I am a Therapeutic & Wellbeing Coach.
I am specialised in helping people who are struggling with unwanted behaviours, limiting beliefs about themselves and negative emotions by using multiple therapeutic modalities, such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques – Tapping), Matrix Reimprinting, NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I have extensive experience in working with people with varied mental health issues, such as anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD and traumas.
What brought me here is a long journey which has seen me struggling with depression, compulsive eating disorder and alcohol abuse and has then seen me coming to the other side as a stronger and better person. Finally deciding to get to the root of my discomfort is what made all the difference and that’s what led me to a journey of self-discovery and healing which I could not have experienced without EFT.
As an adolescent, I remember feelings of lack of self-confidence and self-worth being ever-present and unwanted companions in my life. Being a highly-sensitive human (something that I only discovered years later) meant that I used to feel everything a bit too much; this, of course, meant that I deeply felt joy but emotional pain left me shattered on the floor, and picking up the pieces was a somewhat familiar but painful experience. I remember thinking at some stage that I felt like I had no skin, and that everyone could hurt me however they wanted, either on purpose or for carelessness and lack of consideration. I became an excellent people’s pleaser. There is nothing better to avoid pain than trying to be what other people want you to be in order to avoid feeling hurt. At the same time, I started to find comfort in food, that made me feel “better” for a while; then I found alcohol, the most easily accessible and socially accepted anaesthetic, potion for all problems, and the new “me” was born.
When you try and push the pain away though, what happens is that the pain gets underwater, and like when you keep a balloon in the water with your hands, as soon as you let it go, it jumps right out and in your face. Virgina Satir, a renowned family therapist and author, once said “problems are not the problem; copying is the problem”. So I decided to start looking at my problem in the face, and it took me a few years to get to where I am now. I tried different therapies and I gained something from all of them, but EFT is the one that really made the greatest difference in my life.
It took me a long time to heal the parts of me that needed love, care and attention, but I finally got there. I feel more connected with myself than I have ever felt.
What gives me now incredible joy is the honour of working with other people who are on their own journeys. Everyone is different, but we have all something in common. We all need some help at some stage in our lives, and being even a tiny part of someone journey, is one of the things that gives me the energy to wake up in the morning with a smile on my face and hope in my heart.
I am a fully insured and certified Professional Development Coach, EFT, Matrix Reimprinting and NLP Practitioner. I continue to attend regular training courses in order to keep my knowledge up to date and be able to give the best service to my clients.