Melissa Hughes

Founder and Director Baby and Beyond Parental Counselling

Perinatal Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator


Grad Dip Psych and Couns., Cert Coaching for Psychotherapists., Cert Couples Counselling., B Bus (HONS) Human Resource Management., B/IS., (Assoc) CAPA., (Assoc) PACFA., (Assoc) ASSERT.

As a counsellor and psychotherapist, Melissa has always had a great interest in supporting women with postnatal depression and anxiety. This has extended to support the partners and family members of those who suffer with perinatal mood disorders. Melissa works with many couples in relationship therapy to adjust to life with a new baby.

Melissa is the founder and Director of Baby and Beyond Parental Counselling and has also established the Men's Group for partners of women with perinatal mood disorders. Melissa has a strong therapeutic background and completed an Internship at Tresillian Family Care Centres.


Melissa also works in adult education, lecturing at Universities across Sydney. Her strong academic history includes published papers in professional journals, online parenting sites and parenting magazines. 


To make an appointment for face-to-face counselling please phone (02) 9002 1340 between 8:30am and 4:10pm, Monday to Friday.


Melissa works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Ridge 26, Suite 501, Level 5, 26 Ridge St, North Sydney.