Perinatal Psychologist, HypnoBirthing Practioner & Matrescence Guide.
Owner of The Growth Room
MUM support FOR
ALL STAGES OF YOUR
Looking for ways to strengthen your pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood with calmness, support, and empowerment?
You're in the right place.
We're thrilled to have you here to receive the care you need.
At The Growth Room, we are passionate about supporting women like yourself in reclaiming your power, confidently and fearlessly taking ownership of your birthing experience and helping you regain your sense of self during motherhood.
Our mission is simple, to guide you on a positive journey through our HypnoBirthing childbirth education and maternal mental health care.
We aim to help you find the peace, strength, and joy that you truly deserve.
Why The Growth Room?
EVERY mother DESERVES
TO HAVE ACCESS TO PEACEFUL BIRTHING KNOWLEDGE & NON-JUDGEMENTAL SUPPORT
A safe haven for you to flourish and feel at ease.
Mum life is an incredible adventure, but it's not without its difficult challenges. The worries of pregnancy, the nervousness of giving birth and the demands of being a mother can be overwhelming, bringing about a load of emotions and thoughts.
Here at The Growth Room, you can find peace of mind nourishing you with all the knowledge, resources and support you need to reach a more fulfilled birth and life as a mother.
Your birth matters. You matter as a mother and woman.
The Growth Room
A place WHERE SUPPORT, EDUCATION
& EMPOWERING YOU COMES TOGETHER
These core values are at the heart of everything we do.
When we support and nurture mums, we create a positive impact on them, their babies and on the whole family.
EDUCATION AND LEARNING
We provide education and learning for mums to gain knowledge to expand their understanding, and skills for informed decision-making.
We empower mums with evidence-based information, tools and insights for an enriching birth and motherhood journey.
BIRTHS SHOULD BE EMPOWERED. WE BELIEVE
IN empowering THEM.
We care about your birth story and mental wellness. It's important to us that it's a positive and empowering memory, not a traumatic one.
A big factor that led me to this wonderful role is that, according to the Birth Trauma Association, 1 in 3 women experience their child's birth as traumatic. This figure is far too high.
The HypnoBirthing course teaches you all the knowledge and skills you need to achieve a positive birth. A natural approach to childbirth that empowers you to experience joy, relaxation, and confidence.
HypnoBirthing focuses on keeping you calm and teaches the nature of giving birth, how it is such an instinctive process and what we as mothers can do with proper preparation and the power of knowledge.
This evidence-based method prepares your mind and body for a safe and relaxing delivery with tools to release fear and tension and reduce pain. It gives you the understanding to know your rights, and the key is that when things don't go to plan, it provides you with techniques to get through.
Women who joined our classes shared their birth experience of feeling in control, calm, empowered and accomplished. We want you to feel the same sense of fulfillment and control.
YOU'LL FIND TRUSTED & RESPECTED care FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS HERE
I have a strong passion for women's health and perinatal psychology.
I understand that the perinatal period, from preconception through to parenthood, can be both wonderful and challenging. That is why we offer women the opportunity to reflect and find ways to relate more helpfully to themselves, others and the world, particularly in the perinatal period when there are so many changes occurring.
After becoming a mother myself and experiencing the transformative experience of motherhood, I've recognized the importance of holistic support for women during this period. I have specialised perinatal training and specific studies on the transition to motherhood, known as Matrescence.
I have been a Clinical Psychologist since 2011 and have experience working across public and private mental health settings across several mental health services. I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society, The Centre for Perinatal Psychology and the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health.
The Growth Room is a small private practice located in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I offer women and mums both face-to-face and Telehealth appointments and welcome babies in sessions. In my practice, I utilise evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including:
⚫ Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
⚫ Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
⚫ Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
⚫ Solution Focused Therapy
⚫ Motivational Interviewing
⚫ Medicare non-directive pregnancy counselling
YOUR growth IS YOUR POWER