Mobile 0419 981 902
*COVID-19: Please note that I offer online support particularly as we go through this period. If you are a mother who is suffering with anxiety/depression/grief and loss etc, I am available for online therapy sessions. Please contact me for further information.
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 and Grief and Loss
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.
Appointments are available at Chatswood or Penrith NSW
Chatswood - Off street parking available - Metered
Public Transport is 2 mins walk from Train/Metro Station.
Penrith - Parking available in Judges Carpark - Union Lane Penrith
$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. ...