Alice Rosemary BSc (Hons), HPD, CNHC (Reg)

Cornwall hypnobirthing doula Alice Rosemary
hypnobirthing classes in cornwall
Online hypnobirthing class
doula west cornwall


I'm a c
linical hypnotherapist, antenatal teacher and doula. I live with my husband Andrew and our nine year old daughter Maya in the village of Praze-an-Beeble in Cornwall (here's Maya's homebirth story)


I grew up in the Cornish countryside and really appreciate the peace and simplicity of a quiet life... The values of my homegrown little business are quality, authenticity and affordability. My practice is down-to-earth, holistic, woman-centred and evidence-based. I aim to inform and support you to become more confident and empowered, however you give birth.


I've trained with leading international experts including Janet Balaskas, Michel Odent, Adam Eason, Kicki Hansard and Maggie Howell. My degree was in psychology and counselling, before catching 22 babies as a 3rd year trainee midwife in London. Following further training in doula'ing, childbirth education, hypnobirthing, and clinical hypnotherapy, I launched Cornwall hypnobirthing classes in 2007 and founded Hypnobirthing Online in 2012.

An approved provider...

Most hypnobirthing teachers are certified by a commercial brand following a 5 day course. However, t
he Department of Health recommends that complementary practitioners are chosen from a Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care accredited register. The authority reports to Parliament and also oversees the General Medical Council, and Nursing & Midwifery Council. 

As an accredited CNHC registrant I have achieved the highly regarded Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (HPD), which is externally validated by Ofqual awarding body NCFE and mapped to the Skills for Health National Occupational Standards for hypnotherapy. The course was 1 year (including a 65,000 word portfolio!) CNHC registrants abide by a strict code of ethics, undertake regular reflective CPD to update our skills and have sufficient professional and public liability insurance

Regulation and standards

Qualifications, certificates and credits...

  • Midwifery Practice (180 L4/5 credits) - Kings College London & Guys & St Thomas' NHS Trust: 2003 - 2006

  • Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma (45 L4 credits) - National Council for Hypnotherapy: 2012/13

  • Psychology & Counselling BSc (Hons) - Roehampton University: 2000 - 2003

  • Childbirth Education Diploma - Childbirth International: 2006
  • HypnoBirthing® (Mongan Method) Practitioner (RCM accredited): 2007

  • Natal Hypnotherapy™ Practitioner: 2006

  • Birth Doula - Nurturing Birth: 2007, Doula UK 'recognised': 2011

  • Active Birth - Janet Balaskas Active Birth Centre: 2006

  • Aromatherapy (AAPA) - Carole Preen 2007/8