my story

About me

I’ve put this section first because I feel it is really important that you have a connection with me; to trust me and the techniques I use. I hope through stories about my experience I can illustrate how transformational and healing they can be.

If you have any questions please feel free to pick up the phone and call me anytime, with no obligation to book anything. I love talking to people and in this digital age, I feel we sometimes miss out on the warmth and understanding a simple conversation can bring. 

You may have already guessed that being outdoors and in nature is really important to me. I think sometimes we forget we are part of nature! As a child of the 80’s I spent most of my time climbing trees, getting muddy, only coming in at meal times and when it got dark! My first memories are of my mum teaching me flower names as we walked our dogs. I have been lucky to make this love my career and have spent many years working in the outdoor and environmental conservation sectors to heal the land, and now I work with the land to heal people.

I Love being creative

I use art in my coaching, especially natural art and find it a wonderful medium for exploring the places we can’t always reach with words.

When I had children, and my responsibilities in life changed, it made me realise how important being outdoors is for my mental and physical health as well as the health of my children.

Shortly after my 2nd child was born and I was feeling very emotional and overwhelmed, I was introduced to mindfulness and I haven’t looked back. Mindful compassion has opened my eyes and my heart to accept and embrace my experience, whatever that may be, and to move forwards with love and kindness to myself and to others. It has really been a life changing and transformational process and one which I am eternally grateful for.

Working full time with two young children was and still is a challenge, however my ‘tool kit’ (which already included Reiki) was expanding with techniques to overcome stress and overwhelm. I discovered forest bathing by chance when reading a magazine and realised – I already do this! 

Taking the next step

Having trained in coaching and EFT, after experiencing some significant transformations in my life, I decided that I wanted to start my own well-being business so that I could help others and support them to build a ‘tool kit’ too. So now I am living my dream; to heal people, heal the environment, connect people to nature and spread love and kindness around the world.

My qualifications

BSc (Hons) Outdoor Studies
MSc Environmental Science
PG Cert Coaching and Mentoring

ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching & Mentoring
Reiki Master Teacher
Forest bathing guide
Mindfulness Association Accredited Mindfulness Teacher

EFT & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner
Kinetic Shift Practitioner

Reflexology VTCT Level 3 Diploma

Forest School Leader Level 3
Mental Health First Aid certificate

News and Musings

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Want to know more about me?

Listen to Extraordinary Ordinary You Podcast to find out more about me and what makes me tick
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What my clients have to say

"By Discovering Nature You Discover Yourself"

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