I trained as a life coach I worked for 12 years as a GP and
during this time I saw how difficult it was for individuals
to make even small changes to benefit their health. I realised
that receiving advice about health changes was only the first
part of the change process and that there were many factors
that could obstruct this process.
I am a mother
of two children and enjoy a good balance between family and
social time and work. I like to spend time out in the countryside
around my home and enjoy mountain walking. Being active is important
to me and I like to cycle and swim. I also like to read and
spend time painting.
experience of facing major change. In 2004 I was diagnosed with
and treated for breast cancer. I made the decision at that time
to leave General Practice and work in a different way. As a
life coach I find it rewarding to be able to spend longer with
clients than I could with patients when I was a GP. Having more
time with people means I learn more about them and as a result
am in a position to assist them in the changes they want to
make and enable them to become happier and more positive.
I have studied
gestalt psychotherapy, a holistic therapy in which awareness
is central. Individual choice in the present is emphasised.