Individual therapy means working one-on-one with a therapist for 50 minute sessions. Mums Matter therapists use several evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, psychodynamic theory depending on your issues and what is helpful for you. Book a 15-minute initial telephone consultation required by all new clients to learn more before you begin therapy.
Group Therapy means working with a therapist in a group setting with between 6 and 10 other participants. They usually consist of short educational components, group discussions, and lots of experiential exercises. Learn more about our upcoming groups.
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and financial concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction. Not surprisingly, research shows 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Mums Matter offers a Relationship Counselling service to help you and your partner learn the strengths and challenges of your relationship, and to determine a plan.
Problem Solving Sessions
Problem solving sessions are appropriate when you might like to access between 1 and 3 (maximum) individual sessions to explore a specific decision or gain some specific advice. This might include things like:
Making a decision about a pregnancy
Making a decision about having another child especially if you have experienced perinatal mental health issues with previous children
Whether to seek psychiatric input or medication options
Information and support around infant sleep and settling from a mental health perspective - both yours and your baby's
Exploring your breastfeeding or feeding journey and/or a decision to change methods
Discussing family dynamics and relationship issues
Specific baby/toddler/child behavioural issues or your relationship with your child.
Debriefing about your birth experience
Planning for after you have your baby - emotional and practical support plan
All problem solving sessions are with our Director and Clinical Psychologist, Frances Bilbao
Professional Development and Supervision
We provide education on perinatal mental health to Primary Health Professionals. Contact us to discuss your team requirements. Frances Bilbao (Director and Clinical Psychologist) provides Clinical Supervision, Career Mentoring, and Business Development Mentoring to health professionals. Please see our Supervision page for further details.