My name is Daria, I’m a holistic Sleep consultant, Maternity Nurse, and speaker on sleep and child development. I worked with private families, charities, schools, and communities.
I’m also a mum of two, so I perfectly understand the joy and happiness of having children, but also tiredness, frustration, and sometimes feeling of being lost.
My passion and interest were always children and their development.
I spent the last fifteen years working with families and children of all ages. I have always been fascinated with human behaviour and understanding how the mind works, in order to empower individuals to lead better lives. That passion brought me to study Psychology for Education at the University of London, during those times my career plans changed from wanting to become an Educational Psychologist and later Psychoanalyst. And just like that during my first years of Master Degree, at Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, I had an opportunity to work very closely beside families with newborns and that awakened my interest in sleep problems and this fascination pushed me to convert and become a professional holistic sleep consultant and Maternity Nurse.
I'm passionate about helping parents to gain confidence, feel calm, to bond with their child while building healthy attachment.
With a background in psychology, I'm helping parents to understand the importance of the psychological and emotional needs of their child.
I believe, that a good understanding of child development and normal sleep biology, is a foundation to keep realistic expectation towards our children.
My specialist interest and area of research is infant and adults mental health and wellbeing.
I believe in gentle, responsive parenting, that helps children grow into emotionally healthy, resilient and independent adults. I'm attending many seminars, conferences and workshops to keep up with new research and expand my knowledge.
From my experiences, I have learned a set of unique personal skills, such as compassion, open-mindedness and tolerance of all kinds of people and situations. This has given me the foundations and a passion for succeeding and enjoying my work. I look forward to meeting your family and your little one!
Member of the British Sleep Society
Member of the International Association Of Child Sleep Consultants