I love butterflies; they are a symbol of rebirth, transformation, change, hope, joy and new beginnings. So my motto is simply ‘Free the Butterfly’.
My name is Sharon Briggs and I, like most women, wear many hats. First and foremost I am a mum; not ‘just’ a mum but I have managed to somehow bring up two well-balanced children, relatively unscathed, apart from the occasional ups and downs that parenting two teenagers brings. I also understand that as a parent, it can sometimes feel like you are a juggler at the circus with every day bringing different demands.
My work career has seen me take different paths working in recruitment, PR and Safer Communities within the Police and various volunteering positions including as a Family Support Worker. I am currently working part time building community engagement and resilience using restorative practice to make people feel more empowered to make decisions and take control of things within their community.
I started Free the Butterfly in June 2014 from an interest I had in life coaching and counselling. As soon as I started training I knew that I had found my passion and I haven’t looked back. I kept going and trained in a variety of therapies as I found that both mind and body were connected and it wasn’t just talking therapies that could make a difference but hands on therapies too.
I am also fortunate enough to do some freelance work for a fantastic charity called for the SAFE Project where I support children and young people who are affected by crime, bullying, domestic abuse and sexual violence. I have over 25 years experience of working with children so I feel I am well placed to help and support the young people through their difficulties.
My continued thirst for knowledge sees me as the eternal student, forever studying so I can offer more therapies to my practice. I have a ‘bucket’ list as long as my arm to complete but I am slowly ticking things off when I can.
Fly over and allow me to help you Free the Butterfly within.