The Possums Clinic Auckland

We’re excited to be the flagship New Zealand Possums Clinic Auckland operating out of HolisticBaby Ltd . We offer support to families who are facing breastfeeding, baby sleep, baby crying, and parent mood challenges.

Each of our practitioners are fully accredited in Neuroprotective Developmental Care (NDC) or the Possums programs.

We support parents using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy skills, but we are not a psychology service and unfortunately we can’t accept crisis referrals or mental health care plans.

Meet The Possums Clinic Auckland Team

We aim to make our services both as thorough and as accessible as possible with individual consultations (privately billed, no Medicare rebate) and group appointments (shared medical consult privately billed with Medicare rebate).

Cathy McCormick

Cathy is an experienced lactation consultant and is an expert in Gestalt breastfeeding techniques, mother and baby health, sleep and cry / fuss baby behaviours. Cathy will provide you with evidenced based help & support to Nurture harmony so you can live a rich and meaningful life with your new baby. Cathy believes that every mother and baby has their own special “uniqueness”. Let me help you to gain an inner confidence that will allow you to believe that you are exactly the right mother for your baby.

Cathy has a special interest in Maternal mental health & mood support. She has completed further study in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

Lactation Consultant, Registered Nurse, Registered  Midwife, NDC Practitioner and mother of three.

Joanne Burgess

Jo has completed the NDC program for providers and educators, is a qualified Possum Clinic NDC Parent Mentor and mother of one. 

Jo is a qualified Holistic Sleep Coach with BabyEm in the UK, providing you with the most in-depth, up-to-date, science-backed information in the field of sleep. Jo focuses on supporting and empowering parents. Jo will provide you with gentle strategies (based on evidence), which never involve leaving babies to cry alone.

Jo will offer you kind support with unsettled babies, settling/sleep, your baby’s sleep needs, breastfeeding support, looking after yourself emotionally and much more…

Lynley Nichols

Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, Graduate diploma of child health, Advanced neonatal nursing certificate; fussy baby network training

Lynley is a registered nurse with an extensive history working with Mama and baby in neonatal units and children’s facilities. I am an IBLCE and have been working as Lactation Consultant for 22 years. I am a Possums NDC practitioner. I have a very strong interest in Maternal Infant attachment and focus on building a close loving relationship between Mama and child. I am a mother of a beautiful grown-up daughter. I will provide evidenced-based care and support the journey between Mama child and Whanau-family.

Cathy McCormick
Trusted advice that focuses on your values.


Joanne Burgess


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