If you are pregnant, or a new parent, congratulations. I specialise in helping you let go of birth fears, overcoming a previous birth, and in coping with the challenges that pregnancy and new parenthood bring. If you are a mum or a dad suffering from postnatal depression, anxiety or birth trauma, please know that you are not alone.  The following are areas that I have plenty of experience in helping with.

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  • birth trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or problems moving on from a bad birth
  • fear of birth (tokophobia)
  • feeling low, weepy and unable to cope during your pregnancy
  • postnatal depression – weepy, low, problems sleeping, irritable, feeling hopeless
  • postnatal anxiety – panic attacks, problems sleeping, worry about leaving the house, or your baby, or that you might hurt your baby
  • postnatal problems with your relationship or sex life
  • coping with a bereavement or loss
  • baby sleep problems, affecting your life, your work or your parenting
  • baby bonding problems – feeling disconnected from your baby, or that your baby could kind of be any-ones baby and you’re just looking after him or her, or that you are almost always angry, impatient or resentful of your baby
  • toddler management problems, affecting your life, your work or your parenting
  • relationship/marital problems

As a Perinatal Clinical Psychologist, I spent 12 years running hypnobirthing classes, I co-created the Mindful Mamma hypnobirthing class, I am a birth doula with 10 years experience, and I have been running training days for midwives in mental health for 10 years. I am also author of “Why Perinatal Depression Matters” published by Pinter and Martin. I work with mothers, fathers and with couples.

Watch me in action here when I was talking about men and birth trauma on BBC breakfast