About Laurel

I’m Laurel Alexander, a non-fiction author, budding fantasy novelist, coach, workshop facilitator, retreat leader, and mentor. I’m also a healer and reflexologist, a gardener, a confessed book addict, a cat lover, a homemaker, a partner, and an occasional chocoholic.

I find deep joy in the transformational work I’ve been doing with individuals and groups for over 35 years (2023). This front-facing work goes hand-in-hand with my writing.

Whether I write, coach or teach, I aim to walk for a season sharing my understanding and weaving together outer and inner landscapes with clients, students and readers. Along the way, transformational healing seems to happen, and the planting of seeds emerges into daily living. My work (and ongoing study) is based on my coach training, using transpersonal psychology woven through with spiritual practices, storytelling and symbolic systems embracing Jungian archetypes, tarot and karmic astrology.

I’m a lifelong student of wisdom traditions, especially the Wise Woman Tradition and the bardic path (having studied with the Order of Bard, Ovates and Druids).

My soul drinks deeply from nature, the land, animals, seasons and elements, and much of my inspiration and energy comes from it. I love myth, legend, folklore, and the pagan colours that come through my journey for 21st-century interpretation and living. Ultimately, my work is about waking up our spiritual essence, which means integrating our inner world of intellect, emotion, physicality, and intuition with how we relate to the outer world daily.

Please feel free to read on down the page for my professional background.

Clients Past & Present

I’m proud to be (or have been) associated with the following companies and businesses as a well-being professional:

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NHS

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital
  • Sussex Cancer Centre
  • Aintree University Hospital
  • Manchester University Hospitals
  • Sussex Hospital Trust
  • Earl’s Court Health and Wellbeing Centre
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Charities

  • Breast Cancer Care
  • Turning Point Charity
  • International Stress Management Association
  • MIND
  • Tinnitus Association
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Community

  • Sussex Career Services
  • Social Service Family Centres
  • Holland and Barrett
  • Lewes Prison
  • Let’s Do Business Group
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Corporate

  • Wellness Professionals at Work
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • British Gas
  • Trained personnel to qualification level in wellness and resilience coaching who have worked for;
    • West Sussex County Council
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Priory Group
    • American Express
    • Tower Hamlets Council
    • Canadian Police Force
    • UK Armed Forces
    • Emirates Airlines.
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Education

  • University of Brighton (Institute of Nursing and Midwifery)
  • WEA
  • Open University
  • University of Sussex (Centre for Continuing Education and Liberal Education)
  • Sussex Down College
  • Brighton and Hove City College

Qualifications & CPD

My current qualifications are listed below. To view my full experience and work history visit my LinkedIn profile.

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  • NVQ 4 in Guidance
  • TDLB Units D32, D33, A22, C21, C23 and C27
  • Certificate in Education
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Professional Stress Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Wellness Coaching Skills
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  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning
  • Practitioner Certificate in Reflexology
  • Certified Hypnobirthing Practitioner
  • Diploma in Nutrition
  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • CPD: Precision Reflexology – Facial Reflexology – Bardic Level of The Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids – Therapeutic and Reflective Writing

Memberships

I am a member of the following associations and accrediting bodies:

Alliance of Independent Authors

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