Rye Therapy Centre
1 Pottery Court
Online and South
We are living in this frantic world, our lives are fast paced and often it seems as though we don’t have enough time to do all of the things we need to do. Life has become increasingly busy and taking time out for ourselves is even more important than ever. We tend to have high stress levels with running homes, paying bills, looking after others, trying to juggle so many different things and keep everyone happy.
We often finish up in jobs, relationships or environments that are not serving us well and this can all have an effect on our wellbeing.
High stress levels often lead to poor dietary habits, erratic sleep patterns and increased alcohol intake which can have a detrimental effect on our wellbeing. This can leave us feeling drained and as if we have lost our zest for life. In the more severe cases this can result in suffering with chronic exhaustive conditions which are also known as ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post Viral Fatigue or Fibromyalgia. Blood test results often appear normal and it may seem as if nobody has the answer.
As a wellbeing coach working with the Chrysalis Effect I am here to get you back to where you want to be.
Coaching can help you to reach goals and have the life you really want. The unhealthy lifestyle patterns that we form can often seem like the only way.
Over a period of time we can become unwell as a result of this. If you have been diagnosed with ME, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, I am here to get you back to where you want to be. In order to do this I work with The Chrysalis Effect – The supported recovery programme which provides knowledge and understanding of the many symptoms of these multi faceted conditions in order to achieve complete recovery.
I lead a team of experienced therapists, who are qualified in therapies ranging from Nutrition, Homeopathy, EFT and Reiki to mention but a few. If I feel it is appropriate for you I can refer you on to these fellow professionals. Through coaching I can help you to see a way through and make the changes required to help you to achieve your full potential.
Whilst I am happy to work with anybody who is looking to make those changes. I have a special interest in working with those from the world of sport. I was a keen athlete myself. I started running at the age of 10 after winning the long jump at the local Town Sports event. As a result my mum took me along to the local Athletics club and for the next six years, athletics was my life. I moved on from the long jump and became a middle distance runner competing at 800 and 1500 metres on the track and then doing cross country through the winter. It wasn’t just my life but my parents lives also came to revolve around the sport. Every weekend was dedicated to Athletics, whether it was training sessions or competition. I’m unsure how many family events we missed due to my running but I seem to recall there were a few. At twelve years old I was running 5 days a week most weeks.
My running was going so well, I was breaking records, being invited to run at events where you needed to have hit a certain standard to be considered for the event. How could it all change?
I remember turning up for training one Tuesday evening at the local running track. I trained with the same group every week so I knew how I usually performed compared to the others in the group. The group had become more competitive during training and I remember I had started to have butterflies prior to a training session with the anticipation of not being able to keep up with everyone else.
We started the session and this particular evening It just felt as though I had lead weights attached to my legs. I couldn’t keep up with the others in the group. I felt as though it was an effort putting one foot in front of the other. My times were significantly slower than usual and I just felt awful while I was running. It wasn’t me at all. At the time nobody could offer any explanation as to why this had happened. This carried in for the next few weeks and it was suggested that I tried doing some of the field events – javelin, high jump just to see if that made any difference but it didn’t. I continued to turn up for training but there was something not quite right. Later in the season I remember my coach saying to me “the reason you’ve stopped doing well at cross country is because you’re too heavy.”
At the time I weighed about 7.5 stone so no way was I overweight. I look back and think that this was a terrible thing to say to a twelve year old female who was so desperate to get back to running well. I consider myself very lucky not to have finished up with an eating disorder but I understand why so many athletes do.I continued to go to the Athletics club up until the age of 16 but I never ran as fast as I did as a 12 year old. It didn’t matter how much I trained. I would have some days where it felt a bit more like the “old me” but it was all very erratic and there never seemed to be any consistency. One day I could feel good when I was running whilst three days later I would feel as if running for ten minutes was too much and I wanted to stop and walk. I did continue to run up until a couple of years ago. I am now more suited to yoga and Pilates! Through my work with the Chrysalis Effect I have realised that I suffered from burnout as a result of over training at a very young age. If it I had known then what I know now, how different it could have been.
There’s now a greater understanding of this in the world of sport.
I have also completed the training on eating disorders as I know from my own experience that this can be significant for athletes.
Athletes tend to be perfectionists often pushing themselves above and beyond limits to achieve the very best whilst sacrificing their own wellbeing.
Coaching appointments can be carried out over Zoom or face to face.