Why choose a Private Health Visitor?
Working as a health visitor in the public sector highlighted the need to provide holistic, cohesive practical advice and support for families. We recognise that all families are unique and we want to offer a service that meets the needs of each family, at a time that suits them.
How we parent our children is influenced by our own experience of being parented, our genes and our environment. Understanding those influences helps parents become conscious of their decision making; I want to help you be the best parent you can be enabling your child to live a happy and healthy life.
Today there are a world of new pressures faced by parents, as our knowledge of what is best for children increases so to can the guilt and shame we feel if we are not ‘doing it right’. We are bombarded with advice in books, on TV and via social media, but none of that respects the unique nature of parenting. The challenges around mental health, physical health and well being are influenced by our early years experiences.
COHESIAN was established with the intention of collaborating with parents so that their children can reach their full potential in life. In the short term the aim is for families to live fulfilling, happy lives. In the long term children who are secure, able to form relationships and manage their own health and wellbeing will become adults who contribute positively to the economy, society and most importantly the next generation.
We can help parents prepare for their new baby
We can provide welcome home from hospital a single visit or bespoke packages to meet your needs
Sleep deprivation is detrimental to physical and mental health, we offer solutions to promote sleeping through the night
Not sure where to begin? We offer advice and guidance to take the stress out of toilet training
Toddler tantrums are part of child development, we can give you skills to promote the behaviours you want in your child
From breastfeeding to formula feeding, weaning to addressing fussy eating I can offer a bespoke service to meet the needs of your family
Education & Training
Bespoke education and training packages available for organisations including compassionate communication, safeguarding, ACES and strength based practice
Transformational change, research, policy development and organisation/departmental reviews
In 1995 I had my daughter and qualified as a Registered General Nurse. I loved being a mum and enjoyed my career. I progressed to become palliative care nurse specialist prior to training as a health visitor. I qualified as a health visitor in 2010 and later obtained a MSc in health visiting.
As a mum I watched my daughter happily develop and thrive with some challenges along the way. I have worked in a variety of settings since health visiting and have held a specialist position promoting behaviour change in individuals and families. I am practised in motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.
I understand having a child is the most overwhelming experience in life and sometimes it is difficult for parents to talk about the things they think and feel about their children. I understand that lots of our parenting is unconscious, how we were parented impacts on how we parent, in fact our parenting skill are even influenced by our grandparents!
I have a special interest in child development and understanding child behaviours as a form of communication and promoting optimum development in children alongside wellbeing in families.
I am registered with the Nursing, Midwifery Council professional body, a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Institute of Health Visiting. I have an enhanced DBS certificate.