Perinatal therapist

Getting pregnant, giving birth and motherhood are all too often portrayed as instinctive, natural and a wonderful experience. Even the best of experiences has its challenges. Sadly, Research informs us that over 33% of new mothers/parents describe their birth experience as traumatic.                                                     

Fact: trauma is personal and cannot be measured against anyone or anything else.

What happens then when medical assistance is required to become pregnant, miscarriage occurs, birth is prolonged, traumatic and negative. What happens when breastfeeding is traumatic and or there are a series of challenges which result in a woman feeling intense negative feelings about herself, her experiences and often her baby?

What happens when everyone else is overjoyed with the birth of a new baby and the mother feels negative, grief and loss about their experience? When she feels sad, regret, shame, guilt and inadequacy as a woman, mother and partner.

Fact: its very difficult to share your whole story, be witnessed and start to heal.

Does trauma feel like too strong a word?.. but also resonates. Perhaps you’ve seen health professionals and family and still feel misunderstood and like your going crazy? People encourage you ‘to get over it’ , ‘time to move on’… Inside you’re screaming and sad. Perhaps you’ve experienced the classic unhelpful words  – ‘welcome to the club’  or ”at least you have a healthy baby’. 

The good news is you are not alone. There is a way out ….. and its straightforward, simple and effective.

My approach is a conscious, connected one which holds sacred the health of the mind and the body in a space dedicated to healing. I wholeheartedly believe in the value of real support, care and understanding during these times. Healing is imperative to your health and well being and the impact is evident for years to come, especially in your relationships with partners and children.

 

Using a variety of tools and techniques, the approach I take is simple, holistic, honest and transparent. Healing the feelings in safety and without judgement. Quite quickly you can feel better – contact me any way you like – phone, email, facebook…

‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.’   

Rumi