When you choose a life coach or therapist, you entrust your deepest desires for change to a stranger. You should take care to know who they are and what has brought them to the position in life where they feel they can be of service to you.
Who am I?
It is now over twenty years since I completed my first three year certified psychotherapy diploma and almost thirty since I completed my first degree in psychology. I use hypnotherapy and guided visualisation extensively in combination with a blending of various schools of psychotherapy. I have been coaching for six years. I regard it as essential to have a wide range of tools to facilitate effective change with clients .
My corporate background in People Development, ultimately at Board level, gives my practice a strongly pragmatic flavour. However esoteric the approach, it is always grounded in the real world with all its daily challenges. I believe that we cannot always chose the external circumstances of our lives but we can chose our attitude towards them. I have learned to greet difficult situations with an attitude of curiosity, through a filter of "How fascinating!". That ability to shift perspective is key to the transformational process.
What brought me here today?
Spirituality enhances, rather than inhibits my common sense born out of a seasoned knowledge of the world. I spent 25 years in the corporate world, ten years, as a Board Director formulating company policy. I initiated an in-house counselling service, a culture of coaching at all levels and a personal development programme which used creative visualization to achieve goals. I spent 10 years as a volunteer counselor with the suicidal, survivors of abuse and the bereaved. I also maintained a small therapy practice while I furthered my studies in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, counselling, life coaching and NLP. I hold an honors degree in Psychology and have a special interest in Jungian archetypes. I am also a Reiki practitioner and I have a specialisation in the use of hypnotherapy for IBS.
A few years ago, I took the decision that the corporate world was no longer where I needed to be to fulfill my own desire to be of service.. My purpose is to reach those who wish to create real change in their lives, those who wish to emerge from the chrysalis and be who they were born to be.
I live in Scotland with my husband of 18 years and our 15 year old son who is the joy of our lives. I am the second child in a family of ten with 8 brothers and 1 sister. I love to write, to sing, to grow plants from seed and watch them flower. I devour books and have a passion for Bach and Mozart although I still love to dance to the Rolling Stones and Beatles!!! With a 15 year old son, my musical tastes which arrested in the 70s are now being forcefully expanded.
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