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My goal is to support you in having that kick ass life you’ve always dreamt of, to make the most of your talents and feel as much joy as is humanly possible. I want to give you the tools, time, techniques and encourage you to have the courage to do so because I know how tough a life half lived can get.

I have a degree in English Literature from the University of Sussex and a Diploma in Clinical NLP, Hypnotherapy, Life coaching and EFT.

However, my real lessons definitely came through the school of hard knocks.

After University I ambled my way through a long series of unsatisfying jobs, with brief periods of happy travelling-I wanted to do something more but had no idea how.

My relationship at the time was difficult to say the least (I was the ‘responsible one’ with a boyfriend that led me on a merry dance all over the country and even ran up bills in my name) plus add in a difficult past and some bad patterns and crisis hit. Big time!

At age 26, I burnt out, unable to work and barely able to function at all.

I was finally diagnosed with M.E (also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). I could hardly get out of bed, experienced every terrible symptom under the sun and had to leave my job, feeling like a shell of a woman. I cried desperately every day.

I tell you, that’s one hell of a way to get yourself to pay attention to yourself! The 6 years that it took to fully recover were full of the biggest learning and discoveries it’s possible to imagine (and the learning never stops). You can read my full recovery story here.

During my recovery, I trained in Clinical NLP, Hypnotherapy, Life coaching and EFT, took a zillion other courses (began teaching on courses), read a whole heap of helpful books and began to understand quite a lot about myself that I really had no idea about before. I discovered that I had emotions (!!), a big need for creativity and that my boundaries had been fairly shockingly bad. A big spiritual side opened up too and I learnt how tuned in and intuitive I am-that was a shock! You can read more about that in my article for Soul and Spirit Magazine here.

What a miracle it was when I got totally well again.

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.”

Joseph Campbell

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Believe me when you’ve felt like death warmed up for very many years and not been sure if you’ll ever make it to the other side, the appreciation I felt was and still is, massive. It can still bring me to tears of gratitude and I’ve been totally better now for longer then I was sick.

Not everyone goes quite this far to teach themselves how to live life fully and be themselves. But I’ve worked now with very many others who have, as well as people looking to take the next leap in their lives towards heartfelt dreams. And in the 10 years of therapy and coaching I’ve been doing, I’m privileged to have worked with some incredible, ordinary and extraordinary folk (read their praise here).