How would you like to get out of bed on the right side every day? That’s what I love about this job, being able to help people do just that!
I’ve always had a fascination for how the mind works and how resilience and confidence can be built up, only to be shattered within a fraction of a second.
Initially, as a teacher, I was looking for methods to help students gain confidence and engage in their studies; I was also in need of a confidence boost to help me enjoy my horse riding more. As a former scientist (I’m a BSc and PhD in Biochemistry) I had some healthy scepticism: would this work on me? I knew that if it did, there really was something very special about this set of techniques. It’s not that I’m stubborn, more that my riding nerves were pretty engrained!
I did some research on NLP and enrolled on a Practitioner course with Christine Dawson at Quest for Success. I’d always had a thing about jumping oxers, a type of show jump. Whilst on the training, this was the first of my fears to be removed. I was so surprised that the fear evaporated, it was a true light bulb moment; it convinced me of the huge benefits of NLP. Inspired by the amazing results I was obtaining personally and professionally, I trained to become a certified Master Practitioner and Coach of NLP, Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy. More recently, I attended truly life-changing NLP and Hypnosis trainer’s training courses in Henderson, Nevada, run and assessed by Master Trainers Drs. Tad and Adriana James. Not only is this a very elite training, it is run by the creator of NLP Coaching and Time Line Therapy™, Tad James. The courses were tough, yet exhilarating and it was one of my proudest moments to score 100% in the gruelling 7 hour non-stop exam.
I am also a Member of the American Board of NLP, the Time Line Therapy™ Association and the American Board of Hypnotherapy.
I currently work with people suffering from stress, depression, phobias, eating disorders, anxiety… any issue where a change of mindset is needed. I also enjoy working with professional and recreational riders of all levels and specialisms, helping them to ride the way they know they can!
I have a passion for horses and riding and own two mares, a retired bay thoroughbred called Tiggy, and Lottie, a chestnut warmblood.