A safe place of retreat & connection that offers a range of holistic services to support perinatal wellbeing
Adi’s personal values of openness, honesty, non-judgment, and respect are central to her practice. She is committed to understanding and addressing barriers to optimal health and wellbeing, and provides her clients with evidence-based, individually tailored support to enable them to regain hope, trust, and confidence in themselves and their future.
Over her career Adi has worked in research, public health, and private practice. She has extensive experience working with adolescent and adult clients presenting with a variety of psychological needs (e.g., anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance use, trauma, body image, self-esteem, sleep, and stress). Adi utilises third wave CBT (acceptance- and mindfulness-based therapies) however also draws from training in attachment theory, schema therapy, and motivational interviewing depending on her clients' needs.
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology
- Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Specialist Training
- Birth Trauma and Perinatal Loss Specialist Training
- Circle of Security Parenting Program Facilitator
- AHPRA Board Approved Supervisor
Her pilates journey over the years has offered professional experience in all aspects of the pilates industry- from sports performance and fitness to boutique pilates studios to individualised clinical care in physiotherapy clinics, to the heart focused and holistic approach to movement and wellbeing, which she is still renowned for today. Her passion for wellbeing also ignited a love for mindfulness and meditation of which she is an ongoing devotee, finding ways to integrate these practices into her teachings where appropriate.
Being a curious person with a constant need for learning and growth, she discovered a personal interest in human behaviour and conscious relating- which led to collaborating with speaker and coach Jem Fuller on his annual global retreats, where she teaches mindfulness, meditation and mind-body connection through movement and breath. They also co-facilitate a Conscious Relationships weekend retreat for couples and a full day workshop on Conscious Communication for parents. Talia feels strongly about offering this work as “it’s really needed in our community to help support couples and parents to begin exploring what a conscious relationship actually means, and how that can improve the quality of family life and all our relationships, from an entry point level.”
Most recently she has followed her passion for women’s health and birth work to complete her doula training, which she has integrated with her years of professional experience in movement, pilates and mindfulness, to support our local Surf Coast families. Being a mumma of two, she has a natural ability to hold a safe space that is caring, inclusive, supportive, grounding, respectful, non-judgemental, warm and honest. Creating a central hub where women and families can have a range of holistic perinatal support services to choose from is an idea she dreamt about for years and is very excited to watch it become a reality that grows and unfolds into something really special.
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At The Perinatal Hub Georgia offers specialised care for women and couples during their parenting journey from preconception through to postpartum. Georgia uses evidence-informed strategies that can assist with:
- Improving your chances of falling pregnant
- Optimising the health and wellbeing of mother and baby
- Managing symptoms of pregnancy
- Addressing and correcting nutritional deficiencies
- Preparing for birth and the immediate post-birth period
- Supporting breast milk supply and preventing mastitis
… And more!
Kate is a registered Practitioner of Acupuncture, completing her Bachelor of Applied Science in 2005 in Melbourne and her post graduate studies in Japanese Acupuncture in 2008. She has been lecturing at Southern School of Natural Therapies since 2012 teaching Chinese Dietary Therapy and Qi Gong (Health Maintenance) and brings a passion for using food as medicine particularly in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and post-partum care. Her passion and focus are women’s health, specifically pregnancy and postnatal care, hormonal health and IVF support.
All treatments are specific to the client, safe, and effective. She uses a combination of Japanese Acupuncture, Moxabustion, Cupping, Chinese Dietary Therapy and QiGong. Kate also has general practice that offers treatment for both acute and chronic conditions; including musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, digestive issues, anxiety & depression. Treating the body in its entirety, Kate’s understanding and treatments focus on harmonising the Qi (life force ) in the patient using a variety of effective and gentle techniques. This is achieved by ensuring Qi or “life energy” is in abundant supply and flows through the body’s meridians, a network of invisible channels throughout the body.
Being able to provide support during pregnancy and beyond through therapeutic touch brings Margy joy: easing aches and pains; helping the body, mind and heart adjust to changes; preparing for birth and – most of all - offering an experience of nurturing, grounding and wellbeing.
Margy listens to each client and their body, creating a treatment to suit their specific needs and unique situation. She draws on a variety of specialised perinatal massage techniques including relaxation, deep tissue and reflexology.
Cert IV Massage Therapy
Cert IV Reflexology
Cert Pregnancy Massage (Pregnancy Massage Australia)
Cert Meditation Teaching
Registrations / Health funds
Registered Remedial Therapy provider for all major health funds
Australian Natural Therapists’ Association Member (Member no. 4275)
Hannah has experience working in both public health and private practice. Prior to relocating to the Surf Coast, she was as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Royal Women’s Hospital. In this role she provided therapeutic support to pregnant women, as well as women in the postpartum period and their infants. She has specific interest in the transition to parenthood, and the challenges that may accompany this shift. Additionally, she is experienced in working with women who have had traumatic births, and with those who have anxiety around birth. Hannah has also been involved in running the groups: Mind Baby Body (mindfulness based group for pregnant women), Parenting with Feeling (postnatal psychotherapeutic group), and Attaching-Building-Connecting (postnatal therapeutic group for women struggling with substance use and their infants).
In the past, Hannah’s interest in cross cultural psychology and trauma has provided her with opportunities to work in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa with a range of international organisations and United Nations agencies. She continues to do short term international consultancies and remote support, however is now primarily based in Australia.
Hannah employs a holistic and trauma informed approach, and is focused on empowering the clients she works with to meet treatment goals. She provides both short term and longer term therapy, based on the individual needs of each client. Hannah is warm, open and approachable and values the importance of providing a safe space for clients.
As well as individual and group therapeutic work, Hannah provides supervision to Clinical Psychology Registrars and Clinical Psychologists.
She understands that pregnancy and the birth of a new baby can bring lots of joy as well as uncertainty as it is a time of great change and transition. Jo is passionate about providing family centred care, engaging all families, allowing parents to be the best parents they can be, thus assisting in creating healthy, happy families within our amazing coastal community.
Her background includes working as a Registered Nurse and Midwife with an additional Diploma in Neonatal Intensive Care. She has also completed her Master of Nursing Science in Child, Family & Community. She has a wealth of experience and has been working in the Nursing and Midwifery field for over 20 years. She is a sessional academic at Deakin Waterfront teaching undergraduate nursing students. In addition, Jo has an interest in educating expectant parents of their options of storing their baby’s cord blood and cord tissue.
She is in a unique position to help ensure optimal early childhood development through providing innovative evidence based health promotion. She believes that health promotion and anticipatory guidance allows parents to be empowered further enhancing their parenting skills. She is excited to have this opportunity to provide information sessions to you on a range of antenatal and postnatal topics.
I completed an Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling in 2014 and have since developed a passion for working in the counselling and the men's health space in various capacities including mentoring, workshop facilitation, running men’s circles, groups and large gatherings among others.
My counselling style is a combination of person-centred and transpersonal therapies. Put simply the pace is set by you, the client, starting wherever you are. Welcoming the challenges that are there and sitting in the discomfort is the perfect place to begin our journey together to uncover the deeper layers of what may be going on. This is not always comfortable yet can be very powerful.
My experience tells me that many of the challenges we face are as a result of a disconnection with ourselves and can be supported through gentle exploration and forming new relationships with these often fragmented parts, understanding and reconnecting to these parts will form the foundation of our work.
Focussing is my preferred technique as it allows access to the deepest parts of our self through dialogue with the physical and more subtle energetic bodies, where I believe the deepest healing and transformation can take place. It is a non-contact, safe and gentle meditative approach incorporating mindful awareness and compassion.
I offer a free 15 minute initial phone chat to see if we are a good fit for each other so please feel free to reach out via phone or email if you would like to arrange a time to explore how we may be able to work together.
Andrew specialises in working with men and has worked with adults and adolescents as a counsellor, teacher and workshop facilitator for close to a decade. As a counsellor he forms rapport quickly with his clients and works collaboratively to meet problems with compassion and trust. Andrew uses techniques from Person-Centred Therapy, Focussing, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Andrew has worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, low motivation or self worth, parenting and relationship difficulties, life transitions and seeking general mental wellbeing support.
Andrew runs workshops for dads at The Perinatal Hub which support the transition to fatherhood through connection to self and community. He is passionate about supporting men’s wellbeing and has run groups with men for more than 5 years.
Laura has always had a passion for massage and for finding those spots which need extra attention. Since completing her Diploma of Remedial Massage in Melbourne over a decade ago Laura has developed a holistic approach to her practice. Since moving down the coast she has focused on pregnancy and women's massage.
Pregnancy and childbirth bring a myriad of physical changes. As a mother herself Laura knows how important it is to look after yourself so you can look after your child. Alone time is even more precious once you become a mother. Looking after little ones is exhausting and all consuming. Laura wants to be the one to look after you.
"I love giving clients that 'ah' feeling. Helping someone feel better is what it is all about"
Diploma in Remedial Massage
Cert Pregnancy Massage (Pregnancy Massage Australia)
Registrations/ Health funds
Registered provider for all major health funds
Massage and Myotherapy Australia number 018104
Meg has extensive clinical experience working with children and adolescents in the assessment and treatment of:
- Global Development Delays
- Sensory Processing Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Paediatric Voice
- Paediatric Dysarthria
- Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
- Literacy and Reading Difficulties
- AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)
- Articulation and Phonology Difficulties
- Phonological Awareness Difficulties
- Social Thinking Disorders
- Dysfluency (Stuttering)
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Attention and Organisation Difficulties
- Working Memory
- EAL (English as an Additional Language) Support
- Hearing Impairment Management.
Meg believes collaboration with parents, primary caregivers, teachers, and other team members is essential in assisting clients to communicate independently, maximise their learning potential, and create positive social relationships at home and in the community. She also believes that individuals learn best when they are having fun and utilises an evidence based, wholistic, play based approach to create interventions that are individualised, engaging, motivating and functional in supporting communication development across multiple settings.
Meg is a warm, compassionate and caring clinician who has a deep gratitude for being able to support clients to better connect and communicate to and with the people and world around them.
Meg completed her Masters in Speech Pathology Degree at La Trobe University and holds a Bachelors of Education Degree from the University of Tasmania. She holds a Certified Practising Membership with Speech Pathology Australia and is a Hanen and Lidcombe Certified Speech Pathologist.
Hear from your community
“The Perinatal Hub is such a wonderful offering for the Surf Coast and definitely needed to help support our local families and growing community! It's so warm and inviting!”Jess
“We are so excited to see how The Perinatal Hub grows. Having access to so many different support networks locally under one roof, is a bonus for anyone starting a family...”Michelle & Ben
“Having regular massages throughout my pregnancy was my saviour! I had back pain as well as rib pain and found that massage gave me relief from both. It was also a treat to feel so relaxed and nurtured after chasing my toddler all day...”Erin
“Having psychologists specialising in perinatal care right here on the Surf Coast is fantastic. We definitely needed this in our community...”Claire
“Each week I would look forward to my pregnancy pilates classes with Talia. She gave me exercises to keep me active and strong enough to keep up with my toddler, as well as work long shifts on a busy hospital ward. I also suffer rheumatoid arthritis and she would always modify exercises where needed to suit my body. I grew stronger, my posture better, my mind clearer and my post partum recovery has been a lot quicker and with less complications this time around...”Fiona Barr