Easibirthing home visits
Skype/Zoom sessions of counselling and/or hypnosis
Smoking cessation via Skype/Zoom
Childbirth is one of the most natural and beautiful experiences a woman can have – in some cultures, that is. There are many women around the globe giving birth easily and without fear, but over time, our society seems to have set us up for a highly medicalised, stressful time with intervention being the norm. I feel passionate about helping women achieve the birth experience they deserve.
I have trained in the easibirthing(TM) model of hypnosis for childbirth and consulted with local midwives to offer a course designed to reflect UK birthing methods. There are many similarities to the American Hypnobirthing model, although I offer a highly flexible service aimed at helping mums-to-be and their partners at any stage of their journey.
The ideal time to commence sessions is around 30 weeks to allow for the five weeks of sessions, thus finishing a month before the expected birth date. However, there is much that can be achieved with very little time remaining, and some mums prefer to start sooner, particularly if they feel they may need additional help with certain fears. It is not compulsory to attend all of the five 90 minute sessions, although it is recommended. Sessions can be tailored to your personal needs as I work on an individual basis (or with a partner present) in the comfort of your own home, rather than in a group setting. This allows you the privacy to explore all aspects of your unique situation in a confidential way.
Among other things, we cover the specific relaxation techniques your body needs, ideal breathing methods, pain and anxiety management skills, visualisation and self-hypnosis. Much of what is learned can be applied post-natally in adjustment to parenthood as well as during labour itself. This course focusses on empowering women to have a positive birth experience and to feel calm, confident and in control whether you have a hospital delivery or are planning for a home birth.
The fee per session (90 minutes) is £97. If the complete course is booked and paid for in advance, you make a saving of £35 on your total investment.
I believe that your therapy is very important and personal to you as an individual. There are various different methods of working (from Outdoor-based Therapy to Skype/Zoom sessions, Hypnobirthing to Smoking Cessation), which are reflected in the price.
I would not want to make such an important decision regarding type of therapy (and therefore your investment) without meeting or talking with you to discuss the options.
For this reason, I am happy to provide a free initial phone consultation (approximately 30 minutes) with no obligation to proceed into therapy.
When you book a session with me, I put aside that time solely for you. If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible, to allow others to benefit from appointment times. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, a cancellation fee will be requested – the cost of one session.
If severe weather warnings threaten to spoil our outdoor session, I am happy to switch, in advance, to a Zoom or Skype session, or reschedule if absolutely necessary. However, there’s lots to be learned from experiencing all weather, just as we aim to accept the full range of emotions we feel, so I do recommend embracing the changing seasons.