Birth Trauma

Birth trauma can be caused in different emotional and physical ways during pregnancy, birth or during the time just after birth. It can occur following a situation when you felt scared and that you had no control over what was happening to yourself or your baby. Sometimes the upsetting thoughts and feeling get less over time but if they don’t please don’t suffer in silence.

Sometimes an appointment with a birth reflections midwife can help. They can go through your notes and explain how and why things happened the way they did which for some people can bring clarity and resolve any negative feelings.

If you feel that would not or did not help you then maybe Gabrielle can.

We can offer you a safe quiet confidential space for you to tell your birth story if you want to.

One of the great things about hypnotherapy is that you don’t have to recount your experience if you don’t wish to.

Together going at the pace that feels right for you we can plan a course of hypnotherapy to enable you to leave the negative thoughts and feelings in the past, where they belong and to be able to look to the future with a positive expectation of calmness and joy.

We have helped many mothers.  If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“I had experienced an emotionally and physically traumatic birth and found it very difficult to think about the events or talk about the birth without crying and feeling very upset. I felt that I was let down by the health care system and felt jealous of mums who had easier and happy birth experiences.

I didn’t personally have any reservations as such – I was just wondering which type of therapy would be most helpful for me. I had tried conventional counselling but talking about my negative experience over and over again did little to help me feel better. I am very happy I chose hypnotherapy with Gabrielle instead of continuing the counselling route.

Gabrielle is such a warm and welcoming person, I instantly felt at ease when I met her. She understood my situation and feelings and set out a plan for us to make me feel more positive and make peace with my birth experience. Even after the very first session I felt much more positive and the feeling got stronger each time I saw her. Gabrielle helped me work through my feelings about the birth and also other issues that surfaced during the treatment. The process as a whole was very positive.

After working with Gabrielle, I feel much more at ease about my birth experience – I have made peace with what happened and moved on. Whilst it wasn’t an ideal birth, I no longer feel anxiety over it. I am able to put things into perspective and discuss my birth experience without crying and getting upset. I am very grateful for Gabrielle’s help – she truly helped me to feel more confident, happy and positive. I would warmly recommend her services!”


January 2019

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Veronika is a member of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH), National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH), the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

Gabrielle is a member of NCH, RCM associate member and a member of The Hypnobirthing Association