I was born in Dundee, Scotland and raised in Kaduna, Nigeria. Being a Third Culture Kid I was wired differently and it has given me a unique perspective on life. I love learning and I love sharing what I have learnt with others.
As a natural hand holder I have always wanted people to feel more heard, more understood and to experience more compassion.
I realised from an early age that the 'system' we have been taught to live in has caused much suffering. It is a system that places value on our appearance, intelligence, wealth, productivity, health, physical ability, sexual preference/identity plus many other classifications. How can we all thrive in a system which operates like an exclusive club that not everyone can join? The truth is we can't and the trauma of not being validated and honoured as the magnificent and majestic beings we are has wounded us all.
My life's work is to guide people towards their own deepest longings to find the wholeness and contentment that has never been found in the egocentric material world.
I have trained with leading experts in Trauma, Shame Resilience, Coaching, and Inner Parenting. All the tools I have learnt helped me climb out of my own trauma trenches to find a wholesome and simple life. I have facilitated trauma recovery workshops, run online groups, and work one on one with private clients. In July 2020, I launched my first online class "From overwhelm to self-acceptance."
In my practice I advocate for naps and nature, kind 'inner' voices, time for creativity, wholesome food, nourishing relationships and laughter, lots of laughter.
I have been married to Simon for 25 years, we have three beautiful grown up children, and live on a Pecan Farm in the Byron Bay Hinterland in Australia. In my spare time I walk my dogs Culbin and Archie and drive my vintage volvo "Agatha."
My greatest accomplishments are taking a Gap year travelling round the world with my children in 2003, earning my Masters of Indigenous Studies at 41 and recovering from CFS and writing a cookbook.