I love nurturing nurturers. Life can be tough and joyous and terrifying and wonderful, so often it helps to know you’re not alone in it.
The area I cover
Cambridgeshire – City Centre and South Cambs
Getting in touch
Twin life can be unpredictable so a text or email to figure out a good time for a chat would be great. If you do call, please leave me a message with clear contact details.
More about me
Hi, I’m Jo. I’m a human who is doing their best to be kind and not drink all the coffee. I’m a mum to toddler twins, living in Cambridge with my husband and two cats. I trained with Developing Doulas in 2012 and have been supporting families in the local area and on the web since then. I am a Doula UK member and have been through their mentoring system. I am also a trained Spiritual Companion with the Spiritual Companions Trust.
The practicalities of trying to doula with toddler twins who still won’t settle for anyone but me are just too difficult so I am not actively doulaing clients right now, but am available for a chat if you need me.
I am still involved with my local and national doula communities. I can talk to folk on Zoom or the phone, and being a companion is something that I am passionate about, something I trained for and something that I can do that is valuable to my family and to others, which seems like a good thing all around. I love creating a container that gives people space to be curious in and I can’t wait to start giving back to the DD community. I am able to gently challenge you to explore and grow in a space that is energetically holding and encourages brave and creative exploration of self, belief and your doula practice.
I believe that being a doula isn’t all about what you know, it is who you are. I can support you to explore this, as well as being there for you as you grow your business and develop into the doula you want to be. I am deeply passionate about self compassion and gentle but robust self inquiry.
I want for you to feel like you are leaning in, stepping closer to who you truly are at your core, developing strong and compassionate boundaries, and challenging yourself to be the deepest expression of ‘doula’ you can be.
Becoming a companion with Developing Doulas is my act of service for the organisation that gave me a home, a community, and a family where there was none. Developing Doulas gave me space to grow and learn, laugh and cry and dance and drum and sing with all my heart and soul. It gave me a way to serve humanity in the most sacred and special of ways; supporting those giving birth to themselves as they birth the next generation. This is why I am honoured to be your companion – I want to nurture you as a new DD, the way that I was, as you support those giving birth to themselves as they birth the next generation. This is how we change the world together into a more compassionate, loving place. It all starts with birth.
I am happy to take on a small number of DDs as Primary Companions and will be available for one off sessions for DDs who would like specialist support.
Areas of specialism:
Cultivating benevolent presence and balancing the nervous system to better enable compassionate witnessing for the self and others. I can support you to implement simple, repeatable techniques that really work.
I have undertaken training with Cruse and can support you through personal or client bereavement situations.
I live with chronic illness and can help you to navigate balancing client work with deep self-care, realistic boundaries and pacing.
I am passionate about infant feeding and am a trainee Breastfeeding Counsellor with the ABM.
I have been creating sacred space and ceremony for over 20 years and am happy to support you to create life rites for yourself and clients including prenatal ceremonies, mother blessings and naming ceremonies.
I am a vibrational essence therapist and can help you provide information to support clients through their journey with flower and other essences.
I am an experienced henna artist and I am happy to talk to you about using henna safely with your clients.
I am intimately acquainted with some of the challenges and joys of NICU and twin parenting and am happy to share those experiences.