My passion and interest in everything pregnancy, birth & babies was sparked whilst I was pregnant with my son. I was so excited feeling my little one growing inside me wriggling around, but at the same time I felt a mixture of emotions, as apprehension about the birth and life with a newborn crept in.
My background in psychology and CBT lead me to explore the mind-body connection in pregnancy & birth where I discovered hypnobirthing techniques. I felt relaxed, calm and centred as I approached my birth with increased confidence as I began to trust my body's natural instincts to birth and to be in a deeply relaxed state.
After my experience I knew that I wanted to support other families with their birth journeys so they too could look back at this special time with a smile.
Qualifications & Training
2017-Mindful Mamma CPD Day including hypnosis for breastfeeding, Rebozo & Blessing Way Ceremonies.
2016-Mindful Mamma Accredited Hypnobirthing Practitioner.
2016-Birthing 4 Blokes Practitioner Workshop
2016-Baby ROCKS Parent Craft Mentor
2015 Advanced Hypnosis for Birth
2015-Birth ROCKS Childbirth Preparation Mentor
2012- Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Facilitator
2011-ITOL Certificate in Coaching
2008-Grad Dip Probation Studies
2004-Psychology BA hons
When my little one decided to arrive earlier than expected I thought how could my baby be on it's way, I was still working & my birthing pool was still in its box. I felt dissapointed that I wouldn't be having the home birth I had prepared for but these feelings were soon replaced with calm excitement as I focused inwards knowing that my body, baby and I knew what to do.
The birth preparation that my husband and I had done together was incredibly valuable as he supported me by reminding me of the techniques we had practised together
staying connected with me and enabling us to have the confidence to ask questions and make informed decisions right for our circumstances.
Even though our journey took a slightly different path we were able to be flexible and have the most amazing experience thanks to hypnobirthing.