My name is Hilary and I work as a Colour Therapist and Counsellor and intuitive Energy Worker. I help open doors for people to embrace COLOUR freshly into their lives.
But that is not all I offer! I have always been excited to learn new things, to explore new ideas, to grab new experiences .. Reiki, Meditation, NLP, Body and Essence work and so much more professionally and through curiosity. But the greatest learning of all has come from a waking up to myself and discovering who I AM.
If I was to label myself I would describe myself as an intuitive energy worker and life guide. But in essence I HOLD A SAFE SPACE in which there is no judgement and where we can explore together how to bring a greater peace and joy into your life. Others know me as a WAYSHOWER and a SPACEHOLDER.
My experiences throughout out my life have inevitably led me to deeply examine and come to understand who I am. I am deeply aware what it is that makes us feel things are NOT quite right.
- If you’ve been feeling that ‘enough is enough’…or maybe life has become a struggle.
- Maybe you are just drifting along through life not really connected to living life to the full
- Maybe you can’t find your way forward and the old structures you built over time are wearing thin.
- You can see through the old paradigms and limiting beliefs and it makes you dissatisfied
- Perhaps you’re just feeling frustrated and yet fatigued, your inspiration has left you and life has become more of a damp squib than a joy…
- Or as often happens, your body is overwhelmed and ill at ease…
I have experienced all of these rocky patches, in my life, often feeling very lost. I tried so many different ways to make things better.. I’d cover things up, bury stuff I couldn’t face, get involved in all sorts of things to distract me .. but no one can keep on doing this. It catches up with you sooner or later.
In more recent years, I have totally turned my life around, with support and help but also a lot of listening to what I really want and need in my life. I have the skills to help YOU do the same. I realised ‘I’ was the problem AND the solution. It was indeed all about me. There was no one to blame!
May be it is YOUR time to put some colour back in your life? May be it is YOUR time to discover who YOU are.
I am also a qualified teacher and Listening practitioner! I have learned how to hold a safe space with you where you will feel heard and not be judged. I have worked with people of all ages and recently particularly Carers as I too am a Carer for my husband who has dementia. I love all I do .. and I love who I now see I am.
MY passion for colour is not separate to any of this. It often brings a lightness, a sense of play and joy to how I am with others and how we work together. I offer several different services which may interest you.
Come and explore my site and find out more about my offerings and services. Check out too what others feel about the way I work and how it benefits them!
I look forward to joining you and helping YOU to discover your potential to let YOUR TRUE COLOURS come shining through.
“LET YOUR TRUE COLOURS COME SHINING THROUGH.”
Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly
So goes the words of the song.
As humans we are gifted with the ability to see our world in colour. To discriminate between thousands of different shades and hues. From being a very small baby we build associations with certain colours .. learning their amazing beautiful language. In time, we learn how they touch our soul, teach us and inform us.
The playfulness of creating in colour begins when we are very small. It evolves uniquely and beautifully in each of us throughout our lives. We show this in the way we dress, in the food we choose, maybe in the way we spend our time and certainly in the spaces we call home. But colour offers each one of us so much more than that.
For me, colour is part of my nutrition. It’s energy speaks to my soul, much as music does. I look at each day as a blank canvas .. full of possibilities. But these days I choose to live it in awareness of how colours flavour each experience. Appreciating not just the natural colours of my surroundings but also the way that they come alive for me.
It has become a way of BEING not a way of DOING.
LIVING YOUR LIFE IN COLOUR IS A WONDERFUL ENRICHING WAY TO BE. IT CAN SUBSTANTIALLY CHANGE THE WAY YOU FEEL ~ YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR THOUGHTS AND DREAMS, HOW YOU RESPOND TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU ~ AND YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.
There was a great deal of beautiful open countryside surrounding villages and their ribbon developments of new estates being thrown up in the post war ‘baby boom’ era. Everyone seemed glad to be alive and that was the landscape I emerged into. So much room to explore, allowing that sense of adventure and childhood imagination to flourish. Houses were still pretty drab by modern standards but nature provided the multi-coloured landscape for my discovery of wild flowers, birds and other creatures whose images I used to create paintings from with my Dad’s watercolours.
I began to really notice and appreciate the things that COLOURED MY LIFE … gave it tone, texture, feeling, thickness. I noticed the colour of emotions arising within me … how yellow my joyful exuberance felt reflected in the daffodils, how red my anger and frustration when I couldn’t get my own way. How black it felt when I found myself alone and scared. How gold it seemed when running happily around the beach in the summer time. And what is it about blue that seems to create a sense of calm? I was curious ….. and still am!
My curiosity has been my driving force in life. It has led me to travel the the planet, on a journey that has taken me into the depths of self inquiry. It created in me a love all aspects of Science which played out after my academic studies with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, in my role as a teacher. My passion for teaching teenagers gave me so many moments of joy, yet I was finding it increasingly stressful, with a work life balance that had become very distorted. I became exhausted and frustrated with the education system.
We all have pivotal moments in our lives when we are forced to question the direction we are travelling or the manner of our journeying. The first of these involved in car accident in which I nearly lost my life. It brought my teaching career to an abrupt halt.
Key moments that changed my life
With serious injuries, my needs were for healing and rest. But I was impatient to get ‘back to where I was’. I pushed myself to be OK. But I never really listened to what my mind and body needed. And with tradition medicine unable to help me further, I looked around for a different type of support. I was shocked to realise for the first time that I simply didn’t care enough about ME. I put everyone else first. That was my way to make myself feel needed and loved. I knew things had to change. But HOW?
I ‘talked the talk’ but certainly didn’t ‘walk the walk’. One day I looked in he mirror and that brought me to tears. I really didn’t know who I was or what I wanted from life any more. I was expecting others to love me but I really didn’t love my self. There was something in me needing to be heard. I felt that I was not good enough. I measured myself by what everyone around me said and I heard that so often as a judgement. Things HAD to change. But I realised that I CANNOT CHANGE OTHERS. I CAN ONLY CHANGE THE WAY I THINK.
There I began what is still amazing adventure. I love learning so I read a lot! By chance I came across and joined a beautiful Meditation group. Gradually I began to listen to wise words being spoken by others, to give myself space to talk with others too.
This was so vital for me to be able to heal. Animals came in to my life who deeply connected with me. Stuff was happening to and around me that felt really deep down good.
As I delved deeper, I also discovered more about MEDITATION, Psychology, BREATHWORK and Quantum Energetics. I trained as an energy healer and counsellor using Colour, Sound, Crystals, Reiki and Light Therapy and many other modalities. I began to share with others too what I was learning. And slowly, I began to heal at a deep level.
I have come to appreciate that it wasn’t just a learning taking place. There was something about the space I shared with some truly amazing people, and the ways in which they shared their own stories that touched something vulnerable inside my heart. There was a deep resonance .. a recognition, a remembering. I was learning to LISTEN TO MY WHOLE BODY … and its Inner Wisdom. I felt so alive, so full of joy and love.
My life has totally changed and so too, can yours.
I began to clearly see and feel what my purpose was in life. I wanted to be able to help other people to shift in their lives. To support their journey to remembering who they are. To watch them grow as they begin to feel the deep peace and self love as they Listen Deeply to themselves. To hold a safe space for them to evolve and play … where there is no judgement. To share the joyful, fulfilling creative place in me that I had rediscovered.
But I needed a further lesson! I needed not just experience but embody what I had learnt. I needed to FEEL all the wisdom I was looking for was actually inside of me. . . it’s inside all of us. It began to feel like a reconnection with my self … a remembering of who I was.
It is through my own healing journey and self realisation that I discovered the keys to unlocking my own true potential and finally accepting and loving my true authentic self.
Which brings me to where I am today. I feel I have come full circle . . . totally in love with my life with my childlike curiosity walking the path of authenticity and in health.
ARTIST, MENTOR AND GUIDE, EXPLORER OF LIGHT AND COLOUR, LOVER OF PLANTS and WILD THINGS.
Check out how I can help
This is a link to my pages which explain what colour therapy is (and what is isn't!!) I will show you how it has the potential to help YOU improve your wellbeing. I have developed a gentle non-invasive therapy which often creates a sense of playfulness and joy. Rediscover your own connections with colour.
EXPERIENCE a different pace to your life.
So many of us live such busy lives we find it difficult to press the PAUSE button even if we can find it! We lose that sense of who we are. I offer a space where you can reset your inner compass.
Discover how my blend of Colour Therapy, Breathing techniques and MIndfulness can help YOU.
DISCOVER how it feels to be heard and not judged
As an experienced Focusing Practitioner, I have over many years, simply held a safe non-judgemental space, for people of all ages to be HEARD. I offer space for YOU to discover how it feels to have someone truly Listen to you. This seems so ordinary, but so many people have never felt heard. Is this YOU?
HOW WE LABEL OURSELVES
We so often define ourselves by our roles in life. We speak this to others when we introduce ourselves for the first time. I have heard myself doing this.