Intuitive Artist & Self Care Coach
I've spent many years developing my creative approach to help You peel back the layers of Adaptation & Conditional Worth to become your Truest Self, bringing about a deep joy, less stress, more confidence and self-acceptance.
I am hugely passionate about my work and how I can help others including myself.
I discovered how creating art, whether a doodle or a painting can teach us so much about who we truly are, our relationships, our past, our work.You may be like me and Love journals, notebooks, stationery, you may collect lovely colourful gel pens, crayons, glitter, craft supplies. Often though, we work so hard and give so much of our time to others that there is no time or energy left for us to use our beautiful craft supplies. Often, we get truly depleted and almost burnt out working, giving and caring until we almost reach rock bottom.
The majority of those I work with are Helping Professionals, those who 'Serve'. Counsellors, Teachers, Nurses, Clergy. What do we tend to do when we get low? We work harder to stave off the stress and anxiety. A vicious cycle to be caught in.
When our salary drops in our account we squirrel something away towards our next holiday, buy new shoes, meet friends - those just like our loving, giving, caring Selves for coffee, to let off steam and put the world to rights ...and then carry on as we always have, working hard, giving and caring for others even when we are ill. What about You? Who cares and gives to You? I hear a distant, 'Oh I'm fine, I'm strong... I just keep on going regardless!'
There is nothing more satisfying for me as watching a caring yet depleted Human begin to make sense of their life, their work, their relationships, their feelings and emotions and start to tweak things so they feel happier, more confident and relaxed, less stressed and can look at their doodles, their Tree painting or their art journal and say 'Wow, I created that - and I know exactly what I need to take care of me now. and I Will.'
If you have spent a lifetime contorting and twisting yourself to fit into work, friendships & relationships.then you have probably found your way here because what I offer is exactly what you Need.
I bring my 20 year background in Mental Health to all that I do. This includes: Counselling in Primary, Secondary Care & Private Practice. Clinical Supervision. Counsellor Trainer in Higher Education, Mentor to Counsellors in Primary Care, Personal Development Facilitator & Creative Therapist Trainer in Higher Education.
My Creative Journey
Following a period of Burn Out some years ago, I transformed my kitchen into a mini art space, which evolved into my beautiful garden studio. My work then evolved into an online art studio reaching many of you, far and wide.
My own creative healing journey began with painted Hares, racing blindly through dark, moonlit forests. I played music that spoke directly to my Soul and which 'told' my Story. I was astounded at how much emerged from my art making into reflective writing in my journal.
I realised through my galloping Hares that I was 'Escaping' the old, the archaic, fleeing monster systems, heading for 'home', in search of My Truest Self and work which is completely Congruent with who I am.
Through my Intuitive Art making, I found my Freedom and discovered my Passion and Gifts. I express who I am and best serve those I work with both in person and online.
My 1-day, art experiences and 6 week courses developed in to online personal development courses. I proudly offer my inspiring and life changing online ecourses which are embraced and cherished by Counsellors, Life Coaches, Teachers from around the World.
I give you a generous year long access to allow you to manage your life, family and work wherever you are on our glorious Planet.
I have created my online courses for caring, giving people just like You. I used to work in a huge health organisation, caring & giving there, at home and for friends too. When I discovered how creating art gave me answers to solve my life problems, it was an incredible gift to discover. I went on to create the same process for You in the form of my ecourses! It's all here for you if you want it. I truly embrace all that I offer you. This is my Passion, my life work, and I am so grateful that it gives me a living. I meet amazing humans like you. Your art and craft supplies come out and I gently guide you through lovely, creative experiences that enable you to discover who you truly are, your voice, your intuition which allows you to manage your life in different ways. Your art says whatever is needed to be said. It may whisper initially but we can listen carefully and learn what our intuition and wisdom has to offer us.