Hi. I know that choosing the right practitioner is very important, so here's some information about me, including what motivates me to do this work, and a list of my main qualifications.
I have always been passionate about learning. I consider myself to be an eternal student of life. Exploring the nature of life, love, health, happiness, and everything in between.
Fortunately, when I became ill with fibromyalgia and severe fatigue, this drive to be open-minded, to explore and learn new things, played an essential part in my recovery. Not only did I become well again, but being ill motivated me to explore many of the beliefs and assumptions that I had previously held.
So I set out on a journey of discovery to find out what would help me to become well. Perhaps the most important thing I learnt was that I am the only person who has my own experience. That nobody else can tell you what is best for you because they are never able to experience life through your perspective. Whilst it can be helpful to learn from others experiences, life is ultimately a process of self awareness, of learning to trust your own inner judgement, intuition and wisdom. To let go of external conditioning, and to embrace an authentic life.
Once I had fully regained my health, I continued to explore the aspects of life which I seemed to cause so much confusion of thought. In studying philosophy, I gained a huge amount of clarity about so many aspects of life, and how they impact health and well-being. I began to understand the fundamental differences in approaching life and health which exist in different cultures. Now I combine both Eastern and Western methods of supporting well-being, although I associate primarily with Eastern views on the nature of mind and body, and I also use a holistic approach to health.
I now help other people who are experiencing challenges with stress, trauma and emotional healing. My intention is to offer support, insight, and guidance for those people who are seeking it. To create an environment which facilitates self-empowerment and true acceptance, even in the most challenging of circumstances. To offer non-judgemental support, guidance, and practical steps which will nurture well-being of mind, body, and soul.
I am passionate about understanding the relationship between wisdom and well-being, and how developing knowledge and insight can improve the quality of people's lives. My aim is to use what I have learnt to help people overcome emotional distress, trauma, illness and life challenges, and to reach their highest potential in life.
I am particularly interested in helping people to overcome trauma, loss and emotional distress. because of the direct impact this has upon chronic illness. When I wrote my master's degree dissertation on approaches to trauma and mental illness, I found that the potential for personal transformation following trauma often goes unrecognised in our society, and this is something which I now focus on improving.
Following my studies of metaphysics and philosophy, I have learnt how to approach well-being from an existential level. Developing a deep understanding of the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western approaches to health means I am more able to help you change the areas of your life which are not working well at the moment.
MA Eastern and Western Philosophy
BA (Hons) Philosophy and Health
FdSc Complementary Health Therapies
Accredited Well-being Coach
Remedial and holistic massage
Indian head massage, Acupressure, Reiki
Chronic Exhaustive Conditions:
Professional Member of The Chrysalis Effect
Recovery from chronic exhaustive conditions, including chronic fatigue syndrome, ME, and fibromyalgia
Registered General Nurse
Additional Healthcare Diplomas:
Intensive and critical care nursing
Post-operative surgical care
Practice nursing: including health promotion, chronic illness, behaviour and lifestyle change, well-being clinics
Chronic disease management: asthma, diabetes, stress reduction and cardiovascular disease
Areas of Interest
Fatigue & Illness
Stress and Trauma
Ready to find out more?
I offer a free 20 minute Discovery Call for people who are interested in coaching and want to find out whether it is a good fit for them. Appointments are available either by video call or phone.
If you would like to book in for your free introductory Discovery Call, please contact me by email so that we can arrange your appointment. Thanks.