About Me

I've always been passionate about helping people and worked in family support for years before making the difficult decision to finish work to become a full-time carer for my now grown-up son, something I know that other parents have made the choice to do.

 

I noticed as a parent of a young child with co-mobidities of Autism, ADHD and PDA that there was a serious lack of support and social opportunities for families, so I set up and ran my local branch of the National Autistic Society for 3 years with other likeminded parents and for families like mine.

 

Then one day a good friend sent me details of a life coaching course and recommended that I try it.  After the very first class, I realised that this ignited a fire in me like no other.   I completed my CPCAB Life Coaching Level 4 in 2018 and since then I have been volunteering in a mental health charity, training to become an integrative counsellor and also working as a Life Coach who specialises in helping people problem solve and achieve goals of all sizes.  

 

It is a passion of mine and through working with clients, I discovered that there are many adults out there who were like me in the sense that, at one point in my life, I wondered what I was doing, what my purpose was and what would make me happy.

 

 Some of my clients are neurodiverse and others have no connection to neurodiversity at all.   I have continued with my professional development since qualifying, always looking for new ways in which I can best serve my clients. I work integratively incorporating different theories to further my knowledge of my clients as my counselling theory qualification informs my coaching practice.   

 

As a life coach I am a professional member of EMCC and I subscribe to EMCC’s Code of Ethics.  This doesn't just set out how I behave as a professional but also shows that I have undertaken the groundwork to ensure this happens and belong to an organisation that looks at best practice and integrity as a whole.

 

I am autistic and probably also have ADHD and this means that I can think outside the box. It comes in very useful when working with clients. I have worked with adult clients who are also neurodivergent, helping them to achieve their goals.  Part of this work has been helping them understand who they are and the part they play in this world as well as engaging with other people in their lives be it at home, at work and as a parent, partner, work colleague or friend. 

On a more personal note, I think if I could get one message out there it is that people with a diagnosis like Autism, ADHD, OCD and many other types of neurodiversity is are NOT broken, we don't need to be fixed. Our neurodiversity means our brains work a different way.  

 

Sometimes we all need a bit more understanding and support  My passion in life is to be one of the people who provides just that.

Contact

If you want to hear more and work out whether I am the right coach for you, get in touch and we can have a conversation.

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