Meet The Team
Kelly Louise Swain
Kelly is the founder and director of national online wellbeing services,/ NOW is the time for change.
I have had a lifetime of mental health and in the last 3 years ive been dealing with chronic conditions.
I was in the point of no return just over 2 years ago, I was on heavy medication of which I wasn't able to function as a mum of 2 beautiful children. This in itself was enough to give me the wake up call to improve my state of mind and to make changes to my mental health and physical conditions. By this I searched into Alternative therapies of which were more of a positive impact to my recovery. - self help books to change my mindset, reiki treatment, sound therapy, relaxation massage.
I trained and qualified as an NLP practitioner in December 2018 ( NLP is like learning your own mind!) my passion was to support, coach and mentor clients and children to change their language, behaviour, build up self esteem and confidence, create new beliefs, self worth, self values and changing mindsets.
Overall leading to a positive outcome in both mental and emotional wellbeing. Supporting them to overcome the toughest challenges that they have been dealt with in life.
In 2019 i qualified as a Reiki Practitioner level 1 & 2.
I am passionate about supporting emotional and mental health and wellbeing for all ages.
Natasha is a director of National Online Wellbeing Services / t/a NOWs the time for change.
My journey of emotions and events and ultimately life changes began when my husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I went on a mission to take back control of our health and I’ve learnt how to nourish the mind and body and create lasting habit/behaviour change.
8 years on, I am an amazing wife, daughter and friend, step mother to a beautiful young adult and mother to our gorgeous little boy and little girl. I’m truly grateful for everyday and every experience as we thrive towards a happy and healthy life.
I’m passionate about supporting others in their own experiences to discover what’s truly important to you, your truest desires and what’s holding you back. I believe that each of us have the power and inner consciousness to live your best life! Not just an ordinary everyday life.
I help people to change their habits and behaviours to get the results they have not yet been able to achieve and discover the possibilities and choices that will benefit your desires, beliefs & values. By using Mind and Body transformational skills, I will support and empower you to change your habits and fulfil your highest
I have experienced pain, heartbreak, violence and grief. I have felt helpless when one of my children was very ill.
I have been in a place of fear where I was scared to leave my home.
I have in the past lied to my friends and family and covered bruises that I didn’t want the world to see. So I understand.
I am now a happy, independent, inspirational, kind, strong, free woman and it is my life’s experiences, that have made me who I am today.
I want to make a difference in everything that I put my heart into.
I am passionate about a number of things and one being coaching people of
any age who need a little help, guidance, support and love.
I have coached so many people coming from a place of fear, which paralyses them so they are unable to step forward, i have been able to give them the tools and support to overcome their struggles.
What I believe I bring is positive energy, love, creative fun, inspiration, patience and understanding.
I’m Emily Morris, a yoga and pilates teacher from Southend-on-Sea. I’ve been teaching for over five years working with many people of different abilities, ages and physical conditions. I teach weekly group adult classes around Essex from beginners to advanced; As well as teaching children within schools all about mindfulness, how to deal with difficult emotions and helping them find ways to feel calm. Each week I work privately with people with disabilities and specific medical conditions exploring ways to release stress, anxiety and teaching relaxation methods along with individual movements designed to heal and maintain health.
I came to yoga over ten years ago when I was feeling stressed with university and felt instantly at home, which led me to realise my path was to teach. I achieved my 200hour Teacher Training at the start of 2014 and haven’t looked back since. After several injuries, I stumbled upon pilates as a means to help me recover, and it worked. Over time, practicing a combination of yoga and pilates my body was healed and strong again. And so I went on to complete a Level 3 in Classical Mat Pilates.
I love what I do and believe yoga and pilates can bring a wealth of benefits to all people. Travel, the arts and learning all about health, wellbeing and culture are among my other passions. I infuse everything I love into my teachings along with knowledge from dozens of trainings I have undertaken over the years to create exciting and unique classes.
I have been a Holistic Practitioner for over 12 years, having become attuned to Usui Reiki Level 2 in 2007.
Reiki has very much been an intrinsic part of my life and has led me on a wonderful journey and exploration of healing. I later went on to become a Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Bach Flower Remedies, Indian Head Massage and Sound Healing Practitioner, specialising in Crystal and Himalayan Singing Bowls.
Alongside my holistic therapies, I have worked in the social care sector for over a decade, having previously worked for local Social Services and as a Deputy Care Manager, specialising in Dementia and Palliative care which allowed to me gain a deep understanding of specialist care needs and how Holistic therapies can be of great benefit in transitional life phases.
In addition to providing Holistic therapies I also create natural and vegan friendly aura and space cleansing sprays, Epsom and Himalayan bath salts and smudge kits infused with reiki, essential oils and sound healing as well as and Bach Flower Remedies which are available from this website as well as my Etsy store Holistic Serenity Shop.
I also lead workshops and mediation groups aimed at stress relief and creating inner wellness.
My aim is to support you achieve physical, emotional and mental well-being in all areas of your life.
Jay is a certified massage therapist, specialising in Sports Massage, as well as Holistic and Swedish Massage. Jay's primary specialism is Sports & Deep tissue massage aimed at supporting you relive aches and pains, stress pain, stress reduction and improved flexibility.
Jay is also a certified Reiki practitioner. He was blessed with the wonderful experience of having been attuned to Usui Shiki Ryoho Level 2 Reiki on the Autumn Equinox, during a sunrise on a beautiful, tranquil and serene white sandy beach In Tenerife,
He incorporates crystal healing into his Reiki treatments to boost clearing blockages and stagnant energy.
Having always had an interest and been open to healing and holistic therapies, this was further deepened after having met his wife who is a holistic practitioner. This interest later inspired him to walk what he felt was a more fulfilling path, being able to offer massage and healing to support & help others.
HI, I am Angela and I would like to share the knowledge that I have
gained throughout the past 25 years with regards to poor mental wellbeing. How important early
intervention and awareness is to reducing the high levels of poor mental wellbeing. what could
be triggers of poor mental wellbeing, coping strategies and how a person can improve their
mental wellbeing without the use of prescription drugs.
I am a mother of three children and 2 grandchildren. This has taught me that each person is
unique, not one hat fits all. Self esteem, nurture and encouragement are the key to achievement
and not every person achieves at the same pace. My family and myself experience an
intolerance to dairy and soya. This has provided me with first hand experiences of how the gut
can play a vital role in maintaining a good level of mental wellbeing. I have had experiences with
childhood family bereavement, anorexia, depression, anxiety and how a domestic abusive
relationship can adversely affect a person.
I have also been an LSA at Heycroft primary school which has been my long-term employment for nearly
seventeen years, this has proved to provide a wealth of knowledge as I have had the pleasure of
supporting children with a range of difficulties. Within this role I have learnt the importance of empathy
and how children respond to barriers to learning. I have knowledge of how the stress and strains of day
to day busy life styles can also contribute to poor mental wellbeing.
Since I have been a teaching assistant I have worked with all primary age children from the Foundation
year to year 6. I have worked as a classroom assistant but have spent the majority of the time at
Heycroft as a one to one supporting children with additional needs. I have spent a year working with a
child with Downs Syndrome and a year working with a child with Autism. This has provided me with a
great understanding of how children with additional needs access the school curriculum alongside their
peers. Additionally, I have worked with children with server behaviour problems.
For the Past 6 years I have worked with one particular child that is a looked after child and has
experienced server behaviour problems, emotional problems, and mental health problems. This child has
now, with the right support made leaps of progress and is a happy child.
I have just completed my first year of a Psychology and Sociology degree which I have achieved a 2.1.
Previous to this I completed an access course in Psychology and Sociology which is the equivalent to 3
A levels I completed this at a level of merit. Within these courses I have studied many theories that
attempt to explain reasons for poor mental health and wellbeing with possible treatment ideas. I have
conducted two research projects. One to explore how poor childhood experiences affect adult hood and
the second to explore the effect of gang crime in the Southend area.
I have a particular interest in nutrition and mental health which I explored last year. I believe that a
healthy gut and correct balance of nutrients gives a person optimal chance of experiencing a good level
of mental wellbeing. I have completed a module in counselling as a way of improving a person’s mental
wellbeing and I have knowledge of how the stress and strains of day to day busy life styles can also
contribute to poor mental health.
Additionally Ii have a teaching assistant qualification and have completed many other training
opportunities whilst I have been lucky enough to work in the Educational environment of a primary
school. These include Autism awareness, ADHD training, paediatric First Aid, Child neglect training and
how to team teach a child.
Although I have learnt a lot I have still got so much learning to do. Every opportunity for me to share
knowledge that I have gainedk is priceless to me.