melanie@bigstepslittlefeet.co.uk 
07841657141 
Melanie uses an integrative holistic approach in her treatment sessions. Her wealth of experience and expertise as a specialist nurse, clinical hypnotherapist and yoga teacher offers bespoke sessions as unique as you. 
Specialising in talking therapy for women at various life stages, in particular mothers experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, trauma and low self esteem 
 
My general approach is one where safety and trust is paramount. Gently working towards your emotional well-being with practical tools and exercises to use immediately. Using a variety of techniques, you can connect with a deep sense of calm, confidence and empowerment. The therapeutic techniques concentrate on the integration of body, mind and soul. 
Methods I use include compassionate mind therapy, meditation, breath work, hypnotherapy, NLP and CBT and simple embodiment practices. 
 
I specialise in supporting emotional well being during pregnancy, birth and the early years. When new mothers and fathers are supported they are much better placed to cope with and support their little one. Appointments are available for individuals or couples. This is a time of huge transition and it is not uncommon to experience emotional fall outs. Unfortunately the landscape for early parenthood is littered with judgements, shame and societal expectations which rarely acknowledge or honour this emotional intense experience for parents.  
 
There is little or no support available unless there is a crisis. You don’t need to be in crisis (but equally that’s ok too). If you have a general sense of unhappiness or worry about bonding with your baby, struggling with the impact of parenthood on your relationship – Melanie creates a safe space to explore and deal with all of these things. 

Support Session 

Sometimes you may not feel you need therapy but would like the opportunity just to think things through. I’m often contacted by people who just want to have a bit of space to chat something through or for guidance I offer support sessions, to chat through a particular problem or question you have. 
 
With a wealth of experience of working as a specialist nurse in various settings with parents and parents-to-be for over 16 years and as a mother to 4 children – no problem or worry is too big or too small. Support sessions are offered on the phone, online or in person. Support sessions are also available for attachment focused challenges to build your confidence and positive relationship with your baby/ little one. This is an area especially helpful following birth trauma or for those who have had a challenging transition to parenthood. 
Contact me for more details 
 
 
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