Perinatal Counselling

What is Perinatal Counselling?

Evidence-based counselling with clients who are currently pregnant or who have been pregnant in the preceding 12 months and are experiencing for a wide range of common perinatal issues, including anxiety, depression and grief, Adjustment Disorder, sleep issues and birth trauma.

How can Perinatal Counselling help?

Murray Bardwell, ACT Therapist/Credentialed Mental Health Nurse works within an ACT framework and specialises in helping mums, infants, older siblings and partners with many different perinatal challenges.

You will receive evidence-based help – tailored to your needs. We offer parent coaching for behaviour management and separation issues. You will receive the highest possible standard of care.

What can Perinatal Counselling treat?

Are you struggling with any of these issues:

  • Feelings of sadness, grief or loss?
  • Feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious or not coping – before or after giving birth?
  • Exhaustion and sleep difficulties?
  • Creating realistic routines with an infant or toddler?
  • Increased irritability with your baby, partner or older children?

Do I need a referral?

Self-referrals welcome. Number of appointments not capped. Partners welcome.


GP referral – you will be eligible to claim a Medicare rebate of $62.20 per session for up to 3 sessions per pregnancy when you are referred to us via non-directive pregnancy support counselling by your GP. Partners welcome.

Our Therapists / Counsellors

Murray Bardwell

ACT Therapist/Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Licensed Circle of Security® Parenting™ educator

Our Services

Whatever brings you here, our team have the experience and expertise to work with you.

We work together to reach the best possible outcome for you. We know our strengths and our limits, so we’ll always ensure you are in the safest hands.

Unfortunately we are unable to help if you need;

  • Bulk billed appointments
  • Mental health crisis appointments
  • Psychiatry care
  • Cognitive assessments
  • Drug and alcohol addiction care

Whoever you are, whatever your goal, we’re here to help

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