Perinatal Services

Our psychologists specialise in treating antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety.

Becoming a parent is one of life biggest transitions. Although modern media portrays the time as joyous – with bouncing, smiling babies (who never cry!), white sheets and bikini bodies, it is actually a period of enormous change and stress.
During the perinatal period, changes occur in many areas – your intimate relationships, body, hormone levels, social life, sleep (or lack there of!), work and sense of self. For many, these changes lead to feelings of distress, anxiety and depression.
If this sounds like you, it can be really helpful to get some psychological support, and the earlier the better. Support can help you to enjoy the period from pregnancy and into your baby’s first year, manage stress and develop a close attachment to your baby.

How we work

In our first session together, we like to get a sense of how you are travelling, a bit of your history and to find out about you and your pregnancy and/ or baby. Together, we can discuss goals and work together to gradually improve your mood and/ or decrease anxiety and to gain confidence. We can also decide on whether to meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and the most convenient place to meet (our office or your home). Partners are sometimes involved in therapy so that they can get a deeper understanding of your feelings and support you in between sessions.

In subsequent sessions, we can help you by giving you information about what may help your recovery, and we can work collaboratively towards your goals. In addition to providing support for your feelings, we am also able to give you information to support your baby’s development and to nurture the bond between you and your baby.

We offer sessions in our clinic as well as in your home.
To request a home booking, please call me on 0409 388 840 or email us: bookings@wholeheartpsychology.com.au so we can schedule a convenient time. I am happy to drive to you if you live within approximately 15 minutes drive of Toowong, Brisbane.
Click on the Book an appointment button to find a time that suits you.
  • Open Monday – Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.

  • 1st floor, 2A, 524 Milton rd, Toowong, QLD, 4066

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