I'm a Relationship coach and Pre/Post Natal doula based on the Mornington Peninsula (right near the water).
I work with singles, couples and families.
first things first, what’s my qualifications?
after studying like a maniac at university (undertaking a masters of sociology and minor in psychology) i decided i wanted a coaching certificate, so i knuckled down and got one. flash forward 7 years and i’m still loving every single day i get to work in this field (coaching and counselling).
so, why did i become a relationship coach?
i’ve always been fascinated with love, couple dynamics and all that surrounds it. growing up i was referred to by friends and colleagues as the ‘love doctor’ so it only made sense i ended up working in this field. whilst studying psychology in my early twenties (many moons ago) i realised i had a knack for helping and truly understanding people however it wasn’t until i personally worked with an incredible coach (to achieve personal confidence, relationship clarity and life direction) that i realised i’d found my dream job and was inspired to complete a (national) certification to become a coach myself. i’ve never looked back.
why did i become a pre & post natal coach & start offering birth support?
i’d worked in the coaching field for a few years before my sister was pregnant which meant i already had the tools to provide emotional and physical support, so being her person was a no brainer.
however it was accompanying my sister on each of her three pregnancy journeys that made me realise there was a real lack of hands on emotional and physical support for mothers and families when it came to pregnancy (pre & post) and birth. i decided in these moments to complete my certificate in doula study and offer pregnancy and birth services to my clients because the service (in my opinion) is needed.
supporting my sister through her births (pre & post) was and still remains one of the highlights of my life. i give my sister the credit for starting me on my journey to become a (certified) doula and am so thankful she did.
do i have children?
no, i don’t. i have however been on my own (still am) difficult, emotional and at times beyond frustrating fertility journey (IVF) and know how bloody hard it is, which is why i also work with singles and couples who are also utilising IVF to have children and start their family.
so, who am i?
i’m an emotional, empathetic, soul driven, connection focused, make a difference, heart on her sleeve and no holds barred (with a love of swearing) type of girl. it’s these personality traits that make me great at what I do.
i don’t practice in the area of ‘shit talking’ my clients, i specialise in long term support, assistance and DEEP connections.
when a client(s) works with me we’re in it together.
while my educational skills make my techniques unique, purposeful and effective, it is my life circumstances and personal experiences that ensure i understand my clients on a deeper, more emotional level. i believe it takes the two working together (education and experience) to achieve long term greatness.
i know that life gets shitty. we lose people we love, we date people we shouldn't, we work jobs we hate, we surround ourselves with bad company and we put ourself in emotionally taxing situations.
did i mention the whole fertility journey can be a nightmare?!
did i mention that anxiety and panic attacks are crippling AF?!
did i mention that getting divorced is hectic?!
did i mention that gas lighting is real and being on the receiving end of an abusive relationship is fucked up?!
you see, these examples above are snippets from my own life journey.
i’ve been in an abusive relationship and (thankfully) left it stronger and more resilient. i was married then divorced (all before i turned 25). i went from dating men to getting engaged to a woman. i’ve survived the loss of loved ones to cancer and road accidents and learned to manage, understand and live with the grief that lingers. i’ve learned to manage my anxiety and i use it to make me a better person. i’ve had unsuccessful IUI’s and IVF attempts and know how hardcore and at times, soul destroying the fertility journey is.
sure, these scenarios may not be yours but they’re mine and have given me an insight in helping people with theirs. perhaps knowing a bit about my past might help you realise if we’d be a good fit when it comes to me supporting you?
if you’re curious about how we could work together, i’d love to hear from you.
i’m so glad that you found me.