Helping you feel safe, supported and understood after early parenthood trauma.
People who have experienced trauma during their early parenthood journey often struggle with feeling distressed and overwhelmed. Difficulties which aren’t always recognised by people around them. I understand this.
I started Better Beginnings after experiencing 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 establishing a team of specialists in perinatal mental health within the NHS, I realised the power of therapy to transform parents emotional well-being when it was delivered at the moment of greatest need and when parents felt ready.
I am dedicated to creating a difference for each parent, couple and baby I work with. Providing therapy both in-person (Chelmsford, Essex) and online to make it as accessible as possible.
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.
Since completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology I have done further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and am a EMDR Therapy Europe Accredited Practitioner. I also have expertise adapting treatment to the unique problems that arise in the perinatal period.
- The foundations of Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice.
- Foundation Course. British Infertility Counselling Association.
- EMDR in the Perinatal Period.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- Parental Mental Illness.
- Treating Complex PTSD.
- 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.”
“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.”