I am an Internationally Accredited Master Coach, Certified Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I came to coaching from a background in teaching, social work, psychotherapy and group leadership and I have been coaching for over twenty five years. It's my life passion to help my clients create and live a life they love to wake up to every day.
My personal journey to happiness and self-fulfillment began when I was in my twenties. I was depressed, withdrawn, isolated, and deeply unhappy. Having been severely anorexic and then subsequently suffering the pain and guilt of secretive emotional eating and bulimia for years, I was desperately searching for something that would help me to overcome my problems and discover how I could live a happy, healthy life.
Joining a self-help group for emotional eaters was my first breakthrough. I began to understand that I could be free from the despair I was enduring if I was prepared to put in the work. I dedicated myself to finding out all I could about who I really was and who I could be. I explored and trained in various kinds of personal growth work and individual and group therapy, eventually giving up my job to join a therapeutic community where I took on the post of assistant director. Later I moved to a larger branch of the community in The Netherlands for another two years while completing my therapist training. After a spell travelling the world and working in various countries as a therapist and group leader, I returned to the UK.