My life has so far has had amazing blessings, particularly my beautiful family and fantastic friends. there have also been family breakdowns, my own divorce, employment uncertainty and redundancy, bereavements of loved ones and devastating loss.
I lost my only sibling at the age of 42 and my late wife at the age of 50, both to cancer. I found myself trapped by painful circumstances and patterns of thoughts and behaviour that made me unhappy, insecure and unfulfilled.
I had a successful corporate career, had risen within companies and been given management responsibilities. I was functioning at work and meeting my material needs in a beautiful part of the country, but I was feeling increasingly depleted through anxiety and depression.
I realised that I needed to reappraise where I was in my life and to make changes to my thinking and my actions to survive and move positively forward.
I have explored, studied and trained to understand, manage and make those changes to make the most out of my life, get the most out of any circumstance and be the person I want to be, doing what I want to do. It all started by changing the way I was thinking. I want to help others achieve their goals and live the life they want to be living and therefore, dedicated myself to obtaining additional knowledge, experience and skills to do this and undertake continuous professional development for my role as a therapist.
In turn I have shared this knowledge with clients, family and friends in counselling, clinical hypnotherapy and coaching sessions utilising various well-established and evidence-based therapy techniques, tools and resources.
I do believe that all my life experiences so far, the positive, the neutral and the negative, positions me as a better professional counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach. I have the lived experience and gained understanding, knowledge and empathy to utilise it for the benefit of others.
Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching to serve, help and guide others to live their life to the full and gain the fulfilment and happiness they are seeking is not something you can just do from reading and gaining qualifications. To counsel or coach having experienced a wide range of life events and emotions is critical in understanding and relating to a client’s feelings and beliefs whilst knowing how to help them make changes and how to get results. I have this experience.
The goals you set in life shouldn’t be too lofty. They should be attainable, actionable and forward-looking. Everyone gets side-tracked, but if you learn the value of proper goal-setting early on, the benefits will follow you throughout your life and career.
My personal journey of self-discovery and self-awareness continues to this day. You can’t always avoid life’s curve balls. What I have found, in a very personal way, is that you can change how you experience, understand and react to what life throws at you.
I can’t wait to begin, to accompany and help you on your journey to achieving your desired goals.