Me and my girl

About me

I have to admit to being a personal development junkie from way back, and I love to dig deep with you on what makes you tick, and tease apart all the bits to help you change how you think and how you live your life.

As the Mum of my adult daughter with high needs autism, I have learned to advocate for her in a world that does not understand the stresses of living with such profound disability. Throughout my adult life, I have struggled with self-doubt, intermittent depression and overwhelm as I have continually tried to juggle all the balls of my family’s lives.

I’m a trained coach, Reiki and NLP practitioner, with background as a practice nurse. I love traveling and have lived in various places through my life, the highlight being 9 months in 2012-13 in a small town in rural Egypt, when my husband was working in an Egyptian goldmine, all the while supporting my adult daughter who has high needs autism. Obviously, a huge challenge, and extraordinarily satisfying to look back on. While many may think this is entirely mad, these experiences have cemented my philosophy that life is what you choose to create, and nothing (except your own thinking!) will stop you if you want something badly enough!

Autism brings challenges

Living with autism in the family has needed lots of adjustment, brought plenty of heartache as well as lots of joy and a fair amount of laughter.  I have learned to see value in the smallest achievements, and know that its ok to be different in a world that often does not celebrate difference.

Several life shattering events occurred in my life and I knew that somehow, something needed to change or I would not survive. With the sudden loss of my Mum, and the continuous day to day grind of caring for someone with a profound disability I realised I had lost myself, I had forgotten who I was, what I wanted, and more importantly I felt invisible, unheard and unseen.

Louise Hay’s teachings have helped me uncover who I am, realise I am lovable, worthwhile, perfect and whole.

I became a Louise Hay Licensed teacher and workshop leader, in 2016 and feel truly blessed and privileged to share Louise’s amazing life changing message of self-love and self-care, that changed my own life, and which can change yours as well.

I believe life is about learning to live joyously, even with the challenges. It is crucial to surround ourselves with the people who love and support us, and learn ways of living that allow us to be the best we can be.

‘Self-approval and self-acceptance in the ‘now’, are the keys to positive changes.’ Louise Hay

I will walk beside you on your journey and wholeheartedly share with you my joyful approach to learning new ways to face life’s challenges.

I promise I will challenge your thinking and inspire you to get rid of the blocks that hold you back from what you want.

Come along to my Heal your Life monthly meetup here in Hastings, and experience for yourself the profound changes that can be made by learning to love and accept yourself just the way you are.

So now you know a bit more about who I am, head on over to the Work with Me page to check out more.

‘Courage, connection and compassion are my touchstones’  – Julie Rowlands