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Birth Trauma Counsellor - recommendations in London?

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Onwardsandupwards123 Wed 19-Nov-14 17:40:32

No longer want to dwell on what was a horrible experience and would like to get some help in order to move forwards. Was wondering if anyone could recommend a counsellor who specialises in birth trauma in either central/north/east London?
Thanks in advance!

thomasstockmann Wed 19-Nov-14 19:22:17

I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I don't know if you know about perinatal mental health services. Some hospital have this service, others don't. It might be worth asking your GP if you could be referred. These services deal with all types of women through pregnancy and up to a year after birth. They're used to dealing with birth trauma and the impact it can have on mothers and their families.
If you can't be referred, it might be worth looking up different services, get the name of staff there and check if they have a private practice.

www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/wh/groups/mental/index.aspx
You could for example call this service and ask about private practice.

I hope this is useful. Take care.

MyDarlingClementine Wed 19-Nov-14 19:27:22

call birth trauma assocations

KittyandTeal Wed 19-Nov-14 19:30:00

If you get in contact with the hospital you have birth at they should be able to help you find someone. I'm pretty sure they have a duty of helping you find help if you've suffered a traumatic birth.

I had what was classes as a traumatic birth and during my debrief they offered to find me a counsellor. As it was I was seeing one anyway so no need

Hazchem Thu 20-Nov-14 01:50:01

You can call birth crisis there are two people in london or you could speak to sheila kitzinger to debreif too details here

Onwardsandupwards123 Thu 20-Nov-14 15:21:13

Thank you everyone. Kitty - cannot contemplate going back to the hospital I gave birth in. Am waiting to see my GP for a referral, but am working on the assuumption that I'll have to wait a while. But who knows, maybe I'll be lucky! Good to know that there is support elsewhere whilst I'm waiting.x

thomasstockmann Tue 02-Dec-14 17:06:31

This is not a recommendation. Simply someone who was mentioned in conversation. It could be something to explore if your NHS referral does not bare fruits.
I can see Dr Reid's profile doesn't seem to match your needs but she seems experienced enough in perinatal mental health and has probably seen many different types of problems. Maybe worth exploring.
www.thesmartclinics.co.uk/our-team/dr-marguerite-reid/
All the best

MrsMarigold Tue 02-Dec-14 17:13:08

There is Heather Allan, Kentish Town, North London, 020 74854725 she has worked with Shiela Kitzinger and is meant to be very good.

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