Hi there – I’m so glad you’re popping over here to find out more about me…
I live and work in the beautiful Shropshire countryside with my husband and four legged companion, Ben.
I love being in nature, getting creative in the form of home décor, gardening, cooking, colouring therapy and of course my coaching business. I still stress myself out from time to time – after all, I’m human. So adopting a spiritual approach to life really helps to keep me grounded and aids my personal growth. I love mindfulness and meditation practises, yoga and intuitive tools.
I’m a keen traveller of the UK – there’s so much to see right here on this wonderful island of ours! So as you can imagine, I’m highly enthusiastic about mini breaks and staycations.
It’s fair to say I’m totes in love with my life but that hasn’t always been the case. I’ve been through some dark times.
When I was 25, my mum passed away . Suddenly and unexpectedly, I lost my best friend and the one person that gave my life meaning.
Not more than 2 months later, I lost my dad to Dementia. He had lost his capacity to make any decisions or care for himself, seemingly overnight. Putting his needs first, went on for 7 years before I finally lost him completely.
What I didn’t expect was to lose one other thing. Somewhere within the grief and pain, I had lost myself too! I felt disconnected, empty, numb and powerless. The big gaping holes in my life meant I had no idea what ‘normal life’ was any more.
It was in the aftermath of the darkest days that the ‘grey’ days showed up. I was surviving but no longer believed that life could be enjoyable. I did what I needed to survive, but I was just going through the motions, treading water one day after the next.
Anyways, after hitting rock bottom, something within me felt ready to clamber out of the rabbit hole. I was done with the therapy and feeling bereaved. Once I’d had enough of people giving me ‘that’ tilted-head look, I discovered a simple yet important truth.
I had a choice.
I didn’t want to wake up each day and just survive. I wanted to thrive.
And believe me when I say, YOU can thrive, too!
Where you are now, no matter what you’ve lost in your life, is not the end…it’s the beginning of something beautiful.
I never imagined that, after what felt like a decade of loss, I would be where I am today. Yes, I’ve lost my parents. Yes, I’ve lost my career (twice!) Yes, I’ve lost close relationships and hell, I’ve even lost myself along the way.
What I’ve found is better than I ever imagined.
My mission is clear.
I’m passionate about giving you the support you need to reconnect, rediscover and rebuild your life after loss. I will help you, like I’ve helped many others, find your ‘new normal’ and transition from just surviving to thriving.
I understand the emotional turmoil, numbness and emptiness that any loss brings. I also get that you need to wait for the dust to settle before you can start to think about living again.
I know adjusting to life after loss isn’t easy but I also know it’s totally possible – exciting even!
You are amazing and unique. You have the capability to thrive, even when your life has been turned upside down. The fear, uncertainty and struggle you’re experiencing right now will shift, with my help and support.
I help you to take back your power and find yourself again.
Is it time to create your new normal?
- If you’re done with surviving and going through the motions.
- If you feel it’s time to reconnect with who you are and rediscover what you want from life.
- If you’re ready to rebuild your life and reclaim your right to thrive….
Then you’ve landed in the right place. Head on over to my services page to find out more about how we can work together.
The bit about how well qualified I am.
I have lots of skills, interests and qualifications which make up my own unique coaching style. My knowledge and experience is all part of the mix when it comes to providing you with a tailored service:
- BSc & MSc Psychology
- Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP
- Additional Certificate NLP Practitioner Level
- Level 5 in Leadership & Management
- Qualified Adult Trainer
- Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
- Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
I am also a member of two professional coaching organisations; The Association for Coaching and The National Council of Psychotherapists.
Being a professional member demonstrates that I care about keeping my skills and training up to date in order to be the best coach for you. It also means I undertake regular supervision from a qualified coaching supervisor and my professional insurance is present and correct.
I hope my background gives you some assurances but I want to talk about something more important than all this – the fact is I’ve been where you are too.