Over the years, I have spoken to many women who have struggled emotionally after becoming a mother.
As a mum of two myself, I try to bring an honest, refreshing and humorous approach to mothering where I will help you to find a way that is “good enough” for you and aims to shift a lot of the “shoulds” mums tend to get bogged down with at this vulnerable time.
There is a huge adjustment in becoming a mum, not to mention the conflicting advice we are bombarded with on a daily basis about how to do it all. Combined with this, a lot of people are parenting in isolation for various reasons.
I am fascinated by what parenting brings up for us, a combination of the best and the worst!
I have also found myself working with women who are ambivalent about mothering - I decided to include this here as it crops up a lot in counselling - while some women feel a natural urge to have a baby, this is not the case for everyone.
This can get even more difficult due to pressure from family and friends, along with society assumptions that becoming a mother is a natural phenomenon that a woman “should” (those shoulds again!!) experience.
Counselling will help you to explore your concerns about mothering. You will be listened to with non-judgement and given a private, secure space to express your fears and doubts.
- Living Now magazine covers my piece on Mindfulness for Mums March 26, 2018
- Pushing back on the emotional load January 22, 2018
- Am I a good mum? October 3, 2017
- Slowing down for a calmer life, as featured in Families Magazine September 23, 2017
- Real mum, Facebook mum May 14, 2017