Pregnancy and Postnatal

Pregnancy and birth are probably the key most pinnacle experiences in a woman’s life and those experiences are certainly worthy of a special kind of preparation and care.


Heal Your Body

Your body is your best resource in your daily life, day in and day out, 24/7 for 52 weeks of the year and 365 days in case you had forgotten! That means you need to take care of your body because it’s working tirelessly and uncomplainingly most of the time.


Mind Therapies

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnosis are effective methods for treating any crisis situation, management of stress, grief and trauma, relationship or family problems and any emotional or psychological problems

pHOTO OF cLAIRE cLEAVER    Claire Cleaver is the founder of The Healing Practice.  She is a holistic practitioner and therapist specialising in Pregnancy and Postnatal services, Massage, Psychotherapy, Hypnosis  and Counselling.  

 Our Services At the Healing Practice  

We specialise in the health and well-being of our clients. Our orientation is holistic, in that a body-focused approach is often the best pathway to health for clients, through  massage and manipulative muscular-skeletal techniques; and more gentle modalities such as Craniosacral therapy and Bowen Technique. For others, it is through a more mind-focused approach such as clinical counselling, psychotherapy, hypnosis and  coaching, that clients embark on for a more specific and indepth pathway for growth and change.

Do you need help with relieving and problem-solving issues? Are you tired of being overwhelmed and stuck?   Do you need support to change? Or not sure what the next step is for you? Apply today for more information.

The Healing Practice has long been associated as a place of excellence for pregnant women’s needs and afterwards, as the next chapter of family life unfolds. Claire and Sandra are both birth educators, and while Claire continues to practice as a ‘hands on’ educator and more specifically in the teaching of HypnoCalmbirth, Sandra has condensed her experiences into an epic book of childbirth preparation “Birth”, for Australian women and their families – now in its 4th printing. Co-authored with Catherine Price, their book Birth is available to purchase from the Healing Practice.

Our therapists are all well trained in multi-disciplinary areas, registered professionals and committed to best practice and ongoing professional development. The Healing Practice, 129b Balmain Road, Leichhardt shares a common philosophy and approach in the co-operative shared space of The Treatment Room and The Healing Practice, in delivering quality holistic care that is both affordable and effective for their clients in the innerwest of Sydney. Our key services are listed under Mind Therapy services such as counselling and hypnosis or Heal Your Body services such as massage or bowen, Pregnancy and Birth for pregnancy and birth related services and Supervision for counsellors and counsellors seeking clinical supervision services. We look forward to welcoming you as a client at The Healing Practice and assisting your enquiry.

Get to know us! Introductory Offers
The Healing Practice has Special Introductory Offers for First Time clients.

Special First time offer
Please mention this offer when booking your treatment to get the discount.

Welcome To Our New Therapist

We welcome  Eleanor Lee-Bognar, who is a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, and has long worked in the Innerwest specialising in seeing pregnant and postnatal women.





Claire Cleaver specialises in massage, hypnotherapy and holistic counselling. She sees clients for various needs recognising that high levels of sustained stress can create long-term unwellness. It is important to seek the right treatment at the right time. 

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Health Fund rebates are available depending on your level of cover. Process your HICAPS  claim on the spot and we accept payment by cash, eftpos, credit card and online transfers.

Gift Certificates are also available

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The Healing Practice

The Healing Practice
129b Balmain Rd
Leichhardt, Sydney NSW 2040
M: 0438 216 351