About Me

A Mother to three gorgeous girls, I have had a fantastic experience with a home birth and pleasant experience with hospital births. I know how empowering a natural, gentle birth can be. I also know that things don’t always go as planned.

I have just completed my second year of training to be a counsellor, working towards Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help women with Postnatal Depression. I suffered from this and really think it is important to deal with the cause, not just the symptoms.
My aim is to provide a useful efficient service which will enable families to have a pleasant birthing experience - which in turn will help them adjust if plans need to change. I think the impact of a newborn is underestimated, it does take time to settle down due to the unpredictable nature of a baby. A doula can really help to create a calm and normal home environment.

I completed my Doula Training in June 2007 with Nurturing Birth in Hammersmith, London. This was a fantastic and truly informative course.

I attended a Conflict Management (Level2) course in March 2007 which has equipped me with good mediation skills to communicate effectively when the need arises.

I hold a current First Aid Certificate - a vital qualification which I am sure I'll never have to use.  I have also attended an infant and child lifesaver course with St. Johns Ambulance.

I am a breastfeeding Mother supporter with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. I attend Breast Friends, the Breastfeeding support Group in Dobbin Street Community Centre (Armagh) every fortnight.
(Please contact me for more information regarding "Breast Friends")

I have completed Level 2 in Food Hygiene - A reassuring qualification in food preparation.

I live in Armagh, Northern Ireland.