Stress & Trauma Therapist
There is no greater agony
than bearing an untold story
inside of you – Maya Angelou
I believe in your healing potential to overcome any emotional obstacle that is keeping you stuck right now…
I also believe that your incredible body has all of the resources and the resilience that you need to heal from your past experiences and the beliefs that you hold about yourself in this moment. AND it’s OK that you might not be able to believe this for yourself just yet! This is where I come in!
I’ve worked with busy entrepreneurial mothers trying to balance work life and home life. I’ve helped community leaders taking care of hundreds or even thousands of members who look to them for support. I’ve helped parents who care for a young person who struggles with their own mental health. What I have learned is that until you begin to heal from your past trauma it will most likely replay in parts of your world and your life over and over again, often preventing you from experiencing the loving sense of safety and connection with the world and with yourself that you deserve!
If you are recovering from trauma, stress, burn-out and crippling low self-esteem, you need your own personalised road map recovery plan and I can offer this wrapped in compassion and delivered with creativity.
When we experience trauma & stress…
It can affect every area of our lives. We can experience significant change in the way that we see our place in the world, how we are in relationships, how we find balance within our work lives and home lives and how we offer ourselves opportunities for rest, self-care and nurture. Trauma can become locked within us and this can be tricky to unlock and release alone. I work in a self-compassion focused way, working gently with creativity, visualisation, mindfulness, Integrative Counselling and Therapeutic tools. I send regular emails packed with ideas around how to help yourself to begin to overcome burn-out, trauma and low self-esteem, and I would love to share this with you!
“I believe that your heart knows the way & that fear can sometimes block this”
I have been creating and delivering training online and in person for more than 10 years.
For Parent/Carers & other professionals: I created Confident Hearts in April 2019 as a way to create and deliver courses which have a positive impact on mental health. We deliver courses on Creative Wellbeing & Mindfulness, including our popular “Business in a Box Programmes”.
For Counsellors: I founded Creative Counsellors in April 2017 and we have grown to more than 15000 members from 99 different countries. We have a thriving membership and CPD programme.
Doodle Your Worries Away (8+)
Created for Young People 8+ Doodle Your Worries Away: A CBT Doodling Workbook for Children who Feel Worried or Anxious. I created this new book as a way to creatively support young people who struggle with anxiety and worrying. It’s full of doodles to help open up conversations around why young people feel anxious and also to explore ways that we can help ourselves when we feel worried or anxious. A great resources for parents, carers, teachers, youth workers or for young people to work with themselves.
CBT Doodling for Kids (Under 8)
I created this CBT Doodling for Kids book to help my young clients at the time to make sense of lots of different feelings, emotions and experiences that they were going through. Its filled with simple black and white characters exploring different topics. Young people can doodle, add colour, collage or paint their way through the book. Great for parents, carers, therapists, teachers and social workers to support young people too…
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