Helping you feel safe, supported and understood after difficult journeys to parenthood
People who have experienced difficult journeys to early parenthood often feel distressed and overwhelmed. This isn’t always understood by people around them.
I started Better Beginnings after challenges in my own parenthood journey. I became passionate about using my expertise as a perinatal clinical psychologist to help people feel safe, supported and understood and be able to shape their journey ahead.
After helping to establish a team of specialists in perinatal mental health within the NHS, I realised the power of therapy to transform people’s emotional well-being when it was delivered at the moment of greatest need.
I am dedicated to creating a difference for each individual, couple and baby I work with. Providing therapy both in-person (Chelmsford, Essex) and online to make it as accessible as possible.
I am registered with all the major health insurers.
Get in touch using the contact form and we can book a free 15-minute consultation, where we discuss your needs.
Create a plan
Knowing we are the right fit, we meet (either in-person or online) and begin by creating a shared understanding and treatment plan.
Together we will work through your difficulties using psychological therapy to help you move toward the life you want.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy).
- MSc (Distinction) in Child Development.
- BSc Honours (First Class) in Social Psychology.
I have done further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy and EMDR. I also have expertise adapting these approaches to the unique problems that arise in the perinatal period.
I am Chartered with the British Psychological Society (Reg. no. 90210), registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (Reg. no PYL15720) and am an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner; and a Foundation for Infant Loss Accredited Practitioner.
- Foundation Course. British Infertility Counselling Association.
- EMDR in the Perinatal Period.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- Foundation for Infant Loss Training Course.
- Parental Mental Illness.
- Treating Complex PTSD.
- The foundations of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice.
- Survivors of Childhood Trauma.
- Infant Mental Health Online.
- Principles and Practice of Psychoanalytic Parent-Infant Psychotherapy.
“Miriam is an approachable, kind and lovely person. I was at ease throughout our sessions and was able to gain so much from them.”
“Miriam is a lovely, kind soul with incredible knowledge.”
“Miriam truly has been a Godsend to me. She is smart, kind, genuine and realistic. She guided me through an extremely difficult time and set me well on a path to recovery and healing. I will be forever grateful.”
“Becoming pregnant was a confusing time. I found it hard to talk to my midwife. You helped me work through my worries. I am now looking forward to meeting my baby more than I could have hoped for.”
“Miriam really helped me. She got to the root of my issues and gave me the tools to help myself. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She goes the extra mile to help.”
“I would highly recommend Miriam to anyone who needs a safe space to work through their problems in a completely non-judgemental environment.”