Over the years I have had many jobs, from performer, shop assistant, office clerk, peripatetic teacher, to primary school teaching & childminding; but after starting my family in 2009, I began to become aware of the world of birth & parenting and how important it can be to find a community of people who are like you. In the years to follow, I had two more children, trained as a Babywearing Peer Supporter, then Consultant, bought a Sling Swing Franchise (babywearing dance classes) and then trained to become a Breastfeeding Network Peer Supporter. Finally, with the encouragement and support of a good friend (who became my first doula client) I completed my intensive training with Nurturing Birth in November 2018 and haven’t looked back since – I have found my people, my purpose and my pleasure. As a Neurodivergent 40-something, I feel like it’s finally safe to say that I’ve found my calling!
My “special interests” include Birth, Lactation, & Support (handy, hey!) So whether I’m supporting my friends and family, my own clients, other parents or other doulas, that’s what helps me feel like I’m making a positive contribution in the world.
Learning is life-long, mentoring is a way to help keep us accountable, reflective and open to ‘doing the work’, so that we can continue to grow and develop, learning from one another and the experiences we share. As your mentor I aim to hold a safe space, as well as a listening ear – to be your guide, your cheerleader, the voice of reason, and to support you on your unique journey to becoming the best doula you can be!