Supporting Mental Health
MarvellousMammas believes strongly in support around mental health and wellbeing for parents at all stages of the journey. For some this support is important whilst they prepare to conceive, others during the pregnancy, and for others once the baby arrives.
Sadly for some parents, there will be issues of poor health, birth trauma, loss, disability, and illness to come to terms with. For other parents they maybe an extended stay in Nicu or invasive treatments to deal with.
We are here to hold you up in times of sadness and celebrate with you in times of joy. Christina offers counselling support from our private practice in Marylebone or via online meetings. She blends her considerable training in the field of mental health with her experience of supporting hundreds of parents through pregnancy, birth and beyond in London and around the world.
Christina is listed on the Birth Trauma website and is a therapist listed on the CHAT website.
Christina is a Member of the British Psychological Society, The Association of Infant Mental Health, and The Human Givens Institute.
For some the journey to pregnancy and parenthood can be tough emotionally and at times can feel a lonely and overwhelming one. Wherever you are on that journey- perhaps trying to conceive naturally, going through rounds of IVF or recovering from a loss we are here to support you to find and maintain the emotional balance you need to move forward with the choices you have made.
We provide compassionate care for all who have lost a baby whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or termination for medical reasons. We are here to care for you and your family with compassion and kindness at this incredibly painful time. Do reach out for support.
Breastfeeding Grief and Trauma
Having to stop breastfeeding before you are ready to do so, can leave many mothers experiencing a range of emotions including for some grief, anger, guilt, shame and frustration. We can offer a safe and supportive space for you to work through these feelings.
Depression can be experienced by some women during their pregnancy and by others once their baby has arrived. Partners and fathers can also be impacted. If you are feeling sad and low, tearful, exhausted or lacking in motivation, feeling life has lost its meaning then do contact us for support. We can help you to move forward quickly and effectively and begin to enjoy life again with your new baby.
When feelings of anxiety get out of control, it can feel incredibly overwhelming and at times incredibly frightening. If you are experiencing unrealistic fears or worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive behaviours or post traumatic stress reactions you may feel as though your life may never be normal again. Do reach out and let us help you to take back control.
Anger in ourselves and others can be terrifying and overwhelming and when it flares up inappropriately and rages out of control for no good reason it can be very dangerous for us and those around us. Parenting is stressful, demanding and exhausting at times and feelings of anger and resentment often have no place to go. Con tact us to help you take charge of these feelings and learn how to manage these emotions. We can help you with practical tools for controlling anger and unreasonable rage.
If you are starting to feel concerned or worried about any aspect of your behaviour or how you are choosing to live your life then as you enter pregnancy or parenthood you may feel that it is important to address these issues. You may perhaps feel you are loosing control in certain aspects of your life or are worried that some compulsion or dependence as some people refer to it, is taking up too much of your time and money- and you have decided you want to do something about it. Call us and make the change you want for yourself.
The impact of a traumatic birth can cause a range of feelings from sadness, anger, shame, guilt and disappointment. If left untreated the trauma can cause people to go onto develop feelings of anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. The birth trauma can also adversely impact on the birth partner and they can be left coping with many painful feelings and emotions. We can help you find peace after a traumatic birth by utilising the three step rewind technique which is a fast and effective method of neutralising the strong emotional tags that are attached to the traumatic memory.