SOAR - Programme
Your programme was amazing! When I signed up I felt overwhelmed and my brain was foggy, I was anxious a lot, easily irritable and I was not finding joy in life or in mothering. With your support and the groups amazing openness and willingness to share our vulnerabilities, lows as well as highs, I finally felt seen, heard, understood and met where I was and accepted as I am. Slowly I came to a new perspective on anxiety, with a new toolkit of possibilities for when the anxious part of me is triggered. I am aware it will be a lifelong practice to respond rather than react when anxiety hits, but I feel now that I can and will manage better than I ever thought was possible for me.
I love how Tricia works and I love her style, I honestly don’t think I would have had the same results with anyone else. Her encouragement yet straight talking and honesty is so refreshing, and her knowledge is incredible.
I was experiencing high levels of anxiety last year during the pandemic. I had joined Tricia's membership and found it so beneficial so I knew that I could relate to her approach to anxiety. The course was amazing, we learned so many wonderful methods to soothe anxiety. I went from expecting to feel anxious every day to hardly experiencing any at all because I can deal with uncomfortable thoughts or feelings before they turn into anxiety. I can be kind and compassionate towards myself in a way I've never been able to tap into before which allows me to be a better mum, wife and friend. The duration of the course meant that we had the time to properly implement changes and to build good habits. Tricia is so knowledgeable and intuitive. She created a safe space where we felt able to open up, share and to learn. I would recommend this course to any struggling mums who are ready to learn about themselves and to make some life-changing steps towards feeling better.
I signed up for the programme as a recommendation from a friend as I was experiencing difficult situations dealing with my child’s behaviour and my response not initially recognising anxiety as an issue. The programme has been a huge help for recognising that we can all help ourselves to be the best we can be and that we already have it within us. The most significant change and help has been the realisation that becoming compassionate and curious about my reactions, behaviours, habits and responses and not trying to hide from them along with such a great range of tools to support myself and soothe my mind - (EFT, threat register , rewind, internal family systems). I’ve felt empowered and capable to become the best person I really am. The impact on my life has rippled through from my responses to my child, breaking old patterns of negative reactions and responses to a more aware and less triggered state. Others have noticed that my recovery from a setback has been quicker and I’ve been much clearer about my needs, wants and boundaries (respecting myself and others more). Tricia has been not only a fabulous facilitator / counsellor/ coach for our course but is an absolute knowledge on all things and continues to develop and share her knowledge with us. She’s personable, friendly and is a great example of someone who has worked with anxiety to get into such a great place. I would absolutely recommend the course as not only is it supporting me on an individual level. The ripple affect through my whole network of friends, family, work and others is clear.
I signed up because I was feeling really anxious and I didn’t really know why and I really liked the idea of learning to live with it and learning practical things to help. That really appealed to me. I’ve honestly found it brilliant! I’ve found it really practical, supportive and systematic. It’s logical and it felt like each week built on from the last one. I liked getting the videos to look at and think about and then having the session the next week. I found ‘the future you’ and pattern matching the best and understanding why anxiety is there. I think on a day to day basis EFT has helped me a huge amount too. The impact is that I understand myself a lot better and why I am like I am. I’ve still got away to go with that, but I feel like I have really effective tool kit to help me explore that further. I know why anxiety is there and how to use it at times to my advantage. I am more confident – this is huge. The biggest thing I think and I have a new job. I don’t think I would have done that without this programme and your support! I just feel generally more confident and more like I should be. I’m seeing things as opportunities rather than threats. Others have noticed or they have commented that I look different. I think as well that I am more confident. I think they’d notice that I have been talking about my anxiety a bit and it’s opened up quite a bit of chat about it for me and other people. Working with you is brilliant!! Thank you. You make me feel relaxed and that it’s OK! It feels safe. The support over telegram has been so good. Honestly thank you so much! I would recommend the course – 100% In fact I already have on quite a few occasions. It’s helped me be more open about feeling anxious and so I’ve mentioned it quite a lot and folk seem really interested in it!
Anxiety, Stress & Overwhelm Support
I had heard about Tricia through EGG and joined her mailing list, I danced around on the periphery for ages (in denial about how bad I was really feeling) but when I decided I was ready for talking therapy I absolutely knew that I wanted to go to Tricia for help – so much of what she wrote and I saw on her webinar struck a chord with me as well as how warm, funny and approachable she seemed. I was worried that I would work with a brilliant person who helped change things round for everyone else but that I was somehow going to be the exception because I would do something wrong/wasn’t ‘fixable’, but the programme was without exaggeration, life changing. It has completely changed things around for me. There are countless things that are SO MUCH BETTER now – huge things like have more fun with my children and smaller things like not feeling overwhelmed by clothes and toys lying around! The thing that was most helpful was regular contact over a good length of time so things started to become habit and that I had this huge safety net and reassurance and that there was no pressure (to put on myself). Also having Tricia there through Telegram – she was always quick to respond and always showed me there was a way to regulate myself and feel better. Plus all the voice notes, resources, messages that I can go back to when I need them. I loved working with you Tricia!! You are incredible at what you do. You were able to read me so well and your approach with me was just what I needed. I’m going to really miss you.
I loved working with Tricia. I laughed more than I thought I would. I find her insightful, relatable, super understanding, compassionate and nurturing. I really enjoyed our sessions. I will really miss working with her. I would love to work in the future with Tricia as she’s the one person that has really helped me shift things and her approaches make a lot of sense to me. I definitely recommend this programme. There are no downsides. It's such a powerful, amazing investment. It's impacted my family and friends and most of all me for the better.
I found the programme really inspiring. It really challenged my beliefs and pushed me out of my comfort zone (in a good way) to make some changes. I liked the accountability and Tricia checking in to see how I was doing. I loved how diverse the topics were that we covered. I felt clear I'd got everything I needed out of it as we made a good plan at the start and covered everything. The programme changed my thinking. I am more rational. I'm able to see other perspectives. I am able to question whether something is true or a thought. I journal more as a result of it the programme also. I show myself more compassion. I have been able to allow myself space I need to develop my business, which I wasn't allowing myself. It's given me energy. It's been a space to safely let go of emotions and burdens.
I was struggling with exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed post pandemic, worrying about juggling being self-employed and home life. The change from employed to self-employed was difficult and I felt anxious. I'd worked with Tricia before for five sessions, which I loved and really wanted to dive deeper into some issues. I really liked that there was support via chat in between sessions. I felt a good change could be made in 3 months. It was good having a safe place to release emotions, being heard during difficult times, things being put into perspective.
Following the birth of my second baby I was struck with quite sudden and crippling health anxiety. It was affecting me physically and mentally and impacting on the job I was doing as a Mum and partner. Tricia was recommended to me so after following her Instagram for a while and exchanging a few messages I thought we’d be a good fit. I was a bit apprehensive about the sessions but Tricia really put me at ease. Since my sessions with Tricia I have noticed a huge difference in my mind set I used to be constantly checking myself, googling things, obsessing and phoning my GP regularly but this has almost completely stopped. I still have wobbles but before I felt like I’d lose days like this and wasn’t totally present for my family but since my first couple of sessions with Tricia I have noticed significant improvements and my partner and children are definitely benefiting from a much happier and more present me. I can’t recommend Tricia enough.
I have suffered with anxiety for a number of years, however I found after a difficult pregnancy and labour and then becoming a mum for the first time all during ‘covid times’ it really became unmanageable. I had various different issues and triggers including problems with control, fears around my daughter and issues with sickness after suffering with hyperemesis. Over the last couple of years I had tried meditation, self help books, baths, massages and breathing methods to try and manage my anxiety. These sometimes helped in the short term but really didn’t make much of a dent in how I was feeling, I knew I had to try something else. I had followed Tricia on Instagram for a while and always resonated with what she was saying and posting, so I finally decided to reach out. I must admit I was slightly sceptical at the beginning and had the frame of mind that nothing was ever going to ‘fix me’ or ease how I was feeling. However, after a couple of session with Tricia I started to believe that maybe I could live a life without anxiety. Tricia has the most calming and soothing voice and instantly speaking with her made me feel comfortable and at ease. She made me realise that I had been through traumatic events and how I was feeling was a completely normal response. I felt seen and heard and even just chatting to Tricia and using her as a sounding board made me feel so much better. Tricia used various different techniques with me such as EFT and rewind therapy, all which I found to be effective. I am now able to use the techniques we used together in my day to day life and I find the way I think about things has changed. I am able to manage what I couldn’t before and control my thoughts before they spiral off. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have so much more energy! I could not recommend Tricia highly enough.
After being gifted with being a mum to a beautiful boy I’ve always wanted & an amazing pregnancy, I found myself straight after childbirth in a mental state of dark depression & anxiety & i didn’t know how to fix it, because on paper I had everything I ever wanted so why wasn’t I happy? These are emotions that I have truly never had problems with ever in my life & I knew I needed help. I genuinely didn’t know what was wrong with me as I’m so laidback. I was obsessing over everything, trying to be the perfect mum, not sleeping, feeling completely wired and it got to the stage where I could not enjoy things I usually would and needed a lot of family support. I was recommended to check out Tricia’s services from my health visitor and I was feeling so down, I genuinely would do anything to feel myself again. I am so lucky Tricia has been part of my journey, the work we have done together has truly helped me heal. I know that I need to continue to look after myself, but I’m happy to share that now I genuinely feel really happy, less anxious, more relaxed, more understanding of how to soothe my anxiety and most importantly that I have been given the tools to be able to be the mum I always wanted to be and I have this wonderful bond with my son that I always dreamed of. Tricia made this all possible, she is the least judgemental person I have ever virtually met, she understands, she’s real, she’s a safe space & she helped me cope with this huge transition of motherhood by understanding that I had previous trauma that needed addressed. She taught me that anxiety isn’t bad, it’s here to protect you, but sometimes it goes into overdrive which is so scary, but now I know I have coped before and got through it & I’ll cope again. Thank you for helping me feel like me again. My family and I are so grateful.
Having had my first baby during lockdown, I struggled with loneliness and how difficult the situation had been and how different things were to how I had expected and planned. I lost a lot of confidence in myself and felt like a burden to my family and friends so I reached out to Tricia as a starting point to clear my head and “vent”, having been recommended her by a friend. I am SO glad that I did - firstly, I felt like we’d known each other for a long time which helped me open up and really try new techniques to overcome my issues. Tricia was open, kind and friendly and I feel completely got what I was trying to achieve instantly. Working together was a breath of fresh air (although I appreciate being pushed out my comfort zone at times) to get the results we had set out to achieve. I feel so much better and more like myself. My head feels clearer and I feel stronger to socialise and enjoy exercise again. Thank you.
I can honestly say that working with you was the first time I started to make some head way in the mess of the last few years. For that I’m very grateful. I’m sure there are many others who feel the same. Thank you!
I decided to work with Tricia because I was feeling low in energy, frequently tearful and angry at times having outbursts at my husband and kids. I knew Tricia was the therapist for me. It’s hard to explain. It was a gut instinct. She had been very helpful when I was pregnant with both my children and I found her so warm and relatable. I found the sessions with Tricia a wonderful release. I didn’t realise I was holding in pain and I felt really safe to explore that with Tricia. I really enjoyed the Emotional Freedom Technique combined with looking at parts of me that were holding me back eg: a part that is critical/judging of myself. We went deep at a pace that was good for me and led by me. I was really involved in what aspects of my life I wanted to change. I felt seen and heard in the sessions. I was validated that what I was feeling was real and it was difficult for me. From the sessions I have noticed that I have been more compassionate to myself in terms of how I am as a mum and a wife. I accept I am doing my best. I have clarity - often my needs weren’t being met be it for rest, time away from the children, connection or silence. I am now better at identifying and meeting my needs, which has been a game changer. Nobody taught me this before! I now have tools I have used since the sessions including EFT, which I’ve used in so many situations since from finding a stage of my child’s development difficult to an argument with my partner. I feel I am better at being able to talk myself through a situation and take a step back looking at the bigger picture rather than spiralling and letting my emotions and my thoughts take over. The effects it has on me in terms of prioritising things that matter to me means I can be a calmer mum and more compassionate to my children. I have been able to use the tools when communicating with others too, including my friends and family, which has been really positive and strengthened my relationships with them. It’s the best money I’ve spent on improving myself. Tricia is so skilled at what she does. I’ve tried counselling, mindfulness and coaching before but I haven’t found a therapist like Tricia who really gets me and my situation and has the tools that really work for me. I’d highly recommend Tricia. Be ready for transformation
My baby massage teacher recommended rewind therapy to a few of us in the class who had traumatic births. Unfortunately, I went on to develop postpartum psychosis when my baby was a few weeks old, before I’d had a chance to address the birth trauma. I was separated from my baby for a week while I was in hospital being treated, and the whole experience was really traumatic. A year after it happened, I’d returned to work in a hospital environment and was finding that I was quite anxious and triggered by all the masks and reminders of my time as a patient, both from the birth and the psychiatric ward. Through the rewind therapy with Tricia, I managed to overcome this and found I was much more present and able to live in the moment. My brain finally reset and realised that the awful illness I’d had was over and in the past. It helped me realise that despite the difficulties we had gone through, I still have a great bond with my son. I’ve found it easier to talk about my experiences, rather than bury them away, which feels much healthier for long term recovery. I would really recommend this to anyone who has been through PP as it has helped me so much.
I followed Tricia for some time on social media after a friend had recommended her to me. I listened to what she had to say and a lot resonated with me. I really struggled during the pandemic with all the pressures on me all of a sudden, husband trying to work from home, 2 children at home and having to homeschool one of my sons whilst trying to run my own business from home. I had suffered 2 really quite traumatic births with both my children but brushed it all under the carpet because I had no time to deal with my issues because my family needed me and I didnt have time to dwell on what happened then we were all of a sudden plunged into all living together 24/7 and I just was not coping to the point I felt I was going crazy so I reached out to Tricia. I have not looked back since that day I first spoke to Tricia. She has helped me unload the trauma from my births. She has given me coping strategies and helped me imagine a better, happier life with my family and it is working. I have to work at it but I am willing to make the change for me and my family because they are worth it.
Tricia was recommended to me by somebody who had used her services previously and I'm so grateful that I reached out and spoke to her about my birth experience. Tricia was extremely easy to speak to and to explain everything in great detail without any judgement. Having had a pretty traumatic birth and breastfeeding journey, Tricia allowed me to understand my experience further and to learn ways on how to cope with the trauma and how to move on to possibly thinking about having another baby when I was terrified to even consider this before speaking to her. The sessions were easy to organise and Tricia was flexible with my diary. I believe reaching out to Tricia was the best thing I could have done for myself and I'm more content and accepting of my experience now.
Tricia is one of those truly genuine people who is open about the struggles she has faced and understands the difficulties around raising a young family in the 21st Century. Working with Tricia I experienced the physical shift of the emotions I'd been bottling up. The concept of overwhelm was so familiar to me and I was intrigued by Tricia's passion for EFT and the difference that just 5 minutes a day could make to your life. I would not hesitate in recommending Tricia for anyone looking for non-judgemental support and encouragement around birth and parenthood.
I was in a position that nothing was feeling "right", but I couldn't pin down what was "wrong" - I'd felt really strong and positive after my daughter's birth, the feeding issues we'd had in the early days had all been overcome, and she was absolutely thriving. But I was getting anxiety and panic attacks, triggered by conversations with nursery, news articles involving babies I came across through work, even a Disney film on one occasion! I'd never considered what I went through to be traumatic - I thought 'trauma' was reserved for huge, one-off, negative experiences. I'd definitely fallen into the trap of comparison, and thought that because my experience wasn't as bad as someone else's, asking for help was taking that help away from someone else. Tricia helped me understand that any emotion felt so intensely over a long period of time is also a form of trauma, and that what I was feeling was valid, and deserving of help. Working on healing my breastfeeding trauma has had an enormous impact. My husband noticed a difference almost instantly. I could talk about the mechanics of feeding, newborn babies, my tiny Hannah, without my heart rate shooting up and tears filling my eyes. I interact differently with her, I stay calmer when I'm with her when she's upset, and I don't obsess over every bite of food she takes and every minute of sleep she gets. I'm so much more trusting of her independence, which has allowed her to settle in at nursery and me to feel confident coming back to work and actually feeling capable in my career. The most amazing outcome, which was completely unexpected, was the wave of memories that were unlocked in the weeks after we'd finished our work. Moments from the first four months of my daughter's life reappeared in my memory that I never knew I'd shut out. It was wonderful!
Tricia came through general recommendation from my midwife. I’d been struggling with PTSD symptoms from my daughter’s birth which were coming to the fore during my second pregnancy. I felt really unsure what was going to work as I’d already tried a few weeks of an NHS course which I felt was too general for my specific birth trauma. Tricia clearly explained the process of REWIND therapy to me on our initial call and I felt at ease with her from the get-go. Being a mum and all the birth experience she has as a doula allowed me to feel listened too and it was easy for me to open up to her. REWIND is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever gone through. I found the release hugely cathartic as it allowed me to remember the strength I had and the positives I had experienced within a really hard time. Tricia was so careful with me and her guidance was amazing. After two sessions, I was feeling so much better and we had another call after two weeks to see how I was doing. I’m so pleased to say it’s completely worked for me. I still recognise what I went through but it’s without the fear and upset I was experiencing. That wouldn’t have happened without Tricia.