I am a mum to 2 fabulously different girls who are aging me by the day as they stumble through their teenage years.
I am an extrovert with many introverted tendencies (I love people, just not too many all at once). I am a Dreamer and a Realist; Artistic and Conventional; Spiritual and Logical.
I love life, even with the challenges it has brought.
I am a happy contradiction; I think it gives me balance.
Coaching, NLP (and therapy) have helped me through BIG Changes in my life including postnatal depression, negative mindset, autoimmune disease, divorce, dating and money mindset to name a few.
I am passionate about helping others in the same way I have been helped.
My purpose is to inspire others to inspire themselves.
If I can support my clients to thrive through change (instead of just surviving), my purpose has been fulfilled.
I select my clients carefully. I want to work with people who are as determined to change as I was, but just need support. This is why I offer a FREE 1-hour introductory session with me. I want to know who I am working with, and for them to know me. My coaching sessions are vibrant, uplifting and energetic but sometimes they are also incredibly emotional. Doing deep work requires a high level of connection and rapport so we both feel we are in a safe space.
I had always suffered from anxiety; I don’t really know why. It may have been the bullying at Junior school (kids will always find something to say about you, especially if they see it bothers you). It could have been the move to Scotland at 12 years old and finding myself in an entirely new environment with a set of challenges I didn’t know existed; or it could have been something else entirely.
The fact was, I never really felt comfortable being me. My relationship with anxiety spread through university, wedding planning and eventually came to a head when I suffered with Postnatal Depression after my first daughter was born.
This was the start of my journey of self discovery..
There I was, a new mum with a perfect, beautiful baby girl and I was….miserable. I lived in a fog where my head just couldn’t see above the clouds. Fortunately, even with anxiety and depression, I am also incredibly tenacious and resilient. I fought hard to get better, seeking help wherever I could find it (and that was not easy!
A year later I successfully came off anti-depressants and eventually became pregnant with my second child. I was determined things were going to be different this time. I was going to have a natural delivery (after a previous c-section) and I was going to enjoy the process. I achieved my goal with the support of a 20-week programme of hypnotherapy, NLP and Reiki.
My Life Changed Forever!..
At this point I wasn’t suddenly eradicated of all anxiety, but what I did have was positivity, I embraced possibility. As a family we subsequently moved around the country, supporting my husband’s rapidly advancing career, bringing up two children to finally land in Derbyshire. Unfortunately, all the stress and uncertainty took its toll on my health and I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Graves Disease (Hyper-Thyroid). Again, I was not to be defeated and after 3 years of medication and focusing on lifestyle changes, have been in remission for over 5 years.
I still hadn’t learned to enjoy living in the moment , I was always anxious to get to the next thing, worrying that whatever did come next might be a disaster. Sadly, all these challenges affected my marriage and we went our separate ways while continuing to co-parent our children. I spent a year with a wonderful therapist and life got back on track, I was once again moving forward with more certainty.
And Then I Found Coaching..
In 2018 I gave up my part time job to find what I really wanted to do with my life. I had celebrated my 40th birthday and it felt like it would be now or never. I had investigated various career options including therapist and counsellor but then I had a light-bulb moment. I had spent years as a colleague, wife, friend and mother, supporting those around me. I often found myself helping people work through their issues, but I was also aware of how connected I could get to the problem itself. That’s when I thought about coaching. What more positive way to help people move forward with their lives than in a coaching capacity.
I signed up to a free 2-day workshop to see what I thought. I LOVED it! It was as though all of my experiences had come together over the last 40 years to this point in time where I finally knew where I wanted to go and who I wanted to be. A few weeks later I signed up to The Coaching Academy's full programme, giving me experience in all fields of coaching from personal to business, including NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming).
I haven’t stopped coaching since. Every day I look forward to opening my diary and seeing what clients I have to work with.
If you are going through a Big Life Change or seeking your own..
I can now help you in the ways I have been helped. I've trained hard, I've coached many to great success and now it's your turn.. Let's Begin!
Am I Qualified as a Coach and NLP Practitioner?..
Yes of course, I've worked hard at this, I'm not one of those shady 'coaches' out there who have done a six week online video workshop from some random institution.. I'm a professional coach and NLP specialist, Im formerly trained in a number of coaching disciplines as well as neuro linguistic programming and continue to further my understanding and qualifications all the time.
Full Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching.
Full Diploma in Coaching in Education.
Full Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner.
Reiki Master Practitioner.
Plus the experience of coaching many to great success!