Maintaining your total health and wellbeing is important at all times in your life, but especially before, during and after pregnancy, and during your years as a parent. This period can present many challenges, some of which may impact on your mental health. That’s why the team at Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology has partnered with qualified Women’s Psychologist, Narelle Dickinson.
The type of supportive counselling Narelle provides can help you to grow and learn to deal with the stress of everyday life. As a specialist in women’s issues, Narelle has successfully treated post-natal and ante-natal depression. She has helped women to cope with natal loss, near natal-loss, and many different anxieties, including those related to infertility. She has supported women through all stages of their transition to becoming a parent and their time as a parent.
Narelle strives to empower her patients by helping them to understand their feelings and how to manage them, supporting them to live full, happy and rewarding lives.
Her total independence from you and your family also offers you complete privacy.
Narelle has been a Psychologist in Queensland since 1995 and is currently endorsed as a Clinical and Health Psychologist. She has been actively involved in her profession, not only as a clinician, but also within various professional boards and organisations, including Psychology Board of Australia, Australian Psychological Society, APS College of Clinical Psychologists, APS College of Health Psychologists, Fertility Society of Australia, Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association and Marce Society.
Narelle has practiced the areas of mental health, women’s health, fertility, paediatric services, relationships counselling, physical health and disability. A key aspect of her practice is the provision of counselling to individuals and couples either contemplating or undertaking assisted reproductive treatment.
Visit Narelle’s website.
Your Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology doctor may refer you to our Women’s Psychologist or you may wish to enquire directly.
You are welcome to drop in to enquire or contact us via the following methods:
Greenslopes Obstetrics and Gynaecology – 1300 464464
Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government’s Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative. Further information is available from the Australian Psychological Society and Medicare.
We understand that during your pregnancy you want to make the most informed decisions about the treatments available to you. You may find the information from these links useful.
- Depression Anxiety Stress Scale
- Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)
- Beyond Blue
- Black Dog Institute
- Australian Psychology Society
- Fertility Society of Australia