ABOUT THE DIRECTORY - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The practitioners listed here are all members of the ATP and as such have provided evidence of appropriate training, professional registration and insurance. However, parents are urged to check the credentials of the person they are employing.

ATP is not a regulatory body and does not vouch for the quality of service of any member appearing in the membership directory. A member's inclusion in the directory does not constitute any kind of recommendation. As the ATP does not perform a regulatory function we suggest that if there are concerns about a private practitioner's practice then this should be raised with the practitioner in the first instance.

If the issue isn't adequately resolved or is serious in nature then advice should be sought from the practitioners regulatory body. For example the Nursing and Midwifery Council (www.nmc-uk.org), the General Medical Council (www.gmc-uk.org), General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org) or the General Osteopathic Council (www.osteopathy.org.uk).

Concerns involving NHS staff can be dealt with by contacting the NHS Hospital/Unit employing them. Details of how to do this can be obtained from the practitioner concerned or by contacting their employer/consulting their employer's website.

CHOOSING A PRIVATE TONGUE-TIE PRACTITIONER

Please use the links in the drop down menu at the top of the page to find private practitioners who provide a service in your local area.

Ensure the person you choose is a registered nurse, midwife, doctor or dentist and ask to see evidence of registration including their NMC/GMC/GDC number. As many mothers and babies need further help and support after tongue-tie division, the person you choose should either have expertise in breastfeeding or be able to refer you to someone who does.

Most private nurse/midwife tongue-tie practitioners are also International Board Certified Lactation Practitioners (IBCLC). All IBCLCs will be able to provide evidence of their qualification.

Choosing a local tongue-tie practitioner will also make it easier to access follow up and support afterwards.

Tongue-tie practitioners should be able to produce evidence of insurance (usually with the Medical Defence Union) and evidence that they have been trained to perform tongue-tie division. The prices charged and services offered by tongue-tie practitioners can be quite variable so may be worth phoning around if there are several in your area. Talking to other mothers who have used the services of a private tongue-tie practitioner can also be very helpful.

Self employed nurses/midwives providing frenulotomy do not need to be registered with the Care Quality Commission. Further information on this is available for members in the 'Members Area' of this site or on request to members of the public/other professsionals.

FIND A TONGUE-TIE PRACTITIONER IN EASTERN ENGLAND

Listed below are Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners who are full ATP members and provide tongue-tie services on a private basis.

For members requiring details to be listed, or amending current detail, please complete this form and email to Lynn Timms at membership@tongue-tie.org.uk
Please refer to this completed example form showing the required information.

BEDFORDSHIRE | CAMBRIDGESHIRE | ESSEX | HERTFORDSHIRE | LINCOLNSHIRE | NORFOLK | SUFFOLK

BEDFORDSHIRE

Debra Abbas

Qualifications: Registered Midwife International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire
Tel: 07988 491098
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: breastfeedingsolutions@mail.com

Suzanne Barber

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties
Tel: 07547 897876
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: suzanne@babytobreast.com
Website: www.babytobreast.com
Additional information: Clinics available on Mondays in Nottingham, Wednesdays in Leicester and Thursdays in Warwick and daily in Bedford. Flexible times available in Bedford. Online booking system available through main website. Home visits by request. Emergency appointments for new-borns can be accommodated in my Bedford clinic during weekends.

Julie Carden

Qualifications: Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire.
Tel: 07702 669558
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: julicarden@aol.com
Website: www.carmenta-life.co.uk
Additional information: Free tongue tie assessment and follow up clinic at the Breastfeeding Cafe on Thursdays 1-3pm at Carmenta Life Wellbeing and Medical Centre, Berkhamsted, see website link above.

Jas Jones

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered:  Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07411 442536
Email: Jas@love2latch.co.uk
Website: www.love2latch.co.uk
Additional information: Currently based in 3 clinic locations in Northampton and home visits available in above locations.

Luci Lishman

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire.
Tel: 07795 366251
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: lucichilternbreastfeeding@yahoo.co.uk
Additional information: All clinics are located at Lincoln House in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Private clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays, free assessment and follow up clinic on Wednesdays. By appointment only. Anyone welcome who can travel to the clinics.

Petra Traynor

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
Area covered: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire & Bedfordshire.
Tel: 07983 267512
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: info@nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Website: www.nurturingnaturally.co.uk
Additional information: Clinics on Mondays in Warwickshire, Wednesdays in Cheshire, Saturday mornings in Northampton & Saturday afternoons in Leicester. Home visits available within a 50 mile radius of NN8

Erinn Winter

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
Tel: 01767 310048 or 07811 817906
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: erinn@btinternet.com
Website: www.tonguetieherts.co.uk
Additional Information: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing tongue tie assessment, division and feeding support in people's homes.

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CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Suzanne Barber

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties
Tel: 07547 897876
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: suzanne@babytobreast.com
Website: www.babytobreast.com
Additional information: Clinics available on Mondays in Nottingham, Wednesdays in Leicester and Thursdays in Warwick and daily in Bedford. Flexible times available in Bedford. Online booking system available through main website. Home visits by request. Emergency appointments for new-borns can be accommodated in my Bedford clinic during weekends.

Jas Jones

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered:  Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07411 442536
Email: Jas@love2latch.co.uk
Website: www.love2latch.co.uk
Additional information: Currently based in 3 clinic locations in Northampton and home visits available in above locations.

Victoria Leith

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: 30 miles from Soham, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07952 014201
Email: victoria.leith@gmail.com
Website: www.leithslactationconsultants.com

Ursula Lesiw

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered:  Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07483 867797
Email: ursula@borntofeed.co.uk
Website: www.borntofeed.co.uk
Additional information: Registered Midwife providing Tongue Tie Assessment, Division and Feeding Support in people's homes.

Sarah Oakley

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Cambridgeshire
Tel: 07729 629190
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: sarah@nursingnurture.co.uk
Website: www.sarahoakleylactation.co.uk
Clinics appointments available in Cambridge and St Ives and home visits offered across Cambridgeshire within a 30 mile travelling distance of Ely.

Amelia Parker

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Health Visitor
Area covered: Cambridgeshire.
Tel: 07740 949117
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: ameanneparker@aol.com
Website: www.essexindependentmidwives.org.uk

Erinn Winter

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
Tel: 01767 310048 or 07811 817906
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: erinn@btinternet.com
Website: www.tonguetieherts.co.uk
Additional Information: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing tongue tie assessment, division and feeding support in people's homes.

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ESSEX

Regina Covington

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and IBCLC
Area covered: London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex
Telephone: 07876 376746
Website: www.rightsofpassagemidwifery.com
Professional indemnity insurance provided Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Additional information: Home visits to support breastfeeding and tongue tie assessment, including ongoing telephone support and follow up visit after division if requested.

Carole Goddard

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and IBCLC
Area Covered: London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex
Telephone: 07718 305315
Email: carole.goddard@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.phoenixindependentmidwives.co.uk/
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Additional Information: Home visits to support breastfeeding and carry out tongue tie assessment, including ongoing telephone support. Follow up visit after division is available if requested.

Jackie Hayward

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: London, Herts, Bucks, Essex, Surrey
Tel: 07870 575267
Professional indemnity insurance provided Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: jackie_hayward@hotmail.com
Additional Information: Frenulotomy clinic for individual and team development.

Paula Herrero

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Registered Nurse
Area covered: Hertfordshire and Essex
Tel: 07758 667189
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: paula.herrero@ntlworld.com

Amelia Parker

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Health Visitor
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
Tel: 07740 949117
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: ameanneparker@aol.com
Website: www.essexindependentmidwives.org.uk

Samantha Tanak

Qualifications: Registered Nurse and Midwife
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Essex, N London
Tel: 07853 166900
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: babytonguetie@outlook.com
Website: www.babytonguetie.co.uk
Additional Information: Tongue-tie division and infant feeding support by a midwife, in the comfort of your home. Babies 0 - 6 months.

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HERTFORDSHIRE

Debra Abbas

Qualifications: Registered Midwife International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Hertfordshire
Tel: 07988 491098
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the MDU
Email: breastfeedingsolutions@mail.com

Amy Archbold

Qualifications: Registered Childrens Nurse
Area covered: South Buckinghamshire, South Hertfordshire, NW London
Tel: 07733 262532
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: amy.arch@sky.com

Miroslava Athanasi

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and IBCLC
Area covered: N.London, C.London and Hertfordshire
Tel: 07595 696774
Professional indemnity insurance provided Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: mirka@babyallaite.com
Website: babyallaite.com

Suzanne Barber

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and surrounding counties
Tel: 07547 897876
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: suzanne@babytobreast.com
Website: www.babytobreast.com
Additional information: Clinics available on Mondays in Nottingham, Wednesdays in Leicester and Thursdays in Warwick and daily in Bedford. Flexible times available in Bedford. Online booking system available through main website. Home visits by request. Emergency appointments for new-borns can be accommodated in my Bedford clinic during weekends.

Julie Carden

Qualifications: Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Hertfordshire.
Tel: 07702 669558
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: julicarden@aol.com
Website: www.carmenta-life.co.uk

Regina Covington

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and IBCLC
Area covered: London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex
Telephone: 07876 376746
Website: www.rightsofpassagemidwifery.com
Professional indemnity insurance provided Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Additional information: Home visits to support breastfeeding and tongue tie assessment, including ongoing telephone support and follow up visit after division if requested.

Carole Goddard

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and IBCLC
Area Covered: London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex
Telephone: 07718 305315
Email: carole.goddard@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.phoenixindependentmidwives.co.uk/
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Additional Information: Home visits to support breastfeeding and carry out tongue tie assessment, including ongoing telephone support. Follow up visit after division is available if requested.

Jackie Hayward

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: London. Herts. Bucks. Essex. Surrey
Tel: 07870 575267
Professional indemnity insurance provided Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: jackie_hayward@hotmail.com
Additional Information : Frenulotomy clinic for individual and team development.

Paula Herrero

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Registered Nurse
Area covered: Hertfordshire and Essex
Tel: 07758 667189
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: paula.herrero@ntlworld.com

Victoria Leith

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: 30 miles from Soham, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07952 014201
Email: victoria.leith@gmail.com
Website: www.leithslactationconsultants.com

Luci Lishman

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Hertfordshire.
Tel: 07795 366251
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Email: lucichilternbreastfeeding@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.chilternbreastfeeding.co.uk
Additional information: All clinics are located at Lincoln House in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Private clinics on Tuesdays and Fridays, free assessment and follow up clinic on Wednesdays. By appointment only. Anyone welcome who can travel to the clinics.

Amelia Parker

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Health Visitor
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
Tel: 07740 949117
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: ameanneparker@aol.com
Website: www.essexindependentmidwives.org.uk

Andrea Parker

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: North London, Hertfordshire
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Lucina Ltd (Companies House Registration Number 09679652) via Independent Midwives UK
Tel: 07733 285169
Email: andy@mayamidwives.co.uk
Website: www.mayamidwives.co.uk/
Additional Information: Free breastfeeding drop in and tongue-tie assessment every Tuesday 11-12.30 in Pavilion Cafe, Albert Road Recreation Ground, Bounds Green, N22 7XL

Samantha Tanak

Qualifications: Registered Nurse and Midwife
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Essex, N London
Tel: 07853 166900
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: babytonguetie@outlook.com
Website: www.babytonguetie.co.uk
Additional Information: Tongue-tie division and infant feeding support by a midwife, in the comfort of your home. Babies 0 - 6 months.

Erinn Winter

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
Tel: 01767 310048 or 07811 817906
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: erinn@btinternet.com
Website: www.tonguetieherts.co.uk
Additional Information: Registered Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing tongue tie assessment, division and feeding support in people's homes.

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LINCOLNSHIRE

Ursula Lesiw

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered:  Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07483 867797
Email: ursula@borntofeed.co.uk
Website: www.borntofeed.co.uk
Additional information: Registered Midwife providing Tongue Tie Assessment, Division and Feeding Support in people's homes.

Christine Mitchell

Qualifications: Registered Midwife
Area covered: Generally 30 miles radius of Grantham
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07779 321968
Email: granthambump2baby@gmail.com

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NORFOLK

Sarah Oakley

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: West Norfolk only.
Tel: 07729 629190
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: sarah@nursingnurture.co.uk
Website: www.sarahoakleylactation.co.uk
Clinic appointments available in Norwich City Centre. Home visits (West Norfolk only within a 30 mile travelling distance of Ely, Cambs)

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SUFFOLK

Victoria Leith

Qualifications: Registered Midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: 30 miles from Soham, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Limited
Tel: 07952 014201
Email: victoria.leith@gmail.com
Website: www.leithslactationconsultants.com

Sarah Oakley

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Health Visitor and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Area covered: Suffolk
Tel: 07729 629190
Professional indemnity insurance provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU)
Email: sarah@nursingnurture.co.uk
Website: www.sarahoakleylactation.co.uk
Clinic appointments offered in Bury St Edmunds and home visits (West Suffolk only within a 30 mile travelling distance of Ely, Cambs)

Amelia Parker

Qualifications: Registered Midwife and Health Visitor
Area covered: Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
Tel: 07740 949117
Professional indemnity insurance provided by Hiscox Insurance Company Ltd
Email: ameanneparker@aol.com
Website: www.essexindependentmidwives.org.uk

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