Testimonials

I could not recommend Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy enough. This service should be in every hospital

“My children were born 14 and 11 years ago respectively. Both boys were in a hurry to arrive into our world and were traumatic. I never had the time to dwell on what happened, life just carried on. It wasn’t until I saw a post on my friends Facebook page. A quick survey “can you answer yes to any of the questions above?” about birth trauma. I answered yes to all and that’s when I realised that I still had a lot of symptoms of birth trauma and I never had full closure. So without a second thought I emailed Kirsteen. Where has she been all these years? Yes I did do ‘birth after thoughts’ but this was something different. I made a point of telling Kirsteen how old my eldest is purely because I was expecting to be rejected just by the amount of years that have passed

Thankfully Kirsteen accepted me. I could not recommend Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy enough. This service should be in every hospital. It wasn’t until Kirsteen started to delve deeper that I realised I had put ‘coping’ mechanisms in place to protect me from having to talk about my births, the main one being avoiding pregnant friends and baby showers and just making an excuse. Well after my therapy process with Kirsteen I have been to a baby shower and I am finally in a place where I am comfortable attending such lovely events and feel like I have finally put the trauma behind me

Terri, Southampton

This is a very unique service that truly specialises in releasing trauma

The best gift I've been given by Kirsteen, is the ability to now have the first thought about my traumatic birth be a content and happy one.  I worked with Kirsteen four years after the birth of my child.  Despite progress over the years, I still struggled with many aspects of my child's birth.  I feel very honoured to have met and worked with Kirsteen

This is a very unique service that truly specialises in releasing trauma.  Kirsteen is the consummate professional, I highly recommend her services for this very delicate work

Sinead, Hampshire

My first appointment with Kirsteen was great…she made me feel instantly relaxed and had a lovely calm approach

After the birth of my daughter in January 2015, I was unknowingly experiencing symptoms of PTSD from my Labour and birth. I suffered from anxiety anyway but it seemed heightened during this time. I put it down to just being my hormones and that I was fragile like all new mothers

I thought it was completely normal to hate the whole experience of Labour and birth and that it was something everyone went through but when I spoke to a friend who said that wasn't the case I realised that how I felt was not normal, we spoke about our experiences often. To me, she had a traumatic Labour but experienced no long term affects as she had gotten the right support at the start of her pregnancy unlike me. That same friend said it was worth me getting the support in my next pregnancy as she knew we were trying for another baby. That's where I reached out to Kirsteen and shortly before my appointment I had found out I was 6 weeks pregnant. Not really knowing what to expect when I signed up for this my first appointment with Kirsteen was great, very emotional and I spoke about things I hadn’t really talked about. She made me feel instantly relaxed and had a lovely calm approach

We had three appointments and at the start of each one she talked me through the plan for that session, a mix of hypnotherapy, relaxation and use of the rewind technique really helped me and I was surprised by how different I felt after just one session, leading to the third session I felt like a completely different person. It really helped to just have someone listen to me and have an hour to myself. I still practice the breathing techniques (probably not as often as I should!) I am also planning to use Hypnobirthing techniques with this baby

I still have anxiety about Labour and birth but I feel more in control and positive about it. It is not something I constantly worry about now and I feel like I am enjoying this pregnancy more because of it. It felt like everything fell into place at the right time and meeting Kirsteen so early on in my pregnancy really helped

Megan, Eastleigh, Hampshire

I now am able to talk about my labour without feeling dread, anxiety and disappointment

“Since working with Kirsteen on my birth trauma resolution i have noticed a big reduction in my anxiety and the distress caused by my birth and post birth experience. I am now able to recall the memories of the birth of my daughter in a more positive light. This has lifted the weight I felt and given me the opportunity to appreciate that the birth, although difficult, gave me the greatest gift

I now am able to talk about my labour without feeling dread, anxiety and disappointment. I will always remember the tough time I had, but being able to reflect in a more objective manner has taken away the anxiety. Thanks again Kirsteen

Steph, Southampton