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, and for most of this time, I was also a Head of Department.
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 practice and I have clients from far and wide.
The professional qualifications I hold include Reiki, Life Coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Group Facilitation, Stress Management and Energy Psychology: EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
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 certification, and can be used to obtain insurance cover. The EFT courses follow the requirements laid out and accredited by the AAMET. I offer on-going support and supervision 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).