Dr Rachel Bushing

Location Address

Three Little Birds Perinatal Psychology
11 Sussex Street
West End Qld 4101

Dr Rachel Bushing
Clinical Psychologist
BPsySc (Hons), DClinPsych, MAPS, FCCLP

Rachel is passionate about families being as healthy as they can be. Drawing upon 15 years of experience with children and families, including those experiencing adverse and traumatic early lives, she believes that compassionate relationships, exploring people’s strengths, and creativity are the pathways to healing. As an adjunct to her private practice POP Psychology, Rachel’s dedicated perinatal practice is called Three Little Birds Perinatal Psychology. This practice came about since having her own 3 children and discovering to her dismay that there is precious little real life support for parents as they navigate the transitions into parenthood, struggling with issues related to conception, pregnancy loss, disability, birth trauma, bonding, and the physical and emotional demands of parenting.

Rachel has a solid background in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Strengths Based & Narrative Therapies, and Family Systems Therapy. For her perinatal work, she expands upon this practice, incorporating methods from advanced training in relevant modalities such as Circle of Security (COS, Hoffman, Cooper & Powell), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT, Briere et al), and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP, Hughes). With Rachel, you can be guaranteed an understanding ear and a big dose of enthusiasm and encouragement. And there is always a warm cuppa, too!

To see what makes Dr. Rach tick, you might also want to check out her podcast, Pop The Kettle On, available on iTunes and Spotify.

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
  • Couple relationship

 Professional Memberships

  • Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
  • Member APS College of Clinical Psychologists (CCLP)
  • Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
  • Member Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $180 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate:   $124.50
Out-of-pocket: $55.50 per session

*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: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Contact: 0488 080 684 or use the Contact form below


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