Hi, I am Claire and I am happy to meet you!
Born in Coventry and raised in Cheshire before moving to South Africa at the age of 9, I spent a large part of my life in South Africa before moving back to the UK with my 2 children. I am now settled in Cheshire where I live along with my partner and our 4 teens oh and a crazy cat. We have a busy but full life filled with fun.
I began my journey of working with women well before my first child was born when I awoke one day and realised that we as women wear so many hats and often neglect to take care of ourselves as just us. I left it there and continued through my busy life as a National HR Consultant for a large international bank.
After having my first child where the birth experience for me was traumatic and resulted in my having postnatal depression, I started to look for ways to assist other women. I trained as a doula and by the time my second child was born I was actively working within private and government run hospitals in Johannesburg.
Eventually moving back to the UK I linked in with the NCT and began teaching antenatal workshops and then slowly picking up more clients as a doula. It slowly became evident that there was more support needed than just with birth preparation and birth coaching but also postnatal support and support throughout pregnancy.
Over the years I have built many new skills including pregnancy massage, breastfeeding support, coaching, homeopathy, aromatherapy and postnatal massage. I am completing my diploma in Hypnotherapy and have just completed training as a baby massage and yoga leader.
It is my passion that no woman feel alone and that she has to carry around burdens of past birth experiences or be subject to fears that are thrust upon us by society when we are expecting.
I now offer a full-spectrum of suppot for women in a very relaxed and down-to-earth manner, meeting them where they are. Women I work with vary from birth trauma clients, one-on-one workshops, group workshops and baby care workshops.
Even after all of these years my passion is to empower women at a time where they are blossoming into motherhood and beyond.
I believe that the birth is not an illness but a celebration of life and should be treated as that magical event that it is.
” I have a dream to reach every mother-to-be, whether via internet or in person, and to share with them that pregnancy, birth and labour are not unnatural and that it is a perfectly normal time in their lives. Part of my dream is to treat each mother as the unique woman that she is, and to walk with her, besides her, on this wonderful journey that she is on. “