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Claire Barkhuizen


B.Psychology (Honours II) Master of Professional Psychology

Claire is interested in working with parents within the perinatal period. Claire became interested in perinatal mental health following her experience working with children in neurodevelopmental assessment and mental health intervention contexts. Claire recognises that supporting parental mental health is a crucial aspect of supporting the positive physical, emotional, and cognitive development in the early years of a child’s life. Claire is committed to helping parents build their mental health and lay the foundations of greater resilience for themselves and their children.

Furthermore, Claire is also the mother of three children, and she understands the difficulties of navigating the pre- and post-natal periods, and adapting to the vast changes that occur when becoming a parent and adding to their family.

Claire uses a range of intervention approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Intervention, mindfulness, and attachment-based interventions.

Claire has completed Perinatal training through the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) and is currently completing further training through the Seleni Institute.

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