I have over twenty-five years’ experience of supporting pregnant couples as they prepare for birth and parenthood. I have worked with many, many new mums and parents and helped them through the early months of being a parent. Having worked with thousands of couples I can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience to support you as well.
I work one-to-one with parents and run support groups for new parents. My practical knowledge of supporting parents with the physical and emotional demands of baby and toddlerhood combined with working in Infant Mental Health mean I have a holistic view of what it is to become a parent.
Years of training in psychological therapies have equipped me with extensive expertise in the emotional, physical, and cognitive development of babies and toddlers up to age 3, with this being the area of particular fascination to me.
With highly trained observational skills and specialist knowledge of the minute interactions between parents and babies learnt through years of experience, I can help you identify how your baby is affecting you and how you are affecting your baby. This can enable new relationships to develop between you.
As well as my master’s degree in infant mental health, I have first degrees in languages and in adult education. I have worked as an antenatal educator and postnatal group facilitator for the country’s leading parenting charity, the NCT. I also spent many years as a tutor for the NCT, training students in running antenatal classes and in leading postnatal support groups.
I trained at the University of East Anglia, the University of Bedfordshire, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and the School of Infant Mental Health in London. I have been an associate lecturer with the University of Bedfordshire and the University of Worcestershire.
I am a full member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).