Birth & Postnatal Sessions
I have worked in the arena of birth since the late 80s and have devoted over 30 years of my life to learning about birth from as many angles and experiences as I can.
I am committed to bringing as much awareness, consciousness and continued learning around the mystery that is birth for I believe it is probably one of the most heroic journeys we will engage with, as baby, as well as mum.
I have studied prenatal and birth psychology for many years with Karlton Terry and Matthew Appleton.
My point of interest is how we inhabit our (miraculous) physiology as individuals, exploring how not to inhibit the physiology that is there to help us. I believe that if we support birth and the unfolding of new life with as much awareness as we can, then we are supporting the unfolding of consciousness in human life.
I worked for many years as an Active Birth and Yoga teacher at the Active Birth Centre and then for many years in Bristol, running antenatal and postnatal yoga classes, birth preparation and parenting workshops, attending births, training doulas and active birth teachers , and postnatal support.
I have taught and trained doulas and birth workers, in both the UK and abroad, with several teaching trips to Brazil, Lithuania, Portugal, Turkey and India. In 2016 with my colleague Louise Bennett we trained the first funded NHS doula training in the NHS Walsall.
In 2007 I had my book The Seven Secrets of Joyful Birth published and this has led to many teaching opportunities abroad and in the UK.
The guide to preparing emotionally and psychologically for birth and early parenting your way.
I also offer a specialist distance learning package called Antenatal Wisdom with my colleague Amanda Rayment for doulas and birth teachers, counsellors and body workers, wanting to extend study around the emotional. psychological and spiritual aspects of birth.
All sessions take place at the Family Practice 116 Gloucester Road BS7 apart from Tuesdays 9am to 1pm which take place at 45 Alma Vale Road Clifton BS8 (bell 2).
I ask for 24 hours notice for cancellation or require full payment of the fee.
I am committed to living and learning how to support authenticity, freedom and heartful living.
Supporting individuals and couples to find more ease and connection in their relationships.
Useful when facing change, transition, confusion, stuckness, anxiety, stress and depression.
For those wanting to find resolve or at least clarity around some of life’s challenges, or decisions.
I have worked in the arena of birth since for over 30 years, learning about birth from as many angles and experiences as I can.
Craniosacral therapy can be useful for bringing a gentle yet deep treatment to body issues.
I offer a safe, respectful place to offer challenge, reflection and support, working collaboratively to bring new understandings.
I offer various workshops on relationships, parenting, well being and birth work.
I offer retreats in both the UK and internationally, and will update this space with dates as I set them.