About Me

viv-borderedMy name is Viv Hamilton. I have worked in the NHS for the last 38 years as a nurse and senior manager.

I  am married to William  and we have 6 wonderful children and 7 precious grandchildren who keep us on our toes. (I was a very young granny!)

I joined the NHS as a student nurse when I was 17 years old and have been fortunate to love a variety of nursing roles throughout my career. My purpose has always been to help people, make a difference and connect with others with compassion and understanding.

So after many years of service I decided to leave a well paid and secure job and take early retirement from the NHS to set up my own coaching practice. My belief is that this will enable me to help people like you to be more self caring and listen to your inner knowing (that little voice that is always there that we often don't hear or we ignore) and connect with the positives of the world around us. I have spent the last 8 years training and building my skills in Coaching and I am also a mindfulness teacher and practitioner, studying under Zen Master Daizan Roshi http://www.zenways.org and have recently studied with Ali Campbell http://www.alicampbell.com one of the world’s foremost and respected teachers of hypnotherapy, NLP and life coaching.

I have much experience of life’s challenges. My earliest memory of my parents divorce when I was 9 years old was a very difficult time, then getting married at the age of 18 and having my first child when I was 20 only to divorce after 18 years of marriage, history repeating itself maybe?

Being a single parent for many years and struggling to meet all of the emotional and practical demands involved has shaped me and certainly made me a stronger person. Recognising that the only time that we know we have is actually now, was a wake up call for me giving me deep insight into how I would often become my own worst enemy with negative thoughts, self criticism, and just generally not having the confidence to move forward due to the fear of “what if”. Despite all of this and much more, I am very proud of my achievements. Being a mother is the most important role in my life and the striving that I did in my past served me well but was at a cost to the time I had with my children and my health. I don't regret any of it because it has brought me to this point in my life where I can continue to make a positive difference in helping others, whilst having more time with my family.

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