About Myself

HI THERE MARIE IS A HYPNOBIRTHING COACH (trained in two types of hypnobirthing), RETIRED MIDWIFE (uk trained, over 20 years experience) HYPNOTHERAPIST AND CERTIFIED SWEDISH MASSAGE THERAPIST (I.T.E.C) 

I’m a Mum of two lively teenagers Max and Ruby, and our family recently returned home to Kingston Upon Thames after spending eight years living internationally. It’s great to be home and teaching hypnobirthing in the Kingston, Surbition and Surrey area. I trained as a hypnobirthing coach in 2011 and hand on heart  it was like finding the missing piece to the jigsaw puzzle as a midwife supporting women. It completely changed the way I viewed birth. I saw at first hand how Hypnobirthing can make a difference in so many ways and whatever your circumstances. Wherever I was living in the world my hypnobirthing coaching skills followed and I had the absolute pleasure of supporting hypnobirthing couples while living in Sweden and Dubia.

My enthusiasm for all things ‘pregnancy and birth’ is in constant flow, it’s a huge joy in my life. I attend regular birth education courses, recent ones include a Waterbirth workshop with world renown expert Barbara Harper, Spinning Babies workshop and a weekend workshop with Janet Balaskas founder of Activebirth. Always my aim is to gather skills and knowledge to share with my clients and ultimately improve the Essence Hypnobirthing course.  One of the best feelings in the world is helping a woman discover her own birthing power, hypnobirthing unlocks and nourishes this power. Hypnobirthing allows you and your birthing partner to grow and become an amazing solid confident team ready for birth. It’s wonderful to be by your side giving continuous support and passing on these incredible skills, helping you to have the best birth possible on the big day.

My midwifery experience spanned working in six major London teaching hospitals and the local community, supporting women and their families during pregnancy, birthing and beyond. It’s been a privilege  supporting women birthing at home, the birth centre and hospital. Whether you’re aiming for a waterbirth, a birth on dry land or even a caesarian birth I have the experience knowledge and skills to adapt the course to your particular needs and circumstances. The Essence Hypnobirthing courses  are about letting go of all those niggling worries and fears and having a joyful calm pregnancy and birth whatever your circumstances.

I’m a member of the Hypnobirthing Association, and Evidenced Based Birth Academy with access to their extensive subscription only libraries. I will always share relevant quality research with you. This allows you to make important decisions based on reliable research and to explore your options

I provide a bespoke, flexible, hypnobirthing programme, with many other additional resources available. Week by week you’ll both be pleasantly surprised at how your confidence grows as you’re completely supported throughout your birthing journey. Take a look at the testimonials from those who attended Essence Hypnobirthhing.

I look forward to meeting you very soon



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