A bit about me....
I am a mum to two teenagers and two furbabies, partner, step-mum to another teenager, closet witch (maybe not so closet!) and perfectly imperfect woman with a big heart, lots of energy and a passionate yearning to give something back!
I have always been a little bit sensitive (quirky!), or rather highly sensitive (very quirky)! Fear of loud noises or violence, scratchy fabrics, uncomfortable around too many people, sensing other people’s emotions as well as my own! It was only until I experienced coaching and rediscovered my spirituality, that I realised what this sensitivity really meant, not only to me but to others as well.
My previous career as a successful pharmacist and senior leader left me feeling unhappy, lost and unfulfilled. During this time, I trained as a coach and had my eyes opened to the possibilities that coaching can offer, both in myself and others. I found myself, and with it, the confidence to be a little bit brave and allow my true self to shine through! It also kindled the desire to help women like me do the same!
I have since qualified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Practitioner & Meditation Instructor, as well as returning to practise part-time as a Clinical Pharmacist in Primary Care for the NHS.
I am incredibly passionate about women's mental health and use all of my skills to support you to manage your mental wellbeing, in addition to helping you achieve your goals and dreams!
Having experienced my fair share of life's challenges - depression & anxiety through most of my adult life, divorce, losing my mum to cancer and now the perimenopause, I honestly feel like it is my life purpose to help women like me - introverted, empathic, highly sensitive and also perimenopausal! I am also someone who struggles to ditch the guilt around prioritising my own needs, wants and desires and have learnt the hard way how important it is to put myself first, so that I can be my most vibrant self, with the energy to give to others, without depleting my own.
My favourite part of what I do is watching you, my clients, grow and blossom into the phenomenal women you are meant to be, letting go of the things that hold you back, shedding that cloak of guilt, allowing you reaching your full potential and creating your best possible life! It is both an honour and privilege to hold space for you and be part of that process!
Let me help you reignite the belief in yourself and support you to follow your dreams so you can achieve amazing things and become the phenomenal woman that you know you are.
Love & Light
The Old Farmhouse
The Old Farmhouse, my home, is an eighteen century farmhouse in the middle of Sutton Coldfield, tucked away on the edge of a busy housing estate in Walmley, although sometimes you wouldn't know it!
By welcoming you to my home office, I pride myself on creating for you, a calm, peaceful and private environment surrounded by nature, where you will be given time, space and support.
My intention is for you to feel safe and secure so that you can truly relax; to get out of the fight/flight/freeze response and reconnect your head with your heart, supporting you to free yourself from any fears and insecurities that keep you small and inspire in you the confidence to reach for the stars!
And just in case that wasn't enough, all my clients have to option to receive extra support from our Chairdog of the Board, Poppy!
This supercute furball is VERY partial to a cuddle during well-being sessions at Wellbeing at The Old Farmhouse and is available to ALL my lovely clients, if you feel the need for some extra comfort!!
Poppy loves nothing more than sitting on your lap, getting lots of fuss and helping you to relax while we talk about you!
Poppy is available for all face to face sessions at The Old Farmhouse. But is happy if you don't need that extra support as well, as it means she gets extra treatos!!
The choice is entirely yours!!
You may also be welcomed by our Finance Director as you arrive at The Old Farmhouse - Jimbo can often be found in my front garden ready and waiting to welcome you!
But if you are not an animal lover at all, that's OK as they will make themselves scarce so you can feel as relaxed as possible!
I hold the following qualifications:
Licensed X-Hail Instructor
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
Institute of Leadership & Management Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
Master Practitioner Neurolinguistic Programming
Diploma in Hypnotherapy (DHP Acc.Hyp)
I am registered with the following organisations, which means that I abide by their strict Codes of Ethics* when practising:
Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association (PHPA)
I also hold full Professional Indemnity Insurance in accordance with the Code of Ethics for the above organisations.
In addition, I have an enhanced DBS certificate.
*Copies of the Code of Ethics are available upon request.