Transforming Maternal Mental Health Support using the Human Givens Approach

Do you want to feel supported as you prepare for pregnancy, birth and in the early days of caring for your baby or babies ?
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Throughout life, we all face our own struggles, heartbreaks and challenges. At times, we can feel completely overwhelmed, lost, fearful, frightened, alone or in despair.

Do you want to feel supported as you prepare for pregnancy, birth and in the early days of caring for your baby or babies?

Are you facing challenges or struggling with your mental health in pregnancy or now your baby has arrived ? Do you want to find a way to heal from a traumatic birth, overcome feelings of depression, anxiety, OCD or loss.

Are you struggling to bond with your baby? Perhaps your breastfeeding bottlefeeding journey is not going as you had hoped and you would like support ?

Are you coping with the challenges of an IVF journey, surrogacy or adoption?

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I know reaching out for support can sometimes feel like a huge step. If you have any questions, or are wondering if I can help you, a friend or family member please do get in touch.

You can book a 15 minute call or consultation with me and ask me any questions you may have about my approach to working together.

Meet Christina

I’m Christina Johnson a kind, caring and experienced Human Givens psychotherapist and counsellor. My own pregnancy, birth and postpartum were impacted by trauma and I lived with the impact of this on my own mental health for many years.

Searching for healing from this led me to the Rewind technique offered by Human Givens therapists and so my journey began to becoming fully trained in the Human Givens approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing.

It is my mission to bring this transformative approach into the field of Maternal Mental Health thereby strengthening our capacity as parents to nurture ourselves and in turn our babies, children, families and communities.

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What is the Human Givens approach?

The Human Givens approach combines the most effective forms of counselling and psychotherapy, drawing on the best of CBT, NLP, person centered counselling, trauma focused and solution focused therapeutic approaches.

HG therapy is based on a sound body of scientifically based knowledge and the proven skills to help people overcome a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties.

  • Resolve trauma – birth trauma, miscarriage and loss, medical procedures, c sections, stays in nicus, bystander trauma,
  • Master anxiety – in pregnancy, and postnatal period, OCD, phobias and intrusive thoughts, tokophobia (a fear of giving birth, fear of pregnancy or becoming a parent)
  • Break the cycle of depression– both in pregnancy or in the postnatal period
  • Manage anger – around birth trauma, failures of the system, at the loss of our previous life or with our partner or families, or caused by birth injury
  • Stop addictive behaviour – in preparation for conception, pregnancy or birth or as a result of dealing with difficulties of new responsibilities
  • Relieve medical conditions and manage pain – before or after birth, support with pregnancy sickness, hyperemesis, pelvic pain or back pain
  • Help to improve relationships – the journey through pregnancy, birth and postpartum involves a huge transition in our life and those closest to us
  • Growing confidence – managing the transitions in ourselves, our partnerships, families and in our working lives. Support with returning to work and finding our new identity

Who I work with

I provide therapy and counselling to those experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties, to their families or partners and also support to those professionals who care for them.

I can you support you through pregnancy & birth, to heal from birth trauma, to support your wellbeing in the postpartum period and as a new parent.

I welcome enquiries and referrals from the NHS, charitable organisations and already work alongside several of the above in the UK and abroad.

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How I can help

I can offer you a safe, warm, welcoming and supportive space where you will feel listened to, heard and respected. I will ensure your feelings are validated and you feel supported to find a clear way forward.

You will be helped to navigate any challenges you are facing, overcome difficulties and helped to heal from any trauma or loss you may have experienced.

We will work together at a gentle pace that feels comfortable to you, helping you to reconnect with your inner resources and abilities. You will be supported to move forward in a way that ensures your emotional needs are being met more fully, to feel calmer, more in control and with a sense of greater resilience with which to face to the future.