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Having a successful career and a family doesn’t have to lead to postnatal depression and burnout.

You can improve your mental health, embrace parenthood and continue to work at the highest level. Whether or not we take time away from the workplace, pregnancy and parenthood can leave us vulnerable to pre and post natal depression, birth trauma, burnout, feeling unfulfilled in your dream job, imposter syndrome, and career anxiety.  But that doesn’t have to be your reality.

Preparing for birth (mentally and physically), understanding how our minds work and learning to work with them and addressing any mental health struggles as they arise are key to being present and fulfilled at work and home.

In fact, learning how to work with your brain can help you to reach your full potential at work and be the parent you want to be. Your problem-solving capabilities can flourish and your capacity to deal with complex challenges can actually increase as you adapt to parenthood.

Some work environments contribute to poor mental health for parents. Workplaces need to prioritise the mental well-being of the team in order for them to perform at their best. This helps avoid high turnover, staff sickness due to stress, low productivity, and conflict within the team.

You can improve your mental health, embrace parenthood and continue to work at the highest level. Whether or not we take time away from the workplace, pregnancy and parenthood can leave us vulnerable to pre and post natal depression, birth trauma, burnout, feeling unfulfilled in your dream job, imposter syndrome, and career anxiety.  But that doesn’t have to be your reality. 

Preparing for birth (mentally and physically), understanding how our minds work and learning to work with them and addressing any mental health struggles as they arise are key to being present and fulfilled at work and home.

In fact, learning how to work with your brain can help you to reach your full potential at work and be the parent you want to be. Your problem-solving capabilities can flourish and your capacity to deal with complex challenges can actually increase as you adapt to parenthood.

Some work environments contribute to poor mental health for parents. Workplaces need to prioritise the mental well-being of the parents in their team in order for them to perform at their best. This helps avoid high turnover, staff sickness due to stress, low productivity, and conflict within the team.

 

If you are pregnant or a parent who wants to optimise your own mental wellbeing at home and at work, or if you know you need to prioritise the mental wellbeing of your team, we have services to help.

 If you are pregnant or a parent who wants to optimise your own mental wellbeing at home and at work, or if you know you need to prioritise the mental wellbeing of your team, we have services to help.

woman thinking about why some women get postnatal depression

I want to optimise my mental health

Psychological therapy can help with pre or post natal depression, recovery from birth trauma, burnout, imposter syndrome, anxiety or lack of enjoyment in life.

Pregnancy

I want to prepare for birth and parenthood

Worried about birth or struggling to enjoy pregnancy? Find out how hypnobirthing and/or psychological therapy can help you feel calm, empowered and excited about your birth.

I want to train my team

My team’s performance is suffering and I know workplace stress and burnout are part of the problem.

woman thinking about why some women get postnatal depression

I need help with pre or post natal depression, recovery from birth trauma, burnout, imposter syndrome, anxiety or lack of enjoyment in my life.

Do you:

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Find small things overwhelming?

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Feel stressed or anxious at home or in the workplace?

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Worry about your career progress so much that you can’t focus?

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Find it hard to enjoy life and family time?

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Struggle with imposter syndrome and/or perfectionism?

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Feel empty, cynical, and burned out?

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Feel unfulfilled even though you have your “dream job”?

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Experience physical discomfort like IBS, headaches, difficulty sleeping?

You might have been told that feelings of depression, anxiety, burnout, and physical illness are all part and parcel of juggling a high-powered career and a family but the truth is they don’t have to be.

I’m a Clinical Psychologist who helps parents to be the parents they want to be while navigating fulfilling and exciting careers.  You don’t need a diagnosis to work with me. In fact, I prefer to focus on you as a person rather than your diagnosis. Besides, there is no clinical diagnosis for overwhelming stress and burnout. We’re all susceptible to things like leadership burnout, imposter syndrome, and feeling unfulfilled in your dream job and pregnancy and parenthood throw new, significant challenges our way every day.

Many of my clients ask: “why can’t I enjoy life more?” This is a common question amongst high-powered, successful people. You’re so busy balancing work and family life that you don’t find enjoyment in the life you’ve created.

I also work a lot with people who struggle with imposter syndrome. This doesn’t have to be you. I’ll help you reach down deep and find the true leader, entrepreneur, partner, and parent that you are.

As a clinical psychologist, parent, and entrepreneur myself I understand the emotional rollercoaster that comes with success and leadership. If you work with me I will help you understand why your brain and body are reacting to stress in this way. I’ll help you see how you can optimise your working life to reduce the symptoms of burnout and unlock your full leadership potential.

 

When you book an appointment we will allocate you, either to me personally, or to the Clinical Psychologist on our team who can help you most effectively. We have expert psychologists who specialise in parenthood, trauma, work-life balance, burnout and health conditions. 

Dr Rosie Gilderthorp, Online Clinical Psychologist
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Issues we’ll address

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Anxiety

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Birth trauma (or other trauma)

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Sleep difficulties

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IBS

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Depression (pre and post natal)

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Lack of enjoyment in life

These issues don’t have to hold you back from feeling fulfilled in your dream job and your family life. You don’t need to go through life wondering why you can’t enjoy it. Pre and post natal depression, burnout and imposter syndrome don’t need to plague you. Most importantly, you don’t need to battle anxiety, difficulty sleeping, IBS, depression, panic attacks, and more to enjoy life and work.

I’ll help you find ways to enjoy work and home life more. Together we’ll find ways to manage pre and postnatal depression, career anxiety, perfectionism, and burnout.

My team’s performance is suffering and I know workplace stress and burnout are part of the problem.

A business IS its people. You cannot have a productive, healthy business without investing in the psychological health of your workforce.

‘For every £1 spent by employers on mental health interventions, they get £5 back in reduced absence, presenteeism and staff turnover’ (Deloitte)

 

‘56% of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don’t feel they have the right training or guidance’ (Mind)

 

I work with teams and leadership to address the psychological difficulties faced in the workplace. If your team’s mental health is a primary focus, your workplace environment will improve and you’ll avoid leadership burnout and workplace stress.