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About Lucy-Anne

 

Courage - To tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.
-Brene Brown

Get vulnerable. Be Grateful. Find joy and true belonging.

 

I spent over half my life hating who I was. Believing that I was not allowed to take up space. That my voice wasn’t worthy. That I wasn’t worthy. Worthy of what? Of everything that I want. Of being who I am. Of taking up space.

I spent over half my life worrying about people’s opinions. Worrying about what they thought of me. What have I learned? Some people are never going to like who you are. Those people, they don’t matter. Wolves don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep. The people who do matter, they’re in the ring with you. Every. Single. Day.

Hello! I’m Lucy! I’m a Rebel Mum, a diet culture drop out and I truly love who I am. All of me.

It took a while to get there. It was messy. There was crying. Lots of crying. But, far out brussel sprout, now I’m here, I’d never ever go back. Where was I? I can hear you ask. See that shadowy bit in the corner, that small sliver of black, I was huddled in there, willing myself to be smaller so that I fit in. In there I found an eating disorder. I found anxiety, depression and an abusive boyfriend. But, if only I could fit in, make myself smaller, be sure that everyone liked me, then, then I would be happy. Right?

Nup. All I found in there was sadness. I hated my life so much. I hated my job. I hated myself. I hated my stupid relationship. I hated my eating disorder. But, this is all I was worth, right? I wasn’t good enough for anything more. I still remember the phone conversation I had with my Dad one January (Seriously, my parents have always been my biggest cheer squad, and they are the ones whose opinions matter to me) I was trying to avoid going to work, because it was soul destroying. I was walking down King Street in Perth absolutely balling my eyes out to him. He wanted nothing more than to help me. He booked me an appointment with a psychologist friend of his. And, my life changed forever.

This psychologist was also a Neurofeedback brain training practitioner. I’d heard of neurofeedback before, I’d even seen how it had helped members of my family get their lives back. But, hey, I wasn’t worthy of help remember, so I didn’t think I was worthy of neurofeedback. I was hooked from my first session. I started training twice per week. The shadows started letting a little bit of light in. I started to see my worth. I started to see the things that were holding me back. I healed. I healed from my eating disorder (so much so that I am vehemently opposed to diet culture, and I don’t partake in it. I love my body) I healed from anxiety and depression. I kicked the dropkick loser and user of a partner to the curb. I left my job. It’s like I was right back at the beginning and I could do and be anything I wanted.

I chose to be me. I chose vulnerability. To stand up every day and say ‘Hey, this is who I am.’ I figured out what I wanted to do when I grew up. I’m now a fully qualified counsellor and an advanced certified NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback practitioner. Because a life in the shadows, isn’t really much of a life. You are worthy of so much more.

I know you have it all inside of you. The strength, ability and drive to find out what those core beliefs that are holding you back are, and smash through them to live your future vision. You are the expert in your own life, you know who you are, let me help you sweep out the clutter and the cobwebs and shine the light so you can see.

I believe in radical self love and body acceptance. I believe we are all good enough and worthy enough. I strive everyday to be brave, find gratitude and joy. I love without limit and I believe everyone deserves this too.

I draw my knowledge from my own lived life, as well as my years of experience using NeurOptimal neurofeedback and counselling to help you identify what is holding you back, and make the changes you need to make to stop trying to just fit in, and find true belonging. I’m a Mum, wife, daughter, friend, aunt - I know what it’s like to wear all these hats. Let me help you lighten your mental load.

 

Ready to join the rebellion? My booking form is  here.

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