• Self-esteem

    When your self-esteem isn’t it tact, it has been diminished by constant reminders that you are worthless, useless and nobody wants you, you feel frightened and vulnerable. You are open to the challenges life brings but as they breeze in they knock you over and you feel incapable.

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  • The future is in your imagination

    I was reading a post that a friend created on Facebook. I am going to call her Anne. It went something along the lines of she had to travel to London on the train tomorrow and there will be a strike. She made up this scenario of thousands of people trying to cram themselves onto a train to get into London.

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  • Why, what, how and what?

    Why would you want to work with me? I have over a decade of experience as a coach and mentor and have worked with an amazing array of people from all walks of life.

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  • Allowing your reality to be

    There are times when we notice something about ourselves, our relationships and indeed our whole world that we feel needs to change.

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  • My self awareness

    When I was in my teens, and even up to my early 40s, I had very little self awareness. I plodded along doing what I was told to do, manipulated by so many people. I was so totally not self aware I didn’t even notice that I was living my life on other people’s terms.

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  • Fast forward a year

    Have some thoughts about how would you like to see yourself in a year’s time? Do you see yourself exactly the same as you are now, or with some slight changes or perhaps with a whole new feel and look?

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  • Putting 'You' first

    Do you remember travelling on a plane? If you do, you have probably heard the instructions of the cabin crew reminding you to put on your own oxygen mask before helping anyone else with theirs. This advice is often told as a story for self-care because it expresses accurately why it is so important.

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  • Shopping in charity shops – Is there a stigma?

    When you walk along most high streets you will find several charity shops. There are those that raise funds for animals, those that raise funds for research, those that raise funds to aid people, those that raise funds for a hospice or hospital. All are for good causes and are usually well supported.

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  • You are great!

    One of the most well known confidence building exercises is to list your own strengths and natural abilities. By looking at the list you will be able to say “Wow, I really am good!” It is a true reflection of your abilities.

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  • Learn to say “NO” – listen to your innate wisdom

    How do you respond when someone makes a request you’d prefer not to accommodate? Do you find yourself saying yes, even though your authentic self want to say no?

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  • A different conversation

    I remember there were ‘models’ to learn, such as GROW – Goal, Reality, Options, Willingness. There were SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound. There were hierarchies such as ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’. Techniques such as NLP – Neurolinguistic Programming.

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  • Coaching with the Three Principles

    Even though people have different goals, aspirations or areas in their lives which they want to change, you will create space for peace and clarity, while your understanding of life deepens.

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  • Confidence Secret Agent 008!

    Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the line of duty for queen and country? Ok, ok I know I’m getting carried away – how about completing another confidence building exercise instead?!

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  • Are you living the life of your dreams?

    I have a really important question to ask you. You owe it to yourself to stop what you’re doing for a moment and really think about it…Are you living the life of your dreams?

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  • Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

    There are many, many reasons why women and men don’t leave an abusive relationship. Often it is because they don’t realise that they are being abused. They think it is normal. I know from experience that I believed the emotional, psychological and financial abuse I suffered was normal.

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  • The SELF Retreat

    Get to know your REAL self. Focus on you for 3 days. Rediscover what you really love to do. Enjoy working through the challenges you face in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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  • What are your perceptions and beliefs?

    You are not truly aware of what someone else’s reality really looks like, and they are not truly aware of what your reality looks like. You are only aware of your own reality and how it looks to you.

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  • How to change your behaviours

    All this sounds pretty negative, doesn’t it? Well it really isn’t. Knowing all this is positive as it now means that you have the power to change things, and you can now be well on the way to making your reality what you want it to be, instead of what your subconscious thinks you want it to be.

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  • Do you know where your beliefs and values come from?

    Whether you realise it or not, you are constantly in the process of creating and changing your reality. You are not truly aware of what someone else's reality really looks like, and they are not truly aware of what your reality looks like. You are only aware of your own reality and how it looks to you.

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  • Are you really conscious of your thoughts?

    You are constantly barraged, from the minute you open your eyes and ears in the morning until the minute you close your eyes and ears at night, with information – facts and figures, fiction, half-truths, music, news, stories, half-heard conversations, pictures and images.

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