”When you have an attitude of gratitude, you wake up saying thank you.” – Maya Angelou
- Certified Coach, University of Cambridge
- Diploma in Professional and Personal Development (Merit), The Coaching Academy, London
- TFT Diagnostic Practitioner, Callahan Techniques/TFT Training Centre, UK
- DISC Accredited Personality Profiler, The Coaching Academy, London
- Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner, The Reiki Academy, London
Certificates of Achievement:
- Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance, Monash University, Melbourne
- Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT, University of Reading, UK
- Understanding Violence Against Women, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Continuing Professional Development:
- Coaching CBT: A Master Class with Dr Rob Willson, Regent’s University, London
- Diploma of Counselling, Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
- Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing/Disability)
Working as an equestrian journalist, I gained media accreditation for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Equestrian).
How did I come to this place? Well, it’s quite a story, but here’s the abbreviated version.
I was born in Australia in the 1960s and educated in the UK in the 1970s and 80s. I grew up in a family that whilst we had all the ‘creature comforts’, was lacking in affection and direction. I know how this can affect one’s self-esteem and feelings of worthiness, and have now learned some very helpful tools to boost confidence and self-belief which I share with my clients so that they can use these far beyond our life strategy liaison.
In 2014, I realised that my my partner of 8-years had been manipulative, toxic and controlling. I understand what women (and men) have been through in a coercive relationship – the betrayal they endured, how their self-esteem was eroded, their values stomped all over, their achievements zeroed down and how trauma bonds were forged. I can help you overcome those feelings of hopelessness and helplessness and give you tips, exercises and ideas on getting your life ‘back on track’ post an abusive relationship.
I was lucky enough to have consulted a therapist who was conversant with abusive relationships and who specialised in EMDR therapy, but what really helped me get my ‘head above water’ was my life coach/TFT practitioner. She helped me get back to the joyful, enthusiastic and adventurous person I was previously. Because these two modalities helped me so much, I decided to go and get the certifications myself so I too could help people find their life purpose and happiness again. If you are in this situation, I can help you release negative thoughts and feelings and remind you of the strengths you possess in order to live a productive, fulfilled and purposeful life.
I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to live on three different continents (Australasia, the United States and Europe), so I appreciate the diversity in people as well as recognising that we are all individuals travelling along our own paths. I can relate to people from all walks of life.
Having worked in public relations, advertising and publishing, I set up and ran two successful home businesses – a graphic design company and an equestrian news portal/website, so I understand the entrepreneurial mindset – both the challenges and the successes. Whilst I am not a mentor, I have been asked on several occasions for advice in relation to setting up and operating a small enterprise and am happy to share with you information that you may find useful.
I have been a volunteer at animal refuges for many years. I help women particularly, who have experienced abusive relationships along with assisting refugees in both Europe and Australia.
I offer special rates to charitable organisations – please contact me for further information.
I am an avid seeker of knowledge, a dressage enthusiast and a nature-loving empath.
I am passionate about helping people discover, embrace and fully engage with their greatness that’s within them.