Birthready ▶ Parenting Support


Enhancing your confidence, teamwork and love as a parent

Have you noticed how parenting life brings a lot of change? A new identity, new lifestyle, different responsibilities, more unpaid work, less sleep, relationship dynamics, new cultural expectations, and most importantly, there is a new family member to know and love.  There are plenty of rewards and plenty of challenges, making life harder than it once was.

As your counsellor, educator and support person, we process what’s not working well for you and celebrate what is! We define what your wants and needs are, and explore how to make positive choices moving forward.  We link you to other support services and care for your health and well-being.

Together, we boost your confidence and enhance your parenting skills to care for your baby, yourself and your intimate relationships joyfully.

Find the support you need 

Mob 0407 685 933

Birth debriefing, coaching and counselling

Supporting you to feel happier and healthier in life.  Process your challenges and boost your emotional capacity. Gently set goals alongside nurturing acceptance and curiosity about what is present in the moment. Be more confident and able to navigate the challenges, changes and choices you may be facing.

Home help with your newborn – Postnatal doula 

This is a special time of gentle encouragement, boosting your confidence and helping you feel more able to care for yourself, your baby and your family.  Receive practical help, parenting skills and emotional support day or night during your baby’s 1st year of life. 

Parenting and teamwork

Create a happy and manageable work and home life balance. Make time to talk through the tough stuff of parenting and clarify what’s working and what’s not.  Learn teamwork tools and parenting tips and plan how to integrate them into daily life.  

Healthy relationships – Love, sex and intimacy 

Strengthen your personal and partner relationship by exploring your connection, communication and intimacy needs.  Check in on how life has changed, learn relationship skills, plan date nights with a spark  and thrive as a couple.

When we look specifically at the issues of parenthood it helps to acknowledge that great self-sacrifice is involved. Our ego goes through a massive adjustment. Our lifestyles need to accommodate the changes. Our consciousness asks us to be responsible role models and consider those in our care. We are faced with the choices of how to help shape a new family and be healthy, happy, functioning human beings.

Our capacity to expand our hearts and love, nurture and take responsibility for another human being is enormous. In the process of falling in love it’s important to know you have the right to determine how you wish this to be.  Alongside this, is the responsibility to not only sustain life, but to make it a life worth living.  I am here to explore how do you want your family life not only to survive, but thrive.


I have found the journey into parenthood to be challenging. Becoming a Mum has forced me to evaluate my priorities, commitments and my goals for the future. I have been receiving life coaching from Erika for the past 18 months, who has helped me to clarify, my goals, direction, priorities and values. It’s been a time of enormous change. When I first started with Erika I felt overwhelmed and directionless. With her assistance I have clarified what I want for the future and worked out ways to make it happen. One of my goals is to establish a successful online business. I really valued having somebody by my side to help, encourage, motivate and occasionally advise me. It has been a wonderful journey and one that I would highly recommend to anyone struggling with their transition into parenthood.


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