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  Nurture Sheffield

Supporting your journey through conception, pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

Counselling, Psychotherapy, EMDR
(DipHE Therapeutic Counselling), HPC Registered, MBACP

Rachel has 20 years counselling experience. She is particularly interested in women’s issues, having worked with women who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse since 1995. She has training in EMDR and Somatic Trauma Therapy, and is experienced with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rachel also specialises in eating disorders and obesity, and with issues of bereavement.

Rachel has a warm and friendly approach; she uses a range of therapies including Emotional Freedom Technique, Mindfulness, EMDR, CBT, NLP, and creative therapy. More recently she has become interested in Eco-therapy where sessions can be held outdoors, walking, or seated, in woodland/ or similar.

“The prospect of pregnancy can be daunting and emotions can feel overwhelming. It’s not uncommon for longstanding issues to feel more difficult to manage, or issues may be triggered and re-emerge. Many women feel more stressed or anxious than they’d realised, and this can also place increased pressure on their relationships”

Rachel also offers holistic therapeutic massage, and Ayurvedic based massage therapy both balancing the body and mind through the medium of oil massage.

Rachel is based in Netheredge, and can be contacted on 07725356266


Midwife and Shiatsu Therapist
(Bsc, BMedSci, Dip, MRSS)

Natalie has worked as a midwife in Sheffield since 2006, first in the hospital setting and then as a community midwife. She has a particular interest in research and evidence based practice and the integration of complementary therapies into NHS maternity services.  She completed a literature review for her Midwifery Studies degree dissertation on the evidence base for acupuncture/acupressure for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and is currently undertaking a MSc in Clinical Research. 

Natalie completed a three year Shiatsu diploma in December 2011 and then a diploma in Pregnancy, labour and postnatal Shiatsu.  Natalie is a registered member of the Shiatsu Society UK and undertakes regular CPD training. 

"The evidence shows that shiatsu is a therapy that can benefit everyone regardless of age, gender or sex, however during the transition to motherhood I feel shiatsu is a safe therapy for women that provides a space to connect with their changing body and their baby."

Contact Natalie on 07723377935


Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Massage Therapist

(MBAcC, MRSS(t), P.G.Dip Ac)

Annette has been practicing therapies for over 12 years and has experience supporting women, birth partners and couples during their pregnancy journey, focusing on pre-conception health, pregnancy and the post natal phase.  She has completed CPD training in pregnancy and child birth. She also teaches Shiatsu at the Northern School of Shiatsu.  She has worked with women experiencing and recovering from the effects of abuse since 1996 and is aware that sadly, for some, pregnancy can be a time of heightened stress and vulnerability. Annette is keen to support women in harnessing their power and strength, support in building attachment with their child and regaining a sense of control.

Annette’s experience of community work inspired her to co-found Sheffield's first multibed/low cost acupuncture clinic. She now enjoys running 4 Good Health alongside other therapists committed to the ethos of making therapies more accessible.

More recently, Annette became a mum herself and is truly inspired by her son and the Acupuncture and Shiatsu support she received both prior to becoming pregnant, during her pregnancy and at home during labour.

She has a down to earth approach and is happy to be contacted with any questions (07790276565)

Kris McKeown


Kris has been interested in pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding since her first child was born in 2008. 

Between 2010 and 2013, Kris taught movement-based antenatal classes with an emphasis on understanding the physical and emotional aspects of physiological birth, and building women's confidence in their ability to birth. 

In 2013, Kris decided that she wanted to move away from teaching group classes and work more closely with pregnant women and their families, and began working as a doula. In November 2013, she attended the Paramana information days taught by Michel Odent and Liliana Lammers. Kris is a member of Doula UK, has worked through their mentorship program and is now a recognised birth doula.

She has also been an accredited breastfeeding counsellor since December 2011.

Kris can be contacted by email or via her website


IIR & Maternity Reflexologist, Reiki Practitioner & Master Teacher, NLP Coach,

EFT Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, 

SRN, RSCN, CMB1, RHV, LLB Law(Hons), Maternity

Reflexology, Dip.Hyp, Dip Hypnobirthing.

Lesley has been a Complementary Therapist since 2007, and was previously a nurse and health visitor with a midwifery qualification. 

She offers Reflexology for: Pre-Conception, Pregnancy, and Post-Natal; Emotional Freedom Technique; Reiki; Reiki 1 & 2 Degree Levels, Hypnobirthing classes for couples;  Easibirthing® Fertility Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

These therapies offer you time away in a comforting place to focus purely on yourself.  

Her therapy room is conveniently located in Ecclesall in South Sheffield.

Lesley is an IIR Reflexologist, and a member of MFHT, VRT Practitioner Network, 

Registered Maternity Reflexologist,  Easibirthing® Fertility Hypnotic Practitioner,

Hypnobirthing Association, & NCH. 

Lesley can be contacted on: 

0114 2353239 or 07542556587 



or visit her website

Massage Therapist, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Teaching baby massage.

RM, Dip Hol Mass, Dip Arom ITEC, Dip Reflex, IM Cert.

Melinda has worked as an NHS nurse and midwife for the last 30 years. Over the last 14 years she has qualified in a variety of complementary therapies to enhance her care for women.  For 7 years she ran a complementary therapy service in the maternity hospital one day a week and incoporated her therapies into her usual midwifery practice.  

"I have found the use of these therapies very powerful in supporting women through pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period."

Melinda currently works as a labour ward midwife but offers the complementary therapies privately from her therapy room in Meersbrook.

Melinda can be contacted on: 



Shiatsu Therapist
RGN, RSCN, BA (hons)

Sally is a qualified paediatric, neonatal nurse and shiatsu therapist.  

Sally has 28 years NHS experience of working with infants in a Special Care Baby Unit and with children and their families in a variety of Paediatric settings. She is currently a Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in Sheffield.  

Sally graduated from Northern School of Shiatsu in Dec 2011 and now works from 4Good Health Clinic.

"A holistic approach is essential in pregnancy and shiatsu combines deep relaxation, balance and it motivates greater individual self- confidence. 

Sally understands the importance  of combining the use of shiatsu therapy in the support of women and their partners alongside a more traditional medical approach.

Sally is fully insured and registered with The Shiatsu Society (UK) She attends regular CPD updates.

Sally can be contacted for more information on 07890 589037


Elizabeth (Libby) Phillips MSc (chiro) DC Doctor of Chiropractic

Libby Phillips graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in 2002 with BSc (hons) Human Sciences (chiro) and MSc (Chiropractic). She worked in clinics in Harrogate, Doncaster and Retford and as a locum in York before becoming the proprietor of S1 Chiropractic in October 2006, where she continues to provide quality chiropractic healthcare to the residents and workers within and around the Sheffield city centre (S1) area.


With over 9 years of clinical practice behind her, Libby offers knowledge and experience in the treatment and management of a wide variety of neuromusculoskeletal problems. Libby has undergone extensive post graduate training in a range of areas, particularly those of spinal rehabilitation and conservative care of pregnant women.


Libby has been a member of the British Chiropractic Association since 2002. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council (number 01859) and has specialist status with PPP. Libby is also a member of the International Chiropractic Paediatrics Association (ICPA) and is a certified practitioner of the Webster Technique.


Libby can be contacted on 07900951980


Sue Coult 
Pilates instructor
Pre and Postnatal muscle Releasing massage
Holistic Core Restore® Coach 

Sue has worked as a physio in the NHS since 1990 until 2014.  She trained in Pilates with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute)  in 2010 and now teaches Pilates classes to increase strength, flexibility and control, also for Mums-To Be and New Mums.  Staying active, flexible and toned in pregnancy helps your postnatal recovery and can shorten labours.

Sue also runs workshops for mums-to-be and their partners on Rebozo techniques and acupressure. 

Sue has also trained as a Holistic Core Restore® Coach and runs regular classes and 1:1 to improve pelvic health with movement and diastasis healing. 

Sue runs most of her classes at Ecclesall Parish Hall on Ringinglow Road, S11, althoug her postnatal class is located at Primrose Children's Centre, S6.

Massage is at your home using her massage table or your bed.

Sue is a member of the APPI and is insured through Balens insurance.

Sue can be contacted on 07877307930 /