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.        


Burnout Symptoms – What to look out for

By Catherine Buchan | 4 March 2023
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The Three Main Symptoms. Burnout is a growing global problem. In recent years it’s been classified by the World Health Organisation (2019) as an “occupational phenomenon”, i.e., a work-related syndrome. Burnout is a complex issue. It can negatively impact our mental, emotional and physical health the ability to … Read more

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Stress and Burnout

By Catherine Buchan | 4 March 2023
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Acute Stress – The “Safe” Stress We all experience stress at some point in life. This stress usually lasts for only a short period of time. This type of stress is called acute stress. When we experience acute stress, the part of the brain which is central to … Read more


By Catherine Buchan | 11 October 2021
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On Sunday 10th October 2021 we celebrate World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organisation states that “mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life” and it is such an integral … Read more

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