I’m Shona – thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet.

I’m a life coach who specialises in working with women who suffer from difficulties  related to self worth.

Low self worth can show up through over eating, constantly feeling bad about the way we look or perform, or feeling like something is holding us back from living to our full potential.

I  choose to work in this area because low self worth and it’s manifestations have both been part of my struggle and are my teacher.

I’ve had several different occupations, all of which compliment my unique blend of coaching. I’ve worked as: a nurse, a counsellor, an aid worker, a charity project manager, a support worker at a women’s refuge and as a personal trainer.

I’m most fully me when I’m outdoors in the wild. Particular passions are hill walking, hill running and road biking. I live in the Inverness in the beautiful Scottish Highlands – the perfect playground for outdoor adventures.

I also love writing, doodling, weight training, connecting with people, eating and drinking all the good things!   As a sociable introvert, I often need to retreat and recharge my ‘Shona powers’ in my cosy little home or in the hills.



My underlying belief is: “You are enough – you always were”.

It took me a long time to know that I was ‘enough’ but I now feel it in my bones and this has changed everything for me. I now have the confidence to do things I never dreamed I could do. It’s my passion to help you feel this way too.

My approach to life coaching has been informed by my training through Martha Beck Life Coaching,  my Diploma in Person Centred Counselling as well as some study of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. I follow an evidence based approach whilst also listening to my intuition and having a respect for the wonder and mystery of our unfolding lives.

I’ve transitioned from a career in Personal Training to Life Coaching because most of my clients difficulties were to do with their relationship with food and mindset. My own history of emotional eating and my lack of ability to help client lose weight through conventional methods led me to further study nutritional and behavioural approaches to weight loss.

I’m convinced that most of us don’t do well on diets long term – so if you are looking for a diet plan I’m not the coach for you.

It is my passion to work with you to help you move towards freedom in your life. The  areas I specialise in are emotional or secret eating, body image difficulties and limiting beliefs that you feel are holding you back from living as fully as you would like.

For years I lived as a prisoner to my own thinking. I had self limiting beliefs coming out of my ears.

I wasn’t thin enough.

I wasn’t disciplined enough.

I wasn’t clever enough.

I wasn’t good enough.

I was too single!

I wasn’t enough.

Through counselling, self coaching and the love of others I’m now more than enough and I hardly recognise my old self.

Do you ever feel this way? Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could lose these self limiting beliefs and step into freedom? If you are prepared to work with me on your thoughts and beliefs then you can!

Find out more about how we can work together here:

Work with me

All sounds great Shona – but how do I know if you are any good?

Ha ha! Good point!

You can read some testimonials from my clients here. (I’m currently updating this as they are more focused on personal training).

Last year I gave a TEDx talk and I received an Award in the Art of Communication from Lift the Bar.