Born in France, my love of the English language brought me to this country over 35 years ago. After gaining a Masters Degree in France, I qualified as a teacher at the University of Leeds in 1983. I taught French for 17 years in secondary education. For most of this time, I held the post of Head of Modern Languages.
Through my own personal, professional and spiritual development, I discovered the potential we all have for living authentic and rewarding lives. Eventually I left teaching to dedicate myself full-time to creating a successful Coaching and Mentoring practice and I have clients from far and wide.
The professional qualifications I hold include Reiki Master/teacher, Reiki Drum Technique Master/Teacher, Life Coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Group Facilitation, Stress Management and Energy Psychology: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner, Trainer and Mentor.
I am a Spiritual Companion Educator trained with Dr William Bloom (www.spiritualcompanions.org) and accredited by the College of Teachers.
As a qualified teacher of Reiki and EFT, my courses lead to professional certification.The EFT courses follow the requirements laid out and accredited by the AAMET. I offer on-going support and mentoring to practitioners as appropriate.
I am passionate about supporting others in the development of their unique talents, interests and personal goals. Besides meeting individuals on a one-to-one basis, for development or therapy, I have written and delivered bespoke workshops for groups in a variety of settings, including corporate, professional and educational settings.
I take a very down-to-earth approach to my work, balancing the inspirational with the practical. We all lead busy lives so I believe in selecting the right tools and techniques to achieve the desired results in a realistic timeframe.
I have worked successfully with post-traumatic stress, anxiety and panic attacks, abuse issues, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, work-related stress and performance. My approach is always tailored to the individuals’ needs, and I believe in teaching my clients skills and strategies to enable them to help themselves.
I am currently a member of the Reiki Association (TRA), the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT), the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Techniques (AAMET) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC – Reiki).