I have a real passion to help parents through their labour and birth experience and I also truly believe that this experience can be significantly improved if they have a healthy mind and body leading into their journey and beyond into the postnatal period.
Of course there are some journeys into parenthood that are faced with many challenges such as miscarriage or difficulties become pregnant, the loss of a baby or an unexpected birth experience can all cause a certain degree of trauma. All of these experiences can greatly affect an individuals ability to move forward and feel positive about the future. By focusing on the individual or couple and working with them through talking therapies it can help to ease the pain and suffering that they may be experiencing.
The journey into parenthood is by all means not an easy one. For some people it seems like a smooth transition but for others it is an emotional rollercoaster. Being able to talk to someone about the challenges I was facing after giving birth and becoming a parent and beyond certainly helped me to find some clarity and this is what motivated me to become a counsellor myself.
I am a qualified Midwife and Counsellor – I hold a Diploma of Counselling, a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and a Childbirth Education Certificate (Royal Women’s hospital). I am also a Member of the Australia Counselling Association and am AHPRA registered.
I specialise in counselling the following areas:
- Perinatal Anxiety
- Unexpected Birth experience
- Grief and Loss
- Early Parenting Adjustment
- Family Challenges
- Pregnancy after Loss
Animee facilitates the “My Baby Brain” Support Group – Emotional health and well-being in pregnancy and beyond
The pregnancy journey can be a very challenging time filled with a range of emotions. While it is exciting and joyful it can also be a very daunting and worrisome time.
Your emotional health and well-being is just as important as your physical health at this very special time as it helps to set you up for the birth, baby and beyond.
My baby brain group support sessions provides an opportunity to share stories about how you are feeling in a relaxed and non judgemental environment and also receive relevant information and resources about coping with the emotional demands of pregnancy and becoming a parent.
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About our team
Meet our specialists
OGCG has five female specialist obstetricians; Dr Jean Wong, Dr Leah Xu, Dr Natalia Khomko, Dr Perri Dyson and Dr Robin Thurman.
Supporting the obstetricians are Dr Amber Hart (GP lactation consultant & Infant sleep/settling consultant), Dr Brooke Harcourt (Maternal & Paediatric Dietician) and Aminee Dickenson (Counsellor)
We also offer the services of 2 specialist gynaecologists, Dr Harvinder Kaurand Dr Stephen Lee plus fertility specialist, Dr Chandrika Parmar.