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SUZANNE HURLEY

Psychotherapist and Perinatal Counsellor

Suzanne is a passionate and dedicated counsellor who has had the good fortune to be employed for the entirety of her career in varying degrees of reproductive loss, including pregnancy options counselling, abortion counselling, infertility and IVF support and in perinatal mental health. She has provided her clients with counselling, group support and presented to health professionals in various perinatal settings. Her expertise and understanding of the issues women, couples and families face when immersed in the perinatal period is highly specialised. She has undertaken training in Emotion Focused Therapy with Dr Melissa Harte during her Masters Degree at La Trobe University. Her initial training at WIRE Womens's Information has provided her with understanding of the Feminist Framework and responding to family violence & sexual assault.

 

Suzanne has worked in perinatal mental health with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia on the PANDA National Helpline , in unplanned pregnancy at The Women’s Hospital’s Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes Australia National Counselling Service and at Fertile Ground Health Group focusing on infertility and IVF support as well as in private practice.  Suzanne also provides clinical supervision to health professionals whilst she completes the Wheel of Supervision training with the Centre for Existential Practice.

 

As well as working with Individuals and short-term couples work she has an interest in groupwork. To date she has run: Little Village for women considering sole parenting; Sanctuary for women having IVF treatment; Pregnant Pause and Moving Stories explorations of the pregnant body, past present and future, through movement.

Areas of Practice: 

  • Reproductive Loss

  • Pregnancy Options Counselling

  • Abortion Counselling

  • Birth Preparation and Parenting Issues

  • Infertility and IVF

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Generalist Counselling

  • Clinical Supervision

Professional Memberships: 

  • Clinical membership with PACFA

  • National Association of Abortion and Pregnancy Options Counsellors (NAAPOC)

Qualifications: 

  • Grad dip and Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University

  • Adv. Cert in Applied Sci. (Naturopathy)

  • Certificate in Dance/Movement Therapy (IDTIA)

  • Wheel of Supervision (Centre for Existential Practice) currently completing

  • Professional Supervision for Health Professionals (The Delta Centre - Michelle Bihary)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Locations: Fairfield, Eltham, North Fitzroy

Fees and Rebates: $150 

Availability: By Appointment 

Contact: 0402 407 925 or suzanne@suzannehurley.com.au