Groups & Workshops

Group therapy, workshops or our online programs can be a great addition to individual therapy or really helpful on their own. 

In-person group therapy is bulk-billed under Medicare. You may also be interested in our recorded educational Webinars.

Acceptance and Commitment Skills Group

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your anxious feelings, depressed moods, worrying mind, self-defeating behaviors, and/or anything else that causes you problems. The aim of ACT is to limit the ways these run your life.

This 6-week group comprises short educational components, group discussions, and lots of experiential exercises. ACT has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and psychological distress.

Bringing Baby Home Workshop

Bringing Baby Home is a research-based research-tested psychoeducational program focused on strengthening the couple relationship during the transition to parenthood.

​In this 2-day workshop, you and your partner will learn how to:
- Strengthen your friendship
- Increase intimacy and affection
- Work through conflict with greater ease
- Maintain relationship satisfaction
- Reduce hostility
- Create positive baby-child interactions
- Ensure quality involvement for both parents
- Reduce the incidence of mental health issues

Circle of Security Group

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This 8-week group focuses on helping you:

- Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
- Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
- Enhance the development of your child's self esteem
- Honour the innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Infant Sleep and Settling Workshop (4 - 12 months)

Managing to get enough sleep is one of the hot topics in parenting - when sleep difficulties arise in a household everyone suffers. This workshop will help parents to understand how their baby sleeps as they move on from the newborn phase of their development and gain a new sense of awareness of their surroundings. We will cover what patterns are common, night feeding needs, and how to create an environment that is conducive for sleep. In this interactive workshop we will discuss what circumstances make it hard for babies to achieve a restful sleep, and realistic expectations of how much sleep can be expected during this period of ever changing physical and emotional growth.

Parental Burnout (Webinar)

This webinar, presented by Frances Bilbao (Clinical Psychologist and founder of Mums Matter Psychology), is appropriate for parents of children at any age.

When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout. According to new research, this is an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities, distinct from other forms of burnout.

During this webinar you'll learn:
- What burnout is
- How burnout can show up in your life
- What’s putting you at risk
- Evidence-based skills to reduce your risk and start feeling better

Postnatal Kickstarter Group

This is a 3-week group devoted to helping you kickstart your mental health in the postnatal period. It is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is the recommended, first-line treatment for perinatal anxiety and depression.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child (Webinar)

Without good information and the right skills, parenting can feel overwhelming. Parents often wonder: “What is one thing I could do for my child that would make a difference both now and in the future?” The answer, found after more than twenty years of research, is to build your child’s emotional intelligence. This means helping kids understand their emotions by recognizing what they are feeling and why.

During this workshop you'll learn:
- The importance of Emotional Intelligence
- How to recognise, respond to, and validate what your child is feeling
- How to be an effective Emotion Coach using the Five Steps of Emotion Coaching with kids of any age
- Ways to express understanding and empathy
- How to set limits and problem solve with children