Bachelor of Social Science - Socio-Environmental Assessment and Policy (RMIT)
Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Canberra)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Wollongong)
Member – ANZICA, The Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association
Member – FSA, Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand
Member - PACFA, Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
Fertility and IVF Counsellor – Mandatory Counselling for IVF
Clare O’Rourke uses a strengths-based counselling approach which respects a client’s expertise in their own lives. She works empathically to meet clients where they are and support them through a decision making or change process. Clare strongly believes in the rights and benefits of feeling safe, respected and supported, and being listened to in a counselling relationship.
Clare received her post-graduate counselling qualification from the University of Canberra in 2009. She has worked in public and community health settings including the Royal Women’s Hospital Pregnancy Advisory Service, WISHIN, Domestic Violence Crisis Service (ACT), Companion House service for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, and Adora Fertility and IVF clinic. Her professional roles include Counsellor Advocate (non-directive pregnancy options counselling and refugee early intervention counselling), Family Violence Crisis Worker, Women’s Housing Support Worker and Fertility/IVF Counsellor.
Throughout her support, information, advocacy and counselling work, Clare has been guided by a feminist and strengths-based framework which recognises that our life experiences can be complex and challenging: reflective of both our internal lives and story and the wider social, political and economic environments we live in.
Mandatory and Supportive Counselling (for City Fertility and Monash Health only)
Private Health Rebates may also apply – please check with your health fund. The amount you can claim depends on your level of cover.