‘First you make your beliefs, then your beliefs make you’

Marisa Peer

About Me (in brief)

I am dedicated to helping my clients achieve amazing breakthroughs  both personally and professionally and to empowering them to live their best possible life. 

.I love working one-to-one with my clients and find it truly inspirational. I’m very grateful that my work really is my passion.

When I’m not doing this I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, yoga, dance, philosophy, psychology and improv. My favourite way of relaxing is sitting on the beach in the evening listening to the waves.

Brief summary of my qualifications:

  • University of Cambridge, MA and BA First Class Honours, Psychology and Law
  • University of Sheffield, Post Graduate Certificate of Education
  • RTT Certified Rapid Transformational Therapist (Marisa Peer School, London)
  • Certified Hypnotherapist (Marisa Peer School, London)
  • Consultant Rapid Transformational Therapist at Optimal Family Health, Hong Kong
  • Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK
  • Certified Member of the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists.
  • Secondary School Teacher of Psychology and Mathematics
  • Primary School Teacher, all subjects, with particular experience and interest in the integration of SEN children into the regular classroom environment.

My Journey to RTT

I’d like to let you know a bit about how I came to Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT).


I actually started out studying Law at Cambridge University (I’m from England), but quickly realized that a career in Law wasn’t going to be for me. I mean, maybe if I could be some sort of hot-shot humanitarian lawyer, but at the time, I deemed this to be pretty unlikely. 

I was lucky enough to be able to change my degree course to ‘Social and Political Science’ and within this, I took all Psychology modules. I had found my passion. I found the study of human behaviour intrinsically fascinating and was a super excited and enthusiastic student cycling to different libraries all over Cambridge, on my falling-to-pieces bike.

Anyway, the perfectionist lurking inside me, made sure I got a First Class degree, but this same perfectionism sort of sabotaged any further ‘professional’ pursuit of Psychology at that time. I would have to have done MORE exams and the pressure I put on myself to succeed and the work involved, had just become too much. I know now that this constant drive to ‘achieve’ was my way of trying to prove my worth. I couldn’t take any more study or exams, not because I didn’t love learning but because of the pressure of always having to be the best (I can see now that I had a big fear of failure and a big fear of judgement).


So… I decided to go into teaching – the PGCE was assessed continually and practically – no exams! Initially, I taught Maths at Secondary School level but after a year at my first school in London, I had persuaded them to introduce Psychology A-level. I had a fantastic time teaching Psychology – it’s the sort of subject that really allows you to get to know your students and I loved that.

I stayed in the teaching profession for a while doing a variety of different jobs from running my own tutoring business in the Middle East to more recently teaching in Primary Schools in Hong Kong. I have to say working with children has been an honour and has taught me so much. I learnt a lot, especially from the younger children – it is amazing how insightful they can be despite their lack of so-called ‘knowledge’; they have an ability to really feel what they are feeling and express it without worrying about judgement or conventions… somehow they are so wise in their innocence..

Feeling disillusioned

I suppose, over time, as I reflected on the education system I was working in, I was increasingly asking myself the question: ‘Is this the best we can do for our future generations?’ 

It seemed to me that to some extent the education system was almost like a glorified form of childcare, simply accepted because it had always been this way and with a lot of the subjects taught being, just because they had always been there. I also witnessed the immense pressure put on children as young as 5 to perform well on tests in school and then go home to hours of tutoring, music lessons, dance practice…… it seemed almost like success was valued more than happiness…

This is what led me to mindvalley.com – a new, radical and refreshing approach to what learning and teaching could be. And this is where I came across Marisa Peer, the extraordinarily successful and inspirational British therapist and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy. When I discovered that Marisa Peer was running a training programme to teach her methods to others, because there was simply so much demand for her therapy, I had to find out more.

Feeling excited

The rest is a bit of a whirlwind. Within a week, I had resigned from my job, taken unpaid leave to attend Marisa’s course and began studying. It was as though there was a voice in my head repeating ‘you have to do this, just do it’ and this time I listened to the voice, shut out the fears and took a leap of faith. Is it a cliché to say, ‘I haven’t looked back’? Maybe…. But it is true.

I have learnt so much on my RTT journey; about the mind, about others, about myself, and I feel so grateful to have a ‘job’ that is basically helping people to transform their lives. I would never have thought of myself as someone who needed therapy, or indeed, who would benefit from it, but having been ‘practiced on’ as part of the training, what I’ve realised is, is that you can have a ‘happy childhood’ and a ‘facebook perfect’ life (you know what I mean…) and yet your life can still be dramatically enhanced by doing RTT.

Admitting some Truths

For most of my adult life I have had mild OCD – not that I admitted it, even to myself – I mean, after all, it was nothing that made me dysfunctional, so why worry, right? Well…. I couldn’t leave the house without making all the beds in exactly the right way, so that was slightly time consuming…. And to be honest, now that I am free of that and a few other   ‘strange’ behaviours, it has actually changed my life, because I feel so much freer.

Feeling grateful

Not only has RTT given me an amazing career, it has given me freedom.

And now I am using RTT to help others, which is really such an incredible honour.

I’m so grateful I listed to that quiet but compelling voice in my head and took that leap of faith.

So, whatever your issue, and actually, even if you don’t think you have any issues, RTT can improve your life – this is not a rehearsal – take that leap !

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