Brooke is a clinical psychologist who values a warm, conversational and collaborative approach to therapy. Brooke enjoys working with new parents and infants to help navigate the ups and downs involved in family life, and throughout the challenges of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Brooke thinks it’s important to acknowledge that the perinatal period can be a lot harder than most people recognise, and there is value in holding space for both the delightful and difficult moments that occur throughout (and sometimes all at once!).
Brooke’s approach to therapy is informed by Attachment Theory, and she really enjoys helping people to understand themselves and their past and current relationships through this lens. Brooke also has a special interest and experience working in conjunction with other health professionals (e.g., GPs, gynaecologists, and pelvic floor physiotherapists) to support people experiencing painful sex (including vaginismus and vulvodynia), which can be a common, but underreported difficulty in the perinatal period.
Outside of clinical practice, Brooke is currently undertaking research as an Adjunct Research Fellow at UTS exploring breastfeeding parents’ experiences of infant sleep. Brooke has completed introductory training in this area with the Possums Neurodevelopmental Care Model for infant sleep.
Having a baby is a family affair, and Brooke welcomes babies, partners, and support people to appointments.