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Hypnobirthing London - Teachers' Directory


Lydia Barlow (read more)
Location: London SE23
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My name is Lydia. I am a mum of two and a registered KGHypnobirthing practitioner (KGHypnobirthing the UK's leading provider). The KGHypnobirthing teaching diploma is fully accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, which is a testament to the highest standard of training. I am also a registered member of the Hypnobirthing Association.

With a degree in Sociology & Linguistics, I have an understanding of the power of language, which plays a vital role in understanding why and how Hypnobirthing works.

I come from a creative background, with a focus on training & development of large teams. I have first hand experience of Hypnobirthing and with two contrasting labour experiences, I understand the difference Hypnobirthing makes. My approach to teaching will empower you to have complete confidence in your own understanding and how Hypnobirthing can work for you.


Julie Krausz (read more)
Location: Kensal Rise, London
Phone: 02084592903
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My focus and passion is supporting women to have a joyful, empowered birth, whatever the kind of birth they choose.

I have been teaching pregnancy/postnatal yoga and childbirth education since 1991 and my classes reflect the wealth of experience I have, providing practical advice and encouragement to women throughout their pregnancies and as new mothers.

As well as teaching KG Hypnobirthing I am a qualified Yoga and Active Birth teacher and am registered with YogaBirth, the Active Birth Centre, Birthlight and the British Wheel of Yoga. I have completed the Unicef Breastfeeding Management training and I hold Diplomas in Remedial Massage and Source Breathwork. I am the mother of two boys, both born at home in water while using hypnotherapy, affirmations and relaxation techniques. I have a keen interest in complementary medicine and nutrition, particularly where it is relevant to pregnancy and labour.

I currently teach KGHypnobirthing, Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth Preparation and Post-Natal classes near Queen’s Park/Kensal Rise, close to NW6 and NW10 where I provide holistic support to women during the childbearing year. Private classes are also available.


Becky Lawrence (read more)
Location: London
Phone: 07736458226
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Anely Cabezas (read more)
Location: East London
Phone: 07515271182
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My name is Anely Cabezas DipHB(KGH), I am the founder of Amiga Birth. I hold a Diploma in Hypnobirthing( Katherine Graves Method) so I am a proud member of the KGH family. I also have a Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis after completing a one year training with Robert Rusell PhD at TAG Academy on 2014. I am also a mother of three and always have been very passionate about childbirth and about helping and empowering other women in their journeys through motherhood.

I was born in Havana, Cuba, 34 years ago hence I am fluent in Spanish and English. I have been living in beautiful London for 14 years now and I am currently based in East London.

I believe in personal growth and in always learning something new. My family is quite central to my life and I enjoy spending time with them and going on holidays in the sun and by the sea.

It is an honour for me to help families and couples with their birth journey to make it the best possible experience ever!

Lucy Nelson (read more)
Location: London and West Sussex
Phone: 07415367214
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Rebecca Andrews (read more)
Location: TW1 1QX
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I have recently qualified as a Midwife from Kings College London. I trained for three years at St Thomas' Hospital, where I gained invaluable experience and knowledge caring for a huge array of women and families. 

Prior to studying midwifery, I completed a Masters in Child Psychology and a BSc in Educational Studies with Early Childhood Studies. I am proud of my knowledge I have gained over the years and I have always admired the power of the human mind. 

I have cared for hypnobirthing mums who have experienced analgesic free births and those who have needed emergency caesareans. Each birth is unique, powerful and emotional. I have seen hypnobirthing work and I believe removing fear and negativity can make the experience of pregnancy, labour and birth a magical one. 

Laura Swann (read more)
Location: South East London
Phone: 07956126344
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Hi, I’m Laura,

I am a Doula and Yoga teacher. I live in SE London with my husband in a home we lovingly share with our rescue dog and cat. I am currently pregnant with my first child. Until December 2017 I am fortunate to have a lot of flexibility. It has truly been so beautiful to work with mothers and mothers to be during this time.

I am here to support you in your personal and unique journey to motherhood. I love working with both pregnant mothers as well as with mothers and babies once their baby/ies arrives.

My aim is to offer compassionate and heart centred continuity of care to you during your pregnancy, labour and during the early stages after your new babies arrival.

I believe that the happiness and health of mothers has a huge impact on babies and in turn society. This fuels my passion for supporting women in creating awareness, empowerment, respect and positivity around birth as well as creating value around the role of the mother.


I have a holistic outlook but I am also realistic. I have no preconceptions about what birth should look or feel like, and no bias towards the method. My aim is simply to support you and give you the tools to optimise your process whatever that ends up being. I am proud to be a KGHypnobirthing teacher and to use that to support your birthing journey.

Prior to the birth of your baby I will help you to identify your options and feel well informed and confident in your choices in preparation for labour. I can be someone that you can trust to air your concerns with and listen without judgement as you healthily explore any fears or concerns.

As well as KGHypnobirthing I also teach Pregnancy and Mum & Baby Yoga as incredible tools to equip mothers emotionally, physically and mentally for pregnancy, labour and after child birth for bonding and wellbeing. This form of birth preparation cultivates connection, awareness and trust in the bodies natural intelligence. I teach movements and breath work techniques which can be effectively used in labour and practices such as relaxation, positive visualisation and mindfulness to help a mother to stay present. I bring a lot of the influence of this work into being a doula.

Additionally I organise beautiful Blessingway’s (the alternative to a baby shower) to honour a woman’s transition into motherhood.

Postnatally I have trained in Closing the Bones and love to offer this beautiful ritual as part of the closing cycle post the birth of my clients babies should they so wish.

My belief is that women are deeply intuitive about what they and their babies need. I want to help to fill you with confidence and positivity to trust your own instinctual wisdom – leaving you feeling strong and capable as you get to know your little one on the outside.

I strongly believe that birth completion is a really important part of the post natal care that a woman should receive. Should you wish to, we can take time for you to reflect on your labour so that you can move on from it positively. I offer the Closing the Bones ceremony as a beautiful tool to complete the circle.

In addition I can provide Postnatal Yoga and Holistic Massage therapy as well as many holistic post natal nurturing remedies.

It would be an honour to support you during this life changing time.

If you would like to arrange a meet up or call to get to know more about my offering please do get in touch by phone or email

I look forward to hearing from you should you feel that you would like to work with me.

Laura x

Chanelle Thornton (read more)
Location: South East London
Phone: 07780600261
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I am a mum to three children (three very different births and three very different babies!). I love supporting families during the special time of pregnancy; through joys and challenges and the wide variety of events that pregnancy and birth present. I am qualified in psychology, to a post graduate level, and im also a trainee counsellor which enhances my work with families. The central theme of my support is that there is no "right" birth and no one version of a hypnobirth. My families go into their birth with tools that work across the entire spectrum of what may come to pass in the delivery room. Crucially they feel better prepared to remain calm and in control, confident that they can potentialy achieve a comfortable and enjoyable birth.

I run The Nurture Hub which provides a variety of services to families both pre and post natal. We offer Hypnobirthing course and unlimited follow up but also packages of support incorporating pre/post natal massage, baby massage, pilatesa and yoga. In early 2018 we will be adding career counselling, therauptic counselling and breastfeeding support to our service list. However we are not a large corporation; we are two likeminded and experienced fmothers/carers, committed to suporting families in our community and developing fun and fullfilling relationships with our clients. I offer discounts on other services to my KGH clients and im happy to come to clients homes.

Linda Mortimer BSc., MSc., Pgce, D.Hyp, LAPHP, DipHb(KG) (read more)
Location: Orpington Kent
Phone: 07870822249
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I bring a unique set of skills to being a hypnobirthing teacher. I have been a Psychology teacher for 14 years. I am used to explaining complex information in a way that makes it clear and easy to understand, whether we are working individually or in groups. Many people have not been in a ‘classroom’ for many years and you may have apprehension about this which can get in the way of your learning. I am highly skilled at making you feel comfortable in learning situations, so that quickly you are able to take on board the information and skills you are looking for.


Added to this I am a qualified Hypnotherapist. I have a good appreciation and understanding of the relationship between the mind and body. I use a wide range of therapeutic skills including the power of language to help you bring about the change you are looking for. As a hypnobirthing teacher I can also help you overcome related fears and worries that may arise when we start talking about giving birth.


Kim Robinson (read more)
Location: South East London, Catford/Hither Green
Phone: 07730338924
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I'm Kim and I'm passionate about all things relating to pregnancy and birth. It all began when I was pregnant with my first and I read all the books available and watched 'One Born Every Minute' all the time. Fast forward 9 months and I sadly had a rather traumatic birth experience. So when I fell pregnant again 10 months later, I immediately felt anxious about the birth. I used hypnobirthing techniques to control the anxiety and fear. It taught me that birthing a baby is what a womans body was designed to and WILL do beautifully and subsequently the birth of my second child was healing, empowering and if I'm totally honest, life changing. I would go as far to say that nothing has defined me more as a person than my birth experiences and I would love to help people achieve the birth I had the second time round. 



Liat Koren (read more)
Location: N12
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Joelle Pike (read more)
Location: Body Birth and Babe Hypnobirthing
Phone: 07842884340
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My name is Joelle and I run Body Birth and Babe teaching KG Hypnobirthing classes.

I am an experienced midwife working on the birth centre at a large London hospital so have extensive first hand experience of the benefits of Hypnobirthing and how amazing it really is! For years I have been fascinated by how calm and in control Hypnomumma's are, and what a positive birth experience they achieve. This led me to persue my interest in Hypnobirthing and train as a KG Hypnobirthing teacher with Katherine Graves.

My teaching is very down to earth, light hearted and practical. I bring my expertise knowledge of birth and in-depth understanding of how the maternity services works to my teaching to equip parents with skills they need to navigate this system effectively and receive the care they want.

Bronwyn Silva (read more)
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Mary Flynn (read more)
Location: South London
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Bev Rognaldsen (read more)
Location: North London
Phone: 07903280816
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With a background in law and career in the city as a tax consultant I may not be what you think of when you visualise a hypnobirthing teacher! I was recommended by my client (she was insistent) to look into hypnobirthing nearly 10 years ago and it has changed my life profoundly:

Firstly, I discovered what my passion in life is.  I truly believe that everyone should be given the opportunity to understand the benefits of hypnobirthing and I do everything I can to facilitate that.  Secondly, I was lucky enough to discover hypnobirthing before my 1st birth and as a result my husband and I had two empowering calm births which we loved.  We are so grateful to the person who introduced us to hypnobirthing.

If you are vaguely interested in hypnobirthing, please get in contact and I would be more than happy, in fact, it would be a honour to be the person that introduces you to hypnobirthing. 


Hypnobirthing London

Hypnobirthing produces effective, more stress-free childbirth to the mother and baby through the use of hypnosis methods to create relaxation.  Our teachers are here to teach and support you, so that you can achieve this relaxation during your birthing for you and your baby.

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We have teachers throughout Central London and Greater London, which means that wherever you live in the capital, you should be able to find someone who can support you and teach you hypnobirthing techniques for when you give birth.  Each of them has been trained and assessed by us, so you can rest assured that whoever you choose, you will receive the best levels of support possible.

Our Core Principles

Each of our teachers also adheres to our code of practice, embracing ethics and best practice when teaching natural childbirth techniques, to enhance birthing for mothers.  We also ask them to promote hypnobirthing and natural childbirth, if they do not do so already, to help make it a more widespread choice for a mother and to become more widely understood, generally.

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