Suzanne Higgins – Credentialed Mental Health Nurse
For appointment bookings please call Suzanne on 0491 005 804 or contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne offers mental health counselling for women and men who are experiencing challenges during their pregnancy or in the early months and years after the birth. She has a passion for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and her areas of expertise include:
- anxiety and depression,
- grief counselling – including pregnancy loss,
- adjustment disorder,
- parent-infant relationship issues,
- post-traumatic stress (related to events around the pregnancy or birth),
- role overload and
- family of origin experiences.
Suzanne strongly feels that it is such an important life stage and that it is a privilege to support families during this time. She provides counselling at The Birth House, and at another venue in Belmont. Full or partially funded counselling may be possible.
Suzanne can be contacted on 0491 005 804. When you make contact she will explain the options for accessing her services and assist with referral processes where necessary. She is also happy to discuss whether she is the ‘right’ counsellor for you and if not, to give you the name of others who may best suit your needs.
In a crisis you would be best served by seeing your local GP or contacting the 24 hour Access line on 1300 094 187.
Suzanne has almost 18 years of perinatal mental health experience here in Geelong, (current private practice and previously with Raphael Services) and also has experience in midwifery, maternal and child health and community health nursing. Suzanne is a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse, and a Nurse Practitioner in addition to her qualifications in other nursing fields as mentioned above. She has postgraduate qualifications in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health and is committed to ongoing learning in her chosen specialties.
Suzanne grew up in Geelong and is a mother of 3 adult children.