Sarah Walsh | Coaching for Women Who Want to Soar


About

I work with women who feel that fear and self-doubt are directing their lives, robbing them of opportunities and eclipsing their true self. Women who really want to make a difference in the world but feel unable to push themselves forwards out of their "safe zone", resulting in them feeling unfulfilled and increasingly disconnected from themselves and others. I use a Transformational Coaching approach, defined by the Animas School for Coaching as, "a collaborative, non-directive conversation that brings about change through inquiry, reflection, choice and new behaviours in order to help people make courageous decisions about their life, relationships and work". Transformational Coaching uses a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches to do this, including Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, Person-Centred, and Transactional Analysis. I decided to train as a coach after having coaching myself. In 2012, after months of unexplained and debilitating fatigue, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, a hereditary connective-tissue disorder. I was referred to the Changing Outlook on Pain Experiences (COPE) programme at University College Hospital in London, as pain, fatigue and anxiety had significantly restricted my activity, impacting on my life experience and mood. The course was run by psychologists, specialist pain nurses and physiotherapists, and coaching was a core component. During the course, the specialist support helped me to achieve things that I'd considered downright impossible, with the most amazing feeling. I felt free, with a sense that I'd come back to myself. I knew that I wanted to put my psychology background to use helping others to achieve the same feeling, and so trained as a coach. I have a Master's in Psychology and a career history spanning different industries, including health, education, and IT. I have lived experience as a woman with a chronic health condition and a neurodivergent brain (ADHD), both of which give their own unique spin on life Currently, my best availability for appointments is Monday Daytime through to early evening; Thursday daytime and evening; and Saturday morning. Training, qualifications & experience: Diploma in Transformational Coaching, Animas School for Coaching, accredited by the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching. MSc Psychology, University of East London BSc (hons) Internet Computing, University of Westminster Graduate Member (MBPsS) of the British Psychological Society Associate Member (AssocMISCP) of the International Society for Coaching Psychology Testimonials: "I came to Sarah with a heavy heart and a cloudy head. I expected a complex analysis of why I felt the way I did. Instead, Sarah drilled straight to the point. She gave me clear, simple and practical advice on how to change my life perspective. I had faith in the process and applied her guidance, every week. Do the same and you will notice a marked difference in your life." - Sally, London. "Sarah is friendly and straight to the point. She listens and engages well and her questioning got me closer to the essence of what was going on. In the space of only a few sessions I felt myself moving forward in my thinking and shifting my mindset from a narrow focus to one of greater expanse. I've made the decision to finally leave my job this summer to start my business. This feels very energising and exciting. I've stopped looking specifically for my skill sets and started looking holistically of what my total life experience can bring to others." - Nana, London


Additional Information

Fee Range £50 - £99

Contact

LONDON, London, City of
United Kingdom

I work primarily over Skype and can coach clients world-wide.

Features

  • Skype coaching
  • International coaching
  • Experienced in supporting others with:
  • ADHD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Dyslexia
  • Speech and Language Communication Needs
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety

Hours

Variable

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