Our mission is to provide the best perinatal support experience for women, birthing mothers, and their partners.

Dr Amy McAlpine (Clinical and Forensic Psychologist) is the founder of Wise Perinatal Services. She has over 15 years’ experience delivering counselling and psychology services for a range of mental health and life trajectory concerns for adults and couples. This gives her the breadth of experience and contextual understanding of how personality and prior life experiences come to bear on the perinatal experience. 

Since having her own two children (and all that journey entailed), she has developed a passionate interest in all perinatal aspects, including: fertility issues, miscarriage and pregnancy loss, the pregnancy journey, labour and birth, antenatal and postnatal mental health, matresence and family adjustment in the postnatal period and infant mental health.

Amy is trained in a range of psychological interventions, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)
  • Imagery Rescripting
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Emotion Focussed and Gottman-informed couples counselling

Amy is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia as an endorsed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG).

Amy is available now for telehealth services. Medicare rebates may be available on referral from your GP under Non Directive Pregnancy Support Counselling on with a Mental Health Care Plan. Please check with your private health fund for any applicable Clinical Psychology rebates.

See our Wise Woman tab for more information.

Amy is also a Certified Practitioner of the Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM Positive Birth Program and Positive Caesarean Program.

It is our inherent right to make our own informed choices around our bodies, our birthing and our mothering. Informed choice in underpinned by knowledge. When knowledge aligns with values-guided action, this helps us be self-attuned, confident mothers, creating well-being within, and between, mother and infant.

Hypnobirthing AustraliaTM’s Positive Birth Program and Positive Caesarean Program can help you feel confident, informed and empowered. Amy will provide you with the knowledge, tools and strategies to approach your birth and prepare for whatever turn your birthing may take.

See our Wise Birth tab for more information on how you can prepare for a positive birth.