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Perinatal Counselling

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As an Accredited Social Worker, I provide counselling for mums in the perinatal period.

My passion is in supporting women through the transition to motherhood. With a focus on emotional wellbeing for new mums, you don't need to have a difficult time with a baby, if you have the right support and information.

It is very common for new mums to experience difficult or uncomfortable emotions. Looking after your baby, lifestyle changes, breastfeeding challenges and lack of sleep can have a big impact on your mood and wellbeing.

There may be feelings that you never expected, or you may be worried about how you are going to cope looking after a new baby with your toddler in tow.

When things feel like they are not going smoothly, it is helpful to reach out for extra emotional support.

I support families during pregnancy and in the postpartum period with the following:

  • Preparing for postpartum and motherhood

  • Worry, fear and anxious thoughts 

  • Low mood

  • Adjusting to motherhood

  • When motherhood doesn't look how you had pictured it

  • Changes to identity and sense of self after becoming a mother

  • Struggling with intrusive thoughts

  • Maternal guilt and anger

  • Self-care

  • Exploring how to resource yourself so you have more capacity to mother the way you want 

  • Challenging beliefs around what it means to be a "good enough mother" 

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Referrals

You are able to self refer, and can book an appointment by contacting​ me directly on 0439 989 193 or julia@juliadorazio.com.au.

GPs and other clinicians can also refer patients, by contacting me on 0439 989 193 or julia@juliadorazio.com.au.

 

For GPs who would like to refer patients for Non-directive perinatal counselling, please provide:

  • Patients name and date of birth

  • GP's medicare provider number

  • A request for non-directive pregnancy support counselling

  • any relevant clinical information

Sessions are $190.00 for 50 minutes

Medicare rebates are $68.10

Let's talk about howI may help you.

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