The Clinical Director and Registered Counsellor, Silvia Wetherell, holds a Certification in Perinatal Mental Health by Postpartum Support International. Issues worked through in counselling include:
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 counsellors work in a gentle and compassionate person-centred way.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 counsellors here.