Happy Minds Psychology have an intimate understanding of surrogacy in Australia with our Principal Psychologist, Sarah-Jayne Dureya, being a strong advocate for Surrogacy in Australia.
Sarah-Jayne is uniquely positioned as a perinatal, fertility and family psychologist with a deep understanding of the Australian surrogacy space.
We understand the challenges and complexities that can arise during a surrogacy journey, and we are dedicated to ensuring your surrogacy team thrives through supported surrogacy counselling.
When searching for a psychologist or counsellor to support your surrogacy team, we highly recommend finding a surrogacy psychologist who understands the unique challenges you may face on your surrogacy journey.
Happy Minds Psychology offer surrogacy counselling services to clients right across Australia, with a focus on guiding Intended Parents and Surrogates alike to have meaningful, positive surrogacy journeys.
At Happy Minds Psychology, we understand that every surrogacy journey is unique, and that’s why we take the time to truly understand the needs, expectations, and backgrounds of every surrogacy team.
Our nurturing and supportive approach allows us to provide surrogacy counselling that meets the needs of every member of your surrogacy team. We are committed to ensuring that you feel heard and understood throughout the surrogacy process.
As part of our surrogacy counselling services, we hold space for both Surrogates and Intended Parents, ensuring that every member of the surrogacy team is heard and supported.
It doesn’t matter where you’re located in Australia, what your background is, or what your surrogacy arrangement looks like, Happy Minds Psychology are here to provide your surrogacy team with the nurtured support you need.
Surrogacy is an emotional process. Happy Minds Psychology are here to support you
through your surrogacy journey, no matter where you are in Australia.
At Happy Minds, we believe that Intended Parents pursuing surrogacy deserve a supportive, understanding and nurturing environment.
We are passionate about working with Intended Parents from a diverse range of backgrounds. Our team of experienced counsellors and psychologists understand the complex emotions that come with surrogacy journeys, and we’re here to help Intended Parents every step of the way.
We know that no two surrogacy journeys are the same, and that’s why we take the time to truly understand every Intended Parent. By getting to know you as an individual, we can provide you with the emotional support and guidance you need to navigate the surrogacy process with confidence.
Our surrogacy counselling services go beyond the legally mandated surrogacy counselling requirements. With extensive experience in fertility, perinatal and family psychology – we can support you every step of the way on your journey to parenthood, and beyond.
Happy Minds understand the immense generosity and selflessness it takes to become an Altruistic Surrogate. We offer surrogacy counselling services to support you throughout your surrogacy journey, ensuring that you feel heard, understood and cared for.
We work closely with Surrogates to address any concerns or anxieties you may have, helping you to navigate the emotional ups and downs of the surrogacy process. We provide practical guidance and support to help you set boundaries and manage expectations, ensuring that you are fully informed about your rights and responsibilities as a Surrogate.
Our goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to create a positive and fulfilling surrogacy experience. We believe that your journey as an Altruistic Surrogate should be as rewarding and empowering as possible, and we are here to help you every step of the way.
Yes, surrogacy counselling is required by law in Australia for anyone pursuing surrogacy. In Australia, surrogacy is regulated by state and territory laws, and most jurisdictions require that all parties involved in a surrogacy arrangement undergo counselling before entering into a surrogacy arrangement.
Yes, we are registered with the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA). As a member of ANZICA, Happy Minds Psychology is committed to providing surrogacy counselling that meets the industry and legislative standards.
Absolutely. Supporting teams pursuing Traditional Surrogacy is one of our specialities. We are big supporters of Traditional Surrogacy, and understand the extra levels of complexity involved in Traditional Surrogacy arrangements. Happy Minds have the expertise required to help you navigate a successful Traditional Surrogacy journey in Australia.
Yes, Happy Minds Psychology can support you no matter where you are located in Australia. We offer our surrogacy counselling services through telehealth and Zoom, which means you can access our support from the comfort of your own home, no matter where you are in the country.
Surrogacy counselling must be completed prior to getting your legals in order. We recommend getting in touch with Happy Minds to start the surrogacy counselling process as soon as possible. Even if you don’t currently have a surrogacy team formed, Happy Minds work with Intended Parents and Surrogates who are exploring surrogacy in Australia.
Surrogacy counselling in Australia typically consists of 3 x 50 minute sessions with Happy Minds.
The three required counselling sessions are broken down as follows: 1 session with Intended Parent(s), 1 session with the Surrogate (and her partner, if applicable) and then a final group session; conducted two weeks after the initial sessions.
Happy Minds can also offer additional surrogacy counselling services, outside of the legislative framework, to support your teams individual needs.