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 in 2022):
• Babyem – Paediatric Sleep Consultant, level 6 – Course & lectures all completed, assignments to be finished and submitted for assessment.
• IEMT (Integrated Eye Movement Therapy)
• Rewind Trauma Therapy with David Muss

2022: Relationship Coaching Diploma

2021:
• 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)

2020: 
• 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)

2019: 
• 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

2018:
• 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)

2016:
• Gave birth to 2nd surrogacy baby for friends.

2014:
• Gave birth to 1st surrogacy baby for friends
• Began EFT workshops for Mizan Practitioner Trainees

2013:
• Study Day with Dr Sarah Buckley (GP/family physician with qualifications in GP-obstetrics and family planning) (CPD)
• Mindfulness & Meditation training

2012:
• 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

2011:
• Birth & Postpartum Doula training with Mindful Doulas

2010:
• 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)

2009:
• 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)

2008:
• Indian Head Massage Practitioner training

2007:
• 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.

2001:
• Diploma in Preschool Practice (Level 3)

2000:
• Became a mother for the first time and EVERYTHING changed!