Having been a single parent of two boys, I am familiar with the difficulties of juggling work and career alongside family commitments and the financial struggles that go along with this. I put myself last at every opportunity and felt I had never reached my potential or been able to give my family everything that I wanted them to have. I was just getting by from day to day, week to week and existing rather than living.
Now, through coaching, I have learned that I can have hopes and dreams, I can aim high and achieve success. I can feel fulfilled helping other people to realise their own potential, find out why they are stuck and put changes in place, one step at a time, to feel happier in their work or personal lives, family, relationships or social lives. Also, to help with health and fitness goals, personal development, increased confidence and self-esteem.
Through this process it is common for long-standing habits, behaviours and beliefs, which have previously stopped you in your tracks, to be uncovered and changed, completely transforming your outlook and allowing you to reach your potential and realise your dreams.
Training, qualifications & experience
Currently employed part-time as a Study Skills Tutor and Mental Health Mentor at the University of Stirling as well as being self-employed as a Life Coach.
In my role at the University I work on a one to one basis supporting students with academic work, organisation and time management skills, using coaching skills and techniques to improve motivation, confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing support and guidance with mental health related issues, including stress, anxiety and depression.
Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice from Full Circle Development Consultancy 2015.
I have worked on gaining experience over the last 3 years, working with private clients and students.
Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing from Glasgow Caledonian University 1999.
I have 15 years experience in Nursing in Acute Medical, High Dependency and Intensive Care settings as well as Hospice care, where I supported patients with life-limiting illness and their families.
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) from Moray House College of Education 1991.
Worked on short and long-term contracts as a supply teacher. I particularly enjoyed working with children who required additional support with their learning.
Areas of coaching I deal with
I offer a free initial consultation of around 30 mins to establish if coaching is right for you and if I am the right coach for you.
Thereafter sessions are priced at £40 each.
Generally people require around 6 sessions in total, although one-off sessions can be arranged for specific issues.
Student discounts are available and payment terms can be discussed at the initial consultation.