My name is Carly Harding-Jones and I am a KG Hypnobirthing Practitioner and a hypnobirthing mum. I am also a doula and qualified aromatherapist, as well as studying to become a reflexologist and breastfeeding counsellor.
I offer hypnobirthing courses across West London, including Chiswick, Acton, Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, Kensington and beyond.
I started my journey by overhearing about hypnobirthing classes and I soon booked to attend at 7 months pregnant. I had no idea what to expect and was apprehensive about my imminent birth and motherhood. I could never have imagined having the tools to feel as confident and calm as I did in the lead up, during and after my birth.
My own positive and empowering experience gave me the desire and confidence to further my learning by becoming a teacher. I felt so passionately about the antenatal, birthing and postnatal period that I decided to change career entirely.
I dedicate most my spare time to research within the birth world and never bore of listening to mothers and mothers-to-be. It really is a privilege to support parents and families at this important time. I enjoy studying and can often be found essay writing and researching for continuing personal development.
I believe in a healthy mind, a healthy body and I like to advocate for mental health awareness. Alongside this, I love being outdoors and can often be found in the park with my pooch, talking about essential oil benefits or socialising at the nearest cafe!
It would be a pleasure to walk this incredible and fulfilling path with you.
Qualifications & Membership
'I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about our wonderful post-natal doula experience with Carly. I contacted Carly in the run up to baby number 2 as I was conscious that we were in need of a bit of support and mothering. I had little experience of bringing a small baby straight home from the hospital (our first baby spent 3 weeks in NICU). Carly was very sensitive and empathetic towards our personal circumstances and experience. We were quite unprepared for the emotional and practical whirlwind of bringing home a tiny baby and the blur of colic, feeding and sleeping patterns, not to mention hormones, recovering from a c-section and change of family dynamics; all of which Carly supported us with. She has been an invaluable source of emotional and practical support for the whole family. She is a great listener, asks open questions, encourages you to find your own answers. She is very calm and considered and is very knowledgeable about birth, the post-natal period and breastfeeding; all of which is evidenced-based and is underpinned by detailed esearch and continued professional development. She supported me in hospital in the days after my c-section and then at home, helped me to become comfortable with caring for a small baby, provided breastfeeding support, helped us with tasks around the home, bonded with our older baby, listened and gave us confidence as a family, and many more invaluable things... I only wish we'd had her around when our first baby was born :) - Deborah, 2nd-time mum