Welcome with Lots of Info

Hi everyone, I offer a wide variety of Mind and Body therapies and services from Conception to Birth and beyond. I am based at the Rosemount Centre for Complementary Therapies in Aberdeen where I also hold my Hypnobirthing Course, Baby Massage, Baby Reflexology classes and Reiki Workshops. For contact details and directions, just click HERE

My own deliveries were very much in the clinical style in 1986 and 1990 and even though I requested a more holistic approach – it wasn’t really an option in those days. Hypnobirthing is very close to my heart and I want mothers to feel in control of their deliveries and to have the best birth experience possible.

I suffered terribly both times from Postnatal Depression at a time when it wasn’t really recognised and it did take the ‘shine’ off being a mother. I wanted to be able to help other mothers to avoid going through this experience and I have chosen to ‘specialise’ in this area with CBT, Hypnotherapy and the Post Traumatic Birth Recovery training courses.

I am a mother of two and grandmother of two and had the great pleasure of being with my daughter to see them both being born and cut their cords. I have made a Placenta Cast of my grand-daughter’s Placenta this time round.

I have always had a keen interest in babies , birthing and young children and was a registered Child-minder for a few years before my daughter went to school and it seemed natural that I would eventually fall into this work.

I did some Hypnotherapy training with David Kato in Hypnosis for Childbirth, Depression and CBT in 2007 and also the Fertile Body Method training with Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer in London in 2010.

I also completed a training course in HypnoBirthing with Renee Buchanan in the Marie Mongon style in 2010, then again as a B-Back Refresher a year later on another course. It was around this time that my grandson was born and I was fascinated by the beautiful placenta – our ‘Tree of Life’

I then furthered my Hypnobirthing knowledge by becoming a KG HypnoBirthing Practitioner in 2014 and I was very fortunate to have trained with Katharine Graves herself. She is highly experienced having trained in both the Mongon method, the Leclaire method and as a Doula with Michel Odent who is the leading obstetrician who started Water Births. Both styles of training are excellent and I use this combined training in my Birth Preparation and Hypnobirthing courses.

KG Hypnobirthing is however more UK-based – a complete in-depth antenatal training programme and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. I also prefer the flexibility that we have as Hypnobirthing Practitioners, the support given by Katharine personally and the Organisation as a whole. I completed the training course again as a refresher to keep up-to-date with some new teaching in 2017. More information about the Hypnobirthing courses that I run -just click  HERE

Over the last few years I also did some training in Baby Massage and Baby Reflexology classes and run my classes on a Wednesday morning at the Centre where I work. Private classes can be arranged too by request. More information about the courses that I run -just click HERE

I completed the Intensive Pro-training casting course with The Edinburgh Casting Studio with the intention of offering a variety of Unique Placenta Casts, Belly casts, Baby pods, Couples hands, family wreath of hands, as well as Baby hands and Feet.

I was lucky to attend their last professional training course as they now only sell kits. I am also a fully qualified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist offering Capsules, Smoothies, Tinctures, Homeopathic Remedies, Creams and Balms, Placenta Prints and Cord Keepsakes.

For those who do not want to Encapsulate but want a Special Memory then Plaster Casts of your baby’s placenta is an option too. I completed my training with IPEN ( International Placenta Remedies Specialist Training Programme ) and am also a member of  The Placenta Remedies Network

For interest in the Plaster Casting click HERE

For interest in Placenta Encapsulation click HERE

In 2017 I completed the Red Tent Doula Breastfeeding and Doula Preparation Training Course , Motherwarming Postnatal Wellness workshop, Advanced Doula Enrichment workshop as well as a Bespoke one-to-one Placenta Cosmetic Workshop specialising in Lip Balms, Body Butters, Facial oils, Creams and Lotions. For interest in my Doula Services just click HERE

I have a new product range coming out shortly (currently just organising labels) using only natural products and essential oils …. also both Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. The range will be called ” Smells So Good” and is suitable for men, women and children. The baby range will not contain essential oils to avoid skin sensitivity.

Handmade crocheted Baby Items, my Handmade natural creams for Mother and Baby with gift vouchers etc will be available soon too. Ideal gift for Baby Showers, Christmas presents or New Baby Gifts. It’s always lovely to have something natural and homemade with love and you will find the items and info HERE

 

Part of the 2017 training courses also included Fertility Massage and the Traumatic Birth Recovery 3 step programme.

 

I am qualified in Pregnancy massage and have also added Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage after training at Aloha House in Ireland at the end of 2018.  Advanced Lomi Lomi with extra techniques followed in 2019. It’s important to me to that women are nurtured during pregnancy as well as after birthing.

It’s sometimes necessary to have a Cesarean section or perhaps some women just don’t feel good about our bodies after having their babies so I trained in the Lomi Lomi style because apart from being deeply relaxing … it’s also incrediably liberating. Mind and Body Therapies info available HERE.

See my website for more information about Lomi Lomi massage. www.beautifulhawaiianlomilomi.co.uk

I am also qualified now as a Phlebotomist and plan to work alongside Cells4Life for Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage.

As part of my 2019 training, I will be doing the McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release course shortly.