Location AddressPerinatal Wellness
3/334 President Avenue
Gymea NSW 2227
BA(Psych); PGDipPsych; PGCertProPsychPrac; CLD (CBI); CPD (CBI); Dip CBE (CBI); SBD
Narelle is a Perinatal Psychologist, Doula and Childbirth Educator who has a special interest in working with women and their families throughout pregnancy and the early years of parenthood.
She sees women with a range of mental health concerns such as ante / postnatal depression and anxiety, PTSD following childbirth or for issues relating to adjusting to their new roles. Given her experience in the birth world, clients seek her out if they are anxious about giving birth or want to explore their pregnancy / childbirth options especially when considering a VBAC. Narelle also has a particular interest and experience in supporting women faced with infertility, pregnancy loss / stillbirth, and premature birth / NICU experiences.
Narelle provides a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental space for women to share their concerns and feel heard. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She tailors her treatment to the needs of her individual clients.
Narelle is also a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator.
Alongside seeing clients in her role as a psychologist Narelle works as a trainer for Childbirth International supporting the education of birth workers all around the world (Childbirth International has over 6000 students in 100+ countries). But, her most important a challenging role is being mum to her three small boys who make her laugh just slightly more than wanting to tear her hair out!
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
- Associate Member Australian Psychological Society (AssocMAPS)
- Member World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
- Member Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
- Committee Member of Doula Network Australia
- Member Golden Key International Honour Society
Fees & Rebates
Cost: $165 per 50-minute session
*Medicare Rebate: $84.80 for office
Out-of-pocket: $80.20 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.
FREE for financially disadvantaged clients referred under the Psychological Support Services (PSS) program. This program was previously known as ATAPS. If you feel you fit this category, please call and discuss prior to seeing your GP to ensure you are provided with the correct referral type.
Available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Contact: 0410 630 131Contact Narelle Horwitz Now