From surviving to thriving; how I used trauma to build a life I adore- and I want you to do the same!
Sparkle began in a small bedroom in rural Wales, an idea born in the early hours of the morning. It was summer 2016 and a 23 year old Laura lay awake, the faint sound of sheep baaing drifting through the window of the holiday cottage she was staying in. She couldn't sleep. As the rest of her family slept soundly, she was wide awake, contemplating how she could take what she had learnt from a truly awful event 18 months prior and create something positive. "I want you to get your sparkle back, Laura", her mum had told her not long after the incident; the words rang round in her head. For months she had been toying with the idea of what she should do. "That's it! That's the mission. I'll help other people to get their Sparkle back too". A year later, on 20th August 2017, two years to the day after Laura's rape, she launched Sparkle. Now, almost four years later, Laura's mission has reached 30 million people globally, supporting hundreds of women in the UK and internationally to do just as Laura had vowed to do on that quiet summer's night in Wales- to get their Sparkle back.
Training and Certification
Laura is a UKATA Registered, fully insured trainee psychotherapist specialising in transactional analysis. She also has training in psychology, counselling, coaching, and is undergoing a Certification in Psychotherapeutic Tools for Mental Health. She has an MSc in Business and Healthcare Leadership, and is passionate about supporting people to grow and develop.