I am very excited to be launching something completely new and unique called TalkWalks.
TalkWalks is my 1:1 support for pregnant women and mums. They are one hour walking appointments with me in your local park to talk about whatever you need to offload! We can discuss anything you are currently struggling with and plan for the next stage together; leaving you feeling understood and supported. These sessions draw on all my knowledge of the perinatal period and motherhood and include a follow up message with suggestions to help you move forwards.
By holding this space for you in nature I am encouraging you to put your wellbeing first by getting out and walking.
The sessions are super flexible and meet you wherever you are on your motherhood journey, (whether you're pregnant or somewhere postpartum). Walking and talking with no distractions helps you to stay present and really focus on yourself for the duration of the meeting.
Walking meetings also break down barriers, as often people feel less self conscious and it can lead to creative solutions to problems as you think 'outside the box' when outside.
Some suggested topics we could discuss that I have experience supporting women with- miscarriage, trouble conceiving, pregnancy, birth planning, postnatal planning, motherhood struggles in general, maternal mental health disorders, birth trauma, changes to relationships, self care, finding yourself again.
Parks I run these sessions in;
Crystal Palace Park
High Elms Country Park
Beckenham Place Park
Whytleafe Recreation Ground
South Norwood Country Park
If I can help I will so please give me a shout if there is a topic or park you'd like to discuss/meet at that isn't listed.
*Please note that I am not a therapist and my 1:1 and group support are not a replacement for medical support or advice for anyone diagnosed with PND, PTSD or any other health issue.
Introductory price of
£35 per session
or 2 for £60
To learn a bit more about the benefits of walking meetings watch this fab Ted talk;
“Absolutely loved my TalkWalk with Charlotte in Beckenham Place Park this morning. I was lucky enough to grab a free pilot session with Charlotte who is introducing her Talkwalks in the New Year. A TalkWalk is a ‘walking appointment’ with Charlotte who is a pre & postnatal Doula. During the walk a pregnant woman or mum can chat about anything she needs support with. It’s a chance to just talk and get things off your chest. I found my chat with Charlotte so helpful, I bounced out the park this morning, feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Talking is a great therapy, but combining the talking with a walk around a beautiful park is doubly therapeutic.” Melanie
“I had the chance to share a free sample walk with Charlotte before she fully launched her services. There’s nothing quite like it for mums out there and it’s such a fab idea. Walking side by side in nature got rid of any awkwardness and helped conversation flow towards the personal subjects I wanted to explore within a few minutes. Charlotte is very empathetic, dynamic and friendly and listened carefully, never probed nor pressured, offered gentle guidance and advice, and was also able to share her knowledge about steps to take if I wanted things to be different in my next pregnancy. It would have been so wonderful to meet Charlotte when I felt a bit lost and isolated with my newborn. I thoroughly recommend her walks.” Helene
“It's so encouraging to know that Charlotte's focus is on mums. Raising children is hard and having the opportunity to say so is really powerful. It felt like such a safe space which I really needed. Thank you so much!” Melissa