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TRISH HAYES

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Patricia Hayes is an accredited mental health social worker and counsellor who has worked in the areas of pregnancy options and abortion counselling, maternal mental health, sexual assault counselling as well in as generalist/Employment Assistance Program Counselling for over 15 years.   She has also worked in research, teaching and academia in the areas of social work, the prevention of violence against women and women’s reproductive health as well as in sexual and reproductive health promotion. She has also done further counselling training in the area of mindfulness-based core process therapies, trauma-informed practice and self-compassion therapy.

In her counselling practice, she uses strengths-based frameworks including narrative and solution-focussed therapies as well as feminist counselling models and the social model of health which link the individual's experience to the wider socio-political context. She also draws upon the intersections of Buddhist psychology and somatic experiencing, particularly in relation to trauma and grief work.

Her counselling employment history includes Pregnancy Advisory Service (The Women’s Hospital), Marie Stopes Australia Counselling Coordinator, Sexual Assault Crisis Line  & New View Psychology 

She has also worked in research, teaching and academia in the areas of social work, the prevention of violence against women and women’s reproductive health as well as in sexual and reproductive health promotion.   

 

Areas of Practice:

  • Women’s health and wellbeing

  • Pregnancy options, abortion and post-abortion

  • Perinatal mental health counselling

  • Reproductive coercion

  • Intimate partner violence

  • Sexual assault

  • Grief & Loss

  • Workplace stress

  • Relationship concerns

  • Anxiety and depression

Professional Memberships: 

  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

  • Member of AASW Women's Health Practice Group

  • (Co-founding) member of National Alliance of Abortion and Pregnancy Options Counsellors (NAAPOC)

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - ARTS: Melbourne Uni

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Arts (Women's Studies/History):Melbourne Uni

  • Masters of Arts (Community Development) - ARTS

  • Bachelor of Social Work: Victoria University

Accreditation:

  • Non-directive pregnancy options counsellors (Australian Psychological Society)

  • Better Access to Mental Health Medicare Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)

Locations: She currently practices in Coburg

Fees and Rebates: $130 per session with some Medicare rebates applicable, please call or email to enquire. Some Health Care Card discounts may apply

Contact: 0400 651 587 and email: trish1hayes2003@yahoo.com.au