Hi I’m Wendy. I am a trained Transformational Coach, which means I have a range of tools in my coaching toolbox to help clients to achieve real and lasting change.
What made me become a Coach?
Well, it’s been an evolving process. After having my family, in 2007, I set up, and have run my own busy practice, initially offering Reflexology. During that time, I worked with clients who were seeking ways to manage an ongoing health condition, or ongoing busy lifestyles. During a relaxing and reviving hour of reflexology, people often talked to me about the health condition they were living with and what an impact it had, or told me about all the demands on them, trying to maintain that tricky balance between, work, family and home.
Along with the regular the courses I did to increase my Reflexology skills, I took a course about chronic exhaustive conditions, (M.E, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue). With that course I had the opportunity to learn Coaching skills. Having learnt some counselling skills in my previous career before having my family, I really enjoyed the Coaching. Coaching was about the here and now and how I could help people to move forward.
I added this skill to my Reflexology and many clients took the option of a course of Reflexology to restore and revive them, alongside a course of Coaching, combining hands on treatment and the benefits of relaxation, with the space to explore issues or problems they were experiencing, and look at how they might make changes to make life easier or better.
Having seen the benefit of Coaching, in 2017, I took a Diploma in Transformational Coaching with the Animas Centre for Coaching, which has given me a greater depth to my skills and knowledge.
My passion for working with people to improve their health and well- being has spanned all of my working career. Before having my family, I was an Occupational Therapist, working in a variety of settings both in hospitals and in the community and working with people with mental health and physical health problems and disabilities.
Occupational Therapy and Coaching have much in common. Both are about making positive changes to make your life better.
You will find regular contributions of mine in the Fleet/ Church Crookham and Village Connection magazines.
I very much look forward to meeting you.