About Nicola Nelson
"Allow me to hold space for you"
Each person I work with is living their own unique story and carries their own wisdoms, both the parents and professionals whom I serve. I approach each with a beginners mind and in so doing am privileged to make each one my teacher.
A Midwife for 22 years I am now committed to supporting, training and mentoring others to achieve their full potential as a Compassionate Birth Worker.
Provider of my own, unique Compassionate Hypnobirthing Teacher Training. I created this programme in response to the needs expressed by many established and aspiring Hypnobirthing practitioners, many of whom felt that there was a 'missing element' to the trainings available to them. Compassionate Hypnobirthing is immersive and provides you with the opportunities to bring mindfulness and self-compassion to your own life so you can empower your clients to do the same. It is fully mentored and private training options are also available. Training groups are small and personal so I always have the space to build a very authentic mentoring relationship with my students.
Midwife: Until 2016 worked as a Community Midwife Team Leader in Hackney, east London and have been a Midwife for 22 years and a Registered Nurse for 27 years. Born in Cornwall; my career has taken me from Devon to the Australian Out Back to inner City London and a few other places besides. I trained as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner (Dip.Hb) with KG Hypnobirthing in 2012 and then as a Professional Hypnotherapist in 2014. I am trained in the use of Rebozo scarf massage, Western Medical Acupuncture, Moxibustion for breech and Aromatherapy in my Midwifery practice. I hold the Nursing & Midwifery Teaching & Assessing qualification (997) and am trained in Clinical Supervision. I am an experienced breastfeeding supporter having trained with UNICEF, also going on to complete the UNICEF Train the Trainer programme. I also gained skills and formal training in numerous therapeutic techniques during my 9 years working as a Specialist Midwife in Drug and Alcohol Services including, Compassionate Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing Technique. I am a trained Practice Supervisor with particular skills in Safeguarding Supervision having trained with the NSPCC.
Soul Midwife: I currently have the privilege of working part time as a Hospice Nurse. I am a trained Soul Midwife and Professional (general) Hypnotherapist (Dip.Hyp). I apply my skills of Compassionate Mindfulness to this loving work. I work along side my lifelong friend Angela Conway providing heart centred compassionate care to the dying and their families as the West Country Soul Midwives.
Nicola Nelson 07904 658 664 firstname.lastname@example.org
RN, RM, Dip He(m), MHbA, UNICEF certificate in the management of breastfeeding, member of the Association of Radical Midwives and the Hypnobirthing Association, certificate in aromatherapy applied to Midwifery Practice, certificate in Moxibustion for breech presentation. Rebozo Practitioner and Compassionate Post Partum Practitioner.
Nicola's Midwifery and Nursing Qualifications are registered with The Nursing and Midwifery Council www.nmc-uk.org
Professional indemnity Insurance provided by the Royal College of Nursing www.rcn.org.uk
She has written a module for the Department of Health's Healthy Child Programme: www.e-lfh.org.uk/projects/healthychild/