Angela has a balance between “School of Life” and academic qualifications. She has always been an “advisor”, even from an early age. Her life has not been easy but each step of the way brought an experience which is now invaluable. How can anyone understand another if they cannot know how they feel?
Academically Angela has 14 O’Levels and 3 A’Levels. She did not opt for University and turned down her place at Queen Mary College London (Geography) in favour of a position as a Management Trainee with Midland Bank.
Angela was lucky enough to be offered a position in the Secretariat of the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England. It was a perfect opportunity to see an organisation set up.
Angela has always been a writer. So when she was offered a position as Editorial Secretary in the Special Interests Division of Collins Publishers she was delighted. It was an option to work on subjects that she loved and she was offered a training course as an Editor. Working for the Senior Commissioning Editor and three others was a wonderful experience and it was truly a dream job.
Sadly she had to give her job up and move to Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset as her partner’s job was not going well and he was offered a position at Abbey Life in Bournemouth. They got married and moved and after six months of living in a B&B they moved into a delightful little cottage with 300ft of woodland garden. It was idyllic other than her husband not getting on with his job and the long drive of spending every weekend in London! Unfortunately on the spiritual side there was “unfinished business” so an idyllic “retirement” into the countryside, albeit in the perfect house was not to be. It was a vision of what could be but that had to be at the end of the road, not the beginning. It soon became evident that the house and location was just a “carrot” and a “distraction” so with a heavy heart Angela returned to London. This was after a tragic accident which left her with two crushed discs in her back and other injuries which were life changing. After that daily pain was a part of life.
When she returned to London she quickly found a position at Vernor Miles and Noble, Solicitors, Grays Inn. It was a wonderful experience and it gave a real insight into the law and how solicitors can make a positive difference to everyone’s life. Then, she was working in Private Client and that is the “more pleasant” side of the law! The shared office overlooked Grays Inn “park” and when she got her own office that too had a wonderful view of greenery so it didn’t feel so “London”.
The job did give her an insight into other people’s problems and having been through a divorce herself she began to understand how one change can take someone off of a path which it takes a long time to get back on.
Unfortunately her next partner also found a job in a law firm and it changed him from a lovely caring man that everyone liked to something else. He became dishonest and daily Angela emotionally set herself aside from him until they too divorced.
The firm reorganised and the Partner for whom Angela worked was no longer part of the Partnership. The firm kept her on as long as they could but eventually there was a parting of the ways.
Angela returned to Publishing but this time in Advertising and Marketing. Sadly after a trolley got stuck while moving display boards into a lift Angela’s back became worse and after months off of work which was unfair on her fellow workers Angela let the position go.
During the time that Angela was unable to get around she started writing novels. They were very basic and lacked polish but that was a start. She carried on writing through magazines and articles but life overtook the time available for writing so for many years she set that aside.
Life has always been “interesting” and never run of the mill. The spiritual side has always had a hand in things so when Angela found out about the College of Psychic Studies and began to train a lot of things began to make sense. What was natural became understood and could be harnessed and used for the greater good.
Through life’s traumas Angela has a great understanding of depression and how a life can change for the worse but she also has had experience of how to turn that around.
While at the College of Psychic Studies she did an adapted Personal Development Course which all students had to do before starting any spiritual training. This inspired Angela to develop her own course that can be tailored for individuals as everyone is different and everyone’s needs are different.
Angela spent ten years on a remote smallholding in Mid Wales. This gave time for thought, reflection and a spiritual development of its own based on the need to deal with the realities of everyday life. So her course is very much for dealing with the “real world” and the problems caused by the insecurities and problems of others.
Since moving to Carmarthen the smallholding side has evolved into keeping goats and a vegetable patch which will hopefully give more time for the spiritual and coaching side of life.