My name is Sarah and I am a married mother of 2 teenagers. I have faced challenges in my life which I have learnt to overcome. I initially trained and worked as a nursery nurse, specialising in maternity practice taking care of newborn’s and supporting families to establish routines and positive sleep habits. I recognise how life changing becoming a parent can be and nothing could have prepared me for the emotional pull of becoming a mother for the first time. I empathise with new parents and strive to support them to ensure the transition to parenthood is an enjoyable and positive experience.
I progressed to training as a paediatric nurse and gained experience working with young people who are experiencing mental health issues.
I am passionate about improving outcomes for young people and assisting them and supporting with strategies which will promote positive mental and physical health to encourage a healthy lifestyle and positive attitude through adolescence.
I have decided to train as a psychotherapist and will be working towards my qualifications during the next few years. I am also working towards my fitness qualifications to enable me to teach fitness classes to support my passion to improve overall health outcomes for all. I will be developing classes appropriate for all members of the community by the end of the year.
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R.S.C.N Paediatric Nurse
N.N.E.B Diploma in Nursery nursing
MNT Maternity Parctitioner
MNT Sleep Trainer
Diploma in CBT
DBT to support self-harm
Mental Health in Adolescents
Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills (qualify July 2019)
ETM Level 2 fitness trainer (qualify October 2019)
Studying towards nutrition coach and psychotherapist
1997: Qualified as a Nursery Nurse, nanny job caring for new-born & 12 month old baby boys.
1999: Maternity nanny job caring for new-born twins, establishing routines and overnight care.
Jan – June 2000: Maternity nanny job 24hr care of new-born, supported with establishing breastfeeding and assisted with care of older siblings to allow mum quality time with all 3 children.
June – Sept 2000: various posts in London supporting parents with routines, weaning off breastfeeding and sleep training toddlers.
Sept 2000 – June 2003: University to train as Paediatric Nurse. Worked as a night nanny for various families, including a set of triplets and 2 sets of twins.
June 2003 – Nov 2004: worked as a paediatric nurse at Luton & Dunstable hospital.
Nov 2004 – March 2009: full time mum to my own children.
March 2009 – Sept 2012: Paediatric Nursing in children’s A&E at Luton & Dunstable and MK Hospitals.
Sept 2012 – Jan 2014: school matron at secondary school offering mental health support to students.
2014 – 2016: Paediatric Nursing Milton Keynes Hospital A&E.
2016 – 2017: self-employed maternity practitioner supporting many families in MK with establishing routines, enabling families to attend activities with multiple babies, sleep training advice and breastfeeding support.
2017 – 2019: worked in the 0-19 service in Milton Keynes as a nurse in the school nursing team.
May 2019: set up SLP Support Services.