Location AddressRWA Psychology - Family Matters
2A Hannah Street
Beecroft NSW 2119
Ph: (02) 9980 1400
Fax: (02) 9980 1405
BA. Ma. (Psych) MAPS
Rebecca is a clinical psychologist with 20-years experience in therapy with clients and the principal psychologist of RWA Psychology – Family Matters. She has a special interest in supporting parents with their experiences of parenting – from contemplating conception, pregnancy & birth through to adjusting to both the joys and demands of parenting. Rebecca works with parents who simply need support during this period as well as those with stronger mental health difficulties such as postnatal depression and anxiety. Clients value the safe and nurturing environment she provides for them to to deepen their understanding of their emotional issues and develop the skills needed to move forward.
Assisting parents in establishing secure and resilient relationships with their children, allowing them to experience the joys of parenting while navigating the inevitable challenges it can bring is critical to how Rebecca works with her clients. Rebecca has a special interest in building parenting skills in mindful and reflective parenting. She works from an attachment based perspective with parents and children.
Rebecca has worked with many parents who have experienced loss during the pregnancy or postpartum period. Providing compassion, understanding and space to explore their grief is critical to this work as well as assisting parents to find a way to live with their loss.
Rebecca works closely with general practitioners, obstetricians and psychiatrists allowing for essential collaborative care.
Parents are welcome to bring their babies to session.
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
- 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 Australian Association of Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI)
- Member Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA)
Fees & Rebates
Cost: $240 per 50-minute session *Medicare Rebate: $128.40
Out-of-pocket: $111.60 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, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Bookings through RWA Psychology – Family Matters
Contact: (02) 9980 1400
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