Sometimes becoming a mother or being pregnant isn’t as joyful as you expect it to be.

If you’re able to acknowledge that things don’t feel the way you want them to, then you’re a step closer to the way you really do want to feel.

Wherever you are at in your parenting journey, from pre-conception until after your children are at school, you have an idea of how you want to feel, whether that’s more joyful, more in control, more bonded with your baby or less anxious. If you’re experiencing feelings that you don’t want, and you’re not sure how to change that, we can work together to enable you to feel the way you would like.

There are various ways we can do this, through counselling, one-to-one mentoring sessions, the CAN Parent-accredited Parent Kind® postnatal course and through Baby Kind infant observations. All of these session, apart from the Baby Kind observations, can be carried out face-to-face, online or over the ‘phone.

I have worked with the Scottish Government as part of their PlayTalkRead campaign, and I have spoken on local television about ways in which mothers can enjoy parenthood more.

 

Here are some testimonials from other mothers who have worked with me:

“The Parent Kind course is aimed at anyone with any kind of uncertainty or anxiety about becoming a parent. Through the various sessions you cover a range of topics including your expectations of becoming a parent versus the reality, your connection with your baby and changes to your relationships. Sarah is a patient and calm listener with a gentle, non-judgemental manner. Sessions take place in a peaceful environment and I very much felt I could be myself. In a society where the traditional family support network may be far away or non existent this course can bridge the gap and it offered me a brilliant start to motherhood; I’d go so far as to say that without it I’d be much further behind in understanding, accepting and ultimately enjoying my new role in this world – highly recommended.”

Victoria, Musselburgh

For me Sarah was the right person at the right time. After a miscarriage I had put my feelings on hold and when my son was born after a traumatic labour I badly needed to mend myself but I felt overwhelmed with the pressures and expectations to solely focus on my son who was still a stranger. From first meeting Sarah was warm, kind and nuturing and with every session I felt myself mending and more able to heal myself and bond with my son. She seemed to know what you needed, be that time for thought, a glass of water and cakes to keep up the energy for nursing or to take baby for a minute to let you remember what being you feels like.

Hannah, Portobello

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