No more darkness

Welcome to my website.  I am so happy you are here.  I have worked with adults who have encountered Childhood Emotional Neglect and recently decided it was just as important that we stop the damage before it even occurs.  I absolutely love kids.  Their innocence.  Their openness. Their honesty. Their ability to be resilient and to change without all of the hangups that we have as adults.  During the last 25ish years, I have always worked with kids as well as adults …and their families and I have now decided to make it my mission to raise healthy, happy kids who feel understood and comfortable in their own skin.

As for me, I have 5 children, two step kids (I hate that word) and parented them carrying my own Childhood Emotional Neglect.  Only recently Dr Jonice Webb has brought CEN to light and it has changed my life.

If you, like me, have lived through Childhood Emotional Neglect yourself, welcome.  Congratulations for reaching out and let me tell you how glad I am to have you here.  I am excited about the change that we can make together.  I have been working in this area – even before it had a name – for over 25 years and look forward to setting up a plan to free you up to be a person with strong boundaries, who knows what that like and don’t and who has let go of all that shame, guilt, obligation and that horrible sinking feeling of never being enough. Please book a 30-min chat and tell me your story so we can come up with a personalised plan and practical tips just for you.  I’ve done this and I will be right beside you all the way.

One of the main statements I hear when I work with women is that they are scared to have kids in case they mess them up.  And I get it.  All the fear, obligation, expectations, shame and guilt that come with motherhood can cloud the amazing years you have with your kids.  Let’s take that away so you don’t need to worry if you are messing them up.  No child is perfect, no parent is perfect and no childhood is perfect.  Your kids need the parent that is YOU.  Not some Pinterest, Instagram, picture perfect parent.  YOU.  Exactly as you are.

I have made a commitment to help parents communicate with children in the most healthy and appropriate way for each individual child.  I don’t know about you but every one of my kids has a different personality…none like mine…and I often wondered where they came from and how to talk to them.

Let’s find you some easy strategies to make sure that they feel seen and heard.  They will shine and so will you.

So so happy to meet you.

Let’s do this.

Shoot me an email and tell me some more about yourself.

Below are two fantastic books on Childhood Emotional Neglect.


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