Meet our perinatal psychologist in Blackburn North, VIC

Location Address

Back Into Health
80 Surrey Road
Blackburn North VIC 3130

Elizabeth (Liz) Clarkson
Clinical Psychologist
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Psychology; Master of Applied Psychology (Clinical)

Liz has worked with people across the lifespan in both public and private settings.  Her interest in perinatal psychology began during her years working the remote north west of Western Australia. There, Liz encountered many women whose adjustment to motherhood was often more difficult due to their isolation from family and friends.  Upon returning to Perth, Liz worked at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women for 10 years.

The invaluable experience of working in a team dedicated to identifying women at risk of perinatal depression, anxiety and other mental issues reinforced for Liz that was one of her key areas of psychological interest.  Problems with fertility or pregnancy loss were also an important part of the work the team addressed.  Thus, Liz is compassionate about the many issues associated with conception, pregnancy, delivery and adjustment to parenthood.

While working within the public hospital system,  Liz also began a part time private practice in 1995.  She now works exclusively in private practice Monday – Wednesday at Blackburn North.

A thorough assessment is the first step to identifying the priorities for treatment and the methods that most suit the client.    Pregnancy and delivery often stir up unresolved issues. Liz has extensive experience in listening to the rhythms and patterns of client’s lives and where possible prefers to work in an insight-oriented manner.  When practical skills and strategies are needed to overcome problems, clients are guided and encouraged to apply research-proven steps to achieving personal empowerment.

The clinic is easily accessed from the Eastern Freeway or Maroondah Highway.  Parking is free at the rear of the clinic.  Privacy and confidentiality are paramount.  Liz will liaise with your GP and any other relevant health professionals with your permission.

A referral from your GP with an accompanying Mental Health Care Plan will enable you to claim a Medicare rebate.  Private Health Insurance rebates are also available if your policy includes clinical psychology.

Bookings through Back Into Health
Telephone: 9842 4688


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