Counselling role available
Are you our new Counsellor / Psychologist / Mental Health Social Worker?

We are ready to grow our team and we are looking for our next incredible mental health worker. To be eligible for this position on our Counselling team alongside Rhea Dempsey and Suzanne Hurley, you already have passion, confidence and experience in some aspect of reproductive health, pre-conception care, infertility, IVF/ART, pregnancy, birth and beyond. Experience working with couples and relationships is preferred but not essential for this position.

Importantly, you also have a point of difference with your counselling style or focus and love working with people or patient groups we don’t already have covered by our expert practitioners.

Sound like a fantastic opportunity for you? Would you like to join us?

Fertile Ground Health Group practitioners are leaders in their respective professions for IVF support, fertility and pregnancy related treatments and are well respected among medical specialists and experts within this area of practice. The launch of the new preconception bible (Create A Fertile Life) by the team at Fertile Ground, along with moving to beautiful new premises and creating The Melbourne Apothecary, has seen huge growth for us in what evidently (and very sadly) has been a devastating 2 years for many other practices and dispensaries.

Benefits of being on our Fertile Ground team

You will have a fabulous, supportive team of well-known professionals to work, grow and collaborate with, along with a highly experienced business management and support team to guide, develop and expand your professional profile. You will have new patients waiting to see you for counselling and the established reputation of Fertile Ground Health Group to provide you with a consistent flow of patients on an ongoing basis.

You will also have an opportunity to develop a supervision or mentee relationship in the specific field of fertility and IVF  or pregnancy, unplanned pregnancy and pregnancy loss with Suzanne Hurley who has been working in the area of fertility, IVF and pregnancy for nearly 20 years.

Is this you?

You value collaboration and your ability to develop referrer relationships for your counselling services are a must. You want to establish yourself as a leader in your profession and you are willing and ready to raise your profile through opportunities that excite you (or even scare you at least a little in all the juicy, good growth ways). You understand the value of writing blogs and social media, marketing contribution, networking, speaking opportunities (to health professionals or patient groups), running workshops, classes or support groups (in person, on zoom or on social media). The opportunities for growth within our team are endless, especially with your full access to all the foundational goods that come as part of the extensive springboard that is Fertile Ground Health Group.

What we’re looking for

We are looking for an experienced counsellor / psychologist or mental health social worker who would like to simplify the work involved in running a business, who is ready to focus on being a fantastic and fully supported practitioner, dedicating efforts to growing patient reach and enhancing their profile and career with Fertile Ground Health Group.

Practice session times

You will need to commit to a minimum of two sessions per week with a view to expand over time. You will be working in one of Australia’s most intentionally beautiful and vibrant clinic spaces. All of the resources for Telehealth are provided if needed, and COVID lockdown plans well rehearsed by now to support any pivot or transition required for patient care.

What is The Melbourne Apothecary?

The Melbourne Apothecary (MA) as been created to provide Melbourne’s first prescription-only naturopathic dispensary, serving the Fertile Ground Health Group team as well as filling prescriptions for Naturopaths all over Australia. The MA serves to protect the privacy of our fertility and IVF patients (for those who need it) along with opening up to the general health population as a street-frontage “shop”. It is a truly beautiful space and strives to be an example of what is possible.


To apply please email a cover letter and resume to Charmaine Dennis at

Don’t delay your application as we will be interviewing as soon as the right candidates land in our inbox.

“Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius