Halcyon Hypnobirthing© & The Nurture Pad©

Nurturing in Pregnancy, Birth & the Early Days of Parenting

Congratulations on your pregnancy, and welcome to: 

The Nurture Pad Halcyon Hypnobirthing© and 

The Nurture Pad Holistic Services©


The Nurture Pad (The NP) is a concept designed to support ultimate health and well-being in pregnancy and beyond. The approach embraces holistic, nurturing and supportive services based on the most up-to-date thinking, and research, for early family wellness. For me, The NP represents an open, welcoming community that fosters respect and cultivates understanding. By taking the time to care and listen, you will be supported throughout your pregnancy, birth and parenting experiences so you can become the parents you want to be. The NP is a space for shared experiences, as you embark on your parenting journey in the way that is best for you, baby and your family. The NP does not tell you how to parent, birth and grow - I see you as experts in your own pregnancy and your own experiences. Each, and every, family I work alongside adds to my own experience in a unique and special way.


The NP completely supports parental choice, knowing and trusting in a parent's instinct to nurture their babies and children. My aim is to help you develop, and work, with these instincts so you can be confident and empowered in your choices. Whether you opt to try for for a 'natural-birth', a medically-assisted birth, or a planned-caesarean, I will be here to support your choices. I believe the mum who chooses to formula feed is no-less caring, or considerate, as the mum who chooses to breastfeed. For me, when decisions are made with thought, consideration and authenticity they are right for mum, baby and family.


The NP is a place where you can be yourself, and a place for love, support, guidance and learning. The NP 'community' builds on the well-known, and lovely African proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child". Here, you will be encouraged to approach pregnancy, birth and parenting the way you feel most comfortable with. Focusing on promoting positive mental and physical well-being and health, The NP offers a holistic, complementary approach to our amazing NHS services within the region. With a range of services, and support, you will be helped to achieve optimal wellness for you, baby and your family from the very early days of pregnancy, throughout birth, and beyond.


As accredited health and wellness practitioner's, complimentary therapies will also include: Pregnancy Massage, Pregnancy/Maternity Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Acupressure for Pain Relief and to encourage a natural labour.


As part of The NP, you will be guaranteed the highest level of service, outstanding support and a place to learn, grow and thrive. You will be welcome to access as few, or as many, services you feel comfortable with and I look forward to meeting you.


Learn More

Coming Soon


  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Pregnancy Reflexology
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Acupressure for Natural Pain Relief and Inducing Labour
  • Holistic Body Preparation for Fertility and Conception
  • Aromatherapy
  • The Nurture Pad Shop - a range of products, using essential oils for therapy, health and enjoyment

Academic Qualifications, Experience & Registration

Higher Education

Academic Qualifications requiring Professional Work Experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology.  First Class Honours (1)

PGCE Primary Education with QTS (2)

QTLS (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills.  Post-Compulsory Education & Training) 


Continued Professional Development

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Parental Mental Health; Currently Studying
Safe Sleeping for Babies - Reducing the Risk of SIDS; Currently Studying
Mental Health and Nutrition; 2015
Psychology of Nutrition; 2015
Diploma in Mindfulness; 2015
Introduction to Midwifery Certificate; 2015 

Professional Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid; December 2015

CACHE Level  3 Diploma in Childcare and Education; June 1994

CACHE Level 3 Setting Up a Childminding Business: December 2015 

Professional Practitioner Training

Soothe, Settle and Sleep Consultant; Blossom and Berry (3)

Diploma in Teaching Infant Massage (Trainer Course); To Baby and Beyond (3,4,6,7)

KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner; KG Hypnobirthing (3,4, )

Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming  and Hypnosis Practitioner; Auspicium NLP Training (8)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Diploma; Online Academies 

Professional Membership, Registration and Accreditation

(1) British Psychological Graduate Membership (MBPsS

(2) General Teaching Council

(3) Royal College of Midwives Accredited

(4) Complementary Therapists Association (CThA)

(5) Federation of Holistic Therapists

(6) International Institute of Complementary Therapy (ICCT)

(7) Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT)

(8) Accredited by The American Board of Hypnotherapy

(9) The American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programmin 

Insurance

I have Public Liability Insurance, Nanny Policy (Maternity Nurse/Nanny) to the value of: £5,000,000. This is provided by leading childcare insurance specialists, Morton Mitchel 


I also have Business Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance provided by Westminster Insurancefor the following business practices (Definitions by Westminster Ins) to the value of £5,000,000:


  • ANTENATAL CLASSES
  • BABY MASSAGE  
  • BABY YOGA  
  • BREASTFEEDING COUNSELLOR
  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY
  • HYPNOBIRTHING    
  • MINDFULNESS MEDITATION  
  • NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING 
  • PARENTING CLASSES  
  • SLEEP CONSULTANT  
  • TUTOR     

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