I have known Leigh-Anne for approximately two years if not longer. Leigh-Anne was appointed as my coach at The Foundation Clinic and I was amazed at the rapport we established from the beginning. Having been a chronic heroin addict for 15 years, Leigh-Anne had her work cut out for her. I felt that no one really got me, until I started working with Leigh-Anne.
Leigh-Anne took me through the phases of addiction, taught me the various models and allowed ME to do the work. Leigh-Anne has ALWAYS been professional in her approach and guided me instead of directing me. I was and still am able to be totally honest with no judgement at all. This made my journey more comforting as I was able to build a trusting relationship.
Leigh-Anne plays a vital role in my day to day recovery as well. Being a facilitator of the Wellness Group at The Foundation I get to see Leigh-Anne at least twice a week. Her insight and depth is unbelievable and she she is able to manage the ebb and flow of the container with such ease.
I have also been fortunate enough to complete modules 1 through 3 of the recovery coaching training. Again Leigh-Anne arrived with a bounty of knowledge and is a true teacher. One of the best investments I could have made in myself.
The beauty of Leigh-Anne’s method is that she can be emotional as well. Allowing for empathy and sympathy. The feeling is not a clinical one, but a relationship set on boundaries and sincere care.
Leigh-Anne has been an integral part of my recovery. I can, and never will be able to ‘unlearn’ what I was taught. I am truly grateful to have someone of this calibre involved not only in my life, but in my recovery.
I end this by saying thank you Leigh-Anne. Thank you for walking through some parts of my journey where angels feared to tread.