Chair in front of shelves full of books

Over the last couple of decades, I have committed and invested in my professional and personal development to be able to bring my clients the best that I possibly can.

Chair in front of shelves full of booksCurrent/ongoing trainings (to be completed 2023):
• Babyem – Paediatric Sleep Consultant, level 6 – Course & lectures all completed, assignments to be finished and submitted for assessment.
• Level 3 Counselling Diploma

• Child & Infant Sleep Coaching Level 3 Diploma (The Sleep Consultant Academy)
• ‘Becoming Us’ Perinatal Relationships and Mental Health (PRaM) Levels I, II, and III

• Relationship Coaching Diploma (The Salus Academy – ICF Accreditation)
• Relationship & Sex Education Teacher Training (ACET)

• Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care (Postpartum Support International)
• Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training (Postpartum Support International)
• CBT-i (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia)
• HypnoMothering Fertility Practitioner
• Sexual Freedom Hypnosis Practitioner training
• Addressing Postnatal Depression as Healthcare Professional CPD (University of Exeter)
• Identifying & Responding to Domestic Violence & Abuse (DVA) in Pregnancy CPD (Coventry University)
• Developing Advanced Skills in Postnatal Depression, Birth Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (Level 4 – Provided by Babyem, Accredited by Open College Network London)
• Miscarriage and Baby Loss support (TBR College of Perinatal Emotional Health)
• Baby Loss Support CPD workshop (With Lucy Livesey of ‘Ellie’s Gift’)
• Cultural Competency/Safety workshop (Abuela Doulas)
• LGBT+ Competency for Birth Workers workshop (Queer Birth Club)
• Queer & Transgender Reproductive Support (Birthing Advocacy training)

• The Real Birth Workshop – Antenatal Teacher Training
• Insomnia Practitioner Course (CofE)
• Bring Relief with your Debrief training (TBR College of Perinatal Emotional Health)
• Created and recorded the ‘Hypnosis & NLP for Birth’ training module for The Birth Uprising (TBU Hypnobirthing Training)

• HypnoMothering Postpartum Practitioner
• 3 Step Rewind training for Birth Trauma Relief (with Ruth Olayinka)
• Created and began running the ‘Strong, Leaner, Lighter Me’ workshops for body/weight issues

• Mizan Therapy Practitioner training (Fertility & Reproductive System Massage)
• Deaf Awareness & Introduction to British Sign Language (CPD)
• Created and delivered the Supporting Surrogacy workshop for the Da-a-Luz midwifery school in southern Spain
• Began running ‘Woman Kind Nurture Day’ retreats (with Beth Slater)

• Gave birth to 2nd surrogacy baby for friends.

• Gave birth to 1st surrogacy baby for friends
• Began EFT workshops for Mizan Practitioner Trainees

• Study Day with Dr Sarah Buckley (GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning) (CPD)
• Mindfulness & Meditation training

• Birth Crisis workshop with Sheila Kitzinger (CPD)
• Attended Mama Conference (Biology, Psychology, Politics and Practice) with speakers Ina May Gaskin,  Michel Odent, Mia Scotland, David Hutchon, Helen Ball, Joy Horner. (CPD)
• The Fertile Body Method Practitioner training
• Became involved in surrogacy

• Birth & Postpartum Doula training with Mindful Doulas

• Part 1 & 2 of The Cancer Support Workshop (With Dr Kate James & Linda Wood)
• Part 3 The Cancer Support Workshop (With Dr Tam & Mair Llewellyn)
• Foods For Life course (With Dr Kate James)
• Tapping with Kids training (Magic Buttons Bear workshop – with Linda Wood)

• NLP Master Practitioner (Advanced Neuro-Linguistic Programming) (with Proudfoot School of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy)
• EFT Level 1, 2 & Advanced Level 3 training (With Gwyneth Moss)
• EFT Weight Issues Workshop training (with Linda Wood)

• Indian Head Massage Practitioner training

• Clinical Master Hypnotist (CMH) (with Proudfoot School of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy)
• Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHyp)
• NLP Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

Between 2003 – 2006: I began birth partner support (aka informal doula work) on a casual basis, set up and facilitated free prenatal & postpartum peer support group ‘Bumps & Babes’ and edited the newsletter for the West Cumbria branch of the NCT.

• Diploma in Preschool Practice (Level 3)

• Became a mother for the first time and EVERYTHING changed!