I am qualified in the following:
Integrated Diploma in Resilience and Wellness Coaching
My diploma is equivalent to a QCF Level 5 and is accredited with the Association for Coaching (AC), Complimentary Medical Association (CMA) and National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)
Alongside my coaching practice, I am also a thyroid wellness advocate and have created a community space for Thyroid Sisters to connect whilst on their healing path and to raise awareness of thyroid imbalances.
I also have a degree in Graphic Design and occasionally work on freelance brand and design projects.
This is my story of how I became a Positive Mindset Coach and why I do what I do.
I had suffered with anxiety since before I can remember - although I didn’t really know it. I didn’t understand it. I do remember thinking that I was too sensitive for the world. I felt really deeply and could feel other people’s emotions. Living in a busy London borough was an assault on the senses, and I struggled (and forced myself) through school, university and my first experience in the corporate world of work.
It was only when - in my mid-twenties - I hit rock bottom with my mental and physical health did I wake up to what a troubled Soul I was.
I woke up to the fact that I had never learned the tools to navigate the world as a resilient and empowered woman.
I woke up to the fact that mentally and emotionally I had no boundaries, I didn’t know myself, I was co-dependant and I felt powerless. Physically, I had heart palpitations, I couldn’t sit still, I had multiple food intolerances and autoimmune thyroid issues. I was so fatigued I barely had the energy to do anything. I was merely surviving, every day felt like a battle.
But being in that painful place meant that I was confronted. Confronted with the harsh truth that if I didn’t make a decision to change, this wouldn’t end well. It wasn’t sustainable to continue living the life I was living.
So I made the decision that I was going to get myself out of this. I chose to take the path of healing.
I read every self-help book I could find, I went to seminars and workshops on changing one's mindset. I went to meditation and yoga classes and began to develop a relationship with my 'inner world' - my body.
As I addressed both physical and mental factors I began to feel like a different person. I began to learn how to take care of myself and how to take ownership of my health and wellbeing. I uncovered repressed emotions and limiting beliefs that were hanging around in my subconscious mind and unknowingly running my life.
I addressed my sleep, relaxation and movement. I addressed everything I was consuming from food and drink to The News, TV programmes, conversations and people I surrounded myself with.
As I pulled out the weeds and tended to the flowers of my mind and my life, I began to uncover a beautiful garden that had always been there, it was just too overgrown to see.
For the first time, I had clarity over who I was and what I wanted from life. It was like a massive fog had cleared.
I also uncovered my hidden powers as a Sensitive and an Empath and learned how to use these in empowering ways.
As I began to feel more and more free, I remember saying to myself: ’Why doesn’t anyone know about this? Why was I not taught this in school?’ It felt like it would have saved me from so much unnecessary suffering.
I felt so sad at the thought of others being in the same position I was - having no clue that there were tools and techniques out there to help us manage all this. I couldn’t just sit back and wait for this kind of education and healing to get into the education system or into mainstream medicine. Those systematic changes can take decades to implement, meanwhile people are suffering now.
This burning fire inside me led me to train in mindset coaching. So that I could help other Sensitive Souls free themselves from the chains of stress and anxiety by gently guiding them to step into their own power.
I trained for over two years alongside my 'day' job. I loved every minute of my training and instantly knew this was what I was supposed to be doing. It even helped me to go deeper into my own healing - which ultimately led my partner and I to make a major lifestyle change. We decided to swap the hustle and bustle of city life and our '9 to 5' office jobs for the beautiful countryside and nature, travelling around in our camper van and living a more conscious life. I am grateful to be able to deliver my coaching sessions online which means I can offer my services to Sensitive Souls all over the country (and even all over the world!). I don't think we would have made this change if it wasn't for me re-training as a mindset coach, delving deeper into my healing and connecting to my personal power.
That is all it is - stepping into our own power. This is the catalyst for amazing, magnificent, positive changes in our lives. This is when we can truly blossom into our fullest potential and make a positive difference to the world.