Personal Coaching

I studied Psychology at Leeds University and majored in anxiety and the stress response.  I later qualified as a Stress Management and Mindfulness Coach with the Open Pathway Training Centre, and continued my professional development, both as a Meditation Coach at Open Pathway, and with a Diploma in Coaching from The School of Natural Health Sciences.

Coaching helps in uncertain times – when you are trying to navigate the way forwards but have different options to consider, or want to make plans but are encountering resistance, in yourself or others.  I offer life and relationship coaching, stress management coaching, and coaching in meditation and mindfulness – all of which help when trying to make decisions, or to make changes in your life.

Coaching can be via Zoom video call, in person in the Cabin in the mindfulness garden behind my home, or as a ‘Walk & Talk’ out with trees, water and views in the beautiful Forest of Dean.  One session can be helpful, but generally 3-5 sessions will be recommended as a minimum, with many people having coaching over a few months to help during difficult or transitional periods.

You can book online at a time to suit you – by clicking one of the buttons above.  It doesn’t matter what you want to talk about, and my business is fully inclusive.  I work with people of any gender or relationship orientation, have an enhanced DBS in place meaning I am approved to work with children, teenagers and vulnerable adults, and am also disabled friendly.  A form will be sent to you in advance to complete prior to your first session with me. 

Personal Coaching

There is no script to follow for ‘life’.  And sometimes that’s a great thing.  But at others it can be incredibly overwhelming.  When you hit choice points, don’t know what to do next, and if things feel confusing and unclear, I can help you to systematically work through everything on your mind and in your heart.  Together we can sort the truth from the stories, the wheat from the chaff, and come up with achievable next steps that will see you move forwards and out of stuck.

I have had some tumultuous times over the past few years. I’ve found Cheryl to be a superb coach and problem solver, always managing to come up with different ways of looking at things and really practical solutions.
Sally T
Working with Cheryl has been life changing. I’ve been having life coaching sessions (over Zoom) for several months, which have been immensely helpful in getting me through an incredibly difficult time. She has helped me help myself. Cheryl really takes the time to invest in her clients, she is caring, empathetic, warm, insightful and has a real knack of making you feel comfortable, supporting your journey with zero judgement. I HIGHLY recommend Cheryl for anyone thinking of coaching of any sort.
Clare G

Professional Coaching

Having worked in the Corporate World for 20 years, as a team leader and senior manager, I was responsible for both my own professional development and that of those who reported to me.  I saw the impact that stress can have on our lives, and chose to study as a stress management coach, qualifying in 2011. Using a combination of coaching and mentoring, I can help you look at where you are and where you want to be – in your career or business – and then help you work out how to get there, with as little stress as possible.

During a recent crisis in my life, I ended up having to take some time off work. I had hit a wall and Cheryl lifted me up and over it. Cheryl’s sessions helped me map out my thoughts and get to the root of my problems. She was able to clear a path for me to process many issues and I knew what I needed to do. I highly recommend Cheryl’s coaching if you find yourself at a crisis point.
Michael R
This is quite amazing! I knew that I needed help but had not realised how much! This morning I am feeling so calm and have a new wholeness about me – and a weight lifted. Bless you Cheryl.
John A

Relationship Coaching

Using radical honesty and compassionate listening, I provide a safe space in which to explore contentious issues and to enable you to hear each other. Through classic mediation and negotiation techniques, we can work together towards agreement and resolution, via shared goals and mutual understanding.  This can be for personal or professional relationships, by Zoom or in person, and for two people or more.  All genders and orientations are welcome.

The guidance Cheryl is giving us is invaluable.  We have gone from being at each other's throats to being more in love than ever before in a very short amount of time.  Cheryl finds the balance between active listening and coaching, which means we both have our say and feel heard, but we are also actively making changes!
Samantha L
Thank you for our initial consultation - it was great! Having met a few people over Zoom now, we've decided you're the best and we are both looking forward to working with you as we navigate the way forwards in our relationship.
Jeremy S