Julie Fickel

Julie Fickel,

RN, PG Cert Health Science,
PG Diploma Midwifery.

Julie Fickel is a Midwife with a passion for supporting women and their partners.

With over 20 years in family health, Julie has developed skills around communication and supporting individuals and their families to cope with change, grief and loss; fostering resilience during times of crisis or distress, and more recently trauma therapy.

She has previously worked for Lifeline as a telephone counsellor and group trainer for 3 years, as well as facilitating women’s recovery ministry groups while studying pastoral care.

Areas of Interest 

Julie has extensive experience in counselling couples in pregnancy, parenting and partnering. She has a special interest in perinatal women’s issues with additional training at Griffith University to provide counselling for pregnancy, parenting support, perinatal mental health (depression and anxiety), and perinatal trauma.

Intimacy Therapy

Understanding lifespan changes and differences between men and women’s libido and interest in sex.

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Julie has done additional training in sex therapy to support women to discuss intimacy issues, particularly pregnancy concerns and after the birth of baby. Julie’s midwifery knowledge equips her with a range of skills to support women to:

  • increase their confidence as mothers;
  • improve communication with their partner and baby;
  • explore sexual interest as opposed to arousal, in agreeing to sexual intimacy;
  • challenge their expectations of themselves and others;
  • understand physical changes post baby, practical strategies for managing each day;
  • become aware of what postnatal depression looks like, and how to build resilience;
  • reduce fearful or anxious reactions to trauma, including “stress inoculation”;
  • prepare and plan for positive birth experiences.
Julie can provide compassionate and confidential sex therapy and intimacy counselling to women throughout the lifespan, to menopause and beyond.
Appointments

Julie offers counselling sessions via Skype, telephone, and face-to-face at M1 Psychology Loganholme. To arrange an appointment, please call (07) 3067 9129 or book Julie Fickel online now.