Applecross Community Psychologists

Relationship and Fertility 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.

Are you worried that the fertility process has impacted on your relationship with your partner? 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

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.

To book your first session call today on 08 6555 7786

Our experienced Relationship Counselling Team

Megan Moosa
Senior Psychologist

Megan is a Senior Psychologist at Aresolution. Megan brings over 10 years experience providing expertise to marriages, adolescents, couples and families in private pract…

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Heidi Smith
Principal Psychologist

Heidi specialises in working with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships such as conflict, communication, alcohol abuse, breaches of trust and…

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Nick Averbuj
Clinical Psychologist Registrar

Nick loves to work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships such as conflict, communication, addiction, breaches of trust and intimacy issu…

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Kellie Adams
Senior Psychologist

Kellie is new to our practice in Applecross but she is gained a lot of experience working with couples and families at Relationships Australia. Kellie is passionate abo…

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FAQ

Our appointments are either 50 mins or 80 minutes of face-to-face time (i.e., time you meet with your psychologist). The remainder of the session is to make notes and prepare for your next session, this ensures that our sessions start on the hour or half hour. Initial individual appointments are 50 mins and couple or family appointments are generally 80 minutes.
Everyone’s journey is different however, it generally takes about 3 sessions to establish your concerns, discuss a bit of the history of the problem and agree on how you and your therapist will work together and what you will work on. From here there are Australian Guidelines for Evidence Based Treatment for Mental Health conditions. For depression/anxiety a minimum of 6 – 14 sessions may be required, for PTSD this may be up to 24 sessions (for complex PTSD) for couple’s experiencing a lot of conflict this can be around 16-24 sessions.
In the beginning you will need see your therapist weekly to establish your therapy and build some traction. This takes a minimum of 3 sessions we recommend you book these in on your first appointment. After this, therapy needs to be paced according to your issues, the therapy style your therapist is using and even your financial considerations. Some people come fortnightly, others monthly.
Once you book an appointment its yours. We encourage you to keep your appointments to avoid delays in booking new ones and to speak with our team members about discontinuing therapy. If there is no way you can make it please call reception to reschedule.

If there is no way you can make a skype session and you need to change or cancel an appointment, please provide at least 48 hours notice otherwise there are cancellation fees.

All of our team members are registered psychologists so you are able to claim Medicare or Private Health Fund rebates (you can only claim one or the other per session). Medicare provides a rebate of either $84.80 or $124.50 back per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year provided you have a Mental Health Plan drafted by your GP and a referral letter to any psychologist. After the initial 6 sessions you need to return to your GP for a review to access the final 4 for the calendar year. Private health rebates are available provided you have cover for psychology.

We offer appointments between the hours of 9 am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Individual psychologist availability varies, please contact reception for more information.

Our couch, Your private space

Our private and warmly appointed rooms in Applecross provide the perfect space for you to begin your journey of self-development and start taking control of leading a more fulfilling life. We are located near Applecross Village with a private rear entry, upstairs at the back of the building.

Book Online

Make and manage your appointments online, our diary portal makes it easy.

To Make an Appointment Phone Today 08 6555 7786