DEVELOPING DOULA COMPANION
In addition to my work as a post natal doula for new parents, in November 2021, I was invited to become a Developing Doula companion to mentor other new doulas beginning their journey.
This programme is designed to complement the Doula UK recognition process and is a wonderful way of supporting doulas as they gain experience and learn 'on the job' and become valid members of the doula community, which is an incredibly supportive and informative 'cuddle'. Working together is so much more fulfilling than working alone! This programme can be used in conjunction with the Doula UK mentorship scheme, or as a stand alone for those not wishing to be a member of Doula UK.
There are no rigid rules and a companion and mentee make their own agreement to work together for as long as it takes to work through four or five mentored clients, spending the time to debrief after each one, talk through any concerns or questions as they go, either in person or over the phone, whichever works best for both parties. These mentored clients will feed back via a link that is forwarded at the end of each job and as and when both companions feel it is appropriate, a doula will be acknowledged as a credited and effective doula who is active in the postpartum community.
Every companion charges for their services. My package details are below.
I adore this side of my work as a doula and LOVE having the opportunity to share my passion for the postnatal period.
If you are a new postnatal doula starting out in this incredible community, and are looking for a companion, my DD profile can be found here, as well as many others to choose from. It is important you find a good fit, in exactly the same way you would a new client. Despite choosing one companion, everyone is encouraged to meet up and chat with other doulas to learn and ask about other areas of specific support.
You can contact me through the details on the DD link above or through this website if you would like to chat further.
- £60 per debrief, invoiced accordingly
- £250 for x4 debriefs and acknowledgment
These prices include regular phone calls, meet ups and chats, as and when appropriate.
Any ongoing support can be continued at an agreed rate
Often companions will always stay in touch and be a mentor figure throughout a doulas journey