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. My own alignment is with approaches to the nature of mind and body which are found in Eastern cultures, and which incorporate a holistic view of 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 have recently completed a masters degree in Philosophy (East and West), and also hold a BA (Hons)in Philosophy and Holistic Health.
I studied metaphysics, philosophy of mind, spirituality and health. In everyday language, this means that I have learnt about the nature of emotions, beliefs, mental and physical illness, the mind-body connection, consciousness and identity, and how these things are relevant to improving your health. It was also useful because I now have a good understanding of the similarities and differences between Eastern and Western approaches to health, which allows me to combine the two together.
My specialist subject for my master's degree was approaches to trauma and illness. Focusing on the relationship between the mind, trauma and illness; and how this can be a catalyst for personal or spiritual transformation.
MA Eastern and Western Philosophy
BA (Hons ) Philosophy and Holistic Health
FdSc Complementary Health Therapies
Accredited Well-being Coach
Main Professional Diplomas: Remedial and holistic massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, Reiki, Indian head massage, acupressure
Chronic Fatigue Conditions:
Professional Member of The Chrysalis Effect; a non -profit organisation for recovery from chronic fatigue, ME, and fibromyalgia
Registered General Nurse
Additional Diplomas: Intensive care, practice nursing, health promotion and behaviour change, teaching, 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.