Doctor Erin Bowe Macedon Ranges
Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner
Hi, I’m so glad you found me!
Are you pregnant and feeling overwhelmed about all the birth info that’s out there?
Just had a baby, or have young kids, and feeling completely frazzled, guilty and trying to keep it all together?
Or, maybe you’re a birth worker, or work in the wellness industry and you’re feeling exhausted and wondering where is the help for the helper?
I see you! Breathe out. Wherever you are in your journey, I’m here to help you out.
I’m Dr Erin Bowe. I’m a Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist, Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner, and Wellness Mentor based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.
I am a Mum to two happy little Hypnobubs and in between being chronically sleep deprived, I shuffle my work time between counselling, birth trauma debriefing, and teaching Hypnobirthing Australia classes. I also provide supervision for psychologists, and mentoring/training for other birth and women’s wellness workers. As a freelance writer, I write about pregnancy, parenting, child/adolescent mental health, relationships and women’s health. I also provide expert comment for media articles.
I have over 10 years experience working in private practice assisting women and families with perinatal support before and during pregnancy, and even postpartum with parent coaching and child/adolescent mental health. I love helping women with the general guilt-fest that is mothering.
I’ve always enjoyed variety in work, and my logo, a hydrangea was designed to reflect this. The flower symbolises heartfelt emotions. It can be used to express gratitude for being understood. Whether it’s psychology work, teaching hypnobirthing, mentoring students or writing, I bring passion to what I do.
When something is a passion, I think we tend to filter the way in which we see the world through that passion. I had this confirmed only recently when one of my friends posted an article on Facebook that peaked my interest. The title was something like ‘Gas or Induction – which method is best?’. Being a single, hipster guy in his 50s, I was initially a little surprised he’d posted an article about birth, but I was intrigued. See, I’d just automatically assumed it was about birth and not cook-tops…oops.
I grew up on the apple isle in a city (yes, technically Devonport is a city) once described by Lonely Planet as a “sedentary, mildly menacing place”. I then moved to Hobart for university where I managed to live in not just one, but two houses where a murder-suicide was committed. I finally made the decision to move from St Kilda to the country when I came home one day, exhausted and suffering with morning sickness to find not just one but five men urinating on my front gate!
Sadly, I can only speak one language but convince myself I can actually speak two, because I don’t need the subtitles on for Ken Loach movies. I grew up playing English interpreter for Glaswegian parents, but I cannot roll my ‘R’s.
My experience in psychology is pretty wide ranging. I’ve worked with people as young as 9 months and as old as 90 years. There have been mums, murderers, Olympic athletes, chess champions, sex workers, and CEOs. I believe that everyone has a story, and am always interested in listening to yours.
Photo by Adam Brentnall
Qualifications & Professional Membership
- PhD (Clin. Psych)
- Fully registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
- Endorsed Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor, PBA
- Member, Australian Psychological Society
- Member, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
- Member, Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (AACBT)
- Member, APS- Perinatal & Infant Psychology Interest Group
- Member, Post and Ante Natal Depression Association (PANDA)
- Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Childbirth Educator (HPCE)
- Member, International Institute for Complementary Therapists (ICCT)