Bryony Vickers MBCAP
Yoga teacher, Counsellor,
Since having my first child at 23 I have always had an interest in supporting others through the journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. As an adult, I studied permaculture and sustainability and have worked in both Australia and the UK in community engagement roles supporting groups to work towards environmental responsibility and community cohesion.
I have practised yoga in various forms since 2002 and discovered Birthlight during my second pregnancy. I attended the local Birthlight from pregnancy through to baby yoga classes. I was so inspired by the ethos of Birthlight and the positive effect it had on my whole family through this journey.
I now teach Birthlight inspired classes from pregnancy through baby and toddlerhood. I provide private session with families through the exciting journey of growing, birthing and caring for their children and offer sessions to heal after difficult perinatal experiences.
I previously provided classes within the Small Steps Together team in Ormiston Families, providing online sessions for women who were struggling with mental health and wellness needs and also trained teachers for Birthlight International, delivering courses in Germany, Australia, Ireland and the UK. I also worked in Cambridge as birth and postnatal Doula.
I am a qualified counsellor and run a private practice in Cambridge and online.
I know from my personal and professional experience that the ways we are supported and our experiences through this time of our lives are incredibly important for both parents and children.
In my spare time I love to spend as much time as possible with my gorgeous family, do various crafty things, practice yoga and meditation and have my hands in the soil.
I undertake all my work with a LGBTQIA+ affirming, neurodivergent affirming and anti-racist stance.
Each year, I do a minimum of 30hrs of CPD to expand my knowledge, understanding and perspectives to better support those I work with.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability from Murdoch University, Australia.
Zenways Yoga teacher (200hrs).
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Doula Preparation course
Birthlight Traning: Baby Yoga Diploma; Baby Massage; Toddler Yoga; Childbirth Preparation; Pregnancy Yoga for Maternity Professionals; Postnatal Yoga.
Birthlight tutor (teacher trainer).
3 Step Rewind Practitioner (for birth trauma and phobias).
Independent Hypnobirthing practitioner
Online and Telephone counselling