How a Wirral woman is using Style Coaching to help those suffering with mental health problems
1 year ago
A Wirral woman who has suffered from mental health problems and attempted to take her own life multiple times now empowers other women through Style Coaching (TM).
Claire Welch-Beasley, 31, has fought a long battle with ADHD and borderline personality disorder but now helps other women step into their power with her business, Wardrobe Warriors.
Claire is a Style Coach (TM) with a difference — taking women on a journey of self-discovery and helping them become more confident in the process. She works with women who have been through trauma or suffer from lack of self worth by helping them with life coaching, setting goals, affirmations, discovering their style, creating a new wardrobe, working on their body language, NLP, Reiki and more.
Claire offers one off sessions and workshops or a full 6 month bespoke transformation programme — taking women on a journey to become the best version of themselves and ‘fearlessly authentic’. Her unique business, created in February 2020, has been given some amazing feedback from the women she has helped but it’s the story behind it that makes it even more special.
“I’ve been on a monumental journey of change to get to where I am today and be in a place where I can now help others. It all started for me in school where I was known as a ‘goth’ or ‘rocker’ and alternative dresser with acne and glasses — this led to some pretty harsh bullying, being called ‘freak’ and ‘weirdo’ amongst other things.”
She continued: “The bullying was unbearable and I developed social anxiety — spending most of my time in my bedroom. By the time I was 13 I had self harmed and this led to several suicide attempts through my teenage years. By the time I left school I was a shell and I sought refuge in abusive relationships with narcissists who took what was left of me.”
Claire’s most serious suicide attempt in 2012, when she was 21, led to her seeking help and being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She sought therapy until she was 25 — when she discovered the law of attraction and then Reiki as therapies that helped her greatly.
She explained: “It was really a case of managing my pain and mental health problems but the real breakthrough was with the law of attraction. I began to ‘fake it’ by being positive about myself and people around me and found that miraculously good things started to happen — I even began to feel more happy within myself. Then I discovered reiki healing and that was the next step of my evolution.”
Despite feeling misunderstood and like an outcast for most of her life, style and image was always something she adored and as found comfort in. No matter how bad the bullying got, Claire was adamant that ‘fitting in’ was the last thing she wanted to do and she stood her ground despite the social pressures.
Claire said: “From the age of 8 I was creating my own alternative fashion clothing — ripping clothes to bits and creating new wild or gothic designs. I absolutely love design, creativity and style and in 2019 I pursued my dream by achieving a Diploma in Style Coaching (TM) with The Style Coaching Institute (C) — achieving the highest score possible — and that’s I came up with the Wardrobe Warriors concept.”
In addition to qualifying as a Style Coach (TM), Claire trained in Reiki, NLP and crystal therapy. Through Wardrobe Warriors, Claire has become much more than a Style Coach (TM) — offering a holistic approach by helping women heal their relationships with both themselves and their image — becoming their true, authentic and best versions of themselves.
One woman said: “I spent 6 months with Claire and found her to be knowledgeable, supportive and creative. Claire has helped me find a confident and authentic version of myself that I am able to share with the world. I no longer feel I have to hide from the world.”
Another said: “For anyone who knows me, you’d have been lucky to have found a photo of me on social media. Claire helped me re-discover the real me but also step into the me I wanted to be. I feel delight and pride when I look at photos now because I can see my eyes are shining and my smile is genuine.”
Claire summarised: “It’s been a long and hard journey but I’m so proud of who I am today and it’s an honour to help women in the same way I’ve helped heal myself. I’m much more than just a Style Coach (TM) or Image Consultant — I go much deeper than that and I the life experiences I’ve had means I can truly relate to people.”
Wardrobe Warriors is based on Woodside Business Park in Birkenhead and offers one off sessions and workshops or a full 6 month bespoke transformation programme. Claire works on a free consultation basis and offers an initial free mini session to establish areas for development and both wellbeing and style needs.