Antenatal Counselling and Groups
During pregnancy, approximately 1 in 10 women experience psychological changes including stress, depression or anxiety. We offer individual counselling as well as, an antenatal emotional wellbeing group program for couples. Our support will provide practical strategies to help manage these feelings during pregnancy and prepare for parenthood. We also provide counselling for those parents who suffer the loss of a baby or those experiencing fertility problems.
Postnatal Counselling and Groups
The arrival of a new baby is often a joyful time for couples, but often is a challenging and overwhelming. In Australia 1 in 6 (or 17%) of mums have postnatal anxiety and/or depression. Feelings can include sadness, worry, loneliness, anger, irritability, hopelessness, guilt, social withdraw, loss of confidence and feelings of failure. We provide psychological counselling as well as, weekly support groups to support mums through this difficult time, so that they can start to enjoy motherhood.
We have experienced psychologists who are able to guide you through the demands and challenges of parenthood. We know the importance of parent-child interactions as well as, infant mental health. Our psychologists are able to help you with areas including attachment, sleep, feeding and behavioural issues. Our child psychologists are also available to assist in parenting and behaviour management as well as, provide therapy for a number of childhood issues, including anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD and dealing with separation. We have a number of parenting programs including Triple P and Circle of Security available at the clinic.
Becoming a Dad is an exciting time, but we know that 10% of Dads are at risk of developing Postnatal depression and/or anxiety. The changes in family dynamics, added responsibilities and lack of sleep can all take their toll on Dads and couple relationships. We provide counselling to assist Dads who are experiencing changes to their emotional wellbeing or need some strategies to help their partner overcome PND.