about Helen

I am a registered nurse with over 20 years experience - fifteen of those in area of mental health. I have an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health) and a Masters in Health Science. In November 2013 I left my place of employment after 19 years in search of something different. I travelled for seven months through Europe and Asia and on returning home decided to start up my own business in Wellness Education - with and emphasis on mental health/wellbeing. This transpired into completing a Life Coaching course and the beginnings of "One Life - A Life Worth Living".

In the past two years I have also worked in a Holistic Health clinic under clinical nutritionist Ben Warren (BePure) which has enhanced my passionate interest in treating the whole person, rather than a one prong approach. I understand that to be truly well, the mind, body and spirit all need to be in alignment, and that just treating one aspect isn't doing us justice. I believe that people occasionally need a helping hand – a voice of encouragement – and gentle prod and a regular reminder of who we and what we can be to help them move in the right direction. I want to see people living the life that well and truly belongs to them.

I am very happy to work with other health professionals to help people achieve their goals. I have a sound knowledge of mental health and illness and bring in the skills of life coaching to become a catalyst for change.  This helps people sort through their confusion about where they want to be - both in a more general sense and within themselves. I have a certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Interactive Drawing Therapy (IDT) and have done short courses on Nutrition, Environmental Health, and Integrative Medicine for mental health. I have a good understanding and regularly practice Mindfulness Meditation. I use techniques and strategies that are based on evidence of efficacy.

I will provide as much encouragement and support as you need to get to where you want to be.

Don't put off living the life you want to live.

You only have one precious life. Make it a Life Worth Living.