My Story

I was first introduced to meditation by my dad when I was an early teenager, he had turned to meditation to help him cope with his chronic mental health struggles. At this early age, I had already become fascinated by the mind-body connection and had thirst for reading anything that would help me better understand myself and the human condition. 

It wasn’t until 16 years ago when I was diagnosed with leukaemia in my 30s that my mindfulness meditation journey really began. A diagnosis of this kind brings with it a whole host of difficult emotions including anxiety and distress, as well as a lot of physical pain and discomfort. After a period of soul searching, I found that mindfulness and other meditation techniques such as visualisation, in combination with learning how suppressed emotions, trauma and stress affect the body, had the biggest impact on my being able to accept and subsequently adjust to my new normal. which had a profound effect on the quality of my life as I was no longer wasting my energy fighting against reality.

Through the practice of mindfulness, I became more present with my moment-to-moment experience, becoming more available for my family and myself. I also stopped continually judging myself or elements of my life as not good enough, instead, I learned the skill of letting go and just being with my experience whilst cultivating gratitude.

I developed a much healthier relationship with my, previously often ignored body, which began to communicate with me with aches and pains when I was stressed, living outside my truth or spending too much time either overthinking about the past or worrying about the future. I also discovered just how much my body loves to dance and walk in nature. As I grew more adept at reading my bodily signs and bringing my attention back to the present, I was developing the ability to choose where to place my focus which was life-changing for me.

It’s these oftentimes subtle shifts in mindset that mindfulness helps bring about that I am passionate about sharing with others and is what led me on the five-year path to studying for a master’s degree in mindfulness-based approaches.

My formal Qualifications
  • Masters in Psychology: Mindfulness-Based Approaches from the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales, UK. This qualification is the longest and most in-depth mindfulness training currently available in the UK and includes certification in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as well as the Neuroscience of Mindfulness
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts with honours in Fashion Design with a specialism in sustainable design from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Qualified Teacher Status through the UK Teaching Regulation Agency

My Mission

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Freequently asked questions

How many sessions do I need?

Everyone comes to mindfulness with different aims and needs so an initial discussion will help identify the best option.

You may choose to follow an evidence-based mindfulness course structure such as the MBSR or MBCT structure so the sessions will last around 10 sessions or you may chose a more bespoke option which may be shorter or longer depending on your needs.

Can I book individual sessions?

Can I book individual sessions?

Yes. Individual sessions can be arranged as and when you feel you need them, either face to face, phone or Skype.

Can mindfulness work for me?

Yes. Mindfulness coaching can benefit anyone. No matter what you are going through right now, you can start to experience positive shifts within your life. You don’t need to be religious or spiritual to benefit from mindfulness.

How will Mindfulness Coaching help me?

Mindfulness Coaching enables you to deeply understand your own thoughts, emotions and behaviours though the practice of mindfulness and see how they affect you and the world around you. It is a means of enabling individuals to develop their own capabilities and in doing so to maximise their potential.

Do I need Mindfulness coaching?

Nobody needs it, however it is for people who want to realise their full potential and are ready to invest in themselves. Mindfulness Coaching enables you to discover more about yourself and develop the vision and goals that will make a real difference to your life.

Do I need to be fit for the yoga element of the course?

Hatha yoga forms an integral part of mindfulness-based programs. Unlike in a regular yoga class, the emphasis is not on perfect form or being super flexible when practising mindful yoga it is about working up to your ‘edges’ and ‘being with’ whatever is present in the body moment-to-moment. It’s a chance to become intimate with your body’s felt sense.

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