I am the grateful daughter of a coal miner and a hard-working gregarious mother. I am the descendant of many generations of straight talking, heart led, working-class folk in the north of England.
I live by the sea in a community of creatives and different cultures by the Kentish seaside. I am a loving guardian of my two cats, Ginger and Zac.
Before finally landing in work that I fully love I travelled a corporate path in the food and drink industry that allowed me to ‘fit in’.
Something that had been survival trait born of many traumatic experiences that disconnected me from my body, healthy self-esteem and the breath of life. In this part of my life I learnt much about resilience and many other hard lessons. I am grateful for the brave part of me that eventually took the very first step towards healing.
A creative and mystic at heart I studied sculpture in my early thirties which I now see as a part of my healing journey. And eventually, after many years of personal exploration and therapy I began retraining and orienting towards this work in my late thirties.
In my work I am a formal student of Dr Micheal Piccuci, Dr Peter Levine, Dr Abi Blakeslee and many others. Other folk who guide and influence my path are many Elders and woman who I have worked with.
The folk who most guide my work however are the hundreds of humans I have had the privilege of working with. It is in this state of emergence that I truly learn through direct experience.
I believe you can only take your clients as deep as you are willing to go. I receive regular Somatic Therapy and supervision myself as well as devoting my life to this path.
I also train and mentor other coaches, therapists, and embodiment workers. I do this as a Board Member and Snr Trainer for the Focalizing Institute and privately.
See below a full picture of my formal qualifications and influences