There was a time in my life when I kept overthinking, overworking and overpleasing to the detriment of my mental, physical and emotional health. I had a corporate job back then, and I thought that changing companies would help. A couple of years into my new role, I fell into the same stress trap, sliding back into old patterns of overworking and neglecting my needs for rest.
After a crash course in surrender, I felt ready for change. And an intense journey of self-discovery began…
This precious inner work took many years, many forms and felt like a succession of mind/body/spirit upgrades. I learned to meditate, I journaled, I discovered yoga and practices that helped me reconnect to my felt sense. I experimented with neuro linguistic programming, hypnotherapy, energy healing, Ayurveda, Acupuncture and other powerful holistic therapies. I embarked on a gut healing program and drastically reduced the toxins I was exposed to. I went on personal development retreats and vision quests. I experienced a transformative, year-long shamanic womancraft journey which culminated in 3 days and 3 nights fasting solo, in the wilderness. All the while, I became a mum, quit my corporate job, took on studies in Nutrition, Positive Psychology, Coaching, Holistic Psychotherapy & Counselling.
So many paths opened up when I started working on myself rather than striving to change my external circumstances. Was it smooth sailing? No. It took time, effort and commitment. Ultimately it led me to where I am now: feeling grounded, excited at the possibilities ahead, knowing that I’m engaged in life in a way that is meaningful to me and supportive of others.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to
change the world. Today, I am wise,
so I am changing myself”
My exploration is ongoing and I don’t intend to stop it anytime soon. Early on, my desire for change was driven by the need to get rid of my “imperfections”. The experience of becoming a mother awakened me to a new way of being. I learned to bring acceptance and curiosity to my experience, to welcome the challenges and to embrace all parts of me, the shiny bits and the less polished ones too.
My personal experience taught me that there is great potential lying dormant in life transitions. If you’re ready to reclaim the gems of self-knowledge and self-empowerment that dwell within you, I’d love to be your guide.
Chemistry is the cornerstone of great coaching / therapy. I offer an introductory session that is your first step on our journey together.
It allows us to get to know each other and for you to decide if you are ready to commit more seriously.
(available online or in person)
I’ve learned invaluable tools and methods which I use to flavour my sessions, AND I’ve tried and tested each of them in my own life.
I am surrounded by a team of experienced mentors and regularly engage in supervision, research, reading,
personal development and hands-on experiments.
- Dip. Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Metavision Institute)
- Dip. Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (Langley Institute)
- Cert. Human Potential Coach (Human Potential Academy)
- Cert. Matrescence Coach and Facilitator (Mama Rising)
- Cert. Functional Nutrition (Nutrition Academy)
- Professional Certified Coach – PCC (International Coaching Federation)
- Breakthrough Coaching Advanced Practitioner (Marcia Reynolds)
- Graduate of the Four Seasons Journey (School of Shamanic Womancraft)
Organisations I partner with:
I’m proud to provide my skills and expertise to support the work of heart-centered organisations.
Support for parents-to-be and new parents at work.
Leading Matrescence education provider.
Bereavement support for families.
Strategic wellbeing programs for workplaces.