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About Us

Cheryl Kennedy MacDonald BA (Hons) PgDip

Hi! I’m Cheryl and I’ve been supporting women for the past 20 years through every life stage, using a combination of evidence-based therapies including Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mindfulness and Yoga/Somatic Movement. I am a Yoga Master, Women’s Health and Wellness Coach and hold a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree from the University of Strathclyde. I also hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am currently studying towards a Masters Degree in the same, with the University of Roehampton.

Therapeutic Approach

My approach to counselling is warm and friendly. I make use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Somatic Therapy and Mindfulness; Person-Centred Therapy (PCT); Feminist Psychology; Psychodynamic Therapy and my extensive experience of women’s health through hormonal imbalances, pregnancy and post-partum and menopause, to offer a unique blend of therapeutic avenues for transformation.

I am specifically working with women around:

  • Adult Women With ADHD
  • Relationship Breakdowns, Betrayal Trauma and Narcissistic Abuse
  • Divorce Recovery and Planning
  • Hormonal Imbalance, Anxiety and Depression
  • Imposter Syndrome and Low Self-Esteem
  • Menopause and Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Pre and Post-Natal Depression
  • Dealing with Life Transitions such as Immigration

Having worked with women in a counselling and mentoring role all of this time, I am now once again a ‘student’ as I complete my Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Roehampton. I am available for one to one sessions in person and online. No matter your background, I am here to support you.

Background and Experience

Having dedicated over two decades to the empowerment of women, I am the creator of the global female yoga collective, YogaBellies and author of multiple best-selling books about Yoga, Childbirth, Menopause and Women’s Health. I also created the Birth ROCKS Method and I’ve worked with parents and trained birth mentors across the world. My aim is always to provide personalised support that harmonises with each individual’s needs, all delivered in a down-to-earth and compassionate manner. To view my complete list of qualifications, please scroll down.

Personal

Originally hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, I am a Permanent Resident and have been living in Singapore for nearly a decade, alongside my husband, a Consultant Cardiologist, and our teenage son. Outside the professional sphere, I love yoga, sunshine, and laughter, which I firmly is the best medicine.

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Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) International Business and Languages with University of Strathclyde
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy with the University of Roehampton through Aventis Graduate School
  • Masters of (MA) Psychotherapy and Integrative Counselling at the University of Roehampton (currently studying)
  • ADHD Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification:
    Strength-based Interventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to
    Adulthood 
  • Essential Tools & Skills for Women with ADHD: Specialized Assessment & Comprehensive Treatment Strategies (PESI AU)
  • Training with Dr. Sharon Saline (Psy.D.) on Strengthening Brakes: Harnessing ADHD Potential (approved by SAC)
  • The Pheonix Method for Divorce Recovery Practitioner 
  • Working with the Fallout of Narcisstic Abuse with Ramani Dursvasula, Univeristy of California. 
  • Certified Creatrix Transformologist with The Institute of Women
  • Counseling Skills Certificate Course with The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Practitioner with The Priority Academy
  • Certified SOEA Feminine Embodiment Coach
  • Holistic Health Coach for Women with Arnahata Yoga
  • Women Empowerment Life Coach Certification 1WEC Training with Holistic Coach Academy
  • Live your Best Life with Positive Psychology with Dottie Maria Woods
  • Hypnosis For Spiritual Awakening & Healers with Past Lives with Mark Beale
  • Marie Mongan Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner Course
  • 200-hour RYT Qualification at Chi Yoga School
  • 300/500 E-RYT Qualification at Tirisula Yoga School
  • Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Tirisula Yoga School
  • Yoga Therapist Training with Tirisula Yoga
  • BSY 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • BSY Pre and Post-Natal Yoga Teacher Training
  • With Child Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
  • Birthlight Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training
  • Birthlight Postnatal and Baby Yoga teacher training
  • Yoga Campus Pre and Postnatal Yoga teacher training
  • Bliss Baby Yoga for Fertility Teacher Training
  • Bliss Baby Yoga Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Levels 1 & 2
  • Bliss Baby Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training
  • Bliss Baby Yoga Anatomy & Physiology Advanced
  • Bliss Baby Yoga Pelvic Floor Anatomy & Physiology for Women’s Health
  • Yin Yoga Certification with Akira Yoga School
  • Angel Bear Yoga for Children Teacher Training
  • Transformation Meditation Teacher Training
  • Baby Massage Instructor Training
  • Toddler Massage Training
  • The Woman’s Healing Arts Teacher Training with Kara Maria Ananda (Maia University)
  • 9 Moons Lunar Priestess Initiation with The Mystery School of the Goddess
  • Healing Womb Trauma with Ashley Reed
  • The School of Embodied Pleasure with Bonnie Bliss
  • Tantric Priestess School with Sofia Sundari
  • The Way of Yin: Sacred Vaginal Ecology
  • Yoni Steam Practitioner Certification with Peristeam Hydrotherapy Institute
  • Vaginal Steam Herb Formulas by Keli Garza
  • Love My Womb Academy Yoni Egg Facilitator
  • Yoni (Vaginal) Steaming for Self Care
  • Building a Women’s Circle with Katherine Cunnigham
  • Tantric Priestess Initiation with Sashi Sholluna
  • Sacred Menopause with Bronwyn Simons
  • Red Tent Facilitator Training with Tanishka
  • Arvigo Womb Massage Practitioner Training with the Arvigo Institute