Sakina Ballard

Clinical Member

Areas of expertise:


Hypnobirthing & Antenatal Teacher

Who am I?

I am a KGH Dip Hypnobirthing & Antenatal teacher since 2015, as well as being a trained Coach & Mentor.  In 2017 I founded my own trauma-informed and person-centred course with Real Birth Project, offering those transitioning through birth practical and judgement-free tools to support their physical and emotional wellbeing.

I have also been trained in loss, bereavement and birth trauma and have a particular interest in reflecting on diversity and  impact on individual journeys, as well as thinking more widely about communities, experiences and emotional needs.

I work within NHS and outside supporting mothers and parents navigate the transitions through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

You might want to see me if:

You are planning for your birth, whether it be your first or further and would like support to navigate your options, have tools that feel personalised to you and a safe space to reflect on your journey and hopes, especially if you have experienced previous complexity through fertility, pregnancy, birth or postnatally.

Working individually, or with a partner 1:1 can be a useful time to pause and tune into the transition and what it means for you, as well as have some guidance to discover what feels important to you through the journey.

My style:

My work has a compassionate and trauma-informed base, focussing on processes and needs over the outcome. I work towards your goals, offering space, listening and reflective clarity on what these may be.  Together we work with tools, information and take time to process your questions and previous experiences, creating some space for you to discover your next steps.

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