Are you looking for a knowledgeable and engaging speaker for your conference or event on topics relating to women, birthing, abuse, or their intersection?
With experience both in academic research and in the field as a doula, woman abuse counsellor, and health professional educator, I offer Speaker Presentations that are designed to both inform and inspire your audience of health care or social work professionals, or group of women exploring issues that affect them.
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Are you a doula, midwife, nurse, doctor, or other health or social work professional caring for women in the childbearing years?
I offer Advanced Practitioner Training to help you gain the knowledge, tools, and resources you need so you can provide sensitive, caring, and effective support to Survivors of Abuse in your care, as they navigate their way through pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition to parenting.
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Everyone needs a little support sometimes, especially when going through difficult or unfamiliar experiences.
As part of a team offering counselling to families, couples, and individuals in London, Ontario, I specialize in Birth Counselling, a specialized form of counselling for women in the childbearing year: during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and postpartum.
While birth is a fundamentally normal experience in the lives of most women, for some the experience of becoming pregnant, giving birth and becoming a mother can bring up feelings of fear, inadequacy and panic.
These intense feelings may or may not be related to any abuse or trauma you may have experienced.
- If you haven’t had such experiences, you can still benefit from Birth Counselling when you’re expecting. It’s normal and natural to be a little apprehensive about any new experience. Having a caring and competent professional to talk with creates a safe and reassuring environment in which to discuss beforehand any apprehension you may have about the upcoming birth.
- If you have had experiences of childhood sexual abuse, woman abuse, or trauma from a previous childbirth experience, this kind of counselling is especially helpful, and I’m here to offer respectful, nonjudgmental help in navigating a safer passage through any potential challenges you may face as a survivor.
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