Rachel is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has worked in the perinatal mental health field for over 17 years. She is passionate about the importance of supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of new parents as they navigate their parenting journey. Rachel has experience providing support to families in relation to a number of issues including; adjustment to parenting, perinatal emotional distress, depression, anxiety, birth trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and infants born with a chronic illness or disability.
Rachel is a warm and compassionate clinician and is aware of how daunting it can be to seek counselling support. She is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. Rachel works from a strength-based, trauma-informed approach. She works collaboratively with her clients to understand each individual’s situation, acknowledging each person’s cultural background, beliefs, and support networks.
Rachel is informed by family systems theory and additionally draws on principles from attachment theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Rachel is also a trained practitioner and facilitator of the Circle of Security Program. Rachel has recently completed an Advanced Certificate in Bowen Family Systems theory and is undertaking a Masters of Social Work, Counselling from the University of NSW.