Meet our perinatal psychologist in Eltham, VIC

Location Address

Eltham Mind and Body Psychology
517 Main Road
Eltham, Vic, 3095

Valerie Mackintosh
Counselling Perinatal Psychologist
BAppSc (Psych/Hons), MPsych (Counselling), MAPS

Val has an Honours degree in Psychology from Deakin University and a Masters in Psychology (Counselling) from Monash University.  She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and is a full Member of the Australian Psychological Society.  She is also an Associate Member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis.

She uses a range of therapeutic techniques that are grounded in an understanding of Attachment theory to promote healing and change.  Each are tailored to the specific needs of the client.  She has a particular interest in working with clients with a complex childhood trauma history and in the field of Perinatal Psychology with an emphasis on infant mental health.  She has completed training in relationship based approaches to perinatal mood disturbance and has a deep understanding of the difficulties that the transition to parenthood can present. Her preference is to work with new mothers/parents experiencing postnatal anxiety/depression and attachment issues.

She undertakes regular professional development training and supervision and is passionate about providing the best possible care to her clients.

Therapy Approaches include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Model Therapy, Mindfulness-based Interventions, Sensorimotor Processing, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Hypnosis and Yoga.


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