Mothers, Babies & Children

I have specialised in pregnancy and the postnatal period in particular and for  15 years ran a low cost mother and baby clinic in London Islington. I work with parents and baby together finding this the most efficient way of treating babies. They are closely enmeshed in the family field and get better more quickly if the parents are helped to settle after a birth.

Giving birth is one of the most profound life events and a little help at the beginning can significantly ease the passage into family life. Common reasons for bringing a baby in are difficult births, sleep and feeding issues, colic, constipation, irritability and difficulty settling. I also work regularly with post natal anxiety and pelvic floor recovery.

Sessions in London or Surrey are relaxed and flexible involving play, stories and whatever is appropriate. The infant does not have to lie on a couch and can be comfortably treated on Mums lap or while feeding. It works really well if partners can come too.

Increasingly children of all ages are suffering from stress, anxiety and attention difficulties. This seems to be partly from the pressures they feel at school and also perhaps due to the increasingly busy lifestyles that families lead as well as things such as environmental toxicity, screen use and electromagnetic fields. Teenagers  can have a really difficult time as their brains rearrange themselves  towards adulthood , the period of change may be a rough ride particularly at the moment with so much global uncertainty  adding to the high levels of anxiety .

I have years of experience in family work and find regular treatment can help to strengthen the child’s nervous system, improve sleep and nurture confidence and resilience. The sessions provide a space for mother and child to rest, reflect and reconnect and this often transfers back into home life.

CST works well alongside conventional treatment and is in no way intended to replace a medical diagnosis and approach.

Postnatal support on Zoom

Over the pandemic period many women  faced a lack of support as new mothers. I began offering zoom sessions,   space to talk,  going through the birth , acknowledging and processing the challenges , fears and  joys that came with it. Doing this at a slow pace with help to breathe and settle through the difficult patches helps regulate the nervous system and release any trauma held in the body. This in turn helps the baby , who is closely tuned to the mothers  moods, to settle. I have continued to develop this approach and offer zoom support for new mothers who cannot attend in person.