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 awaken 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, to 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 tolerant 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!
fifteen years working with families and children of all ages.
Maternity Nurse Training
Sleep Training Skills qualification with Babyem
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, Master Degree in Working with children, young people and families: a psychoanalytic observational approach.
Birkbeck -London University, Degree Psychology for Education
Higher Level of Teaching Assistant (distinction)
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Social Assistance for the Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum. (training)
Many workshops and Seminars related to Psychology, Education and Child Development.
Autism (various training organised by Barnet borough, school and private courses)
Colourful Semantic training
Paediatric First Aid Course (up to date)
Positive Psychology with Martin Seligman (workshops)
Diet and Nutrition Advisor Certificate
Developing and supporting children’s speech-language and communication
New bookings open for April!
For more information please contact me.
|Last Updated: 12/04/2021|
- Maternity Nursing from £20.00 per hour (gross)
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We met Daria few years ago, she was recommended by one of my friends.
Daria is an excellent listener. She is dedicated to whoever she is working with, and with her excellent knowledge and calmness, she can bring some balance back to the family. Daria helped me with my 5 years old daughter and her struggles with sleep.
She explained the science behind a child’s sleep, and how developing millstones can influence sleep and behaviour. She also explained the importance of a nutritious diet for me and my new baby. Daria helped me to understand what I should expect as a normal child sleep or behaviour. She helped me realize that the developmental changes occurring through a child’s life can impact sleep and behaviour. We were able to help our daughter sleep through the night, and now with the new 6 months old baby Daria came to visit us and gave us some tips for the new baby. It is great to know Daria she is professional, knowledgeable, and she treats everyone with respect.
I would highly recommend, Daria.
Daria made a big impact on the development of our older son, supporting him with his fine motor skills with specific movement tasks.
Daria made an enormous contribution to establishing a good sleep routine, eating habits and help with our son’s overall attitude to nutrition. She implemented good daily routines and effective reward systems for good behaviour. She helped improve his concentration level with reading and maths activities. To improve on all of these areas required exceptional patience as our son was born extremely premature and has multiple health needs. The progress he has made as a result of Daria’s care is exceptional.
Daria has helped us with the school settling in process and continues to guide us, parents, through the curriculum, giving support with home learning.
Daria’s knowledge of the art of childcare helped us frame our experiences with our children, understanding what is ‘normal’ and what might come next. In her communication with us parents, Daria has always shown good professional judgment as to when to make recommendations or provide support by simply being there for us. As we are involved in a complex healthcare programme for both our children, Daria often acted as a good sounding board for the information we had received from healthcare institutions such as hospitals. Helping us with the sense-making and decision-making and how to fold our exceptional needs into the everyday life of a child.
Daria’s patience, resourcefulness and sincere interest in child development have surpassed any expectations we have had. As a family, we are enriched by having Daria with us. Our children are more content, competent and confident as a result of all Daria’s good work.
I would whole-heartedly recommend Daria to work in any childcare or educational context.
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We met Daria two years ago, she helped us with our first son. He wasn't a good sleeper since day one! Lot's of problems with reflux. We went through months and months of sleepless nights!
We worked with Daria for a few weeks and she was absolutely amazing! Patient with me and my hubby who desperately wanted to see immediate results! Her knowledge about sleep and experience in dealing with first-time parents were priceless.
She taught us what healthy sleep looks like, she helped us set up a sleep routine and what's important she helped me deal with my anxieties!
After having my second child last year I was much less anxious and stressed, Daria also helped us to established sleep routine with my daughter. She visited us when my little one was only a few weeks old, Daria made sure that we are doing everything we can to establish a healthy routine from the beginning. I can contact her anytime, which gives me peace of mid!
Wonderful experience and totally worth the money.
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