SUZANNE HURLEY

Perinatal Mental Health & Fertility Counsellor

Skype / Zoom / Phone

Suzanne is a passionate, dedicated & clinically accredited counsellor (PACFA) who has specialised in the area 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 sought after. 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 the Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia (PANDA) National Helpline , in unplanned pregnancy at The Women’s Hospital’s Pregnancy Advisory Service and Marie Stopes Australia's National Counselling Service and in private practice at Fertile Ground Health Group focusing on infertility and IVF support. She was instrumental in the development of the Perinatal Community Outreach Service at Carrington Health (now Health Ability) for the Eastern Metropolitan Primary Health Network and works at the Austin Hospital's Psychiatric Unit in the Parent Infant Program as a Dance Movement & Play Therapist.  Suzanne also provides Clinical Supervision to health professionals having trained in the Wheel of Supervision 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 & recently completed Level 1 in Mother Goose Parent Infant Program.

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

  • ARCAP Register

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

  • Australasian Association of Supervisors

  • Dance Therapy Association of Australia

  • American Dance Therapy Association

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)

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

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

 

Locations: Fitzroy, North Fitzroy

Fees and Rebates: $150 no Medicare Rebates Available. Medibank Private and Bupa Rebates apply including Bupa Telehealth.

Availability: By Appointment including Skype/Zoom and Phone Counselling

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

Bookings: https://www.fertileground.com.au/bookings/ or call 03 9419 9988

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