What I do

Speaking Services

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.

Find out more about Speak­ing Ser­vices

Practitioner Training

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.

Find out more about A Safe Pas­sage

Birth Counselling

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.

Find out more about Shar­ing Spaces