I began my career in advertising in the role of client servicing; or “suit” for short. The fast paced environment and never ending last minute deadlines challenged me immensely yet it was fun. The years of managing diverse accounts and projects further developed my interpersonal skills. Not only was I effective in relating to different people, I was highly organized and efficient in solving problems. I thrived in the environment and my pursuit in life was work accomplishment and often, perfection. Which would be a major contributor to my breakdown later.
The few years of dedication, or rather, giving my life to work started to affect my health physically and emotionally. I started to experience recurring episodes of accelerated heartbeat, racing thoughts, sleep disturbances and obsessive worrying. Every day I lived in anxiety and it was the lowest moments of my life. I then found out I was suffering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks. And I knew that it is definitely not the way to live.
I would say the difficult times was a blessing in disguise as it motivated me to re-evaluate my priority and my focus in life. Realising the importance of my well-being; that is the umbrella term for physical, mental and emotional health, I decided to live better via the pathway of self-healing and complementary therapies.
On my self-help journey, I have studied, trained and experienced applications in modalities like Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Emotional Behaviour Therapy (EBT), Mind-Body Science, Somatic Psychology, Aromatherapy and Psychotherapy.
I believe that my experience with anxiety and panic attacks helped me rediscover my self and my life purpose - leading me to this meaningful career. It is truly a privilege to be able to help people to find peace and calm in bringing their lives back on track.
If you are suffering from stress, anxiety, panic attacks or depression, know that there is help out there; but only if you reach out. I can be contacted at 012 358 8861 and it is my pleasure to answer any doubts or questions you may have about your situation and my approaches.