Hi There! We are very happy to meet you here, as we have some exciting news to share with you. We are two women who are both mothers and who also trained as therapists. In our personal life, we see friends and family struggle with the new transition into parenthood. Issues of postpartum depression, conflict between couples, and the lack of emotional support for new mothers can really impact our overall wellbeing. As professionals, we have learned ways to help women cope with this adjustment, and have a wealth of tools and resources to help women during this time.
As we are very passionate about supporting women with their overall wellbeing and wellness, we have decided to embark on a new project together – providing counselling support that covers perinatal support and postnatal support including body image issues, transition into this new phase of life, parenting concerns, birth trauma support postpartum depression, infertility and miscarriage challenges, and couple counselling.
We know that new mothers can be quite isolated from getting support in those first early weeks. But as studies prove, postpartum care needs to include a holistic approach to ensure that depression or further mental health concerns do not escalate. With this in mind, we are available to come to woman’s homes, in order to provide more accessible and tangible counselling support. Sometimes when we have children, we get stuck in judging ourselves and not feeling the happiness that is expected of us. We can work with you through feelings of depression, low self-esteem, negative body image, and creating a more intentional way of living. As newborns are also unpredictable, we plan to be available to women to upwards to 2 hours sessions, in order to cover all that is needed for our clients.
We also provide groups for expectant and new mothers, with a focus on maternal wellness and mental health. Please go to the Mother Wellness Care Group page for more info and dates. One of the topics will be helping women look at potential warning signs for postpartum depression. We will look at ways we can provide ourselves with self-care, wellness support, even when we are exhausted and stretched to our max! Another area we will look at is couple communication, as conflict in couples can escalate during pregnancy and with a new baby. As the focus is on the mother’s mental health, we see this group as quite separate and unique from other birth and baby-focused groups that are also such an asset to new mothers.