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Therapy during the perinatal period and parenting in the early years

Deciding to start a family, news of a pregnancy, or becoming a parent, 'are supposed to' be times we are filled with joy and excitement. However, sometimes the reality can be far from what you hoped or imaged it would be.

 

If you are struggling as a hopeful, expectant, or new parent, you are not alone and we understand the challenges you may be facing.

We are passionate about supporting women, men, infants, couples, and families from the time they are planning to conceive, throughout pregnancy and birth, and the first few years postpartum (the perinatal period).

 

We also have a special interest in infant and early childhood mental health and helping parents build a secure attachment with their baby, foster social and emotional health from birth to five years, improve parent wellness, and strengthen relationships within the family.

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Some of the common reasons for seeking help with us, include:

  • Adjustment issues in siblings

  • Adoption support & adjustment

  • Antenatal anxiety

  • Antenatal depression

  • Anxiety about your baby’s health

  • Assisted conception

  • Behavioural, emotional and relational difficulties in infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Birth preparation

  • Birth trauma

  • Coping with infant feeding, sleeping, or settling issues

  • Difficult fetal diagnosis

  • Difficult neonatal diagnosis

  • Extended family relationship challenges

  • Fears about becoming a parent

  • Fertility issues

  • Gender disappointment

  • Infant loss

  • Intimacy changes in the couple relationship

  • Miscarriage

  • Neonatal loss

  • Parental separation

  • Parent-infant bonding

  • Postnatal anxiety

  • Postnatal depression

  • Pregnancy after loss

  • Premature birth

  • Returning to work

  • Sibling rivalry

  • Stillbirth

  • Unexpected pregnancy

  • Worry about being a good enough parent

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