I can guide and support you through all stages of becoming a parent, from fertility and conception, pregnancy, birth and beyond.
I’ve supported hundreds of women, their birth partners and health care professionals through my workshops, one-to-one coaching and trauma therapy, both across the UK and internationally.
They have all experienced incredible results.
I am a passionate advocate for the right of every woman and her birth partner to experience a positive birth.
Having had two blissful home births myself, I absolutely believe in natural birth. But as a midwife and birth trauma specialist I am also realistic – hypnobirthing is often not enough.
I provide you with all the tools and techniques of hypnobirthing as well as an understanding of research and science-based birth physiology. If you are able to be fully prepared for all eventualities, you will feel empowered and enjoy a peaceful birth, regardless of how, or where, you give birth.
Maternity practitioners and health professionals train with me – because my methods are trusted and supported by research. I am proud to be a member of the NHS Lothian Perinatal Mental Health Network and regularly lecture to professionals and contribute to national radio and news programs about birth, resilience and perinatal trauma.
Sadly, one in three women and their birth partners leave hospital traumatised and postnatal PTSD often goes undiagnosed or is wrongly treated. That is why I set up Birth Trauma Scotland…because you deserve better.
As co-founder of ‘Birth Trauma Scotland’ I work to raise awareness and treat perinatal trauma and postnatal PTSD as a Birth Trauma Resolution Therapist. I use cutting-edge, cognitive neuroscience and research-based mental health therapies to provide powerful and effective, solution-focused treatment.
I work with those affected by traumatic perinatal trauma and postnatal PTSD, including those affected by miscarriage or fertility treatment or who suffer from phobias related to birth, such as tokophobia or vaginismus. I also have experience of working with people who have been affected by abuse and sexual abuse.
I combine years of experience as a midwife and Natal Hypnotherapy practitioner with specialist training in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization, Reprocessing (EMDR)and Brain Working Recursive Therapy. I’ve helped hundreds of women, their birth partners and healthcare professionals recover emotionally, so that they can create resilience and move forward.
You and your birth partner can access training, guidance and support during pregnancy as well as postnatally, with baby in arms via group workshops, classes and one-to-one, bespoke support packages and therapy sessions.
I also provide training, supervision and mentoring to other maternity practitioners and health professionals.