Philippa Scott
Offers virtual services
Mental Health Professional
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
About me

How often have you heard "Well, you have a healthy baby and that's all that matters?" Well, it's not all that matters and you won't hear that from fantastic futures. Birth trauma is experienced by 30% of birthing mothers and around 80% have distressing births. This affects not just the mother but the baby, the partner, and the family unit. All of the Fantastic Futures’ services are designed to make the preparation and parenting journey happier, healthier and more nurtured.


Bachelor of Social Science (2022)

Certification and training

Birth Doula (2004)

TRTP Practitioner (2021)

Financial services (2020)

Memberships and affiliations


Anxiety Anxiety and Depression Assertiveness Attachment problems Babywearing Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Birth Trauma Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Fathers' Issues Labor Doula Mental Health Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Panic Parenting Support Placenta Encapsulation Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Postpartum Chef Postpartum Depression Postpartum Doula Care Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Preconception Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Prenatal Life Reproductive and Parenting Reproductive Mental Health Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Stress Management Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Support in Pregnancy Loss Trauma Recovery Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth


Service introduction

"Hi, my name is Philippa and as a perinatal therapist, I specialize in helping individuals who are overwhelmed and out of balance and may be struggling with fear related to birth. I use the powerful and effective Richards Trauma Process (TRTP) to help individuals process any traumatic experiences or fear related to birth, whether they are currently parents or not. With TRTP, we'll work together in a 3-step process that involves preparation, assessment and treatment, and integration. By the end of our sessions, I can help you develop new coping strategies and tools to manage stress, regulate emotions, and overcome fear, so that you can approach birth with greater peace of mind and confidence.

Discovery session
Book to spend 1/2 hour discussing your needs and how you would like to proceed. Are we a good fit? Are you ready now or later? Learn more about TRTP.
AUD Flat rate
Ratings and reviews
# of Reviews

I undertook the TRTP process in 2022. I felt amazing afterwards, calmer, and able to have conversations with my mother without the anxiety of the past. I felt able to tell my mother with love in my voice instead of anger when something was not her business. I have been able to spend time with the narcissistic personalities in my family, and they no longer have power over me. Pippa has changed my life and helped me to find my power whilst letting go of so many past traumas. Thank you will never be enough.

- Tenielle V.


Philippa at Fantastic Futures has helped me immensely with my birth trauma (c-section) and other traumas that I didn’t realise I had been carrying around for a long time. Before this course I would just cry and become withdrawn at the thought of my c section and other birth trauma. I felt guilt and shame around it all and it kept me from moving forward. During the course, I worked through these traumas with Philippa. Every step of this course felt empowering, I was already choosing to get better for myself. After the course, I felt happy with myself and the choices I had made during birth. I started to become more aware of my thoughts, feeling and choices through everyday moments. I felt more grounded than ever. I finally feel confident to choose want I want from my life (birth + children, health, work, family and friends). I finally feel empowered to stand up and advocate for myself which has been something I have struggled with. Thank you Philippa for giving me the tools to get through this storm and the storms to come. I now I feel ready to move forward with my life… I choose to listen to me and be my best advocate.

- Jessica A.


My experience was Philippa was life changing. I found Philippa to be supportive, understanding and determined in making the most of our time together. She was patient and empathetic as I worked through my own comfort levels as I processed a lifetime of trauma. The TRTP method of trauma processing and healing was a new to me but was definitely the right path for me to take at this point in my healing journey. I would highly recommend Philippa to any of those ready to embark on this part of their own journey's. I will be forever grateful to Pip for being my gift and guide on this part of mine.

- Sara C.

Frequently asked questions
Do you offer online services?
I dont know if I have trauma but I am not happy with my birth, can you help?
What if my distress was during pregnancy or in the postnatal time? Can you still help?