Who I am right now.
We are many different versions of ourselves throughout our lifetime. We dress ourselves in different outfits and in speak different ways depending on where we are, who we are with and what’s going on for us at that time.
However, no matter what outfit I might be wearing, at my core I am the same, beautiful expression of life as each and every human on this planet – yes, that means you too! This is what I will guide you to see on a deep level, so that you can be free to create your fulfilled life, free from whatever limits were holding you back.
Among the outfits I currently choose to wear are those of mother, therapist, coach, writer, entrepreneur and speaker. I am also friend, daughter, sister, colleague, traveller, student, and so many more wonderful things that I am grateful for.
At 28 I quit my job editing magazines in London, to travel the world. I was hungry for adventure, but I was also running away from loneliness and the inability to see a future past each weekend of partying.
I spent a lot of that time away on a small island in the South Pacific, where the islanders had a very different view of life to me. I learned there how to live in the present moment, instead of always expecting more or being dissatisfied with what I’d got. I learned to sit by the sea and do nothing for hours, feeling peaceful instead of fearing I was missing out on something. I also learned that a lot of the things that I wanted in life before were illusions. I’d chased being thin enough, clever enough, cool enough, interesting enough all my life, and despite the things I’d achieved, how skinny I got, the places I’d visited, the cool job I had, I still never felt… enough.
Becoming a Cognitive Hypnotherapist
I experienced the incredible power of hypnosis when I had my son naturally and practically painlessly. I didn’t want to go back to my old 9-5, so I retrained as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist at the acclaimed Quest Institute in London. Over the course of a year, I saw how we create our model of the world through the experiences we have in life, and how we convince ourselves that that model of the world is real and permanent. I also saw how simple it was to build a whole new reality for yourself, how things don’t have to be the way they always have been.
Becoming a coach
As I gained more experience as a therapist, I noticed that once my clients had resolved their issues they were entering an exciting new stage of their life. They felt free to chase the dreams they’d all but given up on. I realised that I could offer even more to my clients in helping them achieve these dreams. I studied a little more about coaching, worked with a few coaches, and began to take on coaching clients alongside my pure hypnotherapy clients. Now everything I do is a bit of a mix of both. And you know what? It works.