About me

Hi there and welcome.

My name is Lisa Paul I have spent many years caring and supporting couples as they transition into parenthood.

I am a Perinatal Counsellor/Psychotherapist, working with mothers and their babies. I offer you the space to explore and the safety to work through your experiences, feeling supported and cared for without  judgement from me. I understand that all clients have different needs, some need support through loss, some need support adjusting, some need to work through past experiences and emotions that are impacting as they become parents. This is what I do WITH you. Support, guide and help you navigate your way.  


I have been working with mothers who have been struggling with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, for the past 4 years. I currently work for a Perinatal service as a Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Therapist, as well as in private practice. I have spent a lot of time learning and studying various therapies and how they work in helping people affected by trauma. I wanted to understand the effects of trauma on the brain and more importantly how the mind deals with this. I work primarily from a psychodynamic approach to therapy, which focuses on how past experiences manifest in a person’s present behaviour. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is for clients to gain self-awareness and understanding of these influences and enables clients to examine previous life experiences and how they impact on who they are today. The clarity of this is beneficial because it provides an opportunity to change. ‚Äč


The foundations for my practice, stem from my experience as a midwife/nurse for the past 25 years, however the increase in anxiety/depression, birth trauma and previous traumas became more and more evident and I knew that this was a field I wanted to explore more and build my expertise around.


  • Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Units 2018 - UWS Hawkesbury

  • Graduate DIploma in Counselling 2015 - ACAP

  • Diploma in Nutrition 2009 - Nature Care College

  • Advance Diploma in Homeopathy 2005 - Nature Care College.

  • Graduate Diploma in Midwifery 1995 - UWS Hawkesbury

  • Advanced Diploma in Applied Science Nursing 1990 - UWS Nepean


  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)

  • Australian Traditional Medicine Association (ATMS)

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)


  • EMDR - Level 1

  • Internal Family Systems - Level 1

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy - Level 1

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Trauma informed training

  • Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator

  • Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

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