Do any of these statements apply to you?
~ Every time you look in the mirror, you wonder what happened to the woman you used to be?
~ You feel invisible in a way that hurts?
~ You’re struggling with your divorce or relationship breakdown, and you need some emotional support?
~ You wish you had more confidence and self-esteem?
~ You have an empty nest, and you’re no longer sure what your role is now that the children have grown up?
~ You wonder who you even are anymore?
~ You’re finding work tedious and unsatisfying but don’t know what to do about it?
~ You don’t have a vision for the second half of your life that excites you?
~ You feel too old/tired/unfit/overweight to make any significant changes, but something needs to change?
~ You’re not ready for another milestone birthday – 40, 50, 60?
~ You feel like Menopause should go and die a painful death?
~ You sometimes feel an uncontrollable rage that you can’t explain?
~ You wonder if you’re having a midlife crisis?
If you answered yes to any of the above, I can help you.
If you're ready to take the next step, if you've tried all sorts of things and they haven't worked, or you haven't tried anything as you don't know where to start, let me guide and support you doing what I do I do best.
Who are you, Hannah?
Some random facts about me:
~ My midlife crisis began at 34, it was painful and lonely, but it became a beautiful awakening.
~ I’m an empty nester. I brought my daughter up to be curious and independent, so I’m not sure why I was so surprised when she left home at 18! I’ll always miss her, but I’ve found acceptance and peace - and new adventures have helped to fill the void.
~ I’ve experienced heartbreak and divorce more than once. But I keep my heart open.
~ I had a spiritual awakening in 2017 - it was a bit of a shock as I used to be an atheist.
~ I learnt to ride a motorbike at 40. Then I bought a beat-up black moped with a snakeskin seat and toured lakes and mountains in South East Asia with my daughter on the back. It was WILD.
~ I’m a Mental Health Ambassador. I raise awareness about Anxiety, Depression and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD).
I was raised by hippies in the Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, way before it was cool. I'm still based here, although since my daughter left home, I've lived for months at a time in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Italy. I'm taking advantage of the empty nest!
Initially, I trained as a Social Worker and spent years supporting vulnerable people in various capacities. I loved many aspects of the work, but I felt like something was missing. I bit the bullet and returned to university to get a Masters Degree and fulfil a lifelong dream of becoming a writer.
I worked for women's magazines for a few years. But interestingly, I was still drawn to write about the same problems I'd been helping my social work clients with - health and wellness.
I became obsessed with women's wellbeing, and this time I had a vested interest. As the years wore on and I became more self-aware, I realised I felt like shit a lot of the time.
I needed to know why. The deeper I dug, the more I learned and to cut a ten-year journey short into one short sentence: all of my problems stemmed from a lack of confidence and self-esteem.
When a society encourages competition and self-comparison rather than self-acceptance, combined with a lack of connection to both the natural world and ourselves, everyone ends up suffering from low self-esteem. This has a profound impact on our life.
The more I investigated, and the more I wrote, the more other women started approaching me and asking for advice and guidance.
So my work as a coach started informally, although providing help and support to others always came naturally. I completed an Advanced Practitioner Life Coaching course. I'm now also an NLP Practitioner and BWRT® Licensed Therapist so I bring these powerful modalities into my coaching work.
Here I am today. Kindly and compassionately at your service. Please click here to find out more about coaching.
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Hannah Anstee is a former British Wellness Journalist turned Midlife Coach & Psychotherapist.
You may know her from her work as Beauty Editor at YOGA Magazine or her contributions to The Independent or Psychologies Magazine.
Using her straight-talking but compassionate approach Hannah helps women move through transitions with ease. She helps you find out who you really are, love what you find, and achieve the holy grail - life balance. She helps you to release your fears and limiting beliefs so you feel confident, happy and proud of who you are - and excited about the future.
Hannah uses a unique 'Trio' approach to get brilliant results for her clients using Coaching, Mentoring and Psychotherapy - all in one session.
Hannah is deeply committed to this work due to her own experience as an anxious and depressed single mother with too much of a fondness for Pinot Grigio and unhealthy relationships who transformed into a one-woman powerhouse who successfully changed careers, travels the world alone and lives life to the full.
She is wildly passionate about helping other women achieve their whole potential.
Hannah’s home is in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. She spends most of her free time walking in the woods, obsessively writing in her journal, and devouring psychology textbooks.