I am a qualified therapist and mental health and wellbeing trainer, teaching effective strategies for rest and relaxation.
I started my helping career supporting the bereaved over 15 years ago. I specifically worked with those bereaved by murder and suicide, attending coroner’s court and inquests. I now offer private therapy and wellbeing training services through the Helping You Sparkle™ website, promoting positive mental health.
Qualifications and Training
My qualifications and training include Therapeutic Counselling, Delivering Adult Learning, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, help with Insomnia, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness. I am a Women’s Advocate and raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and Women’s Mental Health (particularly in pregnancy).
Media Appearances: BBC Radio: BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, BBC WM, BBC Shropshire, BBC Coventry, BBC Three Counties, BBC Radio 6 with George Lamb, BBC Suffolk Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Drive Time, BBC Radio Leeds Drive Time, BBC Tees, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4, Woman’s Hour, BBC London with Sunny & Shay and on the Eddie Nestor show, Talk Sport, Beacon Radio, Hallam FM, Original 106 FM, Gemini FM, WLR FM, XFM, The Psychic Show (LBC 97.3), My Spirit Radio, Bridge Radio, Red FM
ITV Television: ITV’s This Morning, Day reak – Presenter of The Guide to Sleep, Psychic TV, GMTV, The Wright Stuff, LK Today (Lorraine), Consultant to SO Television for My Lovely Audience (Graham Norton)
Dreams Features: Daily Express, Mens Health magazine, Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine, Natural Health, Soul & Spirit magazine, Huffington Post, Ante-natal Depression features: Guardian (G2), Sunday Express, Pregnancy, Baby & You, Daily Express, Daily Telegraph, Pregnancy & Birth magazine, Prima Baby magazine, Practical Parenting, Columnist for Spirit & Destiny Magazine, Contributor to Talk Mum, Contributor to Silent Voices, Columnist for Spirit Force Magazine
During 2018, I developed the training programme, and was the specialist lead trainer, for the Cruse More than Words project, developing peer support groups for bereaved people, around the country.
Dreams Bed Company, Maybelline New York, Sky + HD (article featured in Daily Telegraph), Johnson’s Beauty: Dreamy Skin, Snow Leopard Trust
Embody Magazine, Your Destiny Magazine, Psychic Voice, The Psychic News
Spiritual Connextions Awards for Best Service to Others
Regional Finalist for the Health and Social Care Awards for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Women Who Keep Bedfordshire Safer Awards 2018
Community Champion 2018
I also work for a charity in my spare time which offers a unique transport service for cancer patients. This won the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2014.