Clare O’Rourke

Clare O’Rourke

BSS, GradDip (Counselling), GradDip (TESOL)

Clare is a compassionate fertility counsellor who uses a strengths-based counselling approach that respects a patient’s expertise in their own lives.

Clare works primarily in:

  • Fertility and IVF Counselling
  • Donor Counselling

She works empathically to meet clients where they are and support them through a decision-making or change process. Clare strongly believes in the rights and benefits of feeling safe, respected and supported and being listened to in a counselling relationship.

Clare received her post-graduate counselling qualification from the University of Canberra in 2009. She has worked in public and community health settings, including the Royal Women’s Hospital Pregnancy Advisory Service, WISHIN, Domestic Violence Crisis Service (ACT), Companion House Service for Survivors of Torture and Trauma, and Adora Fertility and IVF clinic. Her professional roles include Counsellor Advocate (non-directive pregnancy options counselling and refugee early intervention counselling), Family Violence Crisis Worker, Women’s Housing Support Worker and Fertility/IVF Counsellor.

Throughout her support, information, advocacy and counselling work, Clare has been guided by a feminist and strengths-based framework that recognises that our life experiences can be complex and challenging: reflective of both our internal lives and story and the wider social, political and economic environments we live in.

Clare is a provisional member of the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association (ANZICA).



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