FERTILITY, PERINATAL, PARENTING & WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST IN GEELONG, VICTORIA

FERTILITY, PERINATAL, PARENTING & WOMEN’S HEALTH PSYCHOLOGIST IN GEELONG, VICTORIA

HOW CAN HAPPY MINDS HELP?

INFERTILITY COUNSELLING

Helping you manage the emotions that trying to become pregnant can bring. Counselling for infertility, IVF support and miscarriage. Surrogacy Support Counselling & Assessments. Psychologist in Ocean Grove & Geelong.

Perinatal depression & anxiety

Counselling in Geelong for anxiety during pregnancy & the period after birth as your family adjusts to the significant changes. Birth trauma, postnatal depression and anxiety.

PARENTING SUPPORT & COACHING

Happy Minds Psychology on the Bellarine Peninsula blends Positive Psychology and Gentle Parenting approaches to help you form a more harmonious relationship with your child.​

WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH

Helping women through their unique life transitions is something the psychologists at Happy Minds are passionate about. Including relationship difficulties or support with transitions such as relationship breakdowns, divorce, or trauma.

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BIRTH TRAUMA SUPPORT

Trauma related to birth can include both physical injury and emotional trauma from the way they were related to throughout the birth by professionals. Psychological intervention and support can aid women to learn strategies to manage anxiety, and to process their trauma in healthy, productive ways.

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Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Termination for Medical Reasons

Miscarriage and stillbirth support is vitally important. While there’s a good chance our bodies will heal themselves physically with the right care, the emotional effects of pregnancy loss can be harder for both women and men to handle and work through.

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TRAUMA & EMDR

The symptoms of trauma can occur in response to a severely distressing event or series of events. Trauma can be experienced to varying degrees. Psychologists at Happy Minds Psychology have undergone specialist training to support you through your trauma counselling.

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EGG DONATION & SURROGACY COUNSELLING

Egg donation and surrogacy in Australia is another way to create a family. Whether for medical or social reasons, egg donation or surrogacy might be something you need to know more about or are already pursuing. Happy Minds Psychology provides Independant Psychological Assessments for Surrogacy in Victoria and across Australia, as well as supportive counselling. Face to face or via telehealth.

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HAPPY MINDS MANIFESTO

Happy Minds Psychology helps women to flourish by creating meaningful and sustainable positive change. The team at Happy Minds Psychology work with women during the most vulnerable times in their lives, with a particular focus on the perinatal period.

The journey to becoming a parent can be paved with stress, anxiety, and at times, a deep sense of loss. Becoming a parent is a big adjustment and can leave women feeling isolated and judged.

We help women balance the demands of a career and caring for children with their own health and mental wellbeing.

Later on, we can assist throughout the menopause phase and dealing with later life transitions.

As a Positive Psychologist based in Ocean Grove and servicing the entire Greater Geelong region – our job is to help women focus on the positive aspects of their life and health, using that as leverage to create further significant change.

Happy Minds Psychology uses the latest evidence-based psychology and is built on the foundations of positivity, dignity, and family, within a nurturing and compassionate environment.

READY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

TELEHEALTH OR IN PERSON

Our friendly clinic is based in Ocean Grove, not far from Geelong, on the Bellarine Peninsula. You’re welcome to take advantage of our beautiful location or, if you’re a little further away, simply choose a convenient telehealth session.

MEDICARE REBATES

We offer Medicare rebates for anyone with a Mental Health Care Plan. These can be obtained via your local GP or medical centre. We can assist you with this if needed.

PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATES

If you have private health insurance, you may be entitled to a partial rebate. You’ll need to have ‘psychological counselling’ selected as an extra.

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for"

- OPRAY WINFREY -

OUR CREDENTIALS

Sarah-Jayne Duryea - Psychologist Geelong

MEET SARAH-JAYNE DUREYA

PSYCHOLOGIST ACROSS GEELONG, OCEAN GROVE & TORQUAY

Sarah-Jayne Duryea is the Founder & Principal Psychologist at Happy Minds Psychology.

Sarah-Jayne and her team are proud to support the community of Geelong, Ocean Grove, Torquay and its surrounds with psychology and counselling.

We do most of our work with women who are experiencing feelings of anxiety, have experienced loss or trauma, or find their new reality challenging.

  • Are you worried about your pregnancy?
  • Are you consumed with thoughts about your performance as a mum?
  • Have you lost a previous pregnancy?
  • Do you struggle with a mind that criticises you, or you feel as though you can’t relax?
  • Do you struggle with issues surrounding sex and intimacy?

I am here to help.

MEET ROWIE SULLIVAN

Counsellor

Rowie is a Counsellor  with the Happy Minds Psychology clinic.

She studied psychology at Deakin University and is excited to be looking to undertake the practical aspects of becoming a registered psychologist and specialising in perinatal psychology and counselling in Geelong. Her main areas of interest are working with women of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, depression or adjustment issues. She is also experienced in working with women throughout the perinatal period including birth trauma.

Rowie brings a warm, empathetic and open-minded approach to the therapeutic relationship, and the team at Happy Minds are thrilled to have her on board!

She works closely with our Principal Psychologist Sarah-Jayne. 

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Psychology & Counselling Across Geelong

When you need support, our qualified psychologists and counsellors in Geelong, Ocean Grove and Torquay can help.

Our team are here to listen and provide positive strategies to help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, and move you forward.