I initially did a degree in counselling and psychotherapy, during which time I was required to carry out personal psychotherapy for myself. This helped me to uncover and challenge my patterns and beliefs that I’d acquired through life, that were not necessarily of benefit to me anymore. I was able to update them so that they were in line with my values and desires. I then went on to do a Masters degree in psychological trauma studies, where I gained a greater understanding of how people, who suffer trauma, each deal with it so differently, and what tools can help to work through trauma. I also learnt how to help people build resilience to enable them to deal with the bad stuff (that is going to happen anyway) when it comes along, allowing them to bounce back better and stronger than before. I then completed an ILM Level 5 course in coaching. Coaching allows me to use all the skills I have acquired over the years, to tailor the right tools to the needs of each individual client, rather than trying to make just a few tools fit a particular client.
I have trained in:
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Mindfulness (no formal training, but I practice it every day)
I also have specific knowledge in the areas of:
- Stress, anxiety and trauma
- Working in the emergency services
- Dealing with Clutter
I specialise in coaching with emergency service personnel, helping people to deal with the pressures of this industry, whether as a frontline emergency responder or a manager dealing with the complexities of the job, whilst trying to find a balance with their personal life. As an emergency worker myself, I understand how ‘helping others’ can have an impact on an individual’s own mental health and well-being. Through coaching, I help people to learn various techniques (i.e. mindfulness, traumatic incident reduction, emotional freedom technique) to build resilience in their work. I am passionate about helping people to find a way of caring for and attending to their own needs and desires, whilst also helping others in need, to enable them to not just ‘get by’, but to thrive in their work.
I also offer coaching for those who feel that their lives are becoming overwhelmingly cluttered and have the desire to deal with this, but no idea where to start. I help them to explore the underlying beliefs and experiences that have led to this behaviour and guide them through a programme to deal both with the emotional elements and the physical accumulation of clutter, leading to a calmer state of mind and a calmer environment to live in.
I believe that everyone is capable of and entitled to living a well-balanced, healthy and fulfilling life. I feel that I have the necessary experience and knowledge in a wide variety of areas to be able to tailor the coaching to an individual’s unique needs and desires, to help them to move through their issues and flourish in life.
I empower you to be your best self in all aspects of life. I provide friendly and constructive advice to help you reach your full potential.
I will help you realize your goals and provide you with a roadmap on how to reach them and accompish more.
Life can be stressful. I want to give you the advice and tools you need to maximize your personal and professionl relationships, and how to give yourself the time you deserve.