DUKlogo.jpgLucy Symons, Clinical Hypnotherapist (specialising in labour and birth) and Doula based in Richmond, Surrey



BA, D. Hyp (Distinction), PDCHyp, MBSCH - Full Member. Registered Birth, Post-Natal Doula and doula mentor with Doula UK trained by Michel Odent and Paramana Doula

I am a mother myself (I have two daughters born in 1998 & 2000). I am a fully trained hypnotherapist who has specialised in childbirth since 1998. Hypnosis can help you sleep more easily, remain up-beat during your pregnancy and prepare you for a positive labour and birth experience. I can teach you to use self-hypnosis during labour and birth, and, if you choose, be with you as your doula to support you. I can also be with you in your home after your baby is born as a post-natal doula. I offer a post-natal hypnosis service to help you choose a positive outlook as a mother.

12112007Jojo001%20low%20res.jpgUsing hypnosis before your baby is born, I can help you attain a positive visualization of your birth, prepare you for moving to the hospital, use time distortion so your labour seems shorter and direct suggestion to remove any fears before your birth and also assure you of your ability to be a good mother. I am also trained in massage for labour. Hypnosis for childbirth can also stand alone without using my services as a doula (and vice versa). You can come and see me for a session of hypnosis, I can come to you, or I offer a transfer service where you can order a bespoke recording of a session sent to you via email link to you at home.

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St John Ambulance certified Baby and Child Lifesaver

Trained in using a Rebozo Scarf in labour for optimum foetal positioning.

Member of Maternity Services Liaison Committee for my local NHS trust, fully police checked (Enhanced Disclosure) and holder of Public Liability insurance. I have trained at Kingston Hospital in waterbirth and aromatherapy for pregnancy, labour and birth. I have experience using The Pink Kit method, I carry a Helios Homeopathic birth kit to every labour as well as aromatherapy oils.

I work in conjunction with yoga teachers: Katy Appleton and Annabel Hargrave (who teaches active birth yoga).

You can contact me on 07930378844 or email me on lucy.symons@icloud.com