As humans we have a desire to matter, a desire to be seen and to grow. We don’t want to reach our old age full of regret of what we didn’t do because we were blind to our potential.
I know what it feels like to not matter, to believe that I was “too much” and “not enough” and how those beliefs shaped my life, my relationships, my decisions and limited what was possible for me.
I also know what it feels like to be free of crippling self-doubt, to believe what I have to offer the world is valuable, to experience the joy of stepping into my power and choose to live and work in a way that feels good to me.
I love being able to share the life-changing tools, knowledge, lessons and insights that I’ve learnt from 16 years of my own development, over a decade of enriching people’s lives, and 7 years running my own Private Practice. Those experiences have helped me move through grief, loss, crippling self-esteem, and addictions. It taught me to cultivate emotional resilience and humbled me at the power of the human spirit and just how capable we all are.
My passion for personal development started at 17, when I went to therapy, shortly after the death of my mother. Little did I know then, that would be the start of a very different life for me.
It was one of the hardest times in my life, but it also taught me the preciousness of time and the importance of living with courage and bravery. I learnt that we could transform even our hardest experiences into growth, and that by shifting our mindset, we can align who we are with what we want. By changing our inner landscape, our outer world can - and will- begin to change.
Therapy was so life-changing for me, that it inspired me to train as a therapist and coach and has been a fundamental catalyst in giving me the confidence to make huge transitions in my life. I will forever be grateful for those insights, support and transformations and it remains a powerful driving force in wanting to share those gifts with others.
In 2016, after years of working on my business, I was finally starting to gain momentum; I was being asked to talk and write for others, I was consistently fully booked in my practice, and doing some really interesting collaborations. Then I hit a new challenge, one afternoon, I literally fell off the treadmill. I could hardly walk home. I got diagnosed with adrenaline fatigue (burn-out).
It took me a full year to recover fully, and it was a huge lesson in how important it is to take care of ourselves, physically, emotionally, spiritually and to keep the balance between productivity and self-care. It redefined my version of success. I re-examined my values. I changed my priorities.
I developed a different way of living and working.
Heartfelt living; filling my own well up first. Self-esteem as a non-negotiable. Spending time on the things that I love with the people who are precious to me.
My work also naturally began to transition, I was seeing more and more “successful” clients, neglecting themselves, anxious all the time, not having any time for rest or play, relationships failing because they are so busy, stuck in their heads, not really knowing why they are doing it anymore.
I could relate to that.
“And then day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk to blossom”
the next chapter
I am a heart-led practitioner so for me, it’s really important to follow my heart, and a path where I feel I can offer the highest good.
After a big breakup, I began to re-evaluate and query my next chapter. In that process, I realised I needed to take the next step in my career.
I’d been feeling a call for a while, which started as a whisper - then became a shout, impossible to ignore. To work in an even more authentic, personalised, way where I could give my clients a truly bespoke, holistic experience, weaving all my skills together. It was important to me to create new pathways of connecting with people, and I am planning new and exciting ways to offer services online in the future.
It was a huge leap of faith, that has seen me changing the way that I work, building a she-den in the garden and getting chickens! But I know from experience that when you hear the call to up-level, you have to be brave enough to follow it; all great things come from renewal. My greatest successes, my biggest risings, have come from my most courageous decisions and my deepest voids.