Bringing a child in to your family is a BIG change for everyone—including the little baby! Developing and strengthening your psychological health and emotional resources before getting pregnant or adopting will give you, your baby/child and family a healthier start.

Key benefits of pre and perinatal psychotherapy include:

  • Increased ability for self-regulation (how to cope under stress)

  • Increased self awareness (how to turn your attention inward)

  • Social-emotional support (create a circle of support around you)

  • Remembering to trust (re-learning to trust your body)

  • Compassion for yourself (openness to your suffering)

  • Process grief (share your personal journey)

Areas we can address together:

  • Fears around parenthood

  • Infertility

  • Pre-conception planning

  • Relaxation practices

  • Pre & perinatal psycho education

  • Understanding & relating to cultural & institutional pressures around becoming a parent

  • Your strengths and skills

  • Body image

  • Attachment & bonding

  • Trusting your own instincts

  • Being a ‘good enough’ parent

  • Birth trauma

  • PMADs

  • Identity Issues

  • Grief and Loss

  • Creating a circle of support