About Me

The foundation of successful coaching is built on one thing – the relationship between coach and client. It’s really important that you feel that I’m the right coach for you. So here is a little bit about who I am.

First of all, I think I’m pretty straightforward in the way I communicate. This has always served me well and I believe we all get to things faster by being genuine, honest and upfront. For me, this is about integrity and compassion. I like to work with the reality of how things are, but in a way that is respectful, helpful and constructive.

I absolutely believe that we are all capable of achieving the things we want to in life. This is about being true to yourself, focus, determination and finding the right support. I would like to support you in being the best you can be.

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour.”
Henry David Thoreau

My background

I’ve worked in mental health for almost 20 years. During this time, I’ve met people from many different backgrounds and walks of life. This has given me an understanding and acceptance of people for who they are, often at the most challenging times of their life.

I decided to take this further in 2005 when I trained as a Life Coach and later trained as an NLP Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist.

By combining these skills and a holistic approach I have worked with clients to achieve their goals around many different aspects of their life, including, career, health, relationships and improving their overall well-being.

I also worked for several years with Professor Yiannakou as part of the team in the Durham Constipation Clinic at the University Hospital North Durham, helping clients explore the way in which their thoughts, feelings and behaviours may trigger and impact on their symptoms and vice versa. Working together to increase their knowledge and understanding of their condition and develop new skills to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing and take back control of their lives.

My Life Loves

The things I enjoy are really simple. I have a life-long passion for dogs and love spending time outdoors, walking and mountain biking.

My own well-being benefits from healthy doses of dancing and exercise classes, seeing live bands and reading, especially personal development books!

Close friends and family are important to me and I enjoy catching up with them over a coffee or a glass of wine!