is to empower people with natural ways to increase well-being and remove blocks and barriers to their goals of a happier, healthier lifestyle on all levels.
is for holistic well-being centres to be in all towns and cities throughout the UK, offering complementary ways to improve health and well-being.
Hi, I am a life-long learner and I believe wholeheartedly in natural solutions, whenever possible.
Growing up. my family moved a lot around the UK. The moves created challenges and on reflection created stress for me. By my 40s I was suffering from chronic stress and later overwhelm and burnout. Never being one to give up I began my quest to improve my health. When I didn’t find the answers in traditional western medicine I turned to natural ways to healing, and have since trained in several of those.
My early working years in a nutshell: I love traveling and languages and I taught TEFLA (English as a Foreign Language to Adults) and was a teacher trainer for many years. I worked and traveled in Madrid, Istanbul and Bangkok. Inbetween I completed a postgraduate degree in Linguistics.
During the 90s, I married and settled in Istanbul and had 3 sons. As there were no family nearby and no playgroups or nurseries I decided to set up a small playgroup which I called The Den Playgroup (after my favourite room in my birth family home). I ran The Den for 6 years so that my sons could each have that social, learning environment, and so that I could have an hour to do some exercise!
I do love a challenge and in 2000 I set up and ran a language programme in a large school for their teachers and staff which I found rewarding. However it didn’t make up for the difficulties in my marriage and in 2008 we agreed to get divorced. Chronic stress had took its toll on my health – psychological, emotional and physical.
So I had tried meditation, acupuncture, reflexology and found each helped me heal and grow stronger. I even swan the Bosphorus Inter-continental Swim 3 years running. That was just a dream come true!
I learnt a lot about myself in the years before and since my divorce, and part of that involved studying to be a life coach, and then a life coach trainer. Working with a global online academy was immense fun and a challenge – those time zone changes! Exploring my values and strengths was a journey to deepen my understanding of myself. That journey continues.
I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and I continue to learn and develop my skills and services with local and international training programmes.
I lived abroad for 30 years and moved back to the UK in 2014 to be near my father. Before and after I continued to add services as I found areas where my clients were stuck. These often reflected my own healing journey.
I love cooking, learning, music, theatre, being outdoors, languages, knitting and being creative – especially with Turkish water marbling, (‘ebru’ in Turkish)
At the end of 2020 I got a puppy, who is a source of fun and companionship in my life…and a challenge!
My Logo represents 4 interconnected parts of ourselves
thinking, logic, curiosity, self-talk
passion, power, emotions, centre
nature, balance, body-wisdom, the senses
intuition, meditation, feeling connected, flow
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Please reach out with any questions, I’m more than happy to explain the services I offer in more detail. It’s been an incredible journey of learning for me, when I could not get the answers and solutions in main stream medicine, I began to explore complementary and alternative ways to heal and these may be of greater benefit you.
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