I’m an award-winning entrepreneur based in North London with a Diploma and Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychology, specialising in life coaching, the tarot and meditation. In 2015 I started to change the script of my reality – and my life, career and relationships improved as a result. I was acting out my demons in the world and blaming the people around me for the life I wasn’t living. When I learned to slow down and look inwards I discovered my mantra: “For a better world: it begins with me.”
WHAT I DO
My turning point as a Business Woman
I’ve always been my own boss. I love bringing ideas to life and have found my power as a group leader. During the years I developed and ran a removals and storage company with my ex-husband, I learned a lot about business processes and leadership, but I lost the connection to myself. On the day we won the title of ‘UK’s leading removals company’ I wasn’t there to collect the award; my marriage had broken down and I didn’t know who I was any more. I was emotionally, spiritually and physically burnt-out. But then, something magical happened: I started to re-build the connection to my inner voice of knowing and put energy behind things that made my heart sing. Becoming a heart-centred business woman meant learning how to slow down to gain insight for greater success.
In addition to my own personal experience I have a Masters degree in a transpersonal psychology called psychosynthesis. This in-depth training brings an academic and theoretic knowledge to the process of change. Psychosynthesis is a psychology of transformation. It uses self-awareness techniques to support the shift to a more manageable and fulfilled life. Developed in the last century by Roberto Assagioli, psychosynthesis includes the soul (or spirit) as a vital aspect of ourselves. If we ignore the calling of our soul we feel incomplete, unfulfilled. It is the inner voice of the soul which calls from within and drives us to change, towards the life that we want for ourselves.
The self-awareness techniques I use for my personal psychosynthesis practice are meditation, music and consulting the tarot. More recently I’ve started to be more artistic and I love sign-writing and working creatively with letters. I would love to hear about your creative and self-awareness practices.
Meditation, music and cards
When I was 18 I lost my father and mother to death and illness. As a young adult I had no one to turn to for guidance. I played the piano and would sing at the top of my lungs to find an emotional release. Meditation connected me to a realm beyond myself, where I found inner wisdom and love. Consulting oracle cards gave me clarity and insight on issues. As an adult I set an intention to meditate every day – I heard it would be good for me, and I knew I had nothing to lose. I discovered that meditation connects me to my inner landscape so that I can be more at ease with my fears and processes to make choices that benefit me- and others. Working intuitively with a tarot deck, I connect to the human archetypes represented by each card in order to bring into consciousness the unconscious drivers at play, breaking free from negative cycles of behaviour. I still sing recklessly and loudly in my kitchen when I’m cooking dinner and I couldn’t live without my piano which is like an old friend!
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS & ACCREDITIONS
2017-2022: M.A. Psychosynthesis Psychology, Middlesex University
2017-2022: Diploma Psychosynthesis Pscyhology, Institute of Psychosynthesis
2021-2022 : Advanced Tarot Practitioner, Tarot Academy, Angie Banicki
2017-2020 : Dip. Coach (Psychosynthesis Life Coach), Institute of Psychosynthesis
2017-2022 : Diploma Meditation Teacher, BSY Group
2017 : Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), Mindfulness London
2010 : Leadership and Management, Dale Carnegie Training
2004 : Stage II Certificate Montessori Teaching Training (MBE)
1995 : BSc(Hons) Psychology, with French minor
2019 – Domestic Remover of the Year – British Association of Removers and Storers
2019 Logistics Company of the Year – West London Business Awards
2019 Responsible Workplace Award – West London Business Awards
2019 Domestic Mover of the Year – British Association Removers Storers
2017 Best Services Company of the Year – West London Business Awards
2017 Logistics Company of the Year – West London Business Awards
MY PERSONAL JOURNEY
Throughout my journey I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing teachers and mentors. The following individuals and organisations have been pivotal in my own personal growth.
The Artist’s Way Retreats with Julia Cameron
Eff-it Retreats with John and Gaia
Buddhism in a Nutshell with Amy Miller
Mindfulness with Ed Halliwell
Workshops with Love Life Live Now
Meditation on the Rise with Kristina Evans
Family meetings at Al-Anon
Talks and workshops at the School of Life
Lectures at Alternatives
Sigmund Freud said he is interested in the basement of the human being. Psychosynthesis is interested in the whole building. We try to build an elevator which will allow a person access to every level of his personality. After all, a building with only a basement is very limited. We want to open up the terrace where you can sun-bathe or look at the stars.
Founder of Psychosynthesis
Interview with Sam Keen “Psychology Today” (1974)