Carol has a wealth of experience in many things. She was a former police officer with Thames Valley Police, and then went on to become a Qualified Lawyer through CILEX and The Law Society. She has over 20 years experience in personal injury law dealing with both Claimants and Defendants in motor and work accidents as well as tripping and medical negligence claims. She is a currently a Magistrate dealing with crime and has dealt with family matters.
She is a problem solver and a people person. She looks at everything from everyone’s perspective and plays devils advocate to bring out abilities you never knew you had and gets you to open up and talk.
Carol’s specialism is rehabilitation in traumatic cases, prevention of stress, time off work, emotional eating or addictions to mask pain and prevention of future autoimmune illnesses.
Her experience as a lawyer enabled her to get involved in rehabilitation and assessing practical solutions for those injured at work to return and cope with the challenges they faced. Add her mindfulness, health and lifestyle transformational coaching to this and the whole experience takes the stress away.
She is also an advocate for healthy eating. to aid recovery and improve the brain’s function. Starting with gut repair and supporting nutrition for brain support thereby alleviating mental health issues in adults and children from birth to adulthood. For employers she states “Support is crucial through the employment process for those returning to work after illness and traumas. Making sure health and safety polices reflect personal challenges and preventing stress is critical to offer the support needed for disabled people, those with health conditions and those with mental health issues.”
Carol is trying to bring awareness to communities about healthy eating and mindset for health challenges. Seeing someone as a whole person rather than treating them part by part is so important to her. She knows trauma personally having experienced many accidents and operations, involving replacement parts. She also suffers with an autoimmune thyroid condition (Hashimotos Thyroiditis), spinal, coccyx and hand challenges and has overcome fibromyalgia. She went on to become a health coach with The Health Coach Institute to help others, knowing that there is a better way to deal with health issues and pain other than medication, thereby transforming lives.
Carol also has a Criminal Justice Degree in Youth Crime and understands the Broken Window effect on families. She also has experience in health and safety, risk assessments, fraud, criminal rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol addictions, accident and injury investigation. She would like to see habit change in those that suffer from addictions causing them to commit crimes against others.
Carol loves dog walking out in nature which sets her up for the day and is her form of meditation. Her hobbies are wildlife photography, reading and studying health matters to be up to date.
Carol believes that with the right support, people can change habits and rebuild their lives from past events and given the right coping mechanisms to deal with the future. This helps with stress on the body allowing people to let go and lead a healthier life preventing autoimmune conditions.
Carol is passionate about the control of sugar in our foods which increasingly affects children’s mental health, habits in sleep, food and movement and is keen to prevent thyroid, diabetes and heart disease in the future.
Carol is a co-author of the Number 1 Bestselling book The Woman I’m Becoming – a collaboration of 21 authors advice and guidance for teeenage girls aged 14-18 years. https://amzn.to/2EBTEB6