Karen Johnson, Toland Photography


My life has had many ups and downs, just like anyone else, I overcame childhood shyness and low self-esteem, went through traumatic events, pushed myself to learn new skills and moved forward in my career. I came to realise that my career choices didn't give me any value or enjoyment. I made the choice to make a change and re-trained, so that I could help people who were experiencing difficult times or lack of self-belief to overcome the obstacles in their life and to move forward in a positive way. 

I started off my training by becoming a Life Coach, this I felt, would give me the professional underpinning to assist clients in identifying and overcoming obstacles in a way that would allow them to transform their life in a positive way. In order to do this, I studied and gained a Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching course with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). This course is accredited by The National Council of Psychotherapists.

My studies led me to become more interested in the way our minds work and ways in which we can change and adopt more positive thinking. The natural next step was to engage in further study.  I enrolled for and completed my Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy at the Central England College in Birmingham, I immediately felt that this was my forte. The school is accredited by The National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH). 

I have practised yoga for several years and am conscious of the beneficial role that breathing and meditation, intrinsic features of yoga, can bring. Control of the breath and meditation can calm the mind and enhance relaxation.  Recognising these benefits, I enrolled on a Mindfulness Teacher Training Course at the Central England College, a course approved by The British Psychological Society. Practising mindfulness helps you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, you're better able to manage them. 

My training and knowledge has given me a varied toolbox in which to find a personal solution for you and I am looking forward to helping you to move forward with the positive changes you want in your life