Dr Charmain Newman

Location Address

Townsville Perinatal Psychology
125 Thuringowa Drive
Kirwan, 4817

Charmain is unable to accept new referrals at this time – please make contact with another of our psychologists to make an appointment

Dr Charmain Newman
Clinical Psychologist
BEd/Psych(hons)., DPsych (Clinical), MAPS, FCCLP

Charmain is a clinically trained psychologist with special interests in attachment and issues arising in the perinatal period. She firmly believes the perinatal period is one of the most important times in individuals and families lives and the work done at this time has lifelong consequences on wellbeing. Her experience and research has continued to inform her understanding and deep interest in this period, with her doctoral thesis focusing on supporting new mothers develop secure, loving relationships with their infants.

The journey to parenthood is a momentous one and often brings to the forefront patterns, defences and ways of coping that are no longer helpful. Charmain has a warm, caring and non-judgemental approach to therapy, providing a safe and supportive environment for her clients. She works with mothers, fathers and their infants using a relationship-based approach that focuses on understanding the links between earlier life experiences and the difficulties that they are currently experiencing. Her primary interests are in attachment relationships, perinatal depression and anxiety and infant/toddler social and emotional development. She is passionate about helping clients understand their own story so they can support their family flourish in their next chapter.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Preconception, including fertility issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Perinatal loss
  • Antenatal depression and anxiety
  • Birth trauma
  • Premature Birth
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Parent-infant attachment
  • Adjustment issues
  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Parenting
  • Fathers

 Professional Memberships

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLP)
  • Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
  • Member International Marcé Society
  • Member Australasian Marcé Society
  • Member World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
  • Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
  • Member Circle of Security International Parenting Facilitator
  • Member Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $200 per 50-minute session  *Medicare Rebate:   $128.40
Out-of-pocket: $71.60 per session (less if safety net threshold has been met)

*Medicare rebates are available to those who have a referral and Mental Health Care Plan from their GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician.  This must be in place prior to the first claimable session.

Available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays