I have been a Doula since the beginning of 2006 and offer Antenatal and Postnatal support in the London area. I trained with Dr. Michel Odent, a renowned French Obstetrician. As a member of Doula UK I have been through their assessment procedure and attained ‘Recognised Doula Status’.
My inspiration to become a Doula was influenced by my own experiences of raising a family. Following a degree and career in the textile industry, I took an extended break to start a family. Three children in close succession followed – wonderful and happy times but not without their challenges and hard work. I am delighted that the experience of this time has enabled me to work with new families and am passionate about new mothers receiving the support they deserve during this life changing period.
My transition to working as a Postnatal Doula also followed a number of years running a small catering business, providing home cooked meals to busy local people. Good nutrition is essential during the Postnatal period and as such an important role of my postnatal support is to ensure that you are able to enjoy good quality home cooked meals.
In 2012, I qualified as a Shiatsu Practitioner after successfully completing an intensive three year diploma in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have also completed a Diploma in Shiatsu Skills for midwives and doulas. I assist on courses run by the School of Five Element Shiatsu. My own personal experience of receiving Shiatsu and its powerful benefits of healing and relaxation led me to this area of study. I am a fully insured and registered practitioner and can offer treatments during pregnancy or postnatally, in addition to more general Shiatsu for other family members who might benefit.
2006 Paramana Doula Course
2007 Postnatal Doula recognition
2009 Diploma in Shiatsu Skills for midwives and Doulas – Wellmother
2010 Certificate in Shiatsu Bodywork Therapy – European Shiatsu School
2012 – Diploma in Shiatsu – European Shiatsu School
Experience in professional catering and hold a food hygiene certificate
Full Public Liability Insurance for Doula and Shiatsu work
I am a member of: Doula UK