Why Becoming Us?

Based on over 15 years of research, Becoming Us is a world-first 8 stage evidence based pathway into parenthood created by counsellor, researcher and author Elly Taylor.

The Becoming Us approach can be used with mothers, fathers and same-sex partners at any stage of their family life cycle  - from those thinking about starting a family, trying to conceive or planning to adopt through to parents of teens.

The Becoming Us Professional Development Program equips birth, health, therapy and helping professionals to fill a gap in most couples preparation for parenthood and guide them through their first years of family. Once completed, participants can choose to become Certified Facilitators of our Becoming Us programs for expecting and new parents, which can be run in a variety of environments, from community reading groups to company sponsored classes to Babymoon retreats.

Becoming Us exists to support the mental, emotional and relationship wellbeing of parents and families and to link them with the caring professionals and support networks in their communities.

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Meet Elly

Elly Taylor is an Australian relationship counsellor, independent parenthood researcher and author of the award winning book Becoming Us.

Elly began trying to get her head around the whole parenthood thing over 20 years ago when she and her husband were blindsided by the changes and challenges they experienced as new parents. For years, after she discovered most other parents were blindsided too, she wondered why they weren't being prepared for this.

Fast forward to now and Elly is the founder of Becoming Us, an organisation created to teach helping professionals her research and evidence-based approach to the transition into parenthood and to support mothers, fathers, partners and families to thrive.

Elly lives in Sydney with her firefighter husband, their three children and a bunch of pets.


Becoming Us is grateful for the following supporters: