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
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.
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.
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.
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.