Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt (Co-Founder) is a qualified antenatal teacher (DipHE) and has many years' experience facilitating antenatal education.

 

She and Jo met when they were training and set up Birth Choices Worcestershire to provide accessible and affordable antenatal classes to local parents.

Helen also works as a midwife, has two children and lives in Pershore.

Along with Jo, she develops and runs two community websites that support pregnant and new families voluntarily.

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Jo Lederer

Jo Lederer (Co-Founder) is a qualified antenatal teacher and transition to parenthood practitioner (DipHE) with several years' experience teaching antenatal and postnatal courses and supporting local mums and dads as they become parents.

She has a BA (Hons) in Psychology & Sociology and has undertaken further training and continuing professional development (see below) in infant development and maternal and infant mental health.

 

She has previously worked as a postnatal wellbeing support worker within Early Help.

As part of her commitment to safe practice, Jo receives regular clinical supervision for her work within Becoming Families.

Jo is a mum of 3 and lives in Worcester.

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Cathy Green 

Cathy Green has been a qualified antenatal teacher (DipHE) for many years and an experienced midwife working in a birth centre and homebirth team.

 

She is also a qualified Birth Trauma Resolution Practitioner. This therapy provides relief from the symptoms of birth trauma in as little as one to two sessions.

 

Cathy is passionate about supporting women and their families to have a positive and empowering experience of pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period.

 

She is a mum to two teenage daughters and lives in Worcester

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Lynn Ratcliffe

Lynn Ratcliffe has been teaching parents-to-be with the NCT, Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Trust and Birth Choices for the last 10 years.

 

Lynn also teaches NCT Relax, Stretch and Breathe classes in Worcester and Evesham.

 

She is passionate about helping parents to explore their ideas and to get the birth they want and absolutely loves facilitating groups on their journey to parenthood.

 

Lynn has 3 children, lives in Evesham and works part time for the NHS in Worcestershire 

Kate Mason

Dr Kate Mason is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and the private sector. Kate supports children, young people and their families drawing on psychological therapy to help clients gain a better understanding of mental health difficulties.  Kate has a particular interest in maternal mental health.

Kate has a BSc in Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with a colleague she runs Roots Psychology Group based in Worcester and delivers mental health awareness courses and parent training programmes as well as offering support in schools.

Prior to having her own Private Practice Kate worked in CAMHS for 8 years and was a member of the Neurodevelopmental assessment team

Kate is a mum of 2 boys and lives in Worcester.

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Lara Mitchell

Lara Mitchell is a qualified Hypnobirthing Instructor, Baby Massage teacher, Birth Doula, Postnatal Practitioner and student midwife. Her whole career has been dedicated to working with babies and their families and she is committed to supporting women and their birth partners with having a positive birth experience, where they feel confident, informed and excited!

 

Lara lives in a village outside of Worcester with her two teenage boys and Molly their cockerpoo. She runs Lara Mitchell Pregnancy, Birth, Beyond, and has recently achieved her degree in Birth and Beyond with the NCT at the University of Worcester.

Jo's Qualifications and Training

BA(Hons) Psychology & Sociology  The University of Sheffield

Dip(HE) Antenatal Education/Transition to Parenthood  The University of Bedfordshire

Certified Birthlight Teacher in Yoga for Maternity

Certificate of Training in Nurturing Baby Massage, Birthlight

Certificate of Training in Birth Preparation, Birthlight 

NVQ3 Children's Care, Learning and Development

Infant Mental Health Online Certificate Warwick Medical School

Infant Mental Health and Development Foundation Program The Wonder Weeks Academy

Maternal Mental Health E-learning Institute of Health Visiting

Postnatal Depression Training (level 4) Be Ready to Parent

Counselling Skills for Non-counsellors (level 3) Relate

Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby SANDS training

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: the Ultimate Bereavement The Foundation for Infant Loss

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Institute of Counselling

Attachment Theory OXPIP

Watch, Wait and Wonder OXPIP

Emotional Regulation in Pregnancy OXPIP

Assessing Parent Infant Relationships OXPIP

Ghosts in the Nursery OXPIP

Brazelton Newborn Behavioural Observation Practitioner, The Brazelton Institute

ITSIEY: Early Intervention Skills to Enhance Parent-Infant Relationships Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 

Helen's Qualifications and Training

BSc(Hons) Midwifery The University of Worcester

Dip(HE) Antenatal Education/Transition to Parenthood  The University of Bedfordshire

Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby SANDS training

Safeguarding Adults, Safeguarding Children

Adult and Neonatal Life Support

*Our Pricing Policy

We endeavor to keep prices for clients as low as we can, while ensuring we cover the costs of providing our services in a sustainable way.  As such, prices may fluctuate periodically. Please refer to website for current prices.

Our pricing structure ensures that we are able to offer reduced rates to those on income assessed benefits.  Please speak to us in confidence if you would like to arrange flexible payment terms.

Profits made from any of our services are used to provide our postnatal emotional support group, reduced rate places and services to benefit all.

Refund Policy

Refunds can only usually be given if you cancel no later than 2 weeks before the course start date, unless we are able to fill your space. Refunds, unfortunately, cannot be issued after the course start date if you are unable to attend all or part of the course