Hey, I’m Catherine, but most people call me Cat. It is a pleasure to meet you.
I’m 37, Australian, and a mum of two beautiful children.
I grew up in a loving family and I am very grateful for my childhood and upbringing. I was a ‘good girl’ growing up. I was shy, introverted and hardworking. I set myself high expectations. I struggled to make and keep friends during school years. Always feeling like the outsider.
As soon as I completed high school and gained independence, I started to rebel. Addiction covered most of my life in my twenties to thirty’s. I saw many of my friends and family struggling with addictions. Many of my close friends and family members lost their life due to overdose or suicide.
For me, alcohol was my drug of choice. I drank for fun, I drank to numb, I drank to de-stress. All of a sudden, I found myself 17 years later still drinking daily.
I came to a dead end in my life. I was stuck in all areas of my life. Nothing was fun anymore, there was no light.
Although from the outside, my life looked amazing – I had two beautiful children, a good paying corporate job, a beautiful house, loving husband .. but inside I was a train wreck.
I was highly stressed on a daily basis. I was feeling depressed, anxious, out of balance, guilt, shame and living in so much fear. Not to mention the internal damage I had caused to my gut and body and what example was I setting for my children?!
I couldn’t get through a day of work without feeling exhausted and needing a drink. Something had to change!!
Even though I was feeling symptoms of anxiety and depression, I felt too embarrassed to go to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medications. And there was no way I was going to AA. I felt there had to be another way
My ah-ha moment came when I decided to take control of my own life. I got myself into this mess. Only I could get myself out.
Instead of blame and shame.. I got a coach which shifted my life towards personal growth and bettering myself. I loved it so much that I started studying to become a coach myself.
I finally started to do the work. I gave myself permission to put myself first and tuned inwards in order to heal.
My journey took time. For 17 years I had been living behind a mask. I spent about 2 years studying myself. I studied my past evets, past conditioning, programs, my beliefs and values.
I found that I was giving a lot of attention to what had happened in the past and the negative energy around the past was consuming my life.
My attention shifted from fear, hate and self-blame to self-acceptance and love. I started to embrace my past and my emotions, reframe and honour my past and really understand it. I came to believe that life was happening FOR me.. instead of to me..
This shift in me from fear to love allowed my life to light up. I became free to start living my life. Limitless possibilities started to unfold before me. I was able to quit my corporate job and pursue my soul’s desire of helping others.
My journey has allowed me to heal the wounds of my past, eliminate anxiety and fears for the future and find and accept my true authentic self in the present moment.
From doing the work and dealing with my stuff, I have created a life in which I am in control. It doesn’t matter what is going on in the outside world, I know that I am in control of my internal state.
I am proud of my journey and my past, because it has made me the person I am today.
When I started to look after myself, everything else in my life was positively affected. The ripple effect of self-love stemmed into improved business, health, relationships, kids, everything!!!
My focus now is helping people to overcome depression and anxiety naturally. Too many people I speak with have experienced years of counselling and medications and are still struggling daily.
I am a certified Life Coach with a bachelor degree and post graduate qualification. I am certified in NLP, Master Hypnosis, Timeline and Level 2 Reiki. I am also currently studying my Masters.
If you have been experiencing depression or anxiety (or both) and you are ready to try something new, I would be honored to support you on your healing journey. I invite you to come join me on my transformational 8 week program!
If this has resonated with you, please send me an email so we can connect, heal and grow.
Much love and light