Meet the Team
As a professional team and a supportive group of colleagues and friends, we work closely to ensure that we provide the best antenatal education around. We meet regularly to share ideas, knowledge and experience. We undertake additional training so that we can offer you the most up-to-date information and resources. To find your nearest teacher, look at our location map and listings.
Gina Potts is the Founder and Director of ZenBirth. She is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner who is passionate about research and empowering parents with knowledge, practical skills and tools. Gina teaches group courses in East Kent and is available for private courses all across Kent and South East London, and Worldwide via Skype. She has been teaching hypnobirthing since 2011, and offers her extensive experience, knowledge and nurturing support to all parents she teaches.
TEAM MEMBERS (A-Z)
Carly Harding-Jones is a doula, antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner working in West London, South West London and parts of Surrey. She is also aromatherapist who is addtionally trained to provide birth trauma recovery and currently training as a breastfeeding counsellor and reflexologist. She is a hypnobirthing mother who used the techniques herself. Carly is committed to supporting women through the pre and post natal period, and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Chanelle Thornton is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner covering South London and beyond. She is also a massage therapist and works as a counsellor with a special interest in birth trauma recovery. Chanelle is a hypnobirthing mum to three, including one set of twins. She experienced wonderful births as a result of hypnobirthing and is committed to helping you experience a pregnancy and birth that is free of anxiety and full of joy.
Gabrielle Nicholls is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner offering group classes in West Kent and private classes anywhere in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Gabrielle is an experienced clinical hypnotherapist, as well as a former nurse and midwife. She is also trained in supporting birth trauma recovery. She has personally attended many wonderful calm births and enjoys supporting women and their families during this special time in their lives.
Jackie Goldfinch is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner offering classes in South East Kent, who is also training as an aromatherapist. Jackie used hypnobirthing herself when having her daughter, and has since become passionate about helping women and their partners to have a positive experience of pregnancy and childbirth.
Maxine Da Silva is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner offering classes in North West Kent, Medway and some parts of Essex. She is a hypnobirthing mother of two, a breastfeeding counsellor and baby wearing consultant. She loves supporting new mums during pregnancy and postnatally, helping you to feel confident in your abilities as a new parent.
Sophia Smythe Davis is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner covering Surrey and South West London. Sophia is a hypnobirthing mother of two and an experienced and knowledgeable instructor. She offers her passion for and committment to empowering couples to have the best possible birth and a positive start to family life.
Zakia Mance is our ZenBirth Team Leader. She is an antenatal teacher and hypnobirthing practitioner working in South East London, Central London and North London. Zakia is an experienced Naturopath and hypnobirthing mum who practices mindfulness and meditation. She is also training as a breastfeeding counsellor. She is passionate about supporting women to have a wonderful birth and a healthy start to life as a family.
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