Originally I completed my studies in Occupational Therapy, specialising in mental health. Here I received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), before furthering my studies in psychology (Cert.,BSc, MSc, Prof. Doc).
In the meantime, a marriage, a child and divorce later, I found an interest in dating and relationships. My dissertation in undergraduate psychology at UCL on social intelligence, published in the psychological journal Personality & Individual Differences, and my psychology Masters on resilience, became my professional springboard into the topic. And more recently, researching commitment phobia as part of my doctorate in counselling psychology.
I inadvertently began coaching singles into relationships, when I attended networking events related to my job search, and realised that there was a need for such help. This lead me to co-found PassionSmiths; a company that offers professional coaching and counselling to people who struggle with either dating or relationships.
Since then, I have worked with many different singles, from 20-somethings to 65+. From never-in-a-relationship to just-come-out -of-a-20-year-marriage. I relish this work, I find it the most rewarding thing I have ever done. I have coached people into successful relationships (including marriage). I have helped people out of toxic relationships and I have also brought couples en route to divorce back together again. Indeed, taking my own medicine, I found and married the man of my dreams.
If you feel you need help and would like to work with me, please get in touch and see whether we have a good fit. It is important to me that you feel comfortable working with me, and indeed that I feel I am the right help for you. Please get in touch for a 10 minute (free) consultation.
My fees range from £150-350, depending on what sessions/packages you opt for.