The Connected Self Therapy: Therapy & Coaching Services



Each day I try to find moments of stillness so I can connect with all my parts, honour myself, even on the most stormy of days.
I always thought I was in touch with my feelings until I started counselling, and was presented with not only a mirror, but the parts of me that I wasn’t even aware of. My counsellor challenged me, held me, worked with me and enabled me to grow into the person I am now.

In the past I was a ‘yes’ person and ‘people pleaser’, I wanted to be liked and the thought of someone having a negative thought about me meant I supressed my voice. I pushed down my feelings, tried to only understand my emotions in a logical way and stopped trusting myself. I would go from feeling that if someone didn’t like me it was all their fault and they were a bad person, to questioning my worth and thinking I was ‘less than’. This isn’t healthy but it’s also not correct, the other person isn’t bad and I was not ‘less than’.

After counselling and the journey taken whilst doing my qualifications, I am braver, I practice self-care, I can vocalise my needs, I don’t need everyone to like me but I do still stay true to my values of kindness and understand that there might be so much more going on for that individual then I am aware of, and most of the time it’s not about me. Counselling has been transformative, and I love that I am continuing to grow.

This is probably something you can resonate with to, so know that you can make positive changes, that you have all the skills and knowledge to do so. If you wanted to understand the process or unsure of what steps to take, you can book a free 20 minute.

Things that make me smile

I love walks in nature, which is only something I found out during lockdown and when we were restricted to an hour outdoors. Now, no matter if it’s raining or windy or both, I’m out the door every morning for my walking therapy.
I have two young children, and I have never been so productive in all my life. Though I do look fondly back at those weekend mornings spent reading in bed whilst drinking a hot not tepid drink.
One of the best things for my soul is going to watch live comedy, I know it’s been a good show when my mouth hurts from laughing so much and I feel incredibly happy.
Connecting with people on a deeper level, is something that makes me feel nurtured, I enjoy long conversations where I feel heard and valued.

Professional Background

  • Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Certified Practitioner Life Coach
  • Certified Practitioner of Hypnosis
  • On-line and Telephone Counselling Course
  • Level 4 Counselling Diploma
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills and Practice
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
  • MA Women and Child Abuse
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Embodiment Coach