Perinatal Therapist 

Big steps little feet is all about just that – taking big steps with little feet – whether that’s giving birth, living with anxiety, or in the shadow of overwhelm and possible trauma in the days and months of early parenthood. Big steps Little feet ™ was established in 2015 by Melanie Valecha, a specialist nurse, teacher, coach and clinical hypnotherapist. Since 2015 Melanies private practice has evolved into services for parents specialising in perinatal mental health challenges 

121 antenatal classes 

Melanie has combined her extensive knowledge and experience in therapeutic interventions for mind and body in pregnancy and birth to deliver a very comprehensive private antenatal course. This trauma informed birth preparation is bespoke, mindful of previous personal experiences, fears etc It includes hypnobirthing knowledge and techniques. 
This weekend antenatal classes fully immerse you in preparation for your babys birth the days afterwards. Expertly led, this premium active birth workshop gives you dedicated space and time to devote yourselves fully to the knowledge and experiences offered. A trauma informed approach is one which offers tools and strategies for navigating your babys birth with confidence and knowledge. Super convenient workshops for working parents and no late nights required! Limited availability. 
Are you looking for a private antenatal course that is holistic whilst staying real, balanced and informative? One which focuses entirely on you, your experience and your new baby? 
Are you first time parents? Are you expectant parents who have had assisted conception, previous loss or trauma and want to be fully prepared for birth? ... discover more 
Would your birth partner like to be able to support you fully and practically during labour and birth? ... discover more 
We thoroughly enjoyed our private 121 antenatal classes with Melanie. It was a very personal experience 


As a Perinatal Therapist with extensive experience, Melanie offers a range of therapeutic interventions to support emotional well being of expectant and new parents during pregnancy, birth and beyond. 
3 Step Rewind 
Melanie has supported hundreds of new parents overcome trauma, overwhelm, anxiety and distress associated with birth trauma. 
Talking Therapy 
Melanie uses an integrative holistic approach in her treatment sessions. Her wealth of experience and expertise as a Perinatal Therapist, Specialist Nurse, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Pregnancy Yoga teacher offers bespoke sessions as unique as you. 
Melanie specialises in hypnosis for birth trauma. As a Perinatal Therapist she also specialises in hypnosis for anxiety and confidence issues associated with pregnancy, birth and parenthood. 
Perhaps you have experienced many challenges of assisted conception to become a parent and now have feelings of deep disappointment, confusion and grief for your old life... 
Do you feel upset, distress and a level of trauma when you remember your baby's birth? Do you feel silenced by guilt and shame associated with having your much desired 'healthy baby' more 
Are you experiencing high levels of anxiety and overwhelm? more 
what clients say... 
I am so grateful to have met Melanie I was losing hope and confused about what was happening to me. When I met her I felt instant relief – at last someone understood what I had been going through for the last 5 years since the birth of my youngest son. 
About Melanie 
Melanie is a specialist nurse, a teacher, coach and clinical hypnotherapist. She has extensively studied therapies supporting emotional well being of the mind and body. She specialises in supporting parents heal from a difficult or traumatic birth experience. Melanie has a wealth of experience both professionally and personally in the field of trauma. She lives and breathes a life of self development with resilience and passion.  
Melanie is a mother of 4 children. She is very aware that often there is a big gap between the theory and the real life experiences of birth and early parenthood. Her deepest passion is supporting positive experiences between mother and baby from conception to the early years. The time of pregnancy, birth and beyond overflows with intense emotions from ecstasy to despair- and sometimes all in the one day! All her work and offerings are heart centred and intuitive. 
Get in touch 
Contact Melanie to arrange a free 20 mins Consultation 
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