Psychology and therapy Services

Nurture & Bloom Psychology is a private psychology practice located at the tranquil North Head Sanctuary, Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Nurture & Bloom offers perinatal services to parents, from pre-conception, through pregnancy and the first three years after the birth of a child.

Nurture & Bloom offer a personalised therapeutic approach. We believe that feeling safe and comfortable with your therapist is a key factor to a successful therapeutic relationship. Finding the right connection is important, so we are pleased to offer a complimentary 20 minute phone call to guide you in this process.

Due to social distancing recommendations with Covid-19, we currently offering all therapies via Telehealth- therapy in the comfort of your own home. Please see our blog post to help make the most of your Telehealth session.  

Perinatal Counselling

In our counselling room you will find a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space to explore challenges in your life. As parenthood occurs within the context of a relationship with your infant and partner or support network, these important individuals may also be involved in therapy sessions. Please know that your infant is always welcome to join us when we meet. Through the process you can expect to be respected and supported by a means that feels comfortable for you. For some this is through talk therapy, for others it may involve expressive therapies such as art and symbol work.

woman chatting to perinatal therapist

Filial Play Coaching

Sometimes early challenges such as separation, medical complications, trauma, or other challenges may impact on the parent- child bond. 

Through Filial Play coaching you are supported in using play to repair or develop deeper connections to your child. Through special play sessions you are encouraged to develop an accepting and permissive environment which allows children the freedom to explore and the opportunity for growth.


A standard 50 minute appointment is $200

Clients with a Mental Health Care Plan referral from a GP or Psychiatrist are eligible for a Medicare rebate under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme. The current rebate is $84.80, however the referral must be in place prior to the first claimable session. Following a review with the referring doctor after six sessions, a further four sessions can be granted, allowing a maximum of ten sessions per calendar year. You may be eligible for a rebate through your Private Health Fund once Medicare sessions are exhausted. Please contact your provider for further details.

Book a Phone call

Book a complimentary 20 minute phone call