About Counting Seashells



Welcome to my website! A site dedicated to help insomniacs, stressed out executives, wired workers and time poor mums, discover how to sleep better at night and find extra energy during the day. To keep things interesting I throw in  a mix of my passions which include food, interiors and stories I could never tell my mum! I draw from my own personal experience of being an insomniac/stressed out advertising creative and how I managed to turn things around.

I’m all about providing you with tips that are easy to implement and actually work, not to mention stories that are interesting and fresh. When you start getting to know me you will realise more than anyone on this planet I understand what it’s like not to sleep. So you can rest assure I have catered my content accordingly. I’m here to give you the motivation and tools to keep going in your quest for wellbeing and how to sleep better.

If you’re one of the growing numbers of insomniacs out there, I know how many reasons you can find out give up trying to find a cure, believe me I know. You’re most likely tried anything and everything and nothing seems to work.  I hear you, I’ve been there and I’m here to show you that you can beat your insomnia and turn your health around.

My Story

I’m an advertising creative who spent close to twenty years trying to find a cure for my chronic insomnia. Despite the I was was working for some of the world’s biggest ad agencies and winning some pretty big awards, my personal life was a crumbling mess as you would most likely expect from having weeks, months, years on end with next to no sleep. After trying pretty much every therapy on the market (both natural and pharmaceutical) not to mention spending my entire life savings in the process, I left my job in advertising to make it my life mission to find a long lasting solution to the living hell that was insomnia.

I chose to focus on natural remedies as I’d had enough first hand experience of the side effects from prescription medication to know that was not the road I wanted to take. In 2008 I left my job as a copywriter to study naturopathy full time.

My qualifications now include being a naturopath, nutritionist, western herbal medicine practitioner and homeopath as well as having graduated from Sydney University (Psychology). Since graduating as a naturopath, I have specialised in sleep disorders, helping insomniacs manage and beat their insomnia. I believe that if you are prone to insomnia you will always have times in your life that it appears, yet I can give you the tools to quickly beat it so that it doesn’t end up creating rebound insomnia from being anxious about not sleeping. I’ll give you the confidence to know insomnia only need be very short lived.

My career has taken me down the path of discovery as to how the places where we work, live and enjoy also play a key role in preventing or contributing to health issues. I now also specialise in how the built environment impacts health and how you can transform the environments where you live and work into spaces that enhance your wellbeing.
I’m a firm believer of food as medicine and that diet is just as important if not more than any herbs or supplements I can prescribe. More than anyone on this planet, I understands what it’s like not to sleep and have the passion and understanding to help you beat your sleep disorder.

Some of the hotel projects I’ve worked on