A practicing midwife for 20 years, Eleanor helps mums prepare for childbirth and regularly works with pregnant couples with a previous negative experience of childbirth. She’s also a hypnotherapist and offers parents support for managing any situation.
I’m an expert who specialises in:
Are you feeling anxious about the forthcoming birth of your baby? If so, I can help you banish those fears, so you can look forward to the birthing experience.
In my private practice, I work with women and their partners to help them manage the labour and birth, so it’s how they want it to be. it is possible to bridge the gap fro what you would like and what you actually experience but there are specific skills to ensure this becomes true . By teaching a combination of relevant information, relaxation, and visualisation techniques, I can show you how birth is an experience that can be both managed and enjoyed.
In addition to my private practice, I work at a midwife-led unit in the NHS, supporting many water births. I also work with women following traumatic birth - this may be just after the experience or in a subsequent pregnancy. I am a specialist midwife and work to help women make an empowered decision for their next birth following a c- section , whether this be a vaginal birth or an elective ceasarean .
what I know is that its crucial to be confident and at times assertive , to safeguard you and your unborn baby , your emotional and physical wellbeing and that needs to stay intact .
* I have trained with leading experts in the birthing world like Yehudi Gordon and Ray Castellino on pre and post birth bonding and attachment.
* I am regularly in the press, in magazine and on radio.
* I co-founded the Taunton Birth Forum with my husband, a Cranio Sacral Therapist, and co-run a baby loss support group for parents who are bereaved.
* I have created CDs for parents, both for during the pregnancy and for after the baby is born.
* I receive referrals from midwives, doctors, psychologists and psychotherapists.
* I run training days and workshops with Midwives and Student Midwives, showing them how to manage stress and anxiety at work and to deal with pressure.
As well as being a birthing expert, I also help with phobias, anxiety or depression and work with women (both pregnant and non pregnant) and men from the teenage years to adults.
2008 Clinical Hypnotherapist - Diploma
The Clifton Practice
2007 Birth Crisis
2006 Health Studies - Diploma
University of Plymouth
2005 HypnoBirthing Certified Educator
The HypnoBirthing Institute
1998 Councelling Course
1997 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice - Diploma
Mary Martin School of Reflexology
1993 Registered Midwife - Certificate
Thames Valley University
1990 Registered General Nurse
Royal Free Hospital
2008 - Present
I work and help individuals who are seeking support for a difficulty they are experiencing .Hypnotherapy is a fantastic tool for managing phobias , anxieties migraines , high blood pressure , weight management and sleeping problems.I also see people for pre surgery anxiety and maximising healing and well being pre and post operation . I am running a weight management in pregnancy group and offer post birth relaxation classes.
2005 - Present
I teach classes to couples in the South West of England. The course is instrumental in managing any negative thoughts which are unhelpful to pregnancy and birth , and substituting them with realistic and positive thoughts which enhance life. The purpose is to trust , believe and have faith in the birthing process , and to develop a strong connection with the developing baby in his or her pre birth life.The beauty is that fathers have a voice , they feel involved and have space to discuss their role too.Mothers find their experience of pregnancy is different to others , they do not report having the same fear based concerns , and all couples sleep well !
T and S NHS TRUST
2000 - 2000
Somerset had fewer jobs on offer than London , so moving to the provinces meant I had to wait for a job to become available . I decided to see what working in Intensive Care would be like. Although the staff were amazing and fantastic , I realised that I missed the wonder , awe and delight that birth brings .
2000 - Present
I work in a busy Hospital , and am a great supporter of gentle , empowered birth .I mentor students and have written and implemented guidelines for Post Natal Depression . Currently I am auditing and writing guidelines for water birth as I love births in water. I have been trained to teach my colleagues the benefits and practicalities of this , and am working on the birthing unit.
The Hillingdon Hospital, Watford General Hospital
1997 - 2000
Gaining experience in North West London, with different client groups adapting to their needs , becoming expert at water birth , cementing skills.
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust.
1993 - 1996
Working in Womens Health with early loss in pregnancy ,and Womens surgery , and casualty.
Thames Valley University
1991 - 1993
During Midwifery training placements were at Northwick Park Hospital , St Mary's Hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital. This provided me with a thorough knowledge of Midwifery in London and the diffrences encountered according to the Women who lived in the local area.
The Royal Free Hospital
1990 - 1991
Working on Neuro surgery was tough aged 21 and it provided me with the knowledge that support was needed but unavailable.
The Royal Free Hospital
1987 - 1990
The Training in this Hospital provided us with many specialities .
If you would like a consultation, I'll be glad to help. You can make an appointment to talk by phone with me by calling
0800 063 1532
My colleague will arrange your call and take payment details.
Consultations can be booked for 10 min, 15 min, 30 min, 45 min and 60 min.
The 0800 063 1532 booking number is available from 8am to 1am, seven days a week.