Mental health Social Worker

Connecting with Parents in the first 2000 days


To Trudi Hayes Counselling

Missabotti, Mid North Coast, NSW…

I am a mother, daughter, sister, aunty and partner living on Gumbaynggirr Country in the Nambucca Valley of the Mid North Coast of NSW in Australia. As a Mental Health Social Worker, I connect in the area of perinatal (pre and post natal/ maternity) care, early parenting and working with women in their child bearing years -supporting clients to make informed choices and gain personal power.

I offer counselling and support services through private practice individually and with groups, workshops and retreats. Sessions are designed to provide up-to-date, current and authentic information and I have a wide range of modalities in my toolbox. Clients can be informed and choose the direction that they feel they want and need.


Building Resilience

Laying a solid base with strength, discipline and flexibility to support outcomes.

Becoming Brave

Expanding boundaries and challenging beliefs, resourcing through the process.

Igniting Power

Allowing power to rise and move - changing/ adapting experiences with awareness.

Finding Meaning

Discovering what is important, at the centre of the experience and holistically integrating.

Therapy Co worker

Zinnia Storm

Meet my colleague Zinnia Storm, if you have ever laid eyes on a Zinnia, this special pooch is a storm! A Schnoodle therapy dog extraordinaire. She is unique, quirky and loving in our practice together.

Nothing is constant everything is changing!

Even if slowly...

The whole is Greater than the sum of it's parts...

Spaces I work From

Discipline with flexibility and awareness!

Referrals and appointments

I hold place for appointments in person, via phone and telehealth at my clinic at Missabotti.

Referrals can be made directly by the client through:

  • Victim Services Funding
  • NDIS packages
  • Healthy Minds- fully funded sessions for people with financial difficulties. Connect with them through Head to Health on 1800 595 212 
  • Through a GP using a Mental Health Care Plan under Medicare – there is an $80 gap fee
  • Through a GP using Non Direct Pregnancy Support – there is a gap fee of $80

Gumbaynggirr Country

I acknowledge the waters and lands of Gumbaynggirr Country on which I live and work. I pay my respects to the ancestors, traditional custodians and the culture that is held.

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