The Fertility Counsellor

If you’re trying to get pregnant through assisted reproduction, you’re probably already looking after your physical health. But what about your mental health? That’s where University of Melbourne alumna Suellen Peak comes in. She's a counsellor who uses positive psychology techniques to support people who need a bit of help from science to conceive. She explains how focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses has changed her career, and helped hundreds of would-be parents.

Listen to the bonus episode, right after this one, for Suellen's top tips on coping when you are going through assisted reproductive treatment.

Reporter and producer: Val McFarlane

Audio engineer: Chris Hatzis

Theme music: Rory Clark

Special thanks to Lauren Hartnett