I work with clients on a daily basis to help them overcome theirs.

As a natural empath, qualified hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, advanced personal trainer & life coach, I enjoy a very successful career helping and guiding people’s perspectives. But that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with life’s obstacles too.

A few years back, I’ve found myself in a dark place. Heartache had stripped me of my usual ‘get up and go’. I had no energy to ask for help and certainly no drive to go out and get it. My marriage had ended in divorce, and my ex-wife moved to Canada, taking our daughter to live with her. We were and still are very close.

My daughter is my world, and suddenly, my world as I knew it fell apart. Despite all of my strength, each morning I would wake in a pit of depression, my twisted mind hectic with negatives, and I found it almost impossible to get out of bed. I would squirm in my sheets for hours before being able to drag myself up. Between the constant mind chatter of negatives, I would try tell myself to just “get up”! But it was useless. I had no one to get me out of bed, to give me a nudge or even a positive word. My subconscious was contaminated and my conscious will to heal was not powerful enough.


Rise and Shine comes from a place of passion and personal experience. Founder Matt has battled depression and come out the other side stronger and more determined to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Read his bio, and story of the birth of ‘Rise & Shine’ here.