About Me

My Journey

I have to say my greatest asset is that I have undergone the entire coaching and hypnotherapy journey myself. I am aware that my methods work, and I have greatly improved my own personal wellbeing and life in many ways. I have lived with bipolar disorder since the age of nineteen, at the time it seemed like no therapy was working for me and no matter what I tried it just didn’t seem to work. At 28 I pushed myself to commit to combination of coaching and hypnotherapy to improve my own wellbeing. I learnt to conquer mood swings and anxiety. Feeling determined and ambitious not be defined and labelled by a mood disorder, I finally felt enthusiastic to keep my life on track, I can honestly say I have never looked back, even when there have been challenges in my life. I still set myself goals and targets, I now understand how anxiety works in the brain and how to break the cycle, I can teach you this too. I am now able to balance my entire lifestyle and even at times when this slipped, as it can for everyone, I know how to get back on track. I lost the 3 stone I gained through medication through a healthy diet and found routines that suited me – I can help you do this too. This success boosted my confidence and belief in coaching so much that took the plunge and redirected my career.  Having worked previously worked as an Area Operations Manager for a nationally recognised training provider I then moved to work in Mentoring while I gained a degree equivalent in Mental health and then setup my own business offering life coaching, at the same time as taking a hypnotherapy qualification and having another baby and a year later relocating to the Lake District and having my last child all within 3 years!!! I like to keep busy #lifegoals I am mum to three beautiful boys. All 3 of my children have additional needs. 2 boys diagnosed with autism, 1 with a pda profile and  1 with autism, dyspraxia, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties and my youngest with a complex speech disorder.  I think it would be fair to say I know the challenges of raising children with complex needs! I am very lucky to have a strong marriage with my husband Jason. I am family orientated, positive person.  We have dogs, chickens, a cat and guinea pigs, it’s a happy, mad house! 🙂

My Coaching Techniques

I prefer to tailor therapeutic coaching for each individual, one size doesn’t fit all.  Some people need more goal focused coaching and some prefer more therapeutic approaches.  A combination approach is often the best. I am fond of the following approaches, GROW model, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques, transactional analysis, , Hypnotherapy, Neuro linguistic programming, Relaxation, visualisation techniques, Personality/temperament assessments, Inspirational tools, meditation and mindfulness, and journaling.

Qualifications & Additional Training

  • Level 6 qualified, Advanced University Diploma in Mental Health– Staffs univeristy
  • Diploma of HE in Advice – Staffs Uni
  • Hypnotherapy Practitioners Diploma (Accredited)
  • Certificate of Foundation Recruitment Practice (MIRP -RPf)
  • Certificate Basic Counselling skills
  • NCFE level 2 in Equality and Diversity
  • NCFE level 1 Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Local Safeguarding Children and Adults – full level 1 
  • Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP),

Drug and Alcohol Awareness, CBT, Mental Health Assessment, Mental Health Intervention, Practitioner values, Spotting abuse, children’s workforce programme, Building Self-Esteem and Confidence- CAMHS, Helping with Loss and Bereavement -CAMHS, Managing Anger and Self -Harm – CAMHS, CAMHS Staffordshire -Tier one Training, Management, Leadership and Coaching in the workplace- GROW(TH)