About me

Who am I?

As you’d expect I’m a mum – of not 1 but 3 children. I’ve been a mum for over 10 years and it’s been a rollercoaster ride (thankfully I love rollercoasters though).

In my 10 years of motherhood I’ve pretty much been through it all. I’ve been married; got divorced, learned to co-parent; battled and recovered from anorexia; had antenatal depression 3 times; developed severe anxiety; suffered from birth trauma and a crippling fear of childbirth; had a high flying career; lost a high flying career; went back to college twice; retrained as a coach; been through bereavement; overcome relationship problems and navigated through the daily challenges of being a mum (sometimes badly).

I’ve been through the highs and lows of 3 pregnancies; given birth naturally once and by c-section twice; experienced (or am experiencing) the newborn, toddler, child and tween stages and somehow, managed to survive with my sanity in tact (barely).

I’m also a Life and Relationship Coach with training in NLP and a post graduate certificate in individual and couples psychotherapy.

Prior to this I spent far too many years in a boring finance career I decided to ditch it all and retrain into something useful after having life coaching myself.

And I love it! It’s positive, forward focused and effective. It’s made a huge difference to me personally too. It’s helped me to get rid of the negative beliefs I had about myself, achieve the things I want to achieve and get through the trials and tribulations of motherhood without losing my mind.

What is How to survive motherhood?

There are few things that frustrate me more than the glossy picture that we paint of motherhood. Not only is it unrealistic but it also sets new mums up to feel shitty when their own lives look very different.

I’ve always been someone who tells it like it is so it seemed natural to set up a business that gives mums the information and support that they really need and gives a more honest picture of what being a mum can be like.

How To Survive Motherhood is about just that. It gives you the truth about how life can be (the good, the bad and the ugly) and helps you to find ways to make your life a little (or a lot) easier. It will show you that you are not alone in what ever it is you are struggling with and give you all the information you need to enjoy life as a mum.

And if you’re not surviving motherhood, I can help. I  coach women like you to feel better, happier and more confident about all areas of their lives, not just motherhood.

How can I help you?

As a Life and Relationship Coach, I work with mum’s to help them feel back in control of their lives, parenting and also their relationships. Being a mum is hard and we often get so wrapped up in being a mother that we forget there is a woman in there too. And sometimes she isn’t as happy as she’d like to be – that’s where I come in.

Whatever the issue is that you are facing – be it building confidence in your parenting, finding your own identity, loving your post baby body or getting your relationship back on track – working with me will have you feeling great about motherhood in no time.

You can get in touch to enquire about a session by emailing me at kate@howtosurvivemotherhood.co.uk or by getting in touch through my Facebook page.

What about the important bit?

If you’re thinking of getting coaching with me then you probably want to know how I’m qualified to help you.

So, let’s start with the simple stuff.

I’m a qualified Life and Relationship coach (seems obvious but you’d be surprised how many people do this without the right training!). I’ve also got training in NLP (that’s neurolinguistic programming for those of you not in the know) which means I can help you change those pesky negative thought patterns and behaviours into something more positive. I’m accredited as a member with both the Association For Coaching and the Association For Neuro Linguistic Programming (sounds like a cult…) so you can be sure that I’ve been vetted and approved as someone who actually knows what they are doing.

I have a post graduate certificate in couples psychodynamic psychotherapy, a certificate in counselling skills and in a previous career I was a fully qualified accountant with a masters degree in finance (not totally relevant I know but if money worries are your thing then I can help with that too!). Also I trained for a year as a mental health nurse – an eye opening experience to say the least!

And if my professional qualifications aren’t enough to convince you it’s worth working with me then remember that I’ve also been a mum for over 10 years and have been through pretty much everything you’re going through! You can be sure that you’ll get the support and encouragment you need from me so why not give it a go?