I offer therapy sessions in Roslin, Edinburgh or via skype, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to chat about how I might assist you on your journey. Birth exploration sessions are similar to facilitation sessions, though particularly focused around your birth experience or your anticipation of giving birth.
Prebirth - Pregnancy and the time prior to birth can be an awesome experience and an incredibly powerful and spiritual time in a woman's life. She and her body are going through enormous changes as she prepares to bring new life into the world. It can be a time when she is exceptionally sensitive and aware. Some times women have fears, anxieties or blockages that are best worked through prior to birth.
Now and then for various reasons, women feel pressure from the medical system to follow procedures and take advice from "experts" who apparently "know best". It is your body that they are talking about and only you can truly know it best. You have the right to make the choices that are best for you and your baby. I encourage women to explore, become informed and make the choices that are right for them. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for your to examine your options and choices.
Postbirth - Birth doesn't always go according to one's plan and expectations, occasionally things can happen that result in upset or trauma. It is important to acknowledge and work through such trauma, fears and experiences. I offer birth exploration sessions where we explore your experiences, fears, anxieties, joys and anything else that may be happening for you. I offer therapy sessions in Edinburgh or via skype, please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to chat about how I might assist you on your journey.
There are a number of resources I draw upon when engaging with birth exploration;
- Counselling and facilitation skills
- Talking mats for birth - this is a way of looking at how you are anticipating or have found your birth experience using symbols. It provides us with a basis upon which to explore deeper
- Birth art
- Energy work
- Maternity reflexology and/or massage
- Signposting and offering of information and resources
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to book a session or discuss further.