Maternal Mental Health Psychological Services

Welcome to More Mindful Counselling & Psychotherapy services in Singapore.

 

The lead counsellor, Silvia Wetherell, has a special interest in Maternal Mental Health and related issues including:

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Anxiety / Depression
  • Fertility Issues
  • Fear of giving birth
  • Complicated pregnancy
  • Miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss
  • Traumatic Birth
  • Baby with health issues
  • Relationship and Identity Issues
  • Anger management for parents of young children

 

why is this important?

At times healthcare professionals forget the importance of the psychological and emotional aspects that impact on a woman's ability to mother and yet research into infant development continues to highlight the importance of the mother's psychological and emotional wellbeing during pregnancy and early motherhood.

 

The ability of the caregiver to regulate (not suppress) her own emotions has been shown to contribute significantly to the infant’s sense of security and capacity for healthy emotional development.

 

The counsellor works in a gentle and compassionate person-centred way, integrating mindfulness skills and EMDR as part of the sessions. There is no one-size-fits-all approach as each person has her own unique history, family dynamic, social and cultural influences, parenting philosophies and present challenges. 

 

Find out more about the lead counsellor here.