As with adolescence, some cruise through it, some struggle. So many factors influence how you enter and experience motherhood, from your own childhood, to your finances, your relationships, and your pregnancy.
After 15 years of specialising in anxiety & child attachment, this much is clear: our first 1000 days have a life-long impact on our emotional wellbeing. That’s why I’m all about supporting mums & bubs through Matrescence with coaching, classes & e-courses - I really do think it’s the foundation for raising happy, healthy humans.
…that therapy really has the power to change lives. I would know because it changed mine. I recall leaving my therapist’s office at aged 23, blown away by how different I felt, not just emotionally but physically. I’d been asked questions that nobody had ever asked me, and that set me on a path to experiencing life in a radically healthier, more empowered way. I’m here to hold that sacred space for you, so that you can PAUSE and reconnect with what really matters in your life.
…about the whole you - how you nourish yourself, your social circle, your daily rituals, your beliefs, you relationship, your deep driving desires… I enjoy exploring what its like to be you in the world, and teasing out the layers and threads that might have otherwise never been visible. More than anything, I love watching the people I work with unfold and bloom before my eyes - it is such an honour to be part of that journey of self-reclamation.
….as naturally and intuitively as possible. I follow a plant-based diet, practice natural stress-relieving techniques, and make therapeutic, non-toxic candles & remedies for fun. I also believe in natural parenting - bed-sharing and breast-feeding to our own intuitive tune (not society’s), and always, always hugging it out. There really is no such thing as a spoilt baby, mama; breathe them in and hold them close - “the days are long but the years are short”.
Jerilee Claydon is a UK-based Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with over 15 years experience supporting adults & children overcome anxiety and achieve positive change. She’s deeply committed to preventative mental health through Matrescence support, attachment parenting education and mindfulness practices. Her approach is bespoke & integrative, grounded in neuroscience, and infused with warmth, down-to-earth pragmatism, and humour.
Jerilee holds a Post Graduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent’s University, London. She is a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribes to the BACP Code of Ethics. She’s also a member of the UKCP - the mark of quality for high standards of training, professional and ethical practice from one of the largest national organisations for psychotherapy.
Jerilee is certified in parent psycho education from the Gottman institute in Seattle USA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the New Born Observation (NBO) Brazelton technique and mindful Birthing.
She offers both online and in-person psychotherapy and coaching programs; teaches PAUSE - her signature mother-baby classes; and offers parenting e-courses.
Outside of her private practice, Jerilee works with the Katie Piper foundation for burns victims, and counsels international students for a private tuition school in Mayfair London. She’s been invited as a guest expert on baby attachments and parenting for the Mothercare brand, and been asked to guest speak at Tri yoga postnatal and pregnancy yoga trainings for Naida Narain. Jerilee has also worked with a Pregnancy Crisis centre, the bereavement charity Cruse, and the children's charity; A Place 2 be.