Starting to lose your spark, your sense of fulfilment, and feeling increasingly tired?

If so, burnout could be the cause.

To find out, take the burnout quiz and discover how to start restoring your well-being and thrive.

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Time to Get Your Spark Back!

Hi there, I’m Catherine.

I help conscientious, self-critical perfectionists, driven to achieve who are struggling with chronic stress or burnout.

Why? Because I understand what that's like!

I’ve experienced burnout twice. It wasn’t until I experienced the second burnout, in a totally different career, that I realised it must not only be about the job. It must be partly about me too! I was determined to understand what had led me to burnout once more and find a way to prevent it happening again – eventually, I got there!

Now, I use my hard-earned experience and years of professional training, helping others regain their spark and learn to thrive through self-compassion and other science-based tools.

Want to chat about your situation and discover how to start to get your spark back? Book a free call.


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I feel more peace of mind. I can step out of the negative flow and concentrate on the positive. Because I feel more compassion towards myself, I feel more compassion towards others. I gained many insights too. I had the realisation that all the tools and strength are within myself. I just needed to know how to access them and how to use them.   I want to say thank you Catherine, for your knowledge and for helping me.

Sietske Harmsen, Nurse and L & D Consultand, Holland.

From day one Catherine has understood exactly where I’m coming from and the kind of help that I’ve needed. She’s very ‘tuned in’ and intuitive. Her approach has been subtle, practical, nuanced and overwhelmingly helpful. I’m very grateful to Catherine for so carefully tailoring our sessions as we went along depending on how things developed. She’s truly a wonderful person full of knowledge, experience and wisdom  

Nicola, Production Editor, France.

Your skill in presenting each session a fresh insight into my ongoing problems, which at first had seemed insurmountable was always encouraging. Besides this, your teaching of techniques by which to cope on a daily basis transformed the way I have moved forward. So, it is with heartfelt thanks to you Catherine that I can now approach the future with confidence. I am truly grateful for all your invaluable help.  

Emma, UK.        


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Burnout or Menopause?

By Catherine Buchan | 17 October 2023
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Wednesday, 18th October is World Menopause Day and so I thought this would be a good time to share with you something I’ve come across as a well-being coach, which is thinking you’re experiencing burnout when it could be the Menopause! For example……. Then, you could be suffering … Read more

Well-being Event – Meet Dr. Catherine Buchan

By Catherine Buchan | 2 September 2023
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I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting at the wonderful well-being event that is the Suffolk Mind, Body, Spirit Festival this year. I will be available over the weekend to answer your questions about stress, how to prevent burnout, how to boost your well-being and … Read more

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Recovery from Burnout

By Catherine Buchan | 4 March 2023
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Is it easy to recover? Burnout is complex. Factors that contribute to burnout aren’t only personal ones, such as what we perceive as stressful or striving for perfection at all costs for example, but also job-related or organisation-related factors too. However, the good news is that mild burnout … Read more

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