When I say that Kindling was born out of personal experience, I really mean it. I was on some of the first online dating sites such as My Single Friend and eHarmony, back before it was seen as normal or cool. I’ve tried speed dating, singles nights, friends arranging set ups and ten years later when they came along dating apps.
I was doing all the dating, but didn’t realise that I had many barriers up, but, I was ok; “I was focused on my career”. Until the penny dropped that I was actually lonely. So I worked on breaking down the barriers, being honest and vulnerable and broke out of the negative cycle I was in.
I honestly believe that with the right mindset love can be found. And so I want to help people to build self awareness, self esteem and resilience to bring love into their lives.
I’m on a mission of ending loneliness two people at a time.
We’ve found that whilst in theory it is easier to find someone with all the online dating sites and apps we have now, it is in reality harder to find genuine connections. It is easy to get demotivated, lose trust, allow our self esteem to be knocked, and unknowingly build defences around ourselves to protect from hurt. Having been there I know how it feels… and so the idea for Kindling Dating was sparked.
Whilst on a coaching course, as an exercise in self belief, Sam and I both broke a piece of wood with our hands.
After the course I shared this picture with my friend and she said what's your business idea selling fire kindling? And I thought actually that's exactly what I'm going to do!
The name Kindling was born… its the next stage after Tinder which ignites the fire, Kindling builds the foundations for a good fire.
All our coaches have been specially selected by Eimear and they each bring their personal experience to their coaching.
Everyone has lived experience of navigating dating.
On your initial consultation with Eimear we will talk through who will be best for you to work with.
Lindsey Hall is an Intimacy and Empowerment Coach who supports women to deepen in their intimacy with self & others, own their power & their pleasure, and live a joyful life they love!
After going through her own divorce during lockdown with two tiny children, she also specialises in supporting women emotionally through the divorce process and beyond.
She has created the Dating After Divorce programme at Kindling.
Post divorce Lindsey bravely embraced Dating Apps (which didn't exist when she as dating before), but met her current partner IRL.
Following a challenging divorce, Steve decided to reduce his working week as a business owner and look into personal development. Having counselling sparked a fascination with the process.
He has gone on to study Hypnotherapy, Counselling Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and Life Coaching.
After completing the Get Your Love Story Started 6 Week Challenge with Eimear he is now here to encourage and support clients through dating.
Steve is currently actively dating.
Ioana is a counsellor, actor and writer originally from Romania, living in London for the past 9 years.
When the pandemic hit, she decided she wanted to also pursue additional avenues of helping people, other than through performing arts. She started CPTA's Integrative Counselling training where she met Eimear and shared many chats about dating in London.
She uses her counselling skills to empower and support her clients to achieve their dating goals.
Having dipped in and out of online dating over the year, Ioana met her partner IRL.
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