Welcome to Connected Journey Doula and Counselling Service
My name is Melissa Russell and I am an experienced Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Social Worker. I offer a range of services for pregnancy, birth and parenthood including Doula support, childbirth education, birth hypnosis, counselling & birth debriefing as well as mentoring other Doulas. I am located in Berwick and service Melbourne including South East, Eastern and Bayside suburbs including Dandenong Ranges as well as the Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island and Gippsland/Latrobe Valley regions.
The journey of parenthood is time of profound transition, whether you are at the beginning of this journey or have been travelling this path for many years. Throughout this process you need to trust your instincts and utilise your inner knowledge as this can become lost in a mountain of choices and information you have access to. As a Doula, I am hired directly by you to provide nurturing, encouraging and supportive care to enable you to find your own path and feel empowered in your birthing journey. With additional qualifications in breastfeeding support and a background in social work I offer unique and tailored support.