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I specialise in the area of pregnancy. That spans from pre-conception care and infertility right through to parenting a newborn and young children. You may wonder how I can assist in these areas, especially before you get pregnant.
Ever heard of the couple who tried for a baby for a decade, no joy with IVF, adopted a child and hey presto, the lady gets pregnant! This is quite common.
It's widely assumed that there all fertility issues are physiological and for many they are. There are many psychological barriers that can affect fertility (including getting pregnancy for a second or subsequent time) - some of these are
- Your own attachment issues (how you bonded with your mother, or not)
- Undue pressure and expectations of yourself
- Post abortion challenges (even decades later)
- Birth trauma with a previous child
- Relationship Troubles (even small issues)
These are just a few examples.
Our bodies have memories and we're very good at acting 'just fine' and kid ourselves that all is well. But our bodies can hold out on us when something needs healing. Remember the guys have a part to play in fertility too.
How can 'I' help you both?
I can see you as a couple - this can be very helpful in getting an overall picture of how you function together.
If one of you identifies as having a particular issue, you can come alone. Working with you, we can figure out the stressors that may be putting you and your body under extra strain.
Similarly if you've had a challenging birth, I can work with you firstly with easing the pain of the past trauma and more importantly, supporting to truly understand that birthing being a natural process is something you are not only capable of but can also find rewarding.
So we've worked on the emotions and pregnancy is still not happening?
As a specialist I'm aware of many alternative therapies that can support you to road to health. Nowadays prospective parents are often decades older than their counterparts from yesteryear. Add to that the world of processed foods, overindulgence and sedentary lifestyle lead by many, eventually the body has it limits.
The great news is that getting in touch with the right people can alleviate many of these issues, even for couples who have not had success with IVF. We will talk about what therapies may enhance your reproductive chances and work together with what feels right for you both (the guy is 50% part of this picture).
My work covers
- Couples (LGBT friendly)
I see my role in your therapy as one of support and guidance. The key to a good therapeutic relationship is to support you to find your answers and the right path on your journey.
I have worked with people from all walks of life, situations, ages, genders.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Bachelor of Social Science (incl 2 year Advanced Diploma in Counselling).
For three years I worked in the Australian equivalent of Childline, where I counselled children and young people over the phone, over the internet and via email.
I have also run a private practice for five years in Australia, seeing clients with issues ranging from anxiety depression, eating issues, marital/relationship to codependency issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inter-racial (cross cultural) relationships/marriage.
- Individual £40
- Couples £50
If you are unsure about counselling per session, or just about if we are a good fit, you may request a free 20 minute initial consultation.
Sessions are approximately 1 hour.
I've been lucky enough to live, work and study in various countries around the world, including Australia. Cultures are fascinating and their differences, even when English is the predominant language, are very real. I enjoy supporting people to work through challenges that cross-cultural environments bring.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and weekend appointments available upon request.