About Anne

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, often during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal time.

I'm passionate about women's healing practices and perspectives that centre holism, and move beyond the limited clinical and medical frameworks that dominate our mainstream cultural understandings.

My approach to healing and support includes: reclaiming traditional women’s knowledge and wisdom; womb healing practices; reclaiming women’s rites of passage like menstruation/ pregnancy/ birth/ mothering/ menopause; feminine spirituality; traditional folk medicine; and connecting with our ancestors and lineage.  

 

My personal framework is that healing work and spirituality are inextricably connected. 

 

As a professional social worker I’m also informed by 'evidence-based' approaches to counselling and birthwork and my offerings focus on facilitating:  psychological healing after trauma, including birth trauma, sexual trauma, childhood/developmental trauma; recovering from perinatal depression and anxiety; and mindfulness and somatic approaches to healing.

 

At the core I’m interested in women’s well-being and the “meaning making” that we do that shapes our lives, and this is where I believe science and spirituality meet. And this is where you’ll find me...

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.

 

In Solidarity,
Anne

 

Why Work With Anne

15 Years of Experience

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.

Holistic Pregnancy & Postnatal Care

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. 

Professional Services

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. 

Professional Qualifications & Training

I hold a degree in Social Work from the University of Queensland (UQ) completed in 2006. 

I have been practicing as a doula since 2011 and trained with the Australian Doula College

I have undertaken advanced childbirth education training with Birthing From Within.

I am a student of the women’s mysteries and how to honour and reclaim women’s rites of passage. I completed the Eight Seasons Journey with the School of Shamanic Womancraft (2018).

For more about my professional experience working as a social worker and counsellor in the community sector please see here

You can view my Australian Association of Social Workers listing here or my Psychology Today therapist listing here

ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Newborn Mothers Postpartum Professional Training 2019

Janina Fisher, Transforming Trauma-related Resistance and Stuckness training, 2019

Creative Ways of Making Space for the Baby, Part 1 & 2 – Jenny Blyth of Birthwork

Perinatal Non-Directive Counselling Training – Australian Psychological Society

Birth Story Listening Course: “Understanding the causes and solutions for emotional birth trauma” – Pam England, Birthing From Within

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescence – Russ Harris

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Two day Advanced Workshop – Russ Harris

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Two day Introductory Workshop – Russ Harris

Strengths Approach to Counselling and Therapy – Lighthouse Training

Sexual Health and Young People – Family Planning Queensland

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training – Grant Sara

Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault from a Feminist Perspective – Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC)

Applied Suicide Intervention Training – Living Works

Supporting Women with an Eating Issue from a Feminist Perspective – Eating Disorders Queensland

Complex Trauma in Childhood – Dr Jenny Gilmore

Spiritual Perspectives for Welfare Professionals – Dr Jenny Gilmore