I believe that everyone deserves help & support when times get tough
I had a promising career as an engineer in the Royal Air Force, I was good at my job, I loved what I did, and I was in it for the long haul.
However, life (as it often does), had other plans and after a tough tour in Afghanistan in 2011 i developed Post traumatic Stress Disorder and severe depression. My life fell apart around me and my health continued to decline. I pushed everyone around me away until I felt completely alone, I was angry, bitter and incredibly low. Many times, I thought about how I would end it all because I saw no other option.
That’s when I knew I had a decision to make, I could end it all now or get up and fight for my health & happiness. I decided to fight and take action, a decision which would go on to change my life beyond all recognition. After years of therapy, multiple medications and hundreds of hours invested into my personal development and recovery things didn’t just improve, I was a completely different person.
I got to a point where I was 90% symptom free from PTSD and depression, I loved life, I was happier than I’d ever been and was achieving things I never thought were possible. Although my career in the RAF was now over and I was working an unfulfilling job in IT I knew that I could offer more to the world.
That’s why I qualified in coaching and chose to specialise in mental health, so I could help others defeat their demons and turn their lives around as well. I get to help people from all over the world, from all walks of life. I published my book ‘From the Bottom of the Barrel’ in April 2019 which details my journey through a mental health crisis and how I beat my demons. It quickly became a best seller and I am incredibly proud of how many people have told me it has helped them understand their own mental health. If you would like a copy it’s available here.
Everyone has two things in common; everyone has their demons, and everyone wants one thing, to be truly happy.
I have the best job in the world!