About Breathe NI

Breathe NI is a new service in Northern Ireland that is being developed out of need, out of demand and out of cries for help and support.

We all know parenting is tough, parenting after really challenging events can add on dimensions to parenting that can make it a minefield.

Breathe NI aims to help people navigate that minefield and teach people to recognise symptoms and triggers with their children and parenting. Techniques and skills are then taught to help you better manage symptoms empowering you to be the parent that you want to be.

Breathe NI will be led by you; by what you need and areas that you need help with.

For any queries please do not hesitate to Contact Us.


Founder / Owner

Breathe NI was developed by Glenda Burns, a senior health professional with experience in health promotion and education, parenting education and health development. Glenda is also a multiple trauma survivor and openly lives with complex-PTSD.

Frustrated with the lack of specialised support in the area, and determined that people who are struggling with their parenting as a result of previous events should not suffer alone any longer Glenda developed Breathe NI.

Over the past twenty years, Glenda has developed an abundance of skills, knowledge and experience to help ensure a high-quality service is delivered. In addition to currently studying further qualifications and techniques that will help parents and families, relevant qualifications and training already held include;

  • Professional member Institute of Health Promotion and Education

  • Member Complementary Therapists Accredited Association

  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Promotion (Distinction)

  • Joint Professional Diploma Life Coaching and Counselling

  • Various parenting courses and parenting approaches training

  • Certified Trauma Support Specialist

  • Certified Family Trauma Professional

  • Accredited EFT/TFT Master Practitioner

  • Certified EFT Tapping Advanced Practitioner

  • Accredited NLP Master Practitioner

  • Level 3 Aromatherapy Award

  • Level 3 Animal-Assisted Therapy Award

  • BA (Hons) Sport and Leisure Studies (2i uppers)

  • Level 5 Advanced Exercise and Nutrition Advisor

  • Level 3 Education and Training Award (initial teacher training)

  • Level 3 Personal Fitness Award

  • Designated Safeguarding Officer training

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults

  • Health Literacy Communication Training

  • Risk Management Training (Health)

  • Active St John Ambulance member (Emergency Transport Attendant).