“Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
I’ve always had a desire to help people and make a difference. I did not come to this easily or in a conventional way, but I’ve learnt that small and simple steps have a powerful, lasting effect and that embracing our individuality is key.
Diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at 17, I was constantly anxious and embarrassed by the condition set off by A-level stress. A specialist recommended more conventional Hypnotherapy (using direct suggestions), which helped me enormously with stomach pain, but I still had low self-esteem and confidence issues all through my teens, and to be honest most of my twenties. Huge stress and personal upheaval in 2014 caused the anxiety to return. In that dark tunnel, waiting for the light to return, I desperately wanted my life back. I was incredibly lucky to have people show me that I had access to my own torch all along. When I met a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist through an essential oils event in 2019, I knew I wanted to help people in the same way.
I have a varied creative background, from gaining a Performing Arts AVCE in Sixth form through my degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies, my involvement in various filmmaking activities, to working in administration at a film school for 10 years and running a local writers group for the last 6. I love being constantly surrounded by creative people and I can see the huge link between creativity and wellbeing and enormous benefit to unlocking it.