I’m a Life & Business Coach, Supporter of Humans, Teacher, Cat Mum (and Actual Mum), Houseplant Junkie (I just can’t stop!) and an intersectional feminist who is anti-patriarchy, anti-racist and anti any other bigoted bullshit that oppresses people simply due to who they are.

I'm Enneagram 2w8 (and a hefty does of 3), INFJ, The "Advocate", I'm Miranda Bailey meets Miranda Hart (if you know you know). Oh and I'm an apprentice audacious rebel on the same journey of unlearning as you my friend, and in this lifetime, I plan to be part of the solution!

I’m super pleased to meet you, now let’s get started!

Who the hell do I think I am anyway?

My mission at the Home of Belonging is a simple one: I want to help thousands of courageous rebels untangle their Human Pretzel and build a home of belonging within themselves. 

We’ve been taught to be Human Pretzels, twisting ourselves into every possible shape to fit in. Conforming to the expectations of others, for their comfort and for us to feel a sense of belonging. But this isn’t real belonging! 

Real belonging is being courageous enough to bring all of you every day, no matter what, where and who with. It’s not having your belonging held to ransom by other people’s willingness or ability to accept you as you are. It’s building a home of belonging within yourself and I’d love to help you do just that!

Kick-ass life coach, queen of wit, mistress of mid-life & cat servant. 

The details are unimportant and not only mine to share, but between 2009 and 2015 life went to shit and I had to rebuild my life again. But the thing about rebuilding is that you get to choose which bits of your house you want to keep, which bits you want to renovate and which bits you’re throwing out entirely. And I did just that, I rebuilt my home of belonging one bloody brick at a time!

Looking back, I don’t think I ever felt a real sense of belonging until realised I was looking in the wrong places - outside of myself! My journey home has been a huge one and it’s definitely not over yet. Sometimes it’s been a hard slog through drying concrete and other times it’s been a delightful skip down the garden path, but it’s a journey I wouldn’t trade for anything.

One of the high points was training and becoming an internationally certified life coach, hands down it is the best decision I have made in the last 5 years! In my practice I get to work with amazing fellow Human Pretzels who have decided it’s time to reclaim their audacious rebel and build their home of belonging, and it’s the BEST – JOB – EVER!

If you’re ready to build your home of belonging, I’d love to talk to you my friend!  


AND THEN THE SHIT TRULY HIT THE FAN AND LIFE WENT SIDEWAYS.

Most of my life I've been a bit of a dichotomy. On the one hand I’m not one for convention, as a kid I was a bit of a rebel, quite comfortable with taking risks and doing things my way. On the other hand, I have conformed in A BIG WAY. Over the course of my adult life I twisted myself into every shape of Human Pretzel possible, just to fit in. I have been, done and said many things that I thought everyone else wanted or needed me to be, do or say; all in the name being accepted or acceptable to other people.

My life was pretty ticketyboo for years. I left school, ended up in a well-paid career, bought the big family house in the New Forest, got married and divorced (twice!), had two kids and I’m sure from the outside it all looked fabulous. But under the surface there was always that rebellious kid that wanted to do things differently and I spent much of my 20s and 30s in an internal tug of war with her (manifesting as some pretty self-sabotaging and unhelpful behaviour).


my story

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1. fav tv show

GREY'S ANATOMY

2. FAVE PODCAST

THE GUILTY FEMINIST

3. COFFEE order

CARAMEL LATTE

4. YOU WOULDN'T GUESS

I LOVE (& miss) LIFTING WEIGHTS

5. WOMXN CRUSH(ES)

MICHELLE OBAMA & KRISTEN BELL

tell me more!

get  to  know me

6. favE book

BRAVING THE WILDERNESS
(Brené BROWN)

7. LOVE LANGUAGE

GIFS

8. FAVE ANIMAL

CATS (duh!)

9. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT

I REFER YOU TO MY PREVIOUS ANSWER

10. SECRET OBSESSION

HOUSEPLANTS

<<< go back

Where I've been

2014

Hit rock emotional bottom after 5 yrs of repressing a whole ton of shit. Got help.

2015

Divorced terrible human that was ex-husband. It's fair to say it wasn't amicable.

2016

Relocated to Bristol from Bournemouth. Loved the city's culture, missed the seaside.

2016

Graduated as a life coach from BYCA, attended Inspiration Day in San Francisco with BYCA.

2016

Started my coaching biz alongside my corporate gig. Originally called "Parfait not Perfect".

Started new full-time corporate (v stressful) role. Trained in Transcendental Meditation.

2017

2017

Added Kinesiology & Bach Flower Remedies to my qualifications. Emotional = physical healing.

2020 & BEYOND

Build in-person soul community, Human Pretzel quiz, short courses, self-coaching tools.

NOW

I bloody love my job working with one-to-one clients on their Human Pretzelness.

Left corporate life to go "all in" in my biz and for health reasons. Claimed my Belonging niche.

2018

01

Ice skate through gorky park in moscow

02

climb the three peaks in the uk

03

enter a weightlifting competition

04

visit every continent in the world

05

see the northern lights

06

do an rv trip around the united states

07

climb to the top of the eiffel tower

08

visit the pyramids at giza

09

change something shitty in the world

10

get my masters degree

11

walk the great wall of china

12

live in a foreign country

13

visit niagara falls

14

publish a book

15

fall in love again

16

fly over the grand canyon

on my bucket

list

one

I’ve not got this courageous rebellion lark 100% nailed either. It’s a journey for the brave-hearted and I’m right there on it with you.

I’m on this journey too

two

There’s no topic or part of you that is off the kitchen table my friend. Wherever it is your coaching takes us, is where we will go. 

I will go there with you

three

I’m also a curser, my wit and sarcasm knows no bounds and we will laugh and laugh in our sessions. And we’ll get really real too.

I’m fucking hilarious

four

I’m authentic as-F baby! No really, it’s an overused word but this is me, I’m sooo not perfect, but I’m 100% here for you. All-in my friend!

What you see=what you get

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