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Mothers, Milk & Mental Health offers support to women and their families experiencing depression, anxiety, or adjustment difficulties during pregnancy and the postnatal period. We also assist mothers or fathers experiencing parenting difficulties, including sleep difficulties, bonding or attachment issues.
Amanda adapts her therapeutic approach to suit the needs of each individual and unique family she sees, drawing on the latest science from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory and research on compassion and mindfulness. Above all, she values the relationship she has with her clients and respects their need to work through issues at their pace.
As a qualified breastfeeding counsellor, Amanda enjoys assisting individuals and running mother-to-mother support groups. She has also completed additional training in managing unsettled and distressed babies (Possums certification 1 and 2: evidence-based care of mothers and babies 0-6 months). Amanda liaises closely with GPs, Psychiatrists and Maternal Child Health Nurses to ensure the best possible care for clients.
Mothers, Milk & Mental Health offer support for a range of issues, including:
- Preconception, including fertility issues
- Perinatal loss
- Antenatal depression and anxiety
- Birth trauma
- Premature Birth
- Postnatal depression and anxiety
- Breastfeeding complications, including nursing aversion and D-MER
- Parent-infant attachment
- Relationship changes
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