This is what I've always wanted to do and be, however, after a studying for a degree in Psychology in my early 20's, my career began in Local Government, leading on Policy and Research and social exclusion - I studied further and gained a postgraduate qualification in leadership which I found fascinating.
I made the move into the NHS in 2011 and led on national strategy at a senior level and headed up Transformation for a large acute Trust. By 2014, the need to follow my passion became something I had to make happen.
So that's what I did. I studied further and gained my licence to practice in 2015 and Bringing Sparkle Back was born.
This is my passion.
I have faced a lot of hardship in my 30 (almost 40) something years, which is a story in itself, all of which has made me the person I am today.
Those experiences have given me an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that has filled me up with compassion. I understand the curve balls that life can throw at us, often in quick succession, and how they can knock us down and leave us in a dark place.
I'm here to sit with you in that dark place and to guide you back to sparkle.
This is my speciality.
We all have a story..
I very much believe, and work on the assumption that our lives are a collection of stories. Truths about who we are, what we believe, what we came from, how we struggle and how we are strong.
I listen and help you make sense of your story. I help you own it, gain meaning from it, embrace it and start writing the next chapter with a whole new mindset.
Everyone I work with has a story that has defined them. But often, it's their story that is holding them back. The impact of things that have happened early on in our life can show up in our present lives in many different ways, affecting our ability to form relationships, our happiness and our sense of how of lovable or worthy we are.
My job is to help you understand you. To show you how your mind is wired to think, feel and behave. To show how what drives your thoughts. Where that inner drive comes from and how it was created. Then I help you rewrite it.
And that's when the magic of transformation happens, because once you understand that you hold the power, and that you CAN change what drives and feed your thoughts, and we start to put that cognitive change into action - the results are transformational.
You hold the power. I enlighten you and show you how to fully embrace it, in every aspect of your life.
It's a winning combination.