Pregnancy, birth and parenthood are an enriching, powerful and life changing journey. The journey from conception, through pregnancy, during birth and the newborn period is an emotional roller coaster, whether it is your first or your fourth time.
My journey as a Doula and Holistic therapist has its roots in my childhood where my heritage fueled my passion for this work. I have always been surrounded by strong, spiritual, beautiful, nurturing women and was fortunate enough to be raised by two of them; my mother and my grandmother. They have been my greatest teachers in life and more recently my three beautiful children Aaron, Laila and Keiron who enrich and illuminate my life. I have deep gratitude for all lessons in life and my labour, birth and postpartum experiences.
As a result, I am passionate about enhancing nurtured beginnings and empowering parents through pregnancy, birth and in the newborn period. I find immense beauty in seeing a woman carry and nurture a life force within, and birth using her primal instincts and inherent wisdom. I am a mother roaster which means I provide mother warming services to support a woman’s postpartum journey, using my ancestral knowledge for aiding postnatal recovery. Other than raising my own children, there is nothing that brings me more joy other than working with pregnant women and new parents, supporting them raise a conscious, loved, grounded and a nurtured new generation.
The core of my philosophy in working with families to uplift and immerse them in the beauty way- this is beyond the aesthetic but to bring back the DEEP CONNECTION, SACREDNESS and LIGHT for women and families to feel inspired in their journey into parenthood and for them to have healing memories and positive beginnings of their journey through parenthood, whether it is their first or fourth time. I strive to empower, encourage and elevate you to:
Love: You and your baby have a deep connection. Your ability to love and nurture this baby will have a lifelong positive effect.
Faith: Birth is a spiritual and natural physiological birth process that nature has intended for thousands of years. Have faith in yourself and in the ability of your body to birth and your wisdom to nurture your children.
Wisdom: You have the inherent wisdom within you, but I provide you with additional knowledge, so you can make informed choices throughout your pregnancy, birth and in the newborn period.
I am a Complementay therapist providing a range of nurturing therapies (massage, pregnancy massage, indian head massage, reflexology, myofascial release, shamanic energy healing), a USUI Reiki Ryoho/ HOLY FIRE Reiki Master/Teacher (trained in the degrees of Shoden, Okuden and Shinpiden). I am a member of the CHNC, UK Reiki Federation, Association of Reflexologists, and Doula UK and my practice reflects the code of conduct of these professional bodies.
I run postnatal wellbeing retreats with Lynn Murphy, co-director of the Active Birth Centre, and am an active lay member of a Maternity Services Liaison Committee (MSLC) to help improve local maternity services and am a volunteer with the charity Birth Companions working with vulnerable women.
Aside from all the above, I have over 15 years experience of working within the field of Mental Health and Addictions (Drugs & Alcohol) supporting vulnerable people and hold a degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Addictions.
I hold a full clean driving licence and am a car driver, although I much prefer to travel around on my Brompton bicycle. I am GDPR compliant, have an enhanced DBS disclosure and have valid public liability insurance.
I wish you a gentle pregnancy, birth and a beautiful journey through motherhood.
Love, Peace and Light.