Practitioner. I have done numerous ongoing training's in psychotherapy and trauma work. I have worked with women who have complex backgrounds and women who are just struggling coming to terms with motherhood. Everyone's story of how they got to where they are now - is different, which is why I trained in a variety of modalities to offer you choice.
I have been working with mothers who have been struggling with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, for the past 4 years.
I have spent a lot of time learning and studying various therapies and how they work in helping people affected by trauma. I wanted to understand the effects of trauma on the brain and more importantly how the mind deals with this.
The foundations for my practice, stem from my experience as a midwife/nurse for the past 25 years, however the increase in anxiety/depression, birth trauma and previous traumas became more and more evident and I knew that this was a field I wanted to explore this further and build my expertise around.
Monday - Balmain from 10 - 2pm (Starting 20th Jan 2020)
Friday - Castle Hill from 8.30 till 2pm.
CLOSED FROM 1ST DECEMBER 2019 TILL 20TH JANUARY 2020.
Off street parking available
$150 inc. GST per 50 min session
Payment is via EFT prior to online appointments.
Credit card payments accepted.
I am a Perinatal Counsellor/Psychotherapist, working with mothers and their babies. I offer you a space and safety to work through your experiences, feeling supported and cared for without judgement from me. I understand that all clients have different needs, some need support through loss, some need support adjusting, some need to work through past experiences and emotions that are impacting as they become parents. This is what I do WITH you. Support, guide and help you navigate your way. ...