Paula is an accredited mental health social worker with 20 years experience. Paula has worked in women’s health all of her working career and is passionate about her role as a women’s health and family advocate, working respectively with empathy and care.
Paula has specialised in group work and outreach care in the perinatal period within a maternity hospital where the major emphasis was on informing women about the importance of emotional attachment and identifying when they need to reach out for help.
Paula works from a strength-based solution-focused model and her counselling is informed by Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, trauma-informed care, relaxation and mindfulness and the systems and family centred theory approaches to women and families.
Paula’s aim is to empower clients by providing interventions that are individually shaped and self-directed, allowing them to explore issues that are relevant to their circumstances during the perinatal period.