Alice Kirby BSc (Hons), HPD, CNHC (Reg.)
Cornwall hypnobirthing teacher...

Alice Hypnobirthing Cornwall
 
I'm a clinical hypnotherapist, childbirth educator, birth doula and mother with fifteen years of experience in the childbirth field. I live with my husband Andrew and our eight year old daughter Maya in the village of Praze-an-Beeble, Cornwall, England. 

Ethos...

Simplicity, quality and affordability. My approach to birth is holistic yet grounded. My practice is regulated and evidence-based. I pay close attention to the mind-body connection. I aim to inform and support you to become more confident and empowered, however you give birth.

Experience...

I achieved my first degree in psychology and counselling, then worked as a trainee midwife in London. I supported over 100 couples during birth and had the honour of personally 'catching' 22 babies at the beautiful 'Home-from-Home' birthing suite.

Preferring independent practice, I then trained as a childbirth educator, birth doula and worked with a couple of commercial hypnobirthing brands before launching my own independent Cornwall hypnobirthing classes in 2008. In addition, 'Hypnobirthing Online' has been running since 2013 and reaches families all over the world.

I hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD). This highly regarded hypnotherapy qualification is externally accredited by Ofqual recognised body NCFE. The HPD is fully compliant with the National Occupational Hypnotherapy Standards, and as such I'm a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) - the Royal College of Midwifery and Department of Health recommended register of practitioners, accredited by the Parliamentary Professional Standards Authority.


Qualifications
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  • Psychology & Counselling BSc (Hons), University of Roehampton, London, 2003

  • Diploma in Childbirth Education, Childbirth International, 2008

  • Midwifery Practice modules @ King's College London university:

    Principles of Midwifery Practice
    Developing Midwifery Practice
    Sexual Health Awareness
    Interprofessional Education
    Biological Basis of Assessment
    Psychosocial Context of Care
    Research Awareness for Practice
    Medical Problems and Childbirth
  • Midwifery placements @ Guys & St Thomas' Hospital Trust: 2003-2005

         Community
         Antenatal
         Postnatal
         Intrapartum (birth centre)
         Gynaecology ward and theatre

  • Trained to practitioner level and experienced in HypnoBirthing® The Mongan Method, 2008

  • Trained to practitioner level and experienced in Natal Hypnotherapy™, 2006

  • Doula UK recognised birth doula and Nurturing Birth certified birth doula, 2006

  • Active Birth Teacher modules 1&2 with Janet Balaskas, 2007