Mathew Aquilina

Location Address

Banksia Psychology & Supervision
1/105 Shellharbour Road,
Warilla NSW 2528

Mathew Aquilina
Perinatal Psychologist
BA (Psyc), PG Dip (Psyc), MPP

Mathew is a Registered Psychologist and board-approved clinical supervisor. Mathew has a keen interest in the support of fathers and the area of men’s mental health. His interest in perinatal mental health was in part influenced by his own transition to fatherhood and the fascinating, rewarding, and challenging moments that the perinatal journey brought.

Mathew is passionate about providing families and expecting parents with evidence-informed information to assist the transition to parenthood. He is an accredited Becoming Us Facilitator, and Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator. With a background in child and family psychology, Mathew has worked from an attachment-informed lens for the duration of his clinical career. He values the important role that attachment and bonding play in developing psychological wellbeing and positive relational experiences, and this informs his therapeutic style and practice.

Mathew takes an integrative approach to his practice, with experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, and EMDR. He has a warm and conversational style and a strengths-based view of those he supports, working to build capacity and increase insight rather than focus on deficit or disorder.

Mathew has completed intensive training with the Perinatal Training Centre and is engaged in ongoing clinical supervision in perinatal mental health, to ensure the best care to his clients.

Parents are welcome to bring babies and children along to sessions, with Mathew’s practice space having space and facilities to accommodate this.

Areas of Special Interest

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

 Professional Memberships

  • Member Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)
  • Circle of Security International Parenting Facilitator
  • Becoming Us Facilitator
  • Member Australasian Marcé Society

Fees & Rebates

Cost: $185.00 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate: $92.90
Out-of-pocket: $92.10 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
Contact: 0483 924 055 (SMS only) or use the ‘contact’ button below to make an online enquiry direct to Mathew

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