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Individual Counselling

Discuss motherhood struggles in a confidential and therapeutic environment with a qualified social worker.

My name is Karen O'Mara. I'm a mother of two, an experienced social worker, and founder of Making Mama Village. My goal is to help mothers feel heard and supported.

I will hold you in your space. I will ensure that the discussions are gentle, kind, and supportive. The sessions are held in a non-judgmental environment.

Counselling sessions are $140 per hour and are held in Coorparoo.

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Going to a counsellor when you are sad or overwhelmed should be as normal as going to the doctor when you have the flu

~ source unknown

Here are some of the motherhood challenges I can help you with:

  • Birth trauma - what actually happened and how did you feel? Was it a birth you just can't shake? Do you feel emotional when thinking of your birth or have flashbacks or bad dreams?
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sleep deprivation
  • When your baby won’t stop crying
  • When your baby needs to be held ALL. DAY. LONG
  • When you are not bonding or connecting with your baby
  • When you think you are failing at mothering
  • Dealing with criticism and judgment as a mother
  • Change in identity since becoming a mother - the loss of your old life, friends, job
  • Achieve housework and tasks when you have a new baby and/or toddler
  • How to feel competent as a mother
  • Dealing with 'mum guilt' and anger
  • Postnatal depression and anxiety
  • Pregnancy and infant loss
  • Pregnancy after loss
  • Tips for managing changes in the relationship with your partner
  • Transitioning from one to two (or more) children
  • Learning gentle parenting
  • Separation anxiety in children
  • Challenges relating to your child’s behaviour including tantrums and difficulty regulating emotions
  • Managing toddler behaviours that trigger negative emotions in you