"I hope that my journey and story can inspire others to seek support, guidance and end their trauma, see a way out"
Lindsey-Anne spent 15 years as a police officer where she had to deal with the emotional stress of a distressing court case involving domestic abuse. This is where she identified the need for emotional support for others and set up the ‘Wishing Well Emotional Wellbeing Centre’ in Forfar. Her change of career started as a small business when she ran counselling and animal-assisted therapy session from her office at Murton Nature Reserve, near Forfar.
She has now grown the business and offers personal and corporate programmes for people looking to improve their emotional wellbeing. In 2018 Lindsey-Anne won an award for Sole Trader of the Year at the Business Women Scotland and WES Scotland Awards. She also gives her own time to inspire the next generation of leading women presenting to new start business women at the Coca-Cola 5by20 training programme. She has worked tirelessly to remove clinical barriers and change attitudes towards the importance of positive emotional health.
Please describe what the company does
Provide bespoke services to commercial and private clients in relation to all aspects of emotional Wellbeing.
This can be form of counselling, therapy, stress management, relaxation and coping strategies, fitness and nutritional support.
As well as delivering in house designed courses , workshops and wellbeing days, the centre is a hub for all emotional support to be accessible to all.
Please describe what your current role within the company is
I am the managing director of the company as well as therapist and trainer. Basically every role, including mentor and support worker for the rest of the umbrella staff.
Please tell us about what inspires you, and what this award means to you
My husband, parents and children inspire me. I want to be able to help others who maybe don’t have as amazing support as I had. I refuse to let anyone else be failed as much as what I have been.
I feel very humble as over my careers I have met some truly amazing women.
I hope to encourage people to look after their emotional wellbeing and realise the importance of speaking out. I hope that my journey and story can inspire others to seek support, guidance and end their trauma, see a way out.
I am very honoured to have been nominated and won such an amazing achievement.