Professionally, I am a Trauma Therapist, Teacher, Coach, Clinical Hypnotherapist, EFT practitioner and occassional birth doula. Personally, I am a mother to 5 children, 4 grown up and my youngest daughter is 13. I have just become a grandmother! My greatest achievement and learning has been as mother. My children have been my greatest teachers in relation to who I am and how work. My studio in Wokingham is my sanctuary! 
Her life-long work, learning and personal experiences culminated in the birth of Big steps Little feet ™ in 2015. Taking big steps with little feet has been her experience especially as a mother to five children. Life sometimes feels like we have to take big steps and our feet are not big enough to do it. 
Melanie is someone with a passion for supporting parents to become their best selves. She deeply recognises that the more we can show up and be our true selves, flaws and all, the more we can authentically relate to others in our lives. 
We all need connection, compassion and space to understand our experiences and to be understood. Whether its preparing for birth or tooling up with anxiety hacks to cope with life on lifes terms – nothing is insurmountable. This is what Melanie does. She offers therapeutic sessions for mothers and fathers to overcome challenges of anxiety, post natal depression, PTSD and trauma symptoms related to fertility issues, miscarriage, birth, overwhelm of parenting and much more. 
Working with Melanie you can develop the courage to get acquainted or re-acquainted with your true feelings and true self – eliminating self- doubt and claiming more confidence and self-esteem. 
Healing happens within a nurturing and supportive space. Taking time to understand experiences and emotions can be transfomative. Quite quickly your relationships and quality of life can be positively improved. Whether thats with your baby, partner or with yourself - usually its all round improvements for everyone.  


Mother to 5 wonderful children – 28, 23, 20, 18 and 13 years old. 
Registered General Nurse – An Bord Altranais 1995 (Ireland) 
Registered with Nursing Midwifery council UK since 1995 
Health visitor – Berkshire NHS foundation Trust (2003 – 2014). 
BSc (Hons) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (2008). 
Qualified Family Nurse with Family Nurse Partnership Programme to first time young parents from early pregnancy to babys 2nd birthday (2012). 
VCTC Holistic Therapies Diploma – Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Body Massage (2000). 
Facilitator of Family Links Nurturing parenting programme (2005/6). 
Developed and Facilitated Health visiting surgeries across Slough Children’s Centres (Example of good practice DH 2011). 
Trained in Psychology of Compassionate mind therapeutic support (2013). 
Trained Active Birth teacher with Janet Balaskas, active Birth Centre in London (2015) 
Trained Doula with Paramana Doula – Dr Michel Odent and Lilliana Lammers (2016) 
Enhanced Disclosure Barring certificate (DBS). 
Member of the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology And Health (APPPAH) 
Senior Member of Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) 
Diploma in Trauma Therapy - Grove Practice London 2021 
Qualified Japanese USUI Reiki Practitioner Level 1 and 2 – Roy Sunley Master teacher (2017) 
Kundalini yoga teacher for pregnancy – The mothers Journey for conscious mothering – (2017) Carolyn Cowan (KYTA) 
Womb yoga Teacher – Well woman Yoga with Uma Dinsmore Tuli 2017 
Perinatal 3 step rewind programme Practitioner 2017 
Closing the bones facilitator  
Hypnotherapy Practitioner certificate 2020 
Talking Therapy 
3 Step Rewind 
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