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What if you could move on from your birth trauma in just four, relaxing therapy sessions?

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan is a simple way to help you overcome symptoms relating to birth trauma, such as nightmares, anxiety, flashbacks or avoidance


This plan offers you a chance to process a traumatic birth in a safe, calming environment, with a trained practitioner. Plus, by using a special, Birth Trauma Resolution certified  “Rewind Technique,” you will be able to process your trauma without even having to discuss painful events. Simply put you can overcome your trauma with ease.

To book in for my 4 Step Renew Therapy Plan, simply message 07704956320 or email me at renewuk3@gmail.com

“Hannah quite possibly saved my life and I can’t thank her enough. Hannah helped me make sense of (and begin to deal with) the trauma I experienced with the birth of my first child by emergency Caesarean section after a 24 hour labour, in January 2016. It wasn’t until pregnant with my second child (born in July 2018) and discussing birth options, that it became apparent I was deeply traumatised by what had happened to me first time round. 

Hannah validated me. She validated my feelings. She validated my birth trauma story. For the first time since giving birth to my son, I felt I was heard and not dismissed with platitudes such as “yes, but you’ve got your baby”. Hannah’s validation of me and my story was the single most biggest turning point in changing my life.” 

Feedback from anonymous and amazing client, 2021.

Hi, I’m Hannah. (That’s me in the above picture!)

Firstly, let me introduce myself: I’m a wife, mum of 3, sexual assault doctor and birth trauma resolution practitioner.

Birth trauma is a topic that I became passionate about shortly after having my first two little ones. Back then, I was an Obstetric and Gynaecology Doctor. 

During my maternity leave, loads of people chatted to me about their births; specifically about how they were emotionally traumatised as a result of birth. Alongside this, a number of my friends sadly suffered from miscarriage and stillbirth. 

I also began noticing that many of my pregnant friends were really, really anxious about having their babies. Especially subsequent babies after a tricky, first birth.

As a doctor, I had seen anxious patients before. But, I was really shocked by the impact that anxiety had on people and I desperately wanted to help those in need of healing.

With this revelation, I completed Birth Trauma Resolution Training – a holistic type of therapy, which is accredited by the Royal College of midwives and fully insured. I also studied mindfulness, offering clients a stress-free way to overcome their emotional pain.

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan

I specialise in short, solution focussed trauma therapy based on Human Givens psychotherapy techniques. This is also a non-disclosure therapy, so minimal information about your trauma may be needed if speaking about it is too painful.

I have found that most of my clients completely eradicate their biggest birth trauma symptoms in just 4 Renew therapy sessions. 

If you are struggling with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) the above sentence might sound hard to believe. Yet, the sessions are designed to help you completely overcome symptoms like:

  • Re-living your traumatic birth experience.
  • Ruminating (over-thinking a birth.)
  • Flashbacks.
  • Nightmares (doesn’t have to be nightmares about the birth but the timing of the nightmares is significant – did you have them before a traumatic birth occurred?)
  • Anxiety.
  • Freezing and feeling out of control.

Although many symptoms of PTSD can occur randomly, you may also notice that your symptoms are triggered by specific circumstances or places. For instance:

  • You may be having difficulties with sex after experiencing your traumatic birth.
  • You may fear clinical appointments – for instance, smear tests or midwife appointments for subsequent babies.
  • You may fear playgroups and activities where other people might share their birth stories.
  • You may feel disconnected with your baby after a traumatic birth – or with your bump if you are finding pregnancy traumatic.
  • You may be feeling guilty about your birth and comparing it to that of others.

Here’s the thing: According to their most recent research, Birth Trauma Association estimate that about 30,000 women a year experience birth trauma in the UK.

You are not alone! Even if your birth was not physically traumatic, it may still have been emotionally traumatising for you. I have walked many clients through healing and all have been traumatized by varying types of birth circumstances, situations and events.

And birth trauma does not only affect mums. Birth partners and health care practitioners can also be traumatised as a result of a traumatic birth. I run my business to help mums, birthing people, partners and birth practitioners alike. No one should have to suffer with symptoms of PTSD. 

How is our brain traumatised?

When we are traumatized we go into a flight, fight or freeze response. Adrenaline fills our body. When we respond in such a way, our brains do not allow us to process events properly. Our brains can trap an event as traumatic. This trauma can then be retriggered and adrenaline can soar unexpectedly at different events, circumstances or in situations. 

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan aims to identify your triggers and work to process any trauma safely in your brain so that you will not be retriggered in future.

What happens in each Renew Therapy session?

Each session lasts around 90 minutes and can take place safely over zoom or in person at a Liverpool-based therapy room.

My Renew Therapy plan follows 4 basic steps, which I will map out below. Yet, the real beauty of these 4 sessions is that they are all tailored to you.

My experience as a previous Obstetric and Gynaecology Doctor, a sexual assault doctor and a mum mean that I can help you understand your trauma from various angles. 

In fact, I also advocate for women, birthing people and their families in my role working with Maternity Voices Partnership – a team dedicated to reviewing and developing local maternity care. This means I am extremely familiar with any challenges you may have faced and need to process in our therapy sessions. I am well positioned to help you talk with ease about any confusion or pain you may have experienced.

That said, you don’t have to worry about sharing any information you don’t want to. Because of my training in mindfulness and Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy, I can lead you in techniques and ways that will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Techniques that will personally help your unique, emotional wellbeing. My aim is to get to know you and work alongside you, as you heal and move forward after trauma.

Session 1

During our first meeting, we will talk about you and your specific symptoms. I also give some simple grounding techniques to help you deal with your trauma symptoms straight away. (I can even teach these over the phone.)

In Session 1, most clients find it a huge relief to realise their symptoms as part of their brain’s unique response to trauma. Before this session, many clients have struggled with a whole host of PTSD symptoms, not realising they were side effects of birth trauma. 

Just after this one session I see clients appear lighter, knowing they can be free from such painful symptoms.

Session 2

In Session 2 we process your trauma itself by using a Birth Trauma Resolution certified  “Rewind Technique”. This technique does not require you to disclose any information that you do not wish to. In a safe environment, you can calmly encourage your brain to process any trauma. 

In this session, I will teach you how to relax and meditate. Most trauma sufferers don’t believe this to be possible – but I will provide you with easy ways to relax and breathe.

Once your trauma is processed you will find that symptoms begin to disappear. The brain no longer feels triggered, but able to cope with events that initially caused trauma.

Session 3

In Session 3 we go a little deeper and discuss past traumas, again using a “Rewind Technique” alongside mindfulness. By getting to the core of trauma we can then begin to discuss any future circumstances or situations that may have once caused trauma symptoms to trigger.

For instance, if you are pregnant with your second child and suffered birth trauma with your first baby, you might want to use this session to discuss your next birth or any future midwife appointments that would have triggered trauma.

I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, holistic releasing and reflective listening. I have a wealth of safe techniques that I can walk you through, step by step, to help you relax and overcome your trauma.

Session 4

In Session 4 we look back at the symptoms you had during session 1 and delight as we notice that many or all of those trauma symptoms are no longer a problem for you. I then focus on giving you specific tools to empower you to move forward trauma-free. This could look like walking through birth preferences for a future pregnancy.

To book in for my 4 Step Renew Therapy Plan, simply message 07704956320 or email me at renewuk3@gmail.com

I was stood in my bathroom, hours after getting dismissed from hospital, and I suddenly had this thought:

“My baby nearly died and if she had died it would have all been my fault.” 

I felt like an utter failure as a mother. I just wanted to go back in time to the beginning of labour and make different choices, do things differently. 

I kept going over and over the events that I could remember about the birth in my mind.

Fast-forward 18 months later, I was 5 months pregnant with my second baby. Despite this I still couldn’t stop going over and over the details of my daughter’s difficult birth.

That’s when Hannah came in. One conversation with her and I realised that I didn’t have to accept my struggle as “normal” – I could admit that I had been traumatised and finally get help to recover. My second birth experience didn’t have to be like my first – Hannah showed me that there was another way.

I was amazed that just 4 sessions with Hannah was all it took to unpick my traumatic experience and put those overwhelming thoughts to an end.

Hannah gave me some meditation tools and taught a unique rewind technique that helped my brain process my trauma. I felt safe, comfortable and empowered to make positive choices facing my second birth. 

I am pleased to say that I birthed my second child without induction or intervention. Truth be told, Hannah’s had made sure that I had everything I needed for that birth to be as stress-free as possible, regardless of the circumstances.

Feedback from client, Beth, 2021.

To book in for my 4 Step Renew Therapy Plan, simply message 07704956320 or email me at renewuk3@gmail.com

Costs and Guarantee

Many of you will scroll to this section, wondering what it will cost for you to get over your trauma. But, please do not let money get in the way of you taking a step to heal. If you would prefer to work out a payment plan, rather than pay the full amount upfront, that can be arranged.

Basic Package

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan: 4 x 90 mins therapy sessions.

Sessions take place midweek, daytime only (9am-5pm).

Sessions can be in person at my Liverpool-based office, or online over zoom.

£350

Classic Package

30 minute introductory phone call.

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan: 4 x 90 mins therapy sessions

Sessions take place midweek, including evenings.

Sessions can be in person at my Liverpool-based office, or online over zoom.

£425

Intensive package 

One hour introductory phone call.

My 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan: 4 x 90 mins therapy sessions

Sessions take place midweek, including evenings.

Daily midweek text support available throughout therapy.

Follow up phone call 1 month after therapy for up to 1 hour.

Sessions can be in person at my Liverpool-based office, or online over zoom.

£650

Phone Consultations

1 x 30 minute Phone consultation – Often, people will ring me to have a chat and ask me questions about their birth trauma. Perhaps this would be a good option for you if you are still undecided about whether to book my 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan.

£20

(£10 for every additional 10 minutes.)

To book in for my 4 Step Renew Therapy Plan, simply message 07704956320 or email me at renewuk3@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your sessions appropriate for people who have suffered post-natal depression?

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a distinct diagnosis separate from postnatal depression (PND). However, both conditions may come hand in hand. If you are suffering PTSD you will notice some of the below symptoms which appear to be randomly triggered throughout day to day life. Or they may be triggered by specific circumstances:

  • Re-living your traumatic birth experience.
  • Ruminating (over-thinking a birth.)
  • Flashbacks.
  • Nightmares (doesn’t have to be nightmares about the birth but the timing of the nightmares is significant – did you have them before a traumatic birth occurred?)
  • Anxiety.
  • Freezing and feeling out of control.

What is the “Rewind Technique”?

I completed Birth Trauma Resolution Training and have learnt various Human Givens psychotherapy techniques. The “Rewind Technique” is a technique in which we use relaxation to relax and think about your birth and by rewinding your thoughts forwards and backwards we can take emotions out of a traumatic birth. After this technique, your brain can then store your birth as a normal memory and something that isn’t traumatic for you anymore.

Why does your 4-Step Renew Therapy Plan include relaxation?

I see with the majority of my clients that people do not know how to relax. It’s really common nowadays to be busy and go through life at a fast pace. 

However, once my clients learn how to relax, they can then process any trauma safely. Once you are in a relaxed state, your brain knows that you are safe; your hormones will not be sending stress to your body. Simply put, relaxation means you will not be re-traumatized by thinking about or processing your traumatic birth story. This is vital to overcome your PTSD symptoms.

What if I need more than 4 sessions?

Rarely do I need to see clients more than 4 times – my 4 step therapy plan really does allow my client to process their birth trauma fully. However, if someone was particularly struggling with a great deal of trauma outside of the initial birth trauma, I would be able to offer extra sessions. My sessions are flexible and adaptable to you so please do get in touch.

Do the therapy sessions work over zoom?

Yes, the therapy sessions can take place online, over zoom. I will require you to have a stable internet connection and I will need you to provide me with a contact number of a close friend or relative before we go ahead with the sessions. This is a simple safety requirement.

How do I contact you if I have another question about your Renew Therapy Plan?

To book in for my 4 Step Renew Therapy Plan, simply message 07704956320 or email me at renewuk3@gmail.com