Counsellor – Perinatal and Trauma Fiona Rogerson


Permanent part time position – Saturday shifts beginning with 3.5 hours, building to 7.5 hours, with view to potentially increase to additional weekday afternoon/evenings. 

Fiona Rogerson – Perinatal and Trauma Counselling is an established and well-known private counselling practice providing impactful perinatal-specific counselling and therapy to clients throughout Western Australia and wider Australia. 

Fiona Rogerson – Perinatal and Trauma Counselling also provides trauma training, workshops, mentoring and supervision to perinatal professionals throughout Australia and overseas.


A truly exciting, unique opportunity exists for an experienced and reflective perinatal counsellor, who seeks to become an integral part of a counselling team that strives to create systemic change for perinatal and trauma-affected individuals. The successful applicant will be joining an incredible team of passionate, warm, engaging counsellors.

The successful applicant will grow to be a key player in the development of the business and it’s impact in the wider community, giving you the opportunity to create much needed systemic change for perinatal and trauma-affected individuals.  


Fiona Rogerson – Perinatal and Trauma Counselling is currently offering permanent part time position for Saturday shifts beginning with 3.5 hours, building to 7.5 hours, with view to potentially increase to additional weekday afternoon/evenings. The role is within our Success office, providing counselling to individuals and couples who face challenges within the perinatal period. 


$74,874 – $83,681 per year pro rata, incl super


Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual and couples counselling services to adults. 
  • Apply knowledge of birth trauma and perinatal issues relevant to life transitions to the individual and or/couple (e.g., issues surrounding post-traumatic stress; trauma; and perinatal specific issue including perinatal trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, infertility, fertility difficulties, relationship difficulties, transition to parenthood). 
  • Counselling services may be delivered face to face and/or online.
  • Conduct client intake, risk and needs assessment with all clients. 
  • Develop care plans with clients utilising a strengths-based approach, discuss the issues and impact of mental health, apply goal setting, and identifying support networks.
  • Recommend and implement appropriate interventions to clients based on their presenting issues, their history, risk assessment, the impact of presenting issues on any children in the family, and their service delivery goals. 
  • Apply an attachment-based framework and other evidence-based interventions for assisting individuals and couples to meet their service delivery goals as appropriate. 
  • Participate with other members of the team to develop appropriate services as required.
  • Establish, foster and maintain close working links with relevant mental health and other service providers that are also working with clients.
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand the limits of confidentiality particularly as they apply to risk management and duty of care matters (e.g., assessment of domestic and family violence, child safety, threat of harm to self or others, and other risk factors); and take appropriate steps to respond to risk and duty of care matters. 
  • Maintain adequate and ongoing client files, case notes and risk management documentation. 
  • Maintain the client information system (via Splose) to enable effective client bookings.
  • Demonstrate ongoing commitment to and participation in independent, regular clinical supervision and professional development as ACA/PACFA requirements. 
  • Be receptive to feedback and apply reflective practice.
  • Where directed, assist with the provision of administrative, marketing and general office duties. 
  • Contribute to operational planning as requested. 
  • Adhere to all organisational policies, procedures, standards and practices. 
  • Act only in ways that advance the objectives, values and reputation of Fiona Rogerson – Perinatal and Trauma Counselling.
  • Other duties, consistent with skills and experience, as directed by the reporting manager.
  • Work and act within the legal, financial and ethical constraints and boundaries of your role.


Staff are professional and highly motivated people, supported with:

  • Full training in our unique practice framework for working with perinatal trauma and psychological birth debriefing
  • Regular mentoring 
  • An extensive range of therapeutic tools and resources for use during sessions
  • Contributions toward professional development
  • Opportunities to expand and grow into other areas of service provision including group programs


Applications are welcomed from professionals who have:

  • Relevant qualifications in Counselling.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of counselling with individuals in trauma recovery.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of couples counselling.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of physiology of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as an understanding of the Australian maternity context (medical/hospital terminology, the maternity system, etc) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and application of theories and practice frameworks for working with perinatal difficulties.
  • Eligibility for private health insurance rebates (min ACA level 2 membership is required for this role).
  • Willingness to train in EMDR therapy.
  • Availability and willingness to grow to weekday evening employment with Fiona Rogerson – Perinatal and Trauma Counselling within the next 6-12 months if required.


Applications must include:

  • A cover letter briefly outlining your suitability for the role as per the above criteria, including your experience in working with perinatal and trauma-affected individuals, highlighting your use of specific therapeutic approaches. Also elaborate on your why this area of work is important to you.
  • A current resume citing two recent professional referees. 
  • National Police Certificate are required for employment.
  • Proof of membership level to ACA/PACFA 
  • Please note receipt of application is not provided. 

The position will commence late September/early October, with the possibility of immediate start for the right candidate.

Applications close Friday September 1, 5pm AWST.

If you are interested in joining my team, please contact Fiona Rogerson for the full job description on 040 201 7425 or via email [email protected]