Diana Cornish

Clinical Psychologist

Diana Cornish (BBSc, PostgradDipPsych, MPsych (Clin)) is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in women’s mental health issues, particularly in the perinatal period. Diana has experience working with mothers and their infants, and with all types of perinatal loss, post-natal depression and anxiety. She has a particular interest in mothers experiencing postnatal episodes of OCD and complex trauma. Diana believes it is a privilege to work with mothers, infants and their families at this crucial stage of life. Diana also works with adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties with mood, anxiety, stress and trauma.

Diana approaches therapy with a non-judgemental and collaborative perspective. She draws upon a variety of therapeutic approaches to understand and work with mothers, including Attachment theory, Reflective Parenting, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), self-compassion and mindfulness-based therapies. She is committed to assisting families to build and strengthen bonds in order to alleviate parental distress and to learn effective strategies that promote health and wellbeing.

Areas of Special Interest
• Pregnancy
• Perinatal loss
• Antenatal depression and anxiety
• Postnatal depression and anxiety
• Complex trauma
• Infants
• Toddlers
• Parenting
• Fathers

Professional Memberships
• Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
• Member APS Perinatal and Infant Psychology Interest Group (PIPIG)
• Member International Marcé Society
• Member Australasian Marcé Society
• Member Centre for Perinatal Psychology