Hello my name is Desiree,
I live in a small village in North Warnborough near Odiham in Hampshire with my husband Graeme, our three children and our two dogs.
My passion for sleep started once I became a mum myself nearly 10 years ago and struggled with the lack of sleep and (as any new parent or seasoned one can relate too!) the copious amounts of misleading information surrounding it. Sleep deprivation and exhaustion is taxing on all levels and affects the entire family structure. I was incredibly fortunate to have such amazing birth and postnatal support when I first became a mother that I wanted to offer that non judgemental, invaluable, 'it takes a village' nurturing based care to new and seasoned families too, so I started my journey of as a Birth and Postnatal doula with Doula UK. I am passionate about families being supported emotionally, mentally and physically.
As a Recognised Birth and Postnatal Doula with Doula UK, I met many families that struggled with sleep and I wanted to support families in a gentle, respectful way and found The Holistic Sleep Coaching Program (an evidence based, scientific look at sleep and gentle, sleep strategies) really mirrored the values and ethos that I so strongly care about. Having completed the course I am now a OCN Level 5 Certified Holistic Sleep Coach.
Aside from being a Certified Holistic Sleep Coach, I am also an active service user at my local Hampshire Maternity Voices Partnership which exists to improve maternity services for women, babies and birth partners
Nurturing Birth training (2012)
Recognised Birth Doula through Doula UK.
Undergoing recognition process to become a Recognised Postnatal Doula.
Diane Garland Waterbirth Study Day
Supporting VBAC births with Mother & Baby (Valerie Goedkoop)
Twins and More study day with Younique Postnatal
Understanding Newborn behaviour with Younique Postnatal
Safe Baby Wearing with Connecta
Supporting Jewish families with Mother & Baby (Valerie Goedkoop)
I have an advanced current DBS and I am proficient with Paediatric first aid
Level 5 Holistic Sleep Coaching Program
Initial phone call to chat through problem
Thorough and comprehensive sleep diary & parental questionnaire
1 - 2 hour virtual consultation (via Zoom or Skype during Covid19)
Full written report and strategy suggestions
Four weeks' support including 1 x 20 minute call per week plus email/text contact
**Please allow up to 7 days to ensure turn around time for me to send out and for yourself to complete the 3 day sleep diary/forms and to return them**
Via Skype or Zoom: £295
(Home visits are not being carried out during Covid19)
Additional sibling or twin included in the consultation £50
One off Sleep Support Call £50
A simple sleep question answered in an hour phone/video call with a follow up email/text. This is ideal for those with less complex sleep problems or would like to discover more on their child's sleep
Group Sleep Workshop via Zoom £30 per person/couple
Get your antenatal or postnatal group together for a comprehensive chat about sleep. So grab a cuppa and lets chat!
Ideally suited for 4-8 people
- "I can't recommend Desiree enough. After 18 months of our 4 year old son waking and sneaking into our bed in the early hours, we thought a good nights sleep was a thing of the past. Thanks to Desiree's fantastic techniques that didn't involve tears or fear - he was sleeping ALL night in his own bed after just one week!!! She is our sleep guru. We don't often give 5 stars but she has truly earnt them" C, mum to A
"Desiree came to visit me at home and she came with a really insightful and detailed sleep plan. The plan demonstrated that she had taken note of all my concerns regarding my daughtres sleep and addressed them all. We implemented the stay and support method which Desiree suggested and my daughter now sleep through! Miracle!" G, mum to H
"Without her help, I am not certain that I would have been able to achieve my aim of exclusively breastfeeding the twins. She is an absolute gem, whose help makes everything seem easier and has left me forever grateful!" A, mum to twins F & S