The Practice

The Practice

November 2013 was a great month for The Postnatal Distress Centre. The practice moved to the 2nd floor of The Parenting Place in Greenlane, Auckland. It is now conveniently located for all new mums in Auckland - central, east, west, north and south. Just off the motorway at Market Road or at Greenlane, there is a lift for buggies and a cafe downstairs for parents.


Prior to this Susan moved premises from Ponsonby in 2008, to work alongside the MAMA group  in Mt Albert until 2013.


"The Postnatal Distress Centre" is a centre of expertise and support for women and men with antenatal and postnatal distress and birth trauma. Susan offers counselling and psychotherapeutic treatment for individuals and couples. Susan’s clients are adult women, men and couples from all backgrounds and walks of life. 


Susan has a specialist interest in postnatal distress which is the term used to include antenatal and postnatal depression, antenatal and postnatal anxiety, birth trauma and PTSD, attachment difficulties and adjustments to parenthood.


She offers:


  • Therapy for depression, anxiety and birth trauma during pregnancy and after your baby is born.
  • Assessment and counselling for women with a history of emotional illness who are preparing for pregnancy.
  • Grief counselling for miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn loss or termination.
  • Infertility support.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care support; and therapy for NICU trauma.
  • Complications related to pregnancy and birth trauma.
  • Attachment difficulties and parenting stresses including self-esteem, sexuality, body image, and intimacy.


Susan also provides therapeutic and psychological help for everyday situations including:


  • Trauma including physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
  • Difficulties in relationships
  • Loss and grief after separation or divorce
  • Relationship break ups
  • Dealing with the loss of a loved one
  • Dealing with the unexpected (redundancy, mid-life crises, sudden illness)
  • Personal development
  • Depression
  • Anxiety including panic attacks and feeling helpless
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self esteem
  • Age related concerns
  • Work related stress
  • Sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Self harming behaviours
  • Suicidal thoughts.


If you would like to know more about how talking to Susan could help you please contact Susan