Perinatal Psychology Services

Nurturing Mother is a unique perinatal psychology service in Perth; my aim is to create a safe space for expecting mothers and new parents, up until three years after birth, to deepen their understanding of the emotional difficulties they may face and improve their overall well-being.

The therapeutic relationship and the approach that I take is unique to each person, based on their specific needs. Using a relational, attachment-based framework, I draw from a range of evidence-based approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, and Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a certified Circle of Security parenting educator. 

I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with AHPRA. My professional memberships include:

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

  • Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group

  • Member International and Australasian Marce' Society 

  • Member Circle of Security International Parenting Facilitator

  • Member of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology

As perinatal psychology is my dedicated area of practice, I can assist with:

  • Preparing for the emotional changes and challenges of parenthood

  • Pregnancy counselling for dealing with prenatal testing results and/or pregnancy loss

  • Gender disappointment

  • Postnatal depression and anxiety 

  • Anxiety and depression during pregnancy

  • Traumatic or undesired birth experience 

  • The impact of parenthood on your relationships

  • Understanding and responding to your baby’s cues

  • Loss and grief

  • Gentle parenting to help you feel more connected to your baby

 

Learn more about my personal experience here.

Rebates

If you have a Mental Health Care Plan and are referred by a doctor, you can claim a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions in a year.

A re-referral after 6 sessions with your GP is required to access the remaining sessions. 

If you have private health cover, you may be eligible for a rebate without a doctor’s referral, however you cannot claim from both Medicare and your Health Fund at the same time. Contact your fund for information.

 

Home Visits 

I understand how difficult it can be to leave home to go to therapy with a baby in tow, which is why I can offer a home visiting service to select clients depending on their presenting issues. Areas include the Western suburbs, Perth city and the inner Northern suburbs. 

Fees for this type of session are $220 with a $150 rebate, if using a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Please contact me to see if I am able to travel to your suburb and to see if you are suitable for a home visit.

Skype or zoom sessions are also available on request.

 

Clinic Appointment

I offer appointments from my room at 80 Evandale Street Floreat WA 6014 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Fees for this type of session are $200 with a $128.50 rebate, if using a Mental Health Care Plan.

 

Please contact me to discuss availability.

Bookings

Appointments can be booked by calling 0411 597 875 or you can make contact by email here.

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