I believe that everyone is the expert in their own lives. Therefore I am not going to tell you what to do; rather I want to walk along side you without judgement and draw on your own strengths to empower you to make meaningful choices that work for you and your family. I believe that with time to work through your thought processes and develop some strategies you will become more resilient and be able to move forward with more clarity and a sense of hope for the future. Even in your darkest times if I can help you to become a little more hopeful then it will greatly improve your outlook on life and allow you to put one foot in front of the other to keep going and do the best you can.
As well as adopting this Person Centred approach I also can help support you in other modalities as well which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Behaviour Change.
"There is no medicine like HOPE no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as the expectation of something better tomorrow"
Oriosn Swett Marden
Reasons for reaching out
General worries and anxiety at any stage of your journey
New or unexpected diagnosis in the antenatal period
Termination for Medical reasons
Grief and Loss Support
Options for birthing
Making difficult decisions
Coping in times of a Pandemic
New parenting strategies and coping techniques
Of course there are a myriad of reasons for seeking help in the Perinatal Period. If I feel that your reasons are beyond my scope of practice I will do my best to try and refer you to a more appropriate source of help.
How can I support you?
Lets face it, pregnancy and parenting is hard work! It's unpredictable, uncertain and at times out of our control. There are so many emotions to come to terms with; happiness, joy, sadness, fear and anxiety just to name a few. You will have good days and not so good days and no amount of googling and scrolling through your social's is going to make it any easier. In fact it will only make you worry more.
Over time all these thoughts can start to impact not only your emotional wellbeing but your physical health and the health of your pregnancy and parenting journey. Your ability to cope with everyday tasks may also seem like a real struggle at times.
I can provide some comfort for you by listening to your story and work with you to come up with the best tools and strategies to add to your coping tool kit.
I appreciate that no two people are the same especially when it comes to pregnancy and parenting, therefore I can offer support that is very much tailored to your needs and desires. I will help work with your strengths so that you can learn to focus on what is actually in your control.
You may have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a Pregnancy either through Miscarriage, Termination for medical reasons, Stillbirth or Neonatal death. The grief that you are feeling is so immeasurable and life changing that you just don't know who to turn to. I can help by providing that safe space to sit and listen, acknowledge and validate all that you may be feeling right now.
Whatever your reason for reaching out it is important to remember that there is no shame in seeking help. You are going through a life changing experience that makes you question your own identity, your coping ability and how your relationships will be affected. It is normal to have these thoughts and it does not define you as a person.