Category Archives: Life Coaching

Positive Reflections – Jessica

Positive Reflections – Jessica Jessica came along to one of my Positive Reflections courses.  The courses are designed to improve self esteem and confidence, using life coaching and photography.  We also have lots of fun. For the photoshoot,

Changing Seasons – Changing Emotions – Autumn

Welcome – Changing Seasons, Changing Emotions Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about the changing seasons and how we can relate them to our changing emotions.   How do you feel about the changing seasons?  Do you get excited

On Route Exhibition

Arts Exhibition in Wales – Oriel y Bont Gallery For the past year I have been undertaking a Masters degree in Arts Practice (Arts, Health and Wellbeing) at the University of South Wales.  My end of year arts exhibition is now showing in Oriel

Positive Ageing

Positive Ageing This project aims to explore how older women are portrayed in the media and the impact that this has on their self esteem and body image, and also to gather views and experiences about the positive values of ageing.   The

Mother’s Day

A Special Gift for Mother’s Day This Sunday is Mother’s Day – a very special day for us mums! When was the last time that your mum had a photograph taken just of her?  Many mums are the ones behind the camera, capturing those

Top 10 Girl Power Songs

It’s International Women’s Day, so let’s celebrate the strong female artists who have inspired us with their music!  I have put together a list of my Top 10 Girl Power Songs.  I’m sure I’ve left out some obvious ones,

International Womens Day 2015

On International Womens Day, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.  It is held on 8th March every year and has been observed since the early 1900s. The theme of this year’s

Phenomenal Woman

During my Positive Reflections work, I’m lucky enough to meet and get to know some incredible women and hear their life stories.  I love to look into their faces and see their hidden depths – how their lives are reflected in their eyes

Positive Reflections Special Offer

Positive Reflections Special Offer To celebrate National Body Confidence Week, take advantage of this Positive Reflections Special Offer until the end of October 2014.  A unique combination of life coaching and photography to help you to feel good

Top Tips for Improving Body Image

Feeling good about your body is nothing to do with the size you are and everything to do with how you feel inside. As a life coach and portrait photographer, it is my job to help you to feel good about yourself inside, so you can look great outside.

World Mental Health Day 2014

What are you doing for your mental health and wellbeing on World Mental Health Day 2014? As someone who’s lived through several serious episodes of depression, I know how dreadful it can be to suffer from poor mental health.  I’m lucky

Positive Reflections Session 2

Positive Reflections Workshops   Positive Reflections workshops aim to improve self esteem – how you feel about yourself – by using life coaching methods to help you realise how special you are, and incorporate a photoshoot to

Positive Reflections Session 1

Positive Reflections Workshops Positive Reflections workshops aim to improve self esteem by using a variety of life coaching techniques, exercises and journalling, pre and post workshop interviews and group and individual photoshoots – and

Naked Beauty Workshop

Are you a counsellor, therapist or life coach? Interested in your body image and how it affects your identity? Want to explore your judgements about body image – about yourself and other people? Would you like to be able to help your clients

Mindful Photography

Welcome to the first in a series of posts on Mindful Photography.  It’s my aim this year to explore the psychology of photography and I’ll be taking time to develop workshops on mindfulness, to be run in the Gnoll Country Park,

Photography as therapy

The potential of the healing and therapeutic effects of the arts has long been recognised and I have used photography as therapy for myself during dark times, when walks with my dog and a camera were the main things keeping me going.  As a life

Positive Reflections

Positive Reflections workshops and bespoke individual sessions have been developed through my specialisms in life coaching and photography, and aim to improve self esteem and body image. Be yourself: everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde. The

Bob Marley on love and your soul mate

For those of you who are getting married soon (that includes me!), I thought you might like to read this quote from Bob Marley on love and your soul mate.     Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn

Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign

I have photographed lots of people in my job – ordinary people.  Not models, or actors, or stylists, or make-up artists.  Ordinary people. And the most common comments I hear are: I hate having my photograph taken. I’ll break

Butterfly Wishes Network

I’m so pleased to be involved at the start of this fantastic network of photographers which is being set up to help out families with children or babies with potentially life shortening conditions. The aim of the network is to link up

Self Esteem – Our deepest fears

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?