Here’s just a little bit about me and why I retrained to provide specialist anxiety therapy.
Before setting up my anxiety therapy practice in Nottingham, I worked in some highly stressful jobs in the public and health sectors.
I believed I had to be there for everyone all of the time and because of this I forgot about my own health.
I didn’t feel good enough and was anxious all the time. Completely lost my confidence and was constantly questioning myself and worrying. Seeking a quick fix to solve my problems. None of which worked.
I experienced a whole range of physical health problems, but still did nothing to sort it out.
And, then I had a stroke.
This made me rethink my entire life.
I realised that I couldn’t go on living with the stress and anxiety, and that I had to finally start to look after my mental and physical well-being. So, I did.
I went through my own anxiety therapy. The support I had really helped me to adjust my thinking and really recognise my own value. Because of this, I was able to adopt a new mindset to cope with anxious thoughts, reduce overthinking, regain my confidence, and get rid of the physical symptoms I had been experiencing. Having been through this process I know I can help you do the same.
Because of my own positive experiences with a therapist, and the way in which it changed my life for the better, I did anxiety therapy training to go with my life coaching qualification.
I now provide specialist coaching therapy to help you to feel happier. To let go of your worries and just feel more confident.
I’m now happier and more confident than I ever was, and want you to feel the same. Sometimes we all need a helping hand to guide us towards being our best selves.
I’m proof that you too can cope with your anxiety, reduce your stress, and change your life for the better.
Now, I live in Nottingham with my wife and Barney – he’s an 11 year old black Labrador who still thinks he’s a puppy! He can be quite cheeky, but is adorable.
I love to be out in the garden, walking Barney or doing DIY (I’m not that great at it though-but I’ll give most things a go)
I also love practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. It’s fab for my own stress and really relaxes me.
I am a Certified Specialist Coach (a senior member of ACCPH) I also have qualifications in person centred counselling, a level 6 Diploma in Life coaching, and a diploma from the Association for Psychological therapies. This goes along with a successful track record in Mental Health services spanning over 23 years.
I have worked with so many different types of people to help them overcome anxiety and stress. From this I have a deep understanding of how your own unique circumstances and challenges can shape your own journey. I’m here to listen to you and help you out of that dark place that I too lived with for so long.
My values are at the very heart of what I do. Essentially, my passion for helping others comes from my own life experiences and seeing the difference that can be made from just a little bit of outside guidance. I want to pass my passion onto you and give you the drive to get to the next level in your life.
I want to help you understand that the situation you are in does not have to be forever, you can build yourself up and improve your life by being more confident, less anxious, and less stressed.
My own journey is proof that this is achievable. The first step is often the hardest – but it’s a step towards the you that you want to be.