Sue Coleson is a Psychotherapist with significant experience in individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and specialised training in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, working with dyads and with groups. Her psychoanalytic thinking is sustained by long association with the Anna Freud Centre and Tavistock Clinic in London, through ongoing supervision and training. Sue works privately offering Parent-Infant Psychotherapy and is available for Reflective Supervision for clinicians working in the field as well as for Early Childhood Educators in Child Care Centres. Recognising a gap in services in WA for new mothers and their infants, Sue and a colleague piloted the first MBN group in 2009 and Sue has been facilitating groups and training others since then.
BA (Hons) Social Administration Adv. Dip. Psychotherapy and Counselling Advanced Training in Infant Mental Health
Sharon Cooke is a perinatal and infant mental health consultant in private practice, and service coordinator for Mother-Baby Nurture, Playgroup WA. Sharon provides relationship-focussed services to individual families as well as perinatal and early childhood providers. Her work includes facilitating individual consults, parent/professional group training, professional reflective groups/retreats and reflective supervision. Sharon was the lead researcher in two preliminary studies evaluating the impact of MBN on the mother-infant dyad and has been instrumental in growing MBN, which is now offered in one rural and six metropolitan sites in Western Australia.
Master of Perinatal and Infant Mental Health B.Sc (Nursing) Post Grad (Midwifery, Child & Community Health) Diploma Professional Coaching, GAICD Registered provider Circle of Security, Courage & Renewal