Alice Kirby BSc (Hons), HPD, CNHC (Reg.)

Cornwall hypnobirthing doulaHello! I'm a 37 year old freelance hypnotherapist and founder of Hypnobirthing Online - the original full online hypnobirthing course. I live with my husband Andrew and our eight year old daughter Maya in the village of Praze-an-Beeble, Cornwall, England

Ethos...

A homegrown little business valuing simplicity, affordability and authenticity. I don't pay for advertising, Facebook 'likers' or content writers. My practice is down-to-earth, holistic, woman-centred and evidence-based. I aim to inform and support you to become more confident and empowered, however you give birth.

Background...

I've trained with leading international experts including Janet Balaskas, Michel Odent, Adam Eason, Kicki Hansard and Maggie Howell. My degree was in psychology and counselling, before catching 22 babies as a trainee midwife in London. Following further teacher training in childbirth education, hypnobirthing, and clinical hypnotherapy, I launched Cornwall hypnobirthing classes in 2007 and founded Hypnobirthing Online in 2012. I worked as a birth doula from 2006 - 2018.

Accredited training and voluntary regulation...

T
he Department of Heath and Royal College of Midwives recommend that the public choose complementary practitioners from a Professional Standards Authority (PSA) accredited register. The PSA is accountable to UK Parliament. As a PSA accredited CNHC registrant I have achieved the highly regarded Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is externally validated by NCFE and mapped to the national occupational hypnotherapy standards. CNHC registrants abide by a strict code of ethics, undertake regular reflective CPD to update our skills and have sufficient professional and public liability insurance

Qualifications & experience...

Clinical Hypnotherapist with Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD) (L4)
Psychology & Counselling BSc (Hons), University of Roehampton, London
Childbirth International certificate in Childbirth Education
Doula UK recognised birth doula and Nurturing Birth certified birth doula (2006-2017)
Active Birth Teacher certification with Janet Balaskas
Aromatherapy certification with Carole Preen / Kevala Centre
Trained to practitioner level and experienced in HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method (RCM accredited)
Trained to practitioner level and experienced in Natal Hypnotherapy™