In 1997, after a long period of drug abuse, my life fell apart in a way that it could never be the same again. This turned out to be a good thing!
As my addictions ended, I knew I had an opportunity to re-build my life. I grabbed the chance firmly and the path that would lead me towards knowing myself began.
This path has not always been easy. Aside from my many and varied addictions, I have struggled with anxiety, confidence, and relationship issues. I struggled with ADHD, that was not diagnosed until my late forties. I have also had times where I struggled with burnout and depression, and my life seemed to lack meaning and purpose.
A spiritual awakening in 2001, led to a deeper engagement in my inner work. I have worked with some really great coaches, therapists, and guides, who have helped me integrate, heal, and get clear on who I am and what my life stands for.
These days my life is primarily guided by my core values, two of which are kindness and imperfection.
Kindness because, for me, this is one of the most important human qualities. The world needs more of it, so I am trying to do my part!
Imperfection because, for me, we are all fellow strugglers finding our way on this journey through life. Our struggles are not an obstacle to growth. They are our growth!
I love using therapy and coaching to help my clients change their lives for the better! I love helping people realise they can have more of what they want, with the strengths and resources that they already have!
One of the great things about choosing a path of personal growth is that one day you get to look back and tell a different story about the journey you have been on. I love helping people come to that place where the dots join up and they can see their personal history through new eyes.
If you are interested in reading my addiction recovery story, my book Insights From The Edge is available for purchase on Amazon.
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