COUNSELLING & THERAPY SERVICES
Specifically tailored for pregnant and postpartum families
Pregnancy and the transition to life as a new parent can be a time of mixed emotions. While joy, happiness and excitement may accompany the news of a pregnancy almost all woman and their partners will experience some fear, apprehension and sadness about what this means for themselves, their family and their future. The arrival of a baby can also trigger similar conflicting emotions. Many individuals find the safe, caring and confidential space provided by a skilled psychologist can help them embrace their pregnancy, birth and role as a new parent.
At Perinatal Wellness we pride ourselves in being in a unique position where we can provide psychology services exclusively to women and their families during pregnancy, the postpartum period and early parenting years.
What does this mean for you?
It means we have an in depth knowledge of issues women in your stage of life are experiencing. We keep up to date with the latest research related to antenatal and postnatal mental health, along with trends in childbirth education and maternity care.
What types of counselling and psychological therapy do we provide?
At Perinatal Wellness we recognise individuals present with a varied and complex array of issues related to pregnancy, birth and the transition to parenthood. We provide psychological therapy to address the following concerns:
- Pregnancy Counselling
- Birth Counselling
- Birth after Sexual Abuse
- Birth Debriefing and PTSD
- Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health
We believe in the importance of evidence based psychological interventions. Our main approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) although we incorporate other evidence based methods into our practice. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
There are many reasons people choose to see a psychologist. While our focus is on pregnancy, birth, the postnatal period and early parenting adjustment we have experience dealing with a much wider range of psychological issues. If you are in the perinatal period or have a child under 5 and do not see your concerns listed on our website don’t be deterred! Please contact us to find out how we can help you address your concerns.