I hold space for women & mothers to transform challenges and heal trauma – because I know healing and change is possible
Why do pregnant women & new mothers need support?
Stress is the sad reality for many new parents. 1 in 5 mothers are experiencing depression during their pregnancy or up to their baby turns two years old. Another frightening fact is that suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death for mothers in Australia.
Many cite research which states 1 in 3 women experience their birth as traumatic. However some studies suggest that up to 45.5% of women giving birth in Australia are likely to report childbearing as traumatic. This is NOT because birth itself is traumtic! This is because there is a lot about maternity care and how we care for mothers, babies and parents that needs to change.
There are so many gaps in the maternal care systems. The holistic mental health and well-being of many mothers is suffering. This affects relationships, children and whole communities.
It doesn't need to be this way! You deserve support too.
Earth & Womb Offerings
I support pregnant women and expecting parents to make the pregnancy and postpartum transition with as much ease and joy as possible. Prenatal counselling sessions meet you wherever you’re at emotionally, and can include a focus such as: help to reduce fears or concerns about birth; debriefing a previous difficult birth or postpartum; feeling unsure about your pregnancy options.
I support new mothers and parents to feel confident and connected to their baby and their intuition, and to explore ways to make their postpartum as joyful as possible.
Sessions often focus on: identity changes and adjusting to being a parent, relationship challenges, coping with stress and anxiety in the postnatal period, or coping after a difficult or traumatic birth.
Holistic, Trauma-Informed Counselling For Women
I support women to overcome challenges and struggles to live a more joyful and meaningful life. This includes support to manage and heal anxiety or depression. I also work with survivors of childhood or adult abuse or trauma (including sexual violence and domestic violence). If you're searching for a body-mind approach to recovering from trauma then please reach out.
Handmade Ceramics & Art
For small batch, handmade ceramics and sculptures or functional pieces please see my Earth & Womb Art Insta page. I also share textile art and eco-dyed pieces, and other creations as they emerge.
Mentoring & Professional Supervision
Are you a doula or midwife starting out? Or a seasoned doula, birth worker or midwife looking for safe space to be held and heard to debrief this intense and amazing work? Are you a social worker or counsellor who works with families in the perinatal period and would like professional supervision? You deserve support too.
Growing Your Village
I co-facilitate a women's circle for mothers in Brisbane, at It Takes A Village Midwifery centre in Kenmore, Brisbane. If you are pregnant, a new mother, or a seasoned mother- or anywhere on the spectrum of mothering, and are looking for an intentional, sacred space to be held and heard, please join us.
Other groups coming soon!
Counselling & Therapy For Women
Supporting women and mothers to feel more held, heard and healed so you can live with more joy and self-love.
In-person sessions available at It Takes A Village Midwifery
centre, Kenmore (Brisbane, Queensland).
Online (zoom or phone) sessions now available! If you live in rural, remote or interstate areas across Australia this could be a great option for flexible support.
*APRIL 2021 UPDATE*
Currently accepting a limited number of new clients. Please reach out if you'd like a quick call to discuss how I could support you.
Why Work With Anne
I have been supporting women and families for many years as a social worker, counsellor, doula and childbirth educator in Brisbane and Canberra, Australia. Walking alongside women whilst they navigate epic transitions, heal after trauma, or undergo transformation is my life's passion.
Often during pregnancy we can feel like everything is about being tested, scanned, and measured without enough focus on how massive this time is for all the other aspects of our lives. I provide emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual support to fill the gap that remains for many mothers.
As a qualified counsellor and accredited social worker I provide a professional, heart-centred, evidence-based and trauma-informed approach to therapy and perinatal support. I also provide mentoring and coaching for social workers, doulas and birth workers.
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Hi there, I'm Anne!
Thanks for stopping by my little virtual space, Earth & Womb. This is where I share my services and other offerings that support women’s holistic health and healing, especially during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal time.
I've had the privilege of working with women and folks for 15 years, for many during their pregnancy and early parenting transition.
I'm a newborn mother myself and my son's birth and the postpartum period has offered some of the deepest lessons about how important it is to be tenderly cared for when we are so vulnerable as new mothers. This is what my life’s work is about.
Are you looking for a space to feel more heard and healed?
Are you wanting to feel more joyful and free to live the life you want?
Please get in touch, you deserve support too.
Wherever you're at right now, your time is so precious. Please get in touch if you'd like some support to live the life you're longing for.
I wish to pay my respect to the Turrbal and Jagera people, the First Peoples with an ongoing connection to the land I call home in Meanjin (Brisbane). Always was, Always will be Aboriginal Land.
I hold space for women & mothers to transform challenges + trauma to live a more joyful + self-loving life. FREE birth plan & birth healing guide ✨🩸✨