Trying to conceive can feel like a long, lonely road. Counselling support can offer an ear, a shoulder as well as practical approaches to coping with the many challenges you may be facing right now.

As we face challenges and changes in life, it is sometimes necessary to find support to explore personal, emotional, psychological and relationship issues that may surface. Counselling can provide the space and support to understand more about yourself, the relationships you value and the issues that may affect them.

Counselling can help you to develop new skills for coping with change or to find new ways of looking at difficult or challenging issues in your life. If you are trying to conceive, counselling can help you develop the resilience, coping and stress management skills to help you stay the course.

Infertility & IVF Support

Trying to get pregnant can raise issues for you personally and within your relationship. This is a unique area of challenge and we find most people need to talk to someone intimately familiar with the particular challenges associated with infertility and especially IVF. Our counsellors have a depth of understanding about what you are experiencing physically, emotionally, socially and domestically.

Issues around failure and success, grief and loss,feelings of isolation and any past or present issues affecting your fertility can be explored and supported. Decisions about ongoing treatment or care, exploring options or making difficult decisions such as when to stop can all be made easier with the help of an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate counsellor.

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Are we open during stage 4 lockdown?

  • Telehealth is available – this means your naturopathic, counselling, Chinese Herbal Medicine and birth preparation/debriefing appointments remain available via telehealth – book below.
  • Prescription naturopathic medicines are available – we are posting daily. Collections available ONLY to those of you who live within a 5km radius to our clinic. We will pass your order out the door to you for contactless pickup between 11am-1pm Monday – Saturday unless otherwise arranged with you.
  • Remedial Massage is not available for the remainder of stage 4 lockdown
  • In person Acupuncture and Osteopathic appointments are ONLY AVAILABLE to people who qualify. If you have an upcoming appointment for Acupuncture or Osteopathy your practitioner will be in contact with you to discuss if you qualify. If you are a new patient seeking help please follow the DHHS guidelines:
 
To avoid doubt, the DHHS provides further guidelines for permitted care as: 
  • to avoid a requirement for specialist input / review 
  • to avoid a hospital admission or emergency department presentation.

If you do not meet the above criteria, we cannot see you for in-person appointments for the remainder of the Stage 4 lockdown.

We understand how valuable your sessions are, and we are aware that this will be very difficult for some patients.  In the current health crisis that has swept our state, we must all act accordingly to minimise potential risk. 
 

Thank you for your patience, kindness and support for us as we manoeuver around this constantly changing situation.

Call our usual number – 03 9419 9988 for assistance.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur.

Remember – please do not enter our clinic at all, unless you’re here for the in person consult that you qualify for.

Referral Required

All patients will need to have on hand a GP or medical specialist referral to be able to access in person Acupuncture & Osteopathy at Fertile Ground Health Group during Stage 4 Lockdown.

Remedial Massage is no longer available.

Naturopathic consults via telehealth and posted prescription medicines remain available.

We will keep this notification updated with any changes as they occur. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support.