Counselling with Janet Balaskas

Becoming a parent is a wonderful and a very challenging life transition. You are moving into a completely new reality, whether this is your first baby or a new addition to your family. Change is happening – physically, in your emotional life and in your relationships.

I can offer a safe space to find your bearings, to feel more grounded and centred in yourself and more confident about giving birth and parenting a baby.

Sometimes difficulties with birth, breastfeeding or settling your new baby into family life, go back to unresolved issues, fears, and anxieties – current and in the past. It’s important to ‘clear your emotional landscape’ and put the past behind you, to be able to move forward.

Counselling sessions with me focus on your feelings – and what is happening in your life. The aim is to work through fears and anxiety, resolve communication issues and any other emotional obstacles to a clear, truthful, and loving space to welcome and care for your new baby.

You are welcome to attend on your own or with a partner. This can be very helpful to unite couples, involving partners who may feel excluded, unheard or feel uncertain of their role – both during the birth and after, as a new parent.

About me

I am the mother of 5 children and 7 grandchildren and have been helping pregnant mothers and their partners to prepare for birth and to welcome and care for a new baby for four decades. I have acquired a wealth of wisdom and knowledge of these very special perinatal years.

In addition to pioneering the concept of Active Birth, I have written ground-breaking books, studied humanistic psychology for four years, and followed my own personal and spiritual development throughout.

Sessions are held online and cost £90 per person and £120 for a couple. They last one hour or more if needed.

“Fear is the enemy of the birthing room”
Marie Mongan – founder of Hypnobirthing

To request a counselling session please fill in the form below and I will contact you.