Growing up I was always very passionate about writing and found it very healing and expressive. I studied journalism and then went on to work for various local magazines and newspapers in Sheffield where I grew up. The effects of having a father, who suffered from Schizophrenia, mixed with the fact that my parents spilt when I was 4 set the habit for a very wild and unconventional teenage and early adult life.
A keen interest in psychology and mental health naturally continued. I had witnessed my father suffer terribly from mental health problems and had seen how it had also impacted on my own life. I have wanted to be a psychologist since I can remember. As i looked into the role of psychologist, I began to see that the role was very stuck in unhealthy diagnoses and drug therapy which I have always been adverse to. I believe that every person is magnificent and has the ability for unlimited growth and transformation. I decided that the role of psychotherapist and coach would be more suited to me as I am more interested in helping others achieve results and changing their lives in a powerful, self initiated way.
Having healed my own past and completely transformed myself emotionally, I am a huge believer and advocate of change. I truly believe that anyone can heal their past, overcome anything and create the life they truly want.
Life is very difficult and sometimes throws us huge challenges and obstacles. My biggest challenge so far was the death of my Son. His name was Arthur. The day he was born was the happiest day of my life. I spent 7 of the best weeks if my life with him and then suddenly, he died. It was the darkest, most devastating time of my life. I have learned how to overcome huge trauma and you can too.
‘Laurie Arthur Powerful Coaching and Results Focused Therapy’ is testimony to my love for Arthur and proof that strength can always be found, even in the darkest of times. The trials and troubles in your life you too can overcome. You can turn anything into an opportunity for growth and transformation, if you make that choice today.
I look forward to hearing from you.