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Ginny Hartley

Perinatal Specialist Counsellor (Occupational Therapist)

With 20 years' experience as a mental health clinician (including  10 years specialising in perinatal mental health and counselling) I combine clinical counselling with practical coping strategies in order to help new mums (like you) transition into their new roles.

And as a mum to two rambunctious boys, I understand well the challenges that mums face!

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More About Me

I am an experienced mental health clinician, specialising in:

  • Strength-based mothering
  • Perinatal counselling
  • Antenatal birth planning
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Parenting skills
  • Time management
  • Individual psychological inverventions

I have established therapeutic skills in assessment, crisis and psychological interventions for a range of mood disorders such as , anxiety, depression, bipolar, psychosis, personality disorders and OCD.

For mums who aren't coping (due to feeding/sleep issues or mental health issues), I will often work in partnership with psychiatrists and GPs to consider medication and/or admission to mother-baby units or residential stay programs.

Professional Training

1999 - Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Latrobe University

2004 - Post Graduate Diploma of Counselling, Latrobe University

2010- Certificate in Parent Infant Mental Health, Royal Children’s Parent Infant Mental Health Service

2011 - Training in delivering evidence-based group programs for mothers and babies, the Austin Hospital Parent Infant Clinic