About The Work

The principles of the work I do are founded on the belief that many things can be agreed, understood and shared through meaningful dialogue, with a focus on non-violent communication, compassionate education and promoting choice.

The work I do includes raising awareness and addressing issues which harm us all, such as misogyny and male violence and how, for example, these can affect our mental health. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other important causes to tackle – there are – but this is where my time and energy is, based on my skills, research and experience.

I am also guided by a Buddhist way of life and the principles of the eightfold path.

Mission – The Why

Lack of well-being can significantly harm individuals and communities, leading to loneliness and isolation and this becomes a vicious cycle. But we also need to understand the causes and proximal factors that influence it. For example, organisations can unwittingly contribute towards harm through toxic culture and policy.

My mission is to help people, organisations and ultimately communities find their ‘mojo’ and get their sparkle back, especially during or after difficult times. This includes fostering connection through whole-hearted dialogue that facilitates meaningful change, and delivering compassionate education and conscious consultancy on difficult topics with a primary focus on wellness and well-being. I believe in the power of human potential and, through the extensive involvement I’ve had facilitating peer support, know that communities can work together to help create a more peaceful and enlightened society.

Vision – The What

To be a meaningful facilitator and consciously compassionate influencer who aims to improve the global conversation around wellness; to promote inclusion, encourage fairness, choice and equality through awareness, guidance and education.

Values: The How


The energy of my work is intentionally directed towards this vision, mission and values and welcomes healthy dialogue from global communities, regardless of their race, gender, disability and sexual orientation. It therefore includes neurodivergent people, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary people, to help achieve this vision.

Consciously Compassionate – To work in the belief that people are born compassionate, and recognise that many unhealthy opinions are formed through lack of awareness, understanding and perpetuated by harmful narratives, including by some parts of the media (including social media) and institutional culture. To be consciously aware of systems of power and control which can influence beliefs and therefore behaviour, both at an individual and organisational level. To be intentional – both conscious and with empathy – in the way things are said and done.

Humble – To recognise that learning is a life long endeavour and that no one can ever know it all; to promote the reality that none of us are a ‘guru’ or ‘expert’ in someone else’s lived experience. To be patient and understand that meaningful transformation takes time. To stay up to date with current research and knowledge, to provide an accurate representation of current challenges and always do the best to provide an honest reflection of how conversations can improve. To emphasise that information provided through my services should never be used to replace the advice of your healthcare team. (See policies for more details).

Open – To be transparent in conversation, and equally open to hearing differing views when discussing difficult topics; however, any form of abuse (including harassment, intimidation, gaslighting) will not be tolerated (see ‘Courage’ below). To be clear about what I can (and can’t) do to help.

Inclusive and Intersectional– To be mindful of and embrace our differences and encourage togetherness through meaningful conversation, and be aware of how struggles and difficulties can often intersect. To know that true collaboration means bringing people together to hear their voices, sharing awareness and experiences. There are many other important causes which need time and attention and so to encourage communities to establish their own service/campaign/movements/projects where appropriate to support those in need.

Courage – to show moral courage by challenging unhealthy taboos, stigma, prejudice and discrimination, and by speaking up against opinions which aim to perpetuate myths and violence, for example by tackling misogyny. To not tolerate any form of abuse including insidious communication such as ghosting and gaslighting.

Engage – To open conversations which provide education, knowledge and insight that will help achieve this vision and mission statement, and to enable others to draw on their own strengths which empower healthy conversations which encourage positive change.

About Me

I am a counsellor, author and well-trainer. You can find out more about me here.

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