Welcome! My biggest warmest congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Fiona, and I am a mother to 3 precious loves who every day light up my world.
Through my journey into parenthood I have experienced the emotions of loss, the trials of artificial conception, and ultimately the magic of childbirth. Each of my births were very very different, and through them I grew from a place of distrust in my own body in my first birth, to a place of power, confidence and fearlessness by my last. The more I learnt and educated myself about the choices that were available to me, the more empowered I became in my birth decisions, which ultimately led me to experience pure joy. My first and last births were poles apart, a true testament to what the power of education can do!
As well as being a mother, I have spent the last 7 years working as a pregnancy and newborn photographer, which has allowed me to speak constantly with beautiful women both in the lead up to their birth as well as soon after. The more I spoke to my new mothers in my studio about their expectations prior to and then the reality of their birth, the more I learned that so many women lack the support, knowledge and confidence to believe in themselves and their birth. I noticed that most women place the outcome of their labour in the hands of others, not believing that they themselves have the power to create the birth they desire. But the most important thing I discovered is that most women lack the understanding of the impact their birth can have in the months and years following.
Speaking to these women, together with my own experiences of birth, has led me to HypnoBirthing.
As well as a HypnoBirthing practitioner I am a tertiary qualified counsellor, working in private practice primarily with women and men through issues they face surrounding parenthood, whether it be pregnancy anxiety, birth debriefing, birth trauma, loss of identity, stress, relationship support, loss, or fertility. I am also a certified birth and postnatal doula.
No matter what you want for your pregnancy, birth and parenting ahead, I will be there to support and nurture you and your family throughout your journey.