When I was a little girl, I always felt a bit different from other children, but I didn't know why.
I worried about things that never crossed their minds. I loved books, and was passionate about my eclectic interests. I felt others' emotions and learned to adapt myself to become what they wanted.
I became so good at tuning into what other people wanted from me, that I found myself studying for a 'sensible' degree (law) at Oxford University.
Corporate law firms in the 1990's were tough places for sensitive types, so after I married I jumped at the chance to re-train as a coach and Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapist, a career much more in line with my personal values and skills.
I had two intense and sensitive children, one so different that by the time he was seven years old we’d seen five different professionals, trying to work out how best to support him.
Finally I went to a workshop about highly sensitive and over-reactive people, where I discovered a model that answered every question I had not only about my children, but also about myself.
I now use that model as part of my coaching and therapy practice, to help other sensitive and intense people overcome what's been holding them back.
My passion is showing people that what they’ve always considered their weaknesses are actually the keys to their greatest strengths.
...the sense of validation was visceral. I'd never felt so fully seen, understood.
Life's never been the same since.
LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW I CAN HELP YOU
The best way to understand whether I can help you is for us to talk.
I offer a free, no-obligation conversation to see whether we’re a good match. During our time together (up to around an hour) I'll help you identify your unique intensity profile, and share some ideas about how you can overcome the challenges you're currently facing.
Before we begin working together, it’s important that I believe I can help you and that you think I’m the right person for you.
I don’t take on every potential client who contacts me. I choose to work with clients who are committed to change, and who understand that they are a crucial part of the coaching and therapeutic process.
In the event we decide we’re not the best match for each other, I have a network of excellent colleagues to whom I can refer you.
As a thoughtful, empathic child I saw - and became - what other people wanted me to be.
That led me to a highly respected and well-paid - but deeply unsatisfying - career as a lawyer.
Trying to support my quirky, sensitive children led me to discover a model that changed my life.
Since then I've been using the model to transform the lives of other intense and sensitive people.
MY FORMAL CREDENTIALS
I’m a fully-qualified and comprehensively insured Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapist and NLP Master Practitioner.
I've been trained and mentored by some of the world’s leading therapists and coaches including Trevor Silvester, Richard Bandler, Michael Neill, Paul McKenna, Rubin Battino and Maria Sirois.
I graduated from Oxford University and am a qualified lawyer.
I’m registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council and am bound by their code of ethics. I'm also a member of the Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy Practitioners Association.