My journey began at the age of 25, when I lost both my parents within a year of each other to cancer. Needless to say, it knocked me sideways and catapulted me into many cognitive and emotional struggles over the years.
There is never a “right age” to lose your parents, but I certainly wasn’t equipped to deal with this tragedy and so began my tumultuous, deeply challenging path of self discovery.
There is a saying: “necessity is the mother of invention” and this was very much the case with my new found reality. My world had officially collapsed and was immediately thrust into shock, numbness, depression, anxiety, anger and frustration.
As I started to digest and process what had happened to me, it soon became apparent that in order for me to survive this, I would have to find a way of navigating through not only the stages of grief, but all the volatile emotions that accompanied my grief.
And so began a deep exploration into bereavement, depression, anxiety and trauma, where for nearly 30 years(to the point of healthy obsession), I have immersed myself and dedicated myself to find strategies and coping mechanisms that actually work.
I have helped countless people with their own personal struggles and have come up with many techniques to deal with depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, anger, stress, chronic illness, divorce/breakup and better sleep.
I have a deeply empathetic coaching style, where it is my belief that a client needs to be heard and understood, whilst exploring a multitude of successful strategies to facilitate the recovery.