Feeling overwhelmed during your pregnancy or postpartum? Want to feel less stressed or anxious?

It's possible to start feeling more relaxed about your birth or caring for your new bundle of joy

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.[1] Another frightening fact is that suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death for mothers in Australia.[3]

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.[2] This is not because birth itself is inherently traumtic.

This is because there is a lot about our society and 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.

You deserve support

Reaching out for support and sharing your story is a vulnerable process.

When we take steps to take care of ourselves, our children, family and community can benefit from our healing.

My belief is that we are the experts in our own lives, and that moving through challenges works best when we feel safe, non-judged, and deeply listened to.

When we reach out for support, we want to meet with someone who "gets it" and will approach us as a whole person, not just a set of symptoms.

Want a FREE 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs?

Ready to book your counselling session now?


Pregnancy & Postnatal Counselling

Counselling sessions are aimed at supporting you ‘wherever you’re at’ with your current pregnancy or mothering journey.

You might be feeling:

  • Anxious, sad, worried or fearful;
  • Trying to make sense of a challenging, difficult or traumatic birth experience;
  • Stressed, overwhelmed, tired, like you’re not coping with day to day living;
  • Finding it hard to adjust to mothering, or have little family support;
  • Struggling in your relationship with your partner/husband;
  • Finding it difficult to connect and bond with your baby;
  • Experiencing fertility issues, IVF or pregnancy loss; 
  • Thinking about all your options regarding your pregnancy, including continuing the pregnancy, termination or adoption. 

What to expect in a counselling session 


  • Meeting you "wherever you're at" in your life journey
  • Non-judgemental, warm, respectful approach
  • Respect for your sexuality and gender identity
  • Respect for your beliefs, values and spiritual/religious background
  • Trauma-informed and intersectional feminist framework
  • Working with you as a whole person
  • Creative and somatic (body-based) ways of healing and reconnecting with the body
  • Respect for your confidentiality and privacy
  • Support to access resources in the community
  • Support to build your own coping skills and solutions


  • Healing after sexual violence (childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, domestic violence)
  • Complex trauma (childhood abuse, neglect, attachment issues)
  • Sexuality and intimacy 
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Perinatal mental health concerns 
  • Parenting
  • Traumatic pregnancy / birth / postnatal experience 
  • Fertility issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions (particularly menstruation, birth, menopause)
  • Spirituality, spiritual development, spiritual ‘awakenings’
  • Altered states of consciousness 
  • Preparation and integration of psychedelic medicines
  • Embodiment and somatic approaches to healing
  • Mindfulness, meditation, yoga and shamanic practices
Tuesday's at It Takes a Village Midwifery

Availability & Fees

I offer a 15 min phone consultation to discuss support options at no cost.

Counselling sessions are $210 for 75 minutes. 

IN-PERSON on Tuesdays at It Takes A Village Midwifery Centre, Kenmore, Brisbane.

PHONE or VIDEO sessions available Wednesdays & some Saturdays.

SLIDING SCALE - Reduced fee option for those with financial barriers and/or BIPOC are welcome to ask about this option. Phone or video sessions only.

BULK BILLED - Please check for availabilites and eligibility. Phone and video sessions only.

MEDICARE rebates may apply if you're currently pregnant or have been pregnant in the past year (or your partner has). Please download this form and take to your GP to discuss this option.

Hi there, I'm Anne

Thanks for stopping by this little corner of the internet - Earth & Womb. 

This is where I share my counselling services and other offerings that support holistic health and healing. 

I'm passionate about how we integrate and recover from trauma and mental health challenges particularly with healing approaches that centre holism and the transpersonal. 

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.