meet frances

postpartum support groups for newborn baby

maternal mental health support

Founder of mums matter psychology & Clinical Psychologist

Frances is the founder of Mums Matter Psychology and a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) where she is the National Convenor of the Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest group and Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists. She implemented and managed the Perinatal Emotional Health Program at Sunshine Hospital where she worked with women during the antenatal and postnatal periods. She has also worked with St John of God's Raphael House (Perinatal Mental Health), the Post and Antenatal Depression Association (PaNDA) and in private practice. Frances has delivered group therapy for pregnant women participating in the Royal Women’s Hospital/University of Melbourne program – Building Early Attachment and Resilience. Frances has authored and presented at various Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal & Child Health conferences, works on projects in the health sector and has a passion for community development.

She has completed the University of Sydney continuing development program: Perinatal Mental Health and undertaken perinatal specific training with the Royal Women's Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Parent and Infant Research Institute, Centre for Perinatal Psychology, Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) and the University of Exeter. She is an accredited Circle of Security Parent Educator and Bringing Baby Home (Gottman Institute) workshop facilitator. She is trained in the Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) system. She is a registered Supervisor for training Psychologists and oversees the training of Masters students, interns and Clinical Registrars.


Frances will be a guest speaker at our Mother's Groups for our week on 'Self', exploring identity, self-confidence, self-care, the importance of rest, and coping mechanisms for when things feel too overwhelming. She will also be running the week on 'Partner', helping you navigate changes in your relationship, building good communication, the division of responsibilities and advocating for yourself and your needs.

Join a free masterclass with Frances

our Schedule

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