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Meet Cat

Cat Cliff Surrey Postnatal Doula

My journey to becoming a postnatal doula

As a mother of two boys under the age of 12, I know just how busy a mum's life can be and remember how overwhelming life as a new mum can feel especially during the 4th trimester. This photo shows a happy moment during my postpartum but trust me it wasn't always like that! I found it really tough, especially getting to grips with breastfeeding and coping with sleep deprivation.  But I was lucky, I had a lot of loving support to help me cope.  The saying is so right, 'we aren't supposed to do this alone - it definitely takes a village to raise a child'​.

I live in Guildford, Surrey with my family and enjoy running, yoga, swimming, cycling, paddleboarding and most of all, spending time with my family and friends enjoying life. I'm compassionate, empathetic, outgoing, caring, reliable, and cheerful with a positive mindset.  I have worked as an HR Advisor and a PA in the past but since having the boys, I decided to make a change and do something I am truly passionate about - supporting new parents with their newborn baby by becoming a doula.


This dream began to take shape after I started working as a volunteer for the family support charity, Home Start. I realised just how much new families need that little bit of extra help during those early weeks and beyond and this inspired me to explore Doula UK and the Doula training course with Developing Doulas and I haven't looked back. I love making a connection with other parents and adore babies so being a postpartum doula is my absolute dream! 

You can learn more about my relevant qualifications here.

Doula UK is the membership and accreditation association for doulas.

You can see my Doula UK profile here.  I am pleased to be affiliated with Doula UK and as such abide by their rules and code of conduct.  I am a recognised postnatal doula with Doula UK.  This means I have been through a mentorship programme where a mentor has provided support and supervision within a framework for reflective practice and they feel that I gained sufficient experience to become a recognised doula.  I am DBS certified and fully insured.

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