Kirsty is an experienced, award-winning mental health trainer, coach and mindfulness and self-compassion facilitator. She has a particular interest in self compassion approaches to help people manage anxiety in times of uncertainty and relate to ourselves more helpfully during difficulty. She has an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion approaches and is an accredited Mindful Self-Compassion facilitator.
Originally qualified as a Registered General Nurse and Occupational Health nurse, Kirsty has worked within many different workplace settings. She has extensive experience in developing strategic approaches for improving mental health and wellbeing at work, working previously as a Mental Wellbeing specialist for National Grid.
Kirsty has developed and delivered sessions which help people to improve their mental health and wellbeing at work, including line manager training, helping managers to feel confident when supporting individuals experiencing distress at work and enabling them to create an environment in which people can flourish.
Kirsty runs regular retreats helping individuals to develop mindfulness and self-compassion skills, especially those experiencing pain from physical health difficulties and emotional distress. She is also a qualified psychotherapist and coach.