Psychological Support

RECOMMENDED PRACTITIONERS

If you feel you would benefit from speaking to a counsellor/therapist about any aspect of your birth injury/birth experience the following links may be helpful.

These pages are constantly being updated. We hope to add more practitioners over time enabling a broad geographical spread across the UK. If you would be interested in featuring on this page, or can recommend a professional who has treated you, please contact us at: socialmedia@masic.org.uk.

DR REBECCA MOORE

https://www.doctorrebeccamoore.com/

With over 20 years of clinical experience working with women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
I specialise in working with women with depression, anxiety, birth trauma or PTSD, OCD and psychosis. I also work with women with PMDD and through the menopause or through Infertility.
My focus is to provide high quality compassionate, collaborative care for women and their families.
If you have suffered a traumatic or difficult birth and need informed care and holistic understanding I can offer online Skype consultations or face to face sessions at my London based clinic.

LUCY THEO

I offer pregnancy and postnatal support to individuals and couples, and in group workshops where through engaging, encouraging sessions you can gain the confidence and understanding in order to appreciate life with your baby and the journey into parenthood. This journey is a unique and life changing one and yet sometimes the challenges encountered along the way can provoke a mixture of emotions, some of which may be hard to identify or even make sense of.You may want the opportunity to be heard, to explore thoughts, feelings and fears or look at new ways to find perspective, gain self-assurance and the possibility of making new, emotionally-secure choices. I also offer home visits and telephone counselling. Everything discussed is treated in the strictest confidence. I am committed to working with expectant and new parents in providing the emotional and psychological tools to meet your needs and the needs of your baby.

MIA SCOTLAND

https://www.miascotland.co.uk/

Hi, I’m Mia Scotland a Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience. I accept self-referrals and am registered with most private health insurers.

Mia Scotland, Perinatal Chartered Clinical Psychologist, C.Psych, BA(Hons) MSc. Clin.Psych. Registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Healthcare and Professions Council (HCPC).

Do you want help for birth trauma? Or maybe a trauma during your pregnancy? Or maybe your postnatal care? If you are finding it difficult to move on from a difficult time, if you find yourself ruminating over it , if you find yourself blaming yourself or feeling angry at others, if you just want to be able to understand what is happening to you, then therapy might be able to help. Birth trauma and perinatal trauma is sadly all too common – you are not alone.

 

THE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOSEXUAL MEDICINE DIRECTORY OF THERAPISTS:

https://www.ipm.org.uk/25/find-a-doctor

 

 

The stats speak for themselves.
More women are affected and need support…

85%

of women with severe birth injury said it impacted on their relationship with their child

78%

were affected by traumatic memories of the birth

52%

stated they were embarrassed by the symptoms of their injury

49%

of women affected said they doubted their ability to mother

45%

suffered postnatal depression as a result of their injury

24%

of women affected regretted having a child because of the injuries sustained