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About Me


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I am a coaching psychologist, existential coach, and qualitative
researcher specialising in interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). 

I work privately as a Being & Living Well coach for people interested in
exploring philosophically the self in the world.

I am also a qualified clinical aromatherapist offering advice for those who
want to use aromatherapy as a way of self-care.

My interest in coaching has grown from my experiences of involuntary childlessness. I am interested in exploring meanings in life, particularly when things you believed or hoped for did not go the way you expected. This is often experienced as a significant loss. What signifies a loss is very personal and differs from person to person. For me, it was the loss of hope to have children in life; I experienced miscarriage and unsuccessful infertility treatments and am living a life without the children I hoped for. My own devastating experiences, however, motivated me to go on the journey of self-exploration, and academically, I completed my PhD in 2019.
My PhD research was on the lived experience of involuntary childlessness and illustrated the complexities people experience around a significant loss. However, my exploratory study has highlighted how this loss can be turned into the power of being and living in everyday life, and this has given me the value and the necessity of creating a personally unique safe space to ponder big questions when they arise. 
My mission now as your coach is to help you connect to your core values and turn your experiences into a deeper wisdom for your life. 
Please get in touch if you want to know more about my coaching.

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Areas of interest include:

Self and Identity
Life transition
Life direction
Work-Life integration
Ambiguous/Non-death loss
Going through infertility
Involuntary childlessness

If you are interested in my academic publications, please visit ResearchGate:


* As my background is in IPA research, I am happy to help individuals who have a sense of stuckness during their IPA research processes, as well as for those who are new and trying to publish their IPA research, I can share my experiences with you.

Education and Qualifications:

PhD in Psychology – Birkbeck, University of London

PGCert (MA close to completion, 2024) in Existential Coaching – New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling/Middlesex University

BSc (Hons.) in Psychology – University of Derby

Diploma in Holistic Aromatherapy – London School of Aromatherapy

Coordinator of the Promotion of Health and Employment Support – Japan Organization of Occupational Health and Safety

Aromatherapy Advisor – Aroma Environment Association of Japan



Membership of Professional Bodies:

The British Psychological Society (BPS, Chartered Psychologist)

BPS – Division of Coaching Psychology

BPS – Qualitative Method in Psychology

The International Coaching Federation (ICF)

The International Federation of Aromatherapists (IFA)

The Japan Society for Infertility Counselling

Aroma Environment Association of Japan


* I continue my ongoing professional and educational development (CPD/CCE), including

Mindfulness in clinical and applied practice – BPS

Trauma Informed Coaching Series – ICF

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