I work face-to-face in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK. My online services are available worldwide. Please contact me to arrange an initial obligation-free chat to find out how I can support you.
We will discuss your pregnancy, the physiology and psychology of birth, the type of birth you would like, and how to plan for a positive postnatal period. This includes a copy of the Planning a Positive Postpartum workbook and 5 hypnobirthing MP3 tracks. This also includes email and WhatsApp support between sessions.
My standard antenatal support package is 3 x 2 hour sessions at a total cost of £210.
Additional sessions available as required at a cost of £35/hour.
This package includes 3 x 2 hour antenatal sessions plus on call support and in-person attendance during your labour and birth (I will be on-call from 38 weeks until your baby is born), and a 2 hour birth debrief.
5 hypnobirthing MP3s and the Planning a Positive Postpartum workbook are included.
Additional postnatal support available by the hour at £35/hour.
Payment plans are available to spread the cost.
My postnatal support package includes a Birth Debrief (2 hours) followed by 3 x 2 hours of postnatal support in your home at a total cost of £280.
I can help you with any initial breastfeeding challenges and signpost you to further breastfeeding support if required. I can look after your baby for short periods within your home so you can get some time to yourself and rest. I carry out light housework and cooking, food shopping, or anything that you feel you may need during this time, subject to agreement. I provide continuous emotional support and a safe space for you to share what you need to and feel validated in your feelings and experiences.
Email and WhatsApp support between sessions is included.
Additional sessions available by the hour at £35/hour.
Traumatic Birth Recovery Three Step Rewind
I am trained in the practice of 'Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 Step Rewind', a simple but effective process using deep relaxation and guided use of memory and imagination, which is designed to de-traumatise the memory associated with a traumatic event. The memory of the event itself remains, but the 'fight-or-flight' response associated with it is significantly diminished or removed. The technique was created by the originators of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and is also used in the treatment of phobias and panic attacks.
If you have experienced a traumatic birth, or any difficult event as part of your perinatal journey, from conception through to postpartum; you may still feel affected by this experience in your day-to-day life. Perhaps you experience flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts or hypervigilence, or you may feel that the anxiety associated with the event continues to stay with you. If 3 months or more have passed since the experience, you may wish to explore if the TBR 3 Step Rewind process can help. This process can create space for you to enjoy a calmer, more confident future, with an ability to focus more on the present moment and enjoy your family.
TBR 3 Step Rewind involves 3 steps:
- Hearing your story (should you wish to re-tell it, this is not essential) and discussing the positive changes you would like to experience with the lifting of traumatic symptoms;
- A session of deep relaxation, recalling the event in a specific way whilst feeling relaxed, safe and secure; and
- Imagining coping in the future and responding differently.
3 sessions are required and are available in person or via Zoom:
Session 1 Pre-work, 90 minutes
Session 2 Rewind, 60 minutes
Session 3 Recap and Re-scale, 30 minutes
This treatment is not appropriate for you if you are already receiving treatment for, or have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, or are seeking a diagnosis.
I ask for a commitment to attend all 3 sessions of TBR 3 Step Rewind to ensure maximum benefit.
The cost of the package of 3 sessions is £200.
Payment is required in full prior to the first session. For more details please get in touch!
You can watch me discussing the TBR 3 Step Rewind Technique with Sharon Bales (sharonbalesyoga.com) below.
The Anxiety Sessions
Perinatal anxiety is anxiety that is experienced anytime from pregnancy until around a year after giving birth. This can feel overwhelming at times and leave people struggling to cope with daily tasks and interactions. Following my training as a Perinatal Emotional Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, I have developed 'The Anxiety Sessions'.
This package includes 3 sessions (face-to-face or online, 60-90 minutes each) where we will cover the following:
- An opportunity to tell your story and discuss how anxiety impacts you on a daily basis
- Development of a 'future goal state' through the use of Solution Focused Questions (SFQs)
- Visualisations and guided use of imagination tailored to your individual needs
- MP3 relaxation recordings sent to you at the end of each session to practice at home.
At the end of these sessions your vagus nerve will be singing (more on this in the sessions), you'll have a regular relaxation practice that you can turn to whenever you need it, and you'll be solution-focused and looking forward to a less anxious future.