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Further Information about Kate Shepherd Cohen &  Menstrual Cycle Support: 

  • Designed by Kate Shepherd Cohen, the Menstrual Cycle Support programme has had input from patients, GPs, sexual and reproductive health doctors, gynecologists, women's health specialists, clinical psychologists and menstrual educators and academics

  • The programme has the support of Endometriosis UK, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the College of Medicine and Integrated Health and the Institute of Social Prescribing

  • The programme was awarded the Period Positive, Trained & Tested certificate 

  • Kate Shepherd Cohen receives regular formal supervision to ensure effectiveness of service and to maintain her own self-care

  • The programme is inspired by the Red School curriculum, designed by Kate's supervisors, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo-Wurlizer

  • 'Social prescribing' is the means of enabling GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer to patientes to a range of non-clinical services.

  • Whilst therapeutic in its effect, Kate Shepherd Cohen is not acting as a therapist - the aim is to support participants in deepening their understanding of, and relationship to, their menstrual cycle. 

  • Kate Shepherd Cohen provides signposting to professional support, where necessary, and is available for disclosure of abuse.

  • Menstrual Cycle Support programmes support all those suffering with (or without) a menstrual cycle. Kate Shepherd Cohen welcomes all races, faiths, genders/non-binary: those with or without a uterus. 

  • If you feel you or others are at immediate risk due to the impact of your menstrual cycle, please visit the Crisis Support page

Kate Shepherd Cohen Biography:

Kate Shepherd Cohen is a non-clinical menstrual cycle consultant. In 2017, Kate completed a 12 month Apprenticeship with pioneers of Menstrual Cycle Awareness, Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlizer, who are her supervisors, alongside Dr Helena Tucker. She has certificates in counselling skills, mental health awareness, art therapy, safeguarding, DBS and is fully insured as a practitioner. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and of the College of Medicine and Integrated Health.

Kate has helped countless menstruators in small group sessions and one to ones, as well as healing her own suffering from physical and emotional menstrual pain. She is a mum to three daughters, ages 8, 6 and 2 years.

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