My Story

From exhausted grandma, to re-cycled teenager

Fiona Catchpowle

Menopause Doula, Affiliate member of the British Menopause Society, Author and Hormone Detective.

I am aged 53 and a menopausal grandma. Whilst I got the gist of what was happening aged 47, I quickly realised on further research that I had been peri-menopausal for around 7 years, maybe longer. When I took a deep look at the actual process I was bewildered and astonished that no one had passed me the menopause memo.

I started my first holistic therapy practice over 30 years ago and have recently gone back to my roots. I am qualified in reflexology, aromatherapy, therapeutic massage, adult teaching and Applied Biology.  My mission is to help others have a positive perimenopause. 

During my early menopausing I experienced a multitude of unexpected symptoms, including severe overwhelm, a sudden lack of confidence and crushing fatigue. It took many distressing years to work out the best course of action to have a positive outcome. We are simply not taught about our hormonal ageing, which forms the basis of good health.

Over the last 5 years I have read and written a great deal about menopause, which included extensive hormone research. I have also advanced my knowledge with the guidance of Dr Joanne Hobson, and developed a series of educational programs with The Menopause School.

There is no room for misinformation and misdirection any longer. We are heading for a global health care crisis. Healthy ageing is directly related to healthy menopausing.

I believe we need a vision of care, for the modern menopause.

"I would like to thank Fiona for an amazing session.Fiona's passion and knowledge to the stages of menopause and the implications is amazing, please contact her if you are struggling"


"I would highly recommend Fiona as the menopause doula. Fiona’s knowledge and expertise in menopause is second to none. I am starting to think about the menopause and how it will effect me. I am now totally at ease, understand the menopause a lot more, and the stages."


"Fiona this is brilliant. You explain everything in such an easy to understand way. I really wish this had been around when I first started my symptoms, it would have been so helpful"


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My approach to biology for grown-ups is also FUN. Life is too short to stuff a mushroom!