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About me

When I was a child, I was often told I was too sensitive.

As a teenager, I felt like I didn’t fit in.

As a social worker, I could deeply

feel the pain of my clients and often felt overwhelmed.

I now know after many years of self-work, that I am a

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), which means, I think deeply,

I process things deeply, I am easily affected by what happens in the world around me, and I feel all the human emotions tenfold!

So, when my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I knew right away that I would be with her on every step of her journey. I threw myself right in. Caring for and being there for someone in the last months of their life is a profound privilege.

But…it is really tough!

This was when I gained a much clearer understanding of both the positives and challenges of being a sensitive caregiver. I was able to deeply feel what my mum needed and didn’t hesitate to meet every single need. I noticed every detail of her experience, I knew how to be with her, I knew when she needed quiet, I knew what would calm her, irritate her. I also knew her care plan inside out. To me she came first no matter what. But it also meant I didn’t pay attention to the basics of my own self-care, at all.

After my mum passed away, I started to experience migraines that became chronic in the year after her death. Suddenly I was aware that I couldn’t function as I had previously. I was losing roughly 15 days a month to chronic pain. I knew I was exhausted, and I knew I needed to prioritise my self-care to rebuild my energy.

When I was a child, nature was my haven. In a world that can feel harsh and challenging to sensitive people, nature felt soft and gentle. When mum died, nature was again my solace, a place I retreated daily to help regain my depleted energy.

Being a sensitive caregiver is a beautiful thing, but it can be overwhelming. Through many years of social work, coaching, nature connection and now through my own experience of caregiving, I feel deeply passionate about creating a way to fulfil our caregiving responsibilities, without sacrificing our own wellbeing in the process.

Now more than ever the world needs the sensitive touch, but it also needs us to care for ourselves so that we have the energy to fulfil our gifts of being wonderful carers for others.

In coaching with me, you will feel seen, you will feel heard and YOU will be cared for. Allowing you to take that much needed space to reconnect to yourself and explore what a balanced and guilt free approach to caregiving looks like. 

I am so looking forward to meeting you and being at your side on your journey to wellbeing!

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