From Ugly Duck to ...

      Beautiful Duck!

      Or Swan. Or whoever you truly are ...

Be heard. Be seen. Be you.

Hello and welcome to Ugly Duck. I spent years not living the life I wanted. Depression, anxiety and fear stopped me. Utter desperation, and dumb luck, led me to stumble onto a course that within twelve weeks led me to authentic confidence. So this is what it’s like to feel good about myself! Life is too short not to take that step. There's only one time to live your life, free from inhibitions, full of meaning and purpose, and that's right now! 




The Sunflower Effect is an adaptive form of drama developed by Claire Schrader that has been transforming the lives of shy, quiet and anxious people since 1997. I'm living proof of the remarkable effect this process can have.

Whether you call it fear, a lack of self belief, or preferring to stick to the devil you know, a lack of confidence is a major block to living a fulfilling life.


Thanks to the  Sunflower Effect, I actually felt myself cured of depression. That proved to be quite the misapprehension! But I'm now able to regain myself during an episode. By discovering your natural confidence, you can overcome shyness, banish your nerves and have more fun as you now truly engage with life - your life.


Once you uncover the confidence inside you, you may find yourself stuck on how to go forward. Life Coaching is another powerful tool that will enable you to go deeper to discover what it is you want to do with your life and the practical steps you need to take to live that life


You can, of course, leap straight to Life Coaching. If necessary, you can put the Coaching on hold should you feel the Sunflower Effect might be a better place to start after all.

Living in such interesting times, we are more aware than ever that the notion of security is not something to be relied on. The only thing that stays the same is change sang Melissa Ethridge. Life is not just too short, it's increasingly uncertain, for us not to take that step down the path towards the meaningful life we truly want.


I've trained with Claire Schrader so I can share her Sunflower Effect with you.

It's now your turn to discover the confidence buried inside you, no matter how deep and for how long.

Click here    for details for the one day Express Yourself Workshop.

Click here   for the Introductory Evening - next one July 2022.

And here for the Breakthrough Course.


Life Coaching

Sessions are conducted online and in person when able

Life Coaching can turn your dreams into your real life - only what is coaching?


Life Coaching is a powerful and effective tool that, frankly, does more than one thing:


It keeps you focused on what you want - and helps you get it


It helps you develop self awareness so you can discover what it is you really want


It helps you uncover the blocks that stop you making your dreams a reality and what you can do to overcome them.


The best way to answer the question 'what is coaching?' is to try it.


Click           for a free workbook and discover if Life Coaching is for you.

If you want to try a practical session, for £20 you can have a taster that will let you experience how Life Coaching can bring real change to your life.


Then, if you find Coaching is for you, you can sign on for the full program -

£300 for 6 sessions

Alternatively you're welcome to pay £60 for individual sessions.


From being invisible to being me 

My name is Jane Timberlake and I lost the first forty-five years of my life to chronic depression. For most of that time I didn’t even know I was depressed. I was shy, I was alone, and I made one bad decision after another. It never occurred to me to go to my GP. There was no cure for being a loser. Finally, a crisis got out of hand and I was diagnosed with severe depression. I was relieved! I finally knew what was wrong with me. 


Only years later, I was no better. 

Image by MI PHAM


What They’re Saying

Jane’s encouraging style and compassionate manner helped me feel comfortable and at ease from the outset. The creative exercises and tips were very useful; in facilitating me to shift my perspective and approach to writing website content. Jane provided a clear sounding board that helped me gain clarity and next step actions. The sessions also served as great accountability, in motivating me to review my progress before each session and clarify what I needed from each. Helping me keep me focused and on track. And creating momentum in progressing with my website content. Thank you for the sessions I appreciate your help.


Thanks to Jane and her supportive coaching.
I enjoyed our sessions together and felt listened and supported all the way through. She helped me take the time to reflect on some current challenges, as her questions helped me to consider different perspectives I would not have considered on my own. Great coaching, thank you Jane!


Jane has a very easy and inviting way. I never felt inadequate or intimidated. She completely understood my low confidence, low output and time issues, and then offered a great mix of searching questions and the odd (and very welcome) tips and reassurances to help me start writing. She always had just the right amount of energy and empathy to match the mood I was in and didn’t shy back from asking tough or uncomfortable questions to move me along when necessary. With Jane’s help, I’ve overcome my biggest obstacles and have put measures into place to keep me writing even after our sessions have finished.
The enjoyment and satisfaction I feel by following my life-long dream is priceless, and I can’t thank Jane enough for helping me make it happen.

Silke Endacott



London, UK

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