After having Fibromyalgia for 5 years, I believed it was just something I was going to have to live with for the rest of my life. A friend gave me Kirsty’s details and I knew before the end of my free consultation that I would finally be pain free. Kirsty’s confidence, commitment and ‘it’s only going one way’ attitude was infectious. I have loved every session. She is a beautiful, compassionate and caring woman and I feel so grateful to her. Two months after we started working together and I can now tie my shoes on my own, I am exercising again, I am starting a new business and my relationships are flourishing. My Fibro and Osteoarthritis are gone, and for the first time in a very long time, I feel excited about my life.
When I first met Kirsty I was in so much pain. I had ruptured a disk in my back in a surfing accident and it was pressing on my spinal nerve. It was causing constant sciatic pain and cramps in my legs.I was waiting for an operation to fix the disc and it would involve several months of recovery. All my usual activities were on hold. Even walking, showering or washing up were excruciating. Kirsty assured me that we could get me pain free. What followed was miraculous. 5 weeks before I was due to have my operation I was completely pain free and I am still pain free and fully active 1 year later.
I had been suffering with Osteoarthritis and it had reached such a point that I was considering a hip replacement. I heard about Kirsty and I thought I didn't have anything to lose although I have to say that I was rather skeptical at first. In just 4 sessions I had gone from a 10 on the pain score, being hardly able to walk, to a zero! I’m amazed and so grateful. She is literally the Goddess who removes pain.
I was suffering from extreme fatigue and constant pain. I couldn't imagine being without pain. I couldn't walk without being in agony. I could not sleep. I could not work and I was so tired and depressed. I felt like I was old beyond my years. Kirsty is inspiring and confident. She makes you believe that it is going to work. She inspires you to realise that you are the person making it work. This programme treats the cause; not the symptoms. Kirsty gently coaches you into the new you. She teaches you to live in the present, go with the flow, step away and embrace a pain free, happy future.
Linzi, Isle of Man
I had experienced tricky mental health for 25 years. I had my first of several mental breakdown at 16. By the time I reached my late 30s, I was on very high doses of different medications which kept me barely functioning. I was well aware of what had caused my mental instability, I just couldn't find a way to stop the intrusive, negative thought patterns. I had taken part in several different forms of counselling, psychotherapy, CBT, and mindfulness therapies over the years but nothing lasted for long. It just felt like a sticking plaster, holding all the broken bits together. Seemingly by chance, I was offered an opportunity to join a pilot programme run by Kirsty, and I grabbed it. To say it saved my life is not an understatement. Within 2 months I was reducing my medication and within 4 months I was completely medication free and I continue to be so, 6 months on. I am now working part-time, whilst setting up my own business and finally fully loving and embracing my life. For the first time in 25 years, I love the life I live and the people in it. Most importantly, I finally love myself.
30 years ago I witnessed the traumatic death of a two year old little girl. She was the same age as my own daughter at the time. I was a Senior Police Officer at the time, and for 30 years I carried the guilt for not being able to prevent her death. Over the years I have seen many Doctors, Counsellors, and Psychologists; none of their methods have ever worked in helping me to let go of the guilt. In 2019 I was fortunate to be included in a pilot group coaching scheme Kirsty was running at my gym. The 6 members of the group all had their own stories to tell and over the next 3 months the FAM group coaching process helped me to finally remove the guilt from my life. I now feel more at peace and much stronger in my belief that I can approach problems in a positive way. I have made lifelong friends through the FAM Group Coaching Programme and I will always be thankful for Kirsty and my gym for giving me a place on that programme.
I had struggled with being worried for a long time. When I was at primary school I always felt anxious and worried and I just wanted to be at home with mummy. I would cry and have panic attacks and when I got to year 7 it got lots worse. When I started working with Kirsty she made me feel like I was normal. I had had counselling and worked with CAMHS but this was the first time I walked away from a session and didn’t feel like there was something wrong or broken in me. I loved my sessions with Kirsty. She was fun and really understood me. After 6 weeks I had the tools to use when I am feeling low or anxious. She taught me how to be confident and how to be brave. I now feel a lot more confident in myself. If I have a wobble I know she is always there if I need her.
Amelie (YP), UK
When I met Kirsty, I wasn’t struggling with a particular issue, more that I was struggling to stop my emotions getting the better of me. This was instigated initially by a relationship breakdown. The ideals of the FAM resonated with me instantly. I found myself drawn to the programme and wanted to create a better version of myself. I feel the ideals were already within me and Kirsty found a way to bring these to the surface. I have only just begun this journey yet feel completely at home with it and find myself growing week by week. I have a much greater awareness of everything! Kirsty and I just clicked, and whilst I appreciate that her task is to be my mindset coach, she must take a huge amount of credit from the way I have developed in this short time. Kirsty has and is continuing to make such an impact on me, I cannot underestimate the strength in what she does, her delivery is fabulous; overwhelming at times.These qualities cannot be taught or learned; she is a real ambasador for the methods. Kirsty has a fantastic ability to impart her understanding to others, especially me, I will be forever indebted to her for what she is doing for me, truly inspiring. I am looking forward to what is next; a world full of endless possibilities!
I had suffered chronic pain in my right shoulder for the best part of 20 years. When I was introduced to Kirsty I was in a particularly bad bout of depression arising from the pain. After a prolonged period of stress at work and my anxiety being through the roof; just getting to my initial appointment was like climbing a mountain but Kirsty immediately put me at ease and I left feeling so much less of a failure than when I arrived. The best thing that Kirsty has done for me is to show me that I need to look after myself first. If I look after myself then the rest will naturally follow. There are so many successes that I don’t really know where to start; I think first and foremost though has to be pain relief. I am now probably 90 percent of the time completely shoulder pain free. Kirsty has helped me to listen to my body so that if the shoulder pain is creeping on I know what is causing it and how to nip it in the bud. Other significant successes include improved mood, diminished anxiety and I’m generally so much happier. If I have a wobble I can reach out to Kirsty and she is never long in replying. With Kirsty’s help and support I am about to embark on the next exciting chapter of my journey.
When I first met Kirsty I’d just been going through the motions of everyday life for quite a number of years; painting a smile on my face but feeling so empty inside. I’d been carrying years and years of baggage around with me which I didn’t realise was actually affecting me and the people around me. I soon realised that I had no boundaries at all, be it with family or friends, I’d virtually allowed everyone around me to take advantage of the fact that I had none in place. I soon came to realise that I have nothing to feel guilty about and that by putting the strategies/tools into place that Kirsty gave me I have managed to rid myself of the events which occurred very early on in my life and I am now living my best life.
When things start to feel a little tough I now know what it is that I need to do. I now have a far better relationship with my whole family, son, mother and partner included. I have managed to disassociate myself from the negative people around me, I’m once again enjoying life very much! Thank you Kirsty you are such a truly inspirational woman
When I met Kirsty, my mind was controlling me, I had no control over the anxiety I was feeling. Which made me feel stressed and unhappy. Working with Kirsty was an eye-opening experience as it gave me strategies to deal with my stress and anxiety. This made my life easier. It gave me a solution to sort out the way I was feeling, which was a huge relief. Talking about everything with someone who wasn’t going to judge me, was the best thing, and the fact that there was a solution to work through what I thought were problems. Sometimes I found it hard to speak about my feelings but once I got used to it wasn’t hard any more. Working through this programme helped me to be happier afterwards. Even family and friends noticed that I had a more positive outlook on things. I stopped making everything so hard. I definitely would recommend this programme. I recommend that every teenager does it. It has changed my life and the outlook for the better. I can deal with things when they arise now. I also have a metaphorical tool bag that I will use for life now.