The Nurture Hub

The Nurture Hub

Mental health and wellbeing support through pregnancy and beyond

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Miriam did a Q&A and video for Welldoing.org

Miriam did a Q&A and video for Welldoing.org

“My younger clients often talk about therapy like they talk about going to the gym and I really like that. They don’t wait until they feel desperate and they don’t think they are ‘broken’. I wish everyone knew they don’t have to wait until they […]

Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance?

Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance?

I recently wrote an article for Etre Vous exploring the impact of the trend for an ‘age zero’ appearance’. Are you striving for an Age Zero appearance? Read the article over at Etre Vous

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

Why Do We Still Get that Back to School Feeling As Adults?

As summer draws to a close, we might – even as adults – get that creeping back-to-school feeling. September can often signal a time of change and new beginnings.

Counsellor Miriam Christie agrees: “This back-to-school kind of feeling is not a positive energy for everyone. The air starts to bite, the days become darker and the night sets in earlier and earlier. For some, at best, it is a return to the mundane after the escape of summer holidays. At worst, it is tied up with age-old feelings of apprehension, low mood, anxiety and fear.”

Read the full article at Welldoing.org

What is Integrative Therapy?

What is Integrative Therapy?

There are numerous types of therapy – integrative therapists use a range of techniques – but is the therapy type important? Counsellor Miriam Christie explores the most vital ingredient in successful therapy: the relationship between therapist and client. Do a quick Google search of ‘what […]

How social media can affect our body image

How social media can affect our body image

Impressionable minds: we take a closer look at the rise of mental health issues as a result of using social media. Research by wellbeing brand Soul Analyse looked at the impact social media is having on people’s mental health. Over 2000 adults were asked about […]

Three in four of us have skin conditions that affect body confidence

Three in four of us have skin conditions that affect body confidence

76 per cent of people say that they feel their skin condition has affected overall body confidence.

Each of the 842 respondents to a body confidence study said that their skin conditions had affected one or more elements in their life, including body confidence, finances, work, family, relationships, health and wellbeing.

The survey was created to gain a better understanding of patient experiences of living with skin conditions, including how it impacts their life and how much money they spend trying to combat it with skincare products.

Read the full article at EtreVous.com

Sleep solutions: four easy to action tips

Sleep solutions: four easy to action tips

Getting quality slumber is key to our wellbeing – look forward to a sound night’s sleep with our advice. If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, especially in these unsettling times, you are not alone. A survey by the National Sleep Foundation […]

The rise in facial dysmorphia and appearance anxiety

The rise in facial dysmorphia and appearance anxiety

Experts are concerned that ‘Love Island-style’ beauty standards added to anxiety caused by the pandemic are causing an increase in the number of people developing Facial Dysmorphia, a distorted view of their facial appearance. The first survey on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) in young people […]

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

The rise of age anxiety – are you a sufferer?

Aesthetic experts and mental health practitioners alike are raising concerns about increasing requests to be completely wrinkle-free. Is the rhetoric around ‘anti-ageing’ starting to make us feel that ageing itself is a bad thing?

Read the full article at EtreVous.com

De-stress with the Japanese art of forest bathing

De-stress with the Japanese art of forest bathing

The Japanese pastime of forest bathing may have something to offer the stressed out west, according to wellbeing experts. The ancient Japanese art of shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) combines mindfulness techniques with the therapeutic powers of the natural environment to reduce stress and is now one […]


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Welcome to the Nurture Hub

Welcome to the Nurture Hub

The Nurture Hub aims to support women and their families to live well at every life-stage, from family planning to pregnancy onwards.

We were inspired to create an organisation that made it easy for busy people to access mental health and wellbeing support in once place.

We currently offer perinatal counselling, active birth sessions, birth debriefing sessions, one to one yoga and hypnobirthing.

We aim to develop mental health and wellbeing services that grow with you, developing in-depth knowledge of your individual needs. From fertility counselling to helping you enjoy an empowering birth experience and postnatal support, we are here there to support you.

Watch this space and follow us on our budding Facebook page where we’ll share information about new events and special offers.

We aim to grow as our families grow and will develop further courses and classes in response to your changing needs and milestones. We are based in South Norwood in South East London and can also arrange to visit you locally at home.

Chanelle Thornton
Chanelle is a KGH qualified hypnobirthing teacher (registered by the Royal College of Midwives) and an associate hypnobirthing instructor with ZenBirth. She is passionate about helping families experience positive births that are as unique as they are.

Chanelle has a post graduate certificate in childhood psychology from IOE a certificate in Humanistic Counselling, an MSC in the Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health and is studying a Master’s in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. She is also a mother to three very busy children, a mentor for a national health charity and previously worked in youth services as a business development specialist.

Miriam Christie
Miriam is an Integrative Counsellor and holds a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling a Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. Miriam is a certified yoga teacher with a specialist interest in yoga for mental health and well being and ante- and post-natal health. Miriam holds QCF Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga, OCR Level 2 Pilates and Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante- and Post-Natal Clients.

Miriam spent a decade working in journalism, PR and Communications before making the decision to change paths, which ultimately led to the Nurture Hub. She now focuses her writing skills on mental health and wellbeing related topics.

Contact us if you’re interested in any of our classes or have any questions – we would love to hear from you. Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.