Relationship, Fertility and Life Counselling
We know the impact trying for a baby and undergoing fertility treatment can have on your emotional well-being and your relationship.
Allow our caring, specialised counsellors to help you get back on track.
Do you feel like your partner does not understand your emotional needs during the IVF treatment? Have you started to argue more often? Do you feel worried about your pregnancy or how you might work together as parents?
Aresolution in partnership with Life Resolutions Applecross provides pregnancy, relationship and fertility counselling in Perth, South Perth and surrounds.
Our goals for counselling?
We aim to help you and your partner strengthen your relationship during the fertility journey, whether it be coping with conflict and stress caused by infertility and its treatment, the loss of miscarriage and fears for your pregnancy or preparing for parenthood.
We tailor our counselling sessions to you and your partner’s needs. We can help you and your partner work together as a team again.
Paid for IVF this year already? Not sure you can afford it?
If you have reached the Medicare Safety Net with IVF treatment, Medicare can help fund over 85% of session fees, leaving you an out of pocket expense of approximately $20 – $30 per 50 minute session with a Mental Health Referral Plan from your General Practitioner. Now is the perfect time to make use of the contributions made by Medicare as they will only last until the end of the calendar year.
To be eligible you need a valid Mental Health Plan and a referral to one of our specialised Psychologists. The referral is valid for up to 10 sessions per calendar year.
How can Relationship, Pregnancy or Fertility Counselling Help?
Our specialist counsellors can help with:
- Better communication in your relationship
- Dealing with stress
- Resolving conflict
- Feeling like you are both working together towards something
- Preparing for parenthood
- Parenting decisions
- Coping with miscarriages
- Managing the impact of infertility and its treatment
Our Relationship Counsellors:
Melinda Thompson (Life Resolutions Applecross)
Melinda is a nationally accredited Provisional Psychologist and Professional Counsellor who is nearing completion of her Master of Psychology (Clinical).
Melinda specialises in anxiety, depression, stress, fertility issues (including IVF support), relationship difficulties, work place issues (including bullying), post natal depression, grief and loss, eating disorders, pain management, substance misuse/addictions, and mindfulness practice.
Melinda’s particular interest and research has been directed towards the psychological impacts of infertility, and she is currently working towards being recognised as an approved fertility counsellor with the Reproductive Technology Council of WA. Melinda seeks to provide a supportive environment for couples and individuals alike who are trying to conceive, understanding that the journey towards parenthood can be an ‘emotional rollercoaster.’
Heidi Smith (Aresolution)
Heidi is a Senior Psychologist and relationship counselling specialist. Heidi has helped hundreds of Perth couples improve their relationship and manage conflict, infertility, stress and parenting issues in their relationships.
Heidi Smith is an experienced relationship psychologist that has been featured on 6PR radio and Curtin FM. Heidi has been trained in Gottman’s couple therapy by Dr Julie and John Gottman the pioneers of couple counselling research and therapy.
Heidi is also available for private couple therapy retreat bookings in Bali, Noosa or Margaret River Wine Region W.A.
Where is Our Relationship, Fertility or Pregnancy Counselling Service Located?
We service clients throughout Perth. We are conveniently located just off the Kwinana Fwy. Nearby suburbs we service include South Perth, Manning, Booragoon, Victoria Park, Mount Pleasant, Rossmoyne, Brentwood, Canning Vale and more.