Every now and then, it can feel as though all of life is conspiring. No matter where you turn, times are tough. But it takes enormous pressure to make a diamond. And that’s exactly the kind of pressure that has made Louise Van Der Velde shine so brightly.
After the divorce of her parents, Louise’s father couldn’t cope. He walked out leaving Louise to raise herself, at the young age of eleven. Academia didn’t appeal to Louise’s highly creative nature, and as she left school for the world, she discovered an entrepreneurial streak that led her to run a highly successful modelling agency with more than 400 girls on the books. While her stellar rise continued, old issues resurfaced from her unconventional upbringing. So on her own quest to heal the demons from her past, Louise discovered the world of personal development. After successfully healing her own life, she studied including a degree in modern psychology.
She then met and married a man, who seemed to be put on her doorstep by heaven. Together with her new husband, the GP, they set up two wildly successful businesses. He treated a patient’s body, and Louise helped by healing their mind and soul. Then, tragedy struck. Louise’s husband who had gradually gone off the rails through an addiction to prescription drugs, died suddenly after falling off a cliff. What’s more, Louise’s daughter was struck down with meningitis.
As so often happens with therapists, there comes a time when the whole universe tests you. For Louise, this was the time she put all the learnings she had gained from 15 years of experience, into practice. She used techniques like NLP, Time line therapy and yoga to bring balance and health back to her life. By firmly believing in the possibility of miracles and that all we ever need at any time is inside of us, Louise transformed her life for good. Chloe was the first to experience a miracle – she made a 100 per cent recovery. And Louise was the next. She became a regular on GMTV as the Love Professor, to share her newly found wisdom with viewers. Today, she continues to make regular appearances on various TV programmes, and often contributes articles to newspapers and magazines. She is also founder and creator of The Transformation Programme, designed to help people become empowered and take charge of their own lives.