Mental Health Nurse Counsellors for women in the Perinatal Period

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses provides the following information to women seeking non-directive pregnancy counselling. The following ACMHN members are Credentialed Mental Health Nurses who have undertaken the ACMHN Perinatal Mental Health  online training program and who are registered with Medicare to provide services to women under Medicare Item Number 81010.

Under this item number, on referral from a GP, women can claim 3 sessions with a credentialed mental health nurses at a rebate of $59.85 per session.

If you would like more information about Medicare Item Number 81010, what that means for women and for mental health nurses, please click HERE.

QUEENSLAND

Sandra Chesney
Brisbane South / West
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Phone: 0458 480 855

I provide counseling for women who are concerned about a current pregnancy, or a pregnancy that occurred in the preceding 12 months. Reasons for accessing counseling maybe to explore pregnancy options; history of depression or current antenatal or postnatal depression; difficulties with transitioning to the role of a mother; previous termination, stillbirth or infant death; domestic violence during pregnancy.

VICTORIA

Eva Goes
The Gardens Medical Group, Albury, Also, in Wangaratta and Beechworth
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Website : www.evagoes.com
Phone: 0439353444

I offer pregnancy counselling, taking a non judgmental approach to any of your concerns about difficult or unplanned pregnancy, grief or anxiety about termination or loss.  I am available business hours, evenings and Saturdays.

Emily Ludwick
Equine Psychotherapy Practitioner
Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Phone: 0424 529 861
Website: www.eirlys-eap.com

NEW SOUTH WALES

Roslyn McKenzie
STAMP OUT  Suite 2, 220 The Entrance Rd, ERINA NSW 2250
Website: www.stampout.com.au
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Having worked with parents and children for many years, I have become aware of the many issues faced by women who seek pregnancy counselling. My background includes midwifery, child and adolescent health, mental health and counselling. I offer a non-biasis, non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive approach to counselling.

QUEENSLAND

Amelia McLarnon
Monsour Clinic 297 Kent Street Maryborough QLD 4650
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The Service I would love to be able to provide is one of  support acceptance in an environment which is non judgmental safe and where there is no right or wrong. Just what is beneficial to meet the needs of the women concerned. It is not just what I bring to the session, it is what the women also bring. This is an alliance where the outcome is based on what thoughts, actions, the woman is prepared to take with assistance in order to be empowered and to achieve the outcome which she desires.
This is not just for 3 sessions this would be for 9 months the duration of the pregnancy.

QUEENSLAND

Shaynee Stanyon
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Phone: 0403577266

I have extensive expereince working with woman at a university health service, community mental health and in child and youth services.

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Marion Stein
37 Hilder Street
Elderslie NSW 2570
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Mobile: 0423738217

Pregnancy can be one of the most significant times in a womans life and I would like to offer my professional specialised counselling skills in the field of perinatal mental health to provide the best possible outcomes for mother and child. Please feel free to contact me with your enquiries.

QUEENSLAND

Margaret Wells
Elizabeth St Medical Centre, Elizabeth Street, Acacia Ridge in Brisbane.
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I provide women and their partners with the space to be heard and valued within a health care setting.  I seek to provide women and their partners with the experience of considering a broad range of options relating to pregnancy to enable them to make an informed decision.  My practice is respectful of the individual's right to make an informed decision and to be supported in that decision making.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service
156 Wittenoom Street East Perth 6004
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NEW SOUTH WALES

Sarah Dickinson

Southern Independent Nursing Consultants
Shellharbour Psychological Medicine
13/75 Cygnet Avenue Shellharbour City 2529
Ph:42953600
Fax:42953644
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We provide counselling services to women that is objective, impartial and empathetic. We support our clients in discussing their feelings toward a current pregnancy or a pregnancy that occurred in the preceding 12 months. The session also aims to provide, on request, unbiased, evidence-based information about all options and services available to the woman. Sessions are covered by medicare and carried out in a comfortable and private environment.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Julie Wilson
Mobile: 0415533052
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Julie is a qualified counsellor including non-directive pregnancy counselling.
She has extensive trainings in psychotherapy. She currently works as a Credentialled Mental Health Nurse with General Practitioners in Newcastle. She is respectful and empathic to those seeking counselling and works to strengthen women through their journey and  their personal decisions.

VICTORIA

Faith Ember
Mobile: 0438799803
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I completed the Non-Directive Pregnancy Counselling Course and also provide Counselling in Sexual Health - I have been a telephone counsellor for the HIV and Hepatitis Help Line and am happy to engage with clients who need support on the phone. I employ motivational interviewing techniques and am qualified in CBT.  The of use DBT and education in mindfulness strategies are effective in supporting change, particularly so in enabling coping during  a psychotherapeutic relationship.

I am currently working in the Yarra Valley with Blue Horizon Clinic and am hoping to establish myself privately in the Eastern Suburbs - Warrandyte. Ringwood, Mitcham and Doncaster.
I can be contacted through Blue Horizon - 03 59672335

 

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Cate Clark   MHN
Suite 102  526 Swift Street, Albury
P O Box 7116 East Albury  2640
Phone:  0260 411 913
Mobile:  0428 411 906
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I am particularly interested in providing counselling to those women who would otherwise find it difficult to access confidential, independent counselling.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Dr Jenny Fothergill RN. MHN
The Seal Wellness Clinic
13 Theodore St
Curtin, Canberra 2600
(02) 62558770
0427866430

The Seal Wellness Clinic offers a service for women who require counselling around pregnancy
and post pregnancy or for women struggling with any issue.  It is run by a dedicated and experienced
Advanced Mental Health Nurse who has a real interest in helping women.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Peta Marks MHN
Suite 1, 95 Molesworth St, Lismore
PO Box 961 Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: 0425 253 685
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I provide private and confidential consultations to women who are pregnant or in the post-partum period and who need to talk through the issues that are worrying them.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Christine Mangioni
Suite 17b, 818 Pittwater Road, Dee Why  NSW  2099
Phone: 0402 354 605
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In my practice i provide Non Directive Pregnancy Support Counselling in a confidential, respectful and sensitive way to assist woment, men or couples to explore the options and issues that may arise associated with an unintended pregnancy including;
-  Current decision making re pregnancy
-  Issues of grief and loss re previous termination of pregnancy, miscarriage or still birth
-  Issues arising in the post partum period

NEW SOUTH WALES

Julie Fletcher
Lilyfield
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Phone: 0412 810 188

I am a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse and a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with extensive experience in Women's Health.  I aim to provide an empathetic and respectful space for Women and their partners to explore options and facilitate decision making. Sessions are covered by Medicare.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Therese Elsey
Interconnect Counselling
Central Coast NSW
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Mobile: 0429 062 260

I am a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse with extensive experience in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.

I provide non-directive counselling for woman wanting to discuss feelings and issues relating to a current pregnancy or a pregnancy in the preceding 12 months; or provide support around other mental health issues (anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, adjustment to parenting) impacting in the pre- and post natal period.

NEW SOUTH WALES

Louise Wallace Walsh
Louise Walsh Psychotherapy and Counselling Services
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Louise has 30 years experience in the health industry. As a midwife and credentialed mental health nurse with postgraduate training. Louise has a focus on health and wellbeing.