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This is your invitation to


  • Do you want to go from NEEDING to run in order to cope to performing at your best and loving the process?
  • Are you sick of working so hard to manage your mental health without experiencing the lasting gains you desire?
  • Do you want to feel worthwhile and capable in all areas of your life not simply when you cross the finish line?
  • Are you tired of running from your past experiences and ready to start running towards your recovery?
  • What would finally leaving those past experiences behind and running for the love of it be like?


Are you…

  • Terrified of being unable to run because you need it to cope…
  • Experiencing bouts of anxiety and self-doubt despite your best efforts…
  • Frustrated that you’re doing the right things for your mental health and yet past experiences continue to haunt you…
  • Bolstered by your running achievements but still feel low in self-confidence?

And if you are honest, your running has become something to be relied upon for your mental health rather than something you love that enhances your wellbeing.

Is this ringing true for you?

Let me tell you why…

Running is undoubtedly great for our mental as well as our physical health.  There is a wealth of evidence supporting running to help depression, anxiety, as well as PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).  As a dedicated runner, I totally get the benefits and joy of donning your trainers and heading out to do your thing.  

I also know the benefits of running can only reach so far.  There are experiences you’ve gone through in your life that are still impacting on you, on your mental health, on your confidence, and on your happiness.  My 19 years working in mental health tells me they can’t all be run from because they have become so connected to how you feel about and see yourself.  Though running boosts you up, you can’t quite shake them.

Having worked with countless clients over the years using EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing), CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindset coaching for both sport and happiness, I know you don’t have to keep running away. 

With the addition of therapy and coaching, you can run towards the recovery you desire and deserve, and towards the person and runner you are yet to become.

Here’s what S had to say:

I’m not sure I’d be at this point without Michelle’s care, expertise, patience, kindness, and compassion (to name but a few).  To make such a profound difference to my and my family’s future is, really, beyond my thanks.

Here’s what S had to say:

I’m not sure I’d be at this point without Michelle’s care, expertise, patience, kindness, and compassion (to name but a few).  To make such a profound difference to my and my family’s future is, really, beyond my thanks.

Meet Michelle, your Sports Mindset Coach and Therapist!

Hi, I can’t wait to meet you and get you reconnected with your sport and filled with inspiration and energy.

Having run to ultra marathon level for the past 12 years, I know what it’s like to juggle life around a sport you love as well as face times of disconnect or struggle.  I’ve also had events moved and cancelled and face the same uncertain times as you. 

This is why I wanted to develop this package, I know what it’s like and I know there are so many people out there that have had their sports connection hit in recent months.

With my 18 years of experience in mental health and three years working with athletes and sports people, I know how important your sport is for your wellbeing and that you want to get back on track,  reconnect, and refocus on the outcomes you want to achieve.

As a certified Mindset Coach and accredited CBT and EMDR therapist *, I’m ready to guide you to find your clarity and connection once again and to develop the right action plan for you to get to where you want to be.

* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitisation.

Hi, I’m Michelle, EMDR and CBT therapist and Certified Mindset Coach.  I’m passionate about helping runners achieve mental health recovery and move forwards in both their running and their lives.

Which is why I created…


So you can run for love rather than necessity!

Move on from what you’ve been through and into your best runner self!

Develop a healthy belief system that serves you well, both in your running and your life!

Discover just how well you can run with the right mindset and belief system supporting every step!

And this is how we’re going to do it…

Inside Reclaim your Running, you will…

• Understand how your experiences and belief system drive the anxiety, self-doubt, and the struggles you experience

• Experience how EMDR can move what you’ve been through into the past where it belongs

• Develop the tools you need to believe in yourself and be at your best, both as a runner and in your life as a whole!

This is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach because you and your experiences are unique. It’s a personalised journey that we’ll take together to get you from where you are now, to the runner and person you wish to become.

We’ll start with a free, no obligation, connection call because I know the connection between client and therapist is key and you need to know I’m the right therapist for you.

From here we’ll meet for 60-90 minute sessions of therapy and coaching via Zoom.  We’ll start out weekly and then space out our sessions as you progress to give you time to embed your new tools for running and living.  

This programme isn’t about a set number of sessions, it’s about you and me working towards your key milestones.  We may be together for three months, we may be together for nine, but we will ensure you achieve:


Together we’ll map out your experiences, belief system, and how this plays out in your day to day life using my Self and Sports Belief model.  We’ll connect with the role running plays and the positives you want to hold onto, whilst moving away from any unhealthy use of running.

We’ll turn towards where you want to be so we have a clear vision of what we’re aiming for, and we’ll bring in tools straight away to get you moving in the right direction.


We’ll get you ready for tackle the past and target the key experience that is driving your mental health difficulties.  At each step of this we’ll ensure you are gaining tools and insights that keep moving you forward.

We’ll reevaluate your experiences and develop a helpful belief system, firmly bedding it into place so it serves you well, both in your running and your life.

Milestone 3: YOU AT YOUR BEST

We’ll connect you with your future running goal and what now drives you to run so you gain a deep connection and motivation for the sport you love.

We’ll ensure you have the right sports mindset in place to achieve your dream.  The beauty of sports performance mindset tools is that they apply to the rest of our lives too, enabling us to perform at our best across the board!


Alongside our individual sessions you’ll have email access to me to guide and support you throughout your journey…

I want the best for you and to see you succeed so I’ve added the following BONUSES…


Videos and worksheets of all the tools you’ll learn so they stay with you forever


I will teach you how to use running to accelerate your progress in therapy


I will teach you to use EFT – a hugely effective tool for dealing with negative emotions – so you can use it for yourself whenever you want


With your new belief system and mindset, you’ll come away from the programme running better and healthier than you ever imagined!

And of course, I’ll be cheering you along every step of the way!

Whatever you’ve been through, whatever your story, it’s time to run towards the recovery you deserve and reclaim your running and your life!



Payment plan available – 3 instalments of £718 alongside each milestone, or 6 instalments of £359

Yes, you read that right… a 1:1 therapy and coaching programme tailored to your experiences and needs for just £2154!



Michelle is one of the most patient and thoughtful people you will ever meet, and her years of experience means she has MANY tools in her toolbox, whilst being an athlete herself means she understand exactly what you’re going through.  It’s been a true honour and joy to work with Michelle,  I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Please know, I created this for you because I want to see you shake off the past, believe in yourself, and reclaim running as something you love and excel at, rather than something you rely on to cope.  You’re worth more than that.  It’s time to stop running from the past, from those thoughts, from those emotions.  It’s time to run forwards, towards your recovery.  It’s time to reclaim your running and reclaim your life.

I know you can.


My mental health problems are long-standing, can you still help me?

I completely understand, there are so many other demands on us at the moment.  In order to manage all these demands you need to keep yourself well.  If you’re anything like me, your sport is essential for both your physical and your mental wellbeing.  It keeps you on top of all the other demands and the benefits are seen in all areas of your life.  By reconnecting with your sport you will see wider benefits emerge.

When you say traumatic experiences, what do you mean?

Things have opened up a lot for a number of sports but some less so, and many events remain postponed or uncertain.  The thing is, you can wait until everything settles down completely, though uncertainty remains about how long that will be.  My worry is that the longer you leave it the harder it is to get back.

I'm not sure I can justify investing in myself?

I understand there is a cost implication and sometimes we hold back from investing in ourselves.  This package is designed to not only offer you something now but something you can return to time and time again.  It’s an investment in your whole sporting future.

How will I find the time?

The idea of spending dedicated time on yourself might sound indulgent, especially with so many other things to fit in. However, this one-off session – just two hours long – will  provide you with all the skills and insights you need to reset and refocus on both you and your sport.


I needed help to nail the anxiety & emotional distress that I felt when cycling, a fairly important part of any triathlon. Cue Michelle. She clearly and simply explained (sometimes with the use of pictures) what was going on in my head and the process (EMDR) she would use to correct it. Some of the sessions were emotionally intense but Michelle was there 100% and I never felt unsupported at any time during the process. Fast forward to my first ride out this year – absolutely amazing. No anxiety or emotional distress, just me riding my bike. I can not recommend this lady enough. This has been truly life changing.


Michelle’s approach to clients is very straightforward, sympathetic and easy to understand. She really helped me understand where my anxiety was coming from and gave me tools to help myself in a simple way. I got great results in a few sessions and other people noticed a change in me. I now know if I have anxiety issues again I will be better placed to handle them.

Triathlete and company director 

I reached out to her to help me “get my fire back” after sustaining a two-year leg injury and feeling completely burnt out from sport. I couldn’t be more grateful to have found her. She is also one of the most patient and thoughtful people you will ever meet, and her years of experience means she has MANY tools in her toolbox, while being an athlete herself means she understands exactly what you’re going through. It has been a true honour and joy to work with Michelle. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

Strength Athlete

Seven Ironman’s completed and I knew I needed more specialist help, marginal gains for some but after spending time with Michelle it was much more than marginal gains.  I went to see Michelle to help overcome my swimming fears and I came away with a stronger mindset for all three disciplines and swimming my fastest swim EVER!  The world championships are only around the corner so looking forward to seeing what amazing results we can get this year. 

Sports Performance Coach and 9x Ironman

It’s time.