'The creation of OutdoorCure has been the amalgamation of my 19 years experience as a Chartered Psychologist and my personal experience from the other side of the desk, after suffering a life-threatening illness in 2012.
I have always been a passionate, enthusiastic and highly motivated person, always doing my level best to live life as an adventure. In much the same vein, I am fascinated by people - how we function, how we react and how we relate to each other. This meant that it was a natural progression for me to pursue a career in psychology. I chose to specialise in coaching as I had a strong desire to empower people, to help them find their purpose, maximise their potential and have the ability to be resilient during difficult times.
In 2012 I suffered a serious life-threatening event; a burst aneurysm in my brain causing a subarachnoid haemorrhage with hydrocephalus as a complication. Life for me, as I knew it, was never going to be the same. I was one of the ‘lucky’ ones as I had survived. At the time, and for the following 2 years, while struggling to regain a life, ‘my life’, I did not feel so lucky.
I returned to work as a psychologist. I endured daily chronic pain and I was hindered by many limitations. I felt as if I was merely existing, rather than living. To outsiders I appeared to be recovered and living a successful life. but I had changed as a person. I wanted to live life as an adventure once more, to wake up to a world full of possibilities and opportunities rather than one full of obstacles to overcome or endure.
So I decided to coach myself to achieve this! I left my stable job as a psychologist within the public sector to focus and expand on my private practice. My approach of “Think Different, Think Simple” gave birth to OutdoorCure, and has formed the basis of all the packages that we offer.’
If you would like to find out more about my story, please click on the link below
'The Other Side of the Desk: A Psychologist's Perspective on Recovery.