Melanie uses an integrative holistic approach in her treatment sessions. Her wealth of experience and expertise as a Perinatal Coach and Therapist, Specialist Nurse, Clinical Hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner and Yoga teacher, she offers bespoke sessions as unique as you. 
I specialise in supporting mothers and their partners to heal from a difficult or traumatic birth.  
I work with you to ease and resolve emotional issues in the perinatal period including overwhelm, anxiety, and low self esteem.  
"My general approach is one where safety and trust is paramount. Gently working towards your emotional well-being with practical tools and exercises to use immediately. Using a variety of techniques, you can connect with a deep sense of calm, confidence and empowerment. The therapeutic techniques concentrate on the integration of body, mind and soul. My work is very intuitive and deeply respectful" 
Methods I use include compassionate mind therapy, meditation, breath work, hypnotherapy, NLP, CBT and simple embodiment & breathwork practices and very effective Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping). 
I specialise in supporting expectant and new parents emotional well being. I work with people during pregnancy, birth and the early years. What drives me is the deep knowing that when new parents are supported they are much better placed to cope with and support their little one.  
Appointments are available for individuals or couples. The perinatal period is a time of huge transition and it really is not uncommon to experience emotional fall outs along the way. The trouble is nobody reallytalks about that side of becoming a parent!! In fact it can be trie that the landscape for early parenthood is littered with judgements, shame and societal expectations which rarely acknowledge or honour this emotional intense experience for parents.  
NHS perinatal and birth trauma services are often overstretched with waiting lists and specific criteria for referral to receive emotional support. This is even more the case since COVID 19 and the impact lockdown and restrictions have had on peoples antenatal and postnatal experiences. I offer timely private holistic support and healing for those experiencing heavy feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and postnatal depression. Perhaps you are experiencing symptoms of PTSD following a traumatic event (eg Birth/ NICU). Symptoms include experiences of flashbacks, hypervigilance, nightmares and feeling stuck in fear or sadness, disconnected from your body. If you are feeling unhappy, distressed or worry about bonding with your baby, don't struggle. If the overwhelm or emotional toll is impacting your relationship or experiences of parenthood take the first step and contact me. I promise to create a safe space to explore and heal. 
Birth professionals - doulas, midwives, Antenatal teachers  
Holding space and supporting expectant and new parents is so rewarding but can also be very demanding and challenging. This is particularly the case in a very stretched NHS healthcare system. The pressure of time frames, protocols and conflicting messages take their toll on supportive birth partners and professionals. Advocacy in the medicalised landscape can be demoralising and extremely stressful. Witnessing a dfficult birth as a compassionate witness is really hard and can be a very lonely experience. Big feelings arise and there can be a real sense of helplessness and hopelessness. I provide all the same emotional support services for birth partners and professionals in absolute confidence and safety. If you are a birth professional and would like some support please contact me. Discounted rates apply.  

Perinatal emotional support sessions 

Sometimes a little bit of coaching and emotional suport with practical suggestions is needed! An opportunity to just think things through. It may be that you just want to have a bit of space to seek guidance or chat through a particular problem, worry or questions related to you, your babys health/ behaviour or your own emotional well being. 
With a wealth of experience of working as a specialist nurse in various settings with parents and parents-to-be for over 25 years and as a mother to 4 children – I can assure you that no problem or worry is too big or too small. 
Support sessions are offered on the phone, online or in person. Appointments are also available for attachment focused challenges to build your confidence and positive relationship with your baby/ little one. This is an area especially helpful following birth trauma or for those who have had a challenging transition to parenthood. I can also offer a healing reconnection ritual for you and your little one as a one off session or as part of healing from a traumatic/ difficult birth experience.  
"What a very special and memorable experience for us all. I feel like ive got a fresh start and a much deeper connection with my baby and my partner. Highly recommend this ritual as a nourishing experience for your little family" 
Rachel - Bracknell 
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