After leaving university with an honours degree, I spent several years in the IT industry. Realising that this was not fulfilling my passion, I retrained as an aromatherapist.
For many years, prior to becoming a mother, I was involved in personal development. Among my teachers were Deepak Chopra (meditation), Chuck Spezzano (Psychology of Vision) and Brandon Bays (The Journey). I spent time traveling and visited sacred centres in Peru and Egypt.
In 2000 I gave birth to my daughter and passed through the life-changing rite of passage into motherhood. This was the start of my true inner learning and gave rise to a strong passion to mentor other women through their rite of passage into motherhood. I started by offering support to women wanting a home birth for my local NCT group. Since then, I have taken courses with Sheila Kitzinger on Birth Crisis, Doula training with Ruth Tamir, Foundation course in The Gentle Birth Method with Dr Gowri Motha and have completed training Levels 1 and 2 with Pam England as a Birthing From Within Mentor and trained with Niravi Payne on the Whole Person Fertility Program.
2004: ARM (the Association of Radical Midwives) midwife study day
2005 Hemel Birth Centre, Alexandra Birthing Centre at Watford General Hospital and Edgware Birth Centre.
2006 Birthlight Conference
2007 13th International Congress of APPPAH (Association for Pre & Perinatal Psychology & Health)
2008 Womb To World Conference at Imperial College, London
2008 Hertfordshire University for student midwives
2009 Oxford Brookes University for student midwives
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My desire is to re-awaken women’s inner wisdom within all mothers (to-be) and to empower them to truly trust themselves, listen to their hearts and to honour the journey through the rite of passage into motherhood however it unfolds.
For more information about the work I do, please listen to this radio interview done for www.myspiritradio.com focussing on the spiritual aspects of conception, pregnancy, birth and motherhood.