Qualified Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Practitioner, & Midwife
Hi and welcome
My name is Anne and I live in West Kent with my husband, three children and 2 dogs. The time I have away from work, I love to walk my dogs and spend time with my family. I live in a beautiful part of Kent where I spend many an opportunity out in the open countryside which I am privileged to have on my doorstep.
I completed my midwifery training at Canterbury Christ Church University where I achieved a First Class BSc Hons. Since then I had predominantly worked in a hospital setting, caring for women antenatally, during birth and in the postnatal period. Currently, I am more involved in antenatal education where I am the lead Midwife for Hypnobirthing within my local Trust which I absolutely love!
My introduction to hypnosis came about quite unexpectedly as I was fortunate enough to be involved in a ‘hypnobirth’ through my work as a midwife. This gave me an invaluable insight into hypnosis and its benefits during childbirth as the couple remained calm and in control during the whole process. This left a lasting impression on me as I went on to train as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner in 2013 and I have been teaching Hypnobirthing to expectant couples, using a variety of hypnosis and breathing techniques, both privately and for the NHS, ever since. The simple concept made such sense to me; having an understanding of the mind/body connection during birth, being relaxed, feeling in control and entrusting confidence in the body’s birthing ability resulted in a more positive experience of birth. Giving women and their partners the tools to facilitate this is empowering and it gives them the opportunity to have a calm, gentle and easier birth.
Having seen the amazing results from the feedback of Hypnobirthing couples, I became increasingly interested in the mind and hypnosis in general and how it could affect the way we think, feel and subsequently behave. The knowledge I acquired through my Hypnobirthing was very limited, however, and I increasingly found that I could not assist those needing a much more deeper depth of therapy for various personal, emotional and habitual issues such as anxiety, depression or childhood trauma. I wanted to learn more about our psychological make-up, expand upon what I knew already and help more people so I decided to explore Hypnotherapy.