Elise Atkinson

Elise Atkinson

Postgrad Dip Psychodynamic Marital and Couple Therapy, Cert. Psychosexual Therapy, BNursing,

Elise believes passionately in the provision of exceptional care for patients making fertility-related decisions and accessing assisted conception treatment.

Elise works primarily in:

  • Fertility therapy
  • Relationship/couple therapy
  • grief and loss support
  • perinatal counselling
  • donation treatment implications counselling
  • psychosexual counselling
  • Fertile Body Method

Elise is an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist whose primary practice focuses on fertility, and relationship/couple therapy. She has over 15 years of experience in the fertility sector, in both private and public health fertility clinic settings and also within her own private practice.

Elise has previously practised at the Lister Fertility Clinic and Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in London, UK, also Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships as a Relationship Counsellor.  In May 2019, Elise joined City Fertility as a Fertility Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

Elise is an accredited Fertile Body Method practitioner. Fertile Body Method incorporates mind/body techniques to promote and regain well-being whilst undergoing fertility investigation, treatment and beyond.  Elise is also a Positive Psychology practitioner who uses a range of evidence-based tools with patients to support improved mental health.



  • Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Registered Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • The Fertility Society of Australia (FSA)
  • The Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors’ Association (ANZICA)
  • The British Infertility Counsellors’ Association [BICA]




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