I am a qualified coach, with a Diploma in Coaching from Warwick University and a Certificate in Life Coaching from Gloucestershire College.
I am also a qualified teacher, with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of schools.
I have lived and worked in beautiful Gloucestershire for 25 years.
I am a person-centred coach, which means I won't be giving you answers or advice.
I will listen without judgement to your story and work with you to unravel confusion and find the clarity and confidence you need to take risks and develop ideas and solutions.
"At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are
and you know what you want."
On my way through life so far, I've experienced highs and lows, relationship changes, career challenges, grief and loss, happiness, sadness, anxiety, joy and contentment.
Along with connection and companionship from family, friends and colleagues, coaching has become an invaluable resource on my path to self awareness, purpose and confidence and fulfilment.
My journey through childlessness has been the toughest challenge I have faced and coming to terms with it has been life-changing.
My career in teaching has been enjoyable and rewarding but has also exposed me to levels of stress and anxiety that I couldn't manage without help.
I created Apricot Lane Coaching so that I could draw on my own life experiences to enable me to coach others with understanding, empathy and authenticity
"Everybody has a story and there's something to be learned from every experience."
Coaching is a life changing process that facilitates decision making, development, wellbeing and learning.
Coaching offers a calm, neutral setting with time to think, reflect, explore ideas
and be heard.
With the supportive presence of the coach, the client sets the agenda, considers options, makes decisions and overcomes challenges.
"When someone really hears you without passing judgment on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good..."