OUR TEAM

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KAREN DITCHFIELD

Founder of Haven & Base, Children's Sleep Advisor & Parenting Coach.

BSc Midwifery, BSc Public Health: Health Visiting, Dip HE Children's Sleep, MSc Attachment Theory

Karen has been working with expectant parents, babies, young children and families for over 20 years as a midwife, health visitor, children's sleep advisor, parenting educator and baby massage and baby yoga instructor.

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LISA BRISTOW

Haven & Base Nurture Practitioner & Occupational Therapist.

BSc Psychology (with Social Work), PG Dip Health Through Occupation, Level 1 Ayres Sensory Integration Theory.

Lisa has a background in occupational therapy and mental- health and has worked in a variety of roles within NHS mental health services and across all age groups.

Most recently, Lisa is working towards full accreditation in sensory integration to help support young families with additional needs and developmental trauma.

Lisa is passionate about mental health well-being and has a special interest and qualifications in; mindfulness, life coaching and counselling skills.

Since becoming a mother herself 8 years ago Lisa knew instinctively that she wanted to use her skills and experience to support expectant and new parents.

It is Lisa's mission within the Haven & Base workshops to create a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment for parents and their little ones to attend where; ideas can be shared and evidenced based information given that allows a parent and their infant to develop strong healthy relationships from bump to baby.