Location AddressLotus Health and Psychology
1 Raff Ave
Holland Park, Qld 4121
Health and Clinical Psychologist, Fertility Counsellor
BA Psych (Hons), Grad Cert App MH Studies (Perinatal and Infant Specialisation), Advanced Diploma Medical Hypnosis
Circle of Security Parenting Program – Accredited practitioner
Possums for Parents and Babies – Certified NDC practitioner
Narelle has been a Psychologist in Queensland since 1995, and is Clinical Director of Lotus Health and Psychology a private multi-disciplinary practice with a focus on perinatal mental health and fertility counselling support.
Narelle provides support to families before, during and after pregnancy, including families who have experienced perinatal grief and loss. She recognises the specific needs of families faced with pregnancy decision making after diagnosis of foetal abnormality, and can provide support for those experiencing this unique grief. As a specialist infertility counsellor, she works with families struggling with infertility, including those who utilise donor conception and surrogacy. She is an accredited Neuro-Developmental Care (NDC) practitioner, and uses the NDC evidence base to support parents in the first 1000 days of their child’s life. Narelle is also accredited to provide Circle of Security Parenting programs, and loves sharing the “Stronger, Wiser, Bigger and Kind” model which can help any parent promote a secure attachment with their child.
Narelle is a 2015 Churchill Fellow Recipient, investigating the risks and implications of cross border surrogacy for Australians. She is sought after as a presenter at conferences and workshops across Australia and internationally, and is currently Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland.
Narelle is currently a Director of the Fertility Society of Australia, and a member of the Queensland Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, and the Queensland Prostitution Licencing Board. In 2020 she accepted invitations to join the Executive Committee of the Australia and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association and the Advisory Group to the Healthy Male Plus Paternal Health Project.
Areas of Special Interest
- Preconception, including fertility issues
- Perinatal loss
- Antenatal depression and anxiety
- Birth trauma
- Premature Birth
- Postnatal depression and anxiety
- Parent-infant attachment
- Adjustment issues
- Member Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPI)
- Member Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)
- Member Australia and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA)
- 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: $210 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate: $124.50
Out-of-pocket: $85.5 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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Contact: 07 3132 8584 or use the contact button below to make an online enquiry.