Carole Haywood

Carole Haywood

West Yorks

01132 780370 / 07716 161180

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West Yorks

01132 780370 / 07716 161180

About me

I can offer you a wealth of skills and experience. My combination of skills includes 25 years working in Mental health and Well being as an Occupational Therapist.

While working earlier in my career as an Occupational Therapist I also gained in-depth therapeutic Counselling skills by completing a two year Counselling Diploma course. In 2016 I gained my Diploma in Life Coaching.

I am very enthusiastic about Life Coaching as my clients report making significant progress quickly and simultaneously feeling much happier in themselves and about their lives. I will work with you to ensure you have all you need to you achieve your goals. It is not unusual to feel unclear about what you want or what direction you should take. I want you to be clear in your mind that Life Coaching is the right option for you before making a commitment so your initial session is free of charge, with no obligation to sign up for further sessions.

I have helped clients to gain clarity and to move forward with confidence, and I look forward to guiding you on a path where you will reap many rewards. including feeling more at ease about yourself and your life.

My business name is 'Life Coaching for New beginnings'; I have experienced for myself, and in working with clients, very positive and rewarding experiences through feeling enabled to make changes, or, to coin a phrase, embark upon new beginnings.

What my clients say

“Carole quickly understood what my issues were and encouraged me to focus on the aspects I was able to change and which would have the greatest impact. Carole gave me strategies for staying focused. She helped me to understand what was achievable and to set appropriate goals, which ensured I stayed motivated.

At each session we would discuss my progress and what was and wasn’t working for me. Carole always provided constructive feedback and was ready with new techniques to keep me on track. I therefore left each session freshly motivated and energised to tackle the week ahead.

Carole is instantly likeable. She has a relaxed and approachable manner while at the same time being professional and focused to keep sessions on track. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carole to anyone looking for a Life Coach.”

WD, Durham


“I found Carole to be friendly, helpful, non-judgemental, good at coming up with exercises which helped me to see things in a different way. It was also helpful to be able to do sessions over the telephone rather than travelling.

Generally speaking I gained a great deal out of my Coaching sessions with Carole.”

BB, Leeds

Other testimonials are available on request.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

Are you feeling the need to make changes at Midlife? Perhaps your circumstances have changed or you may have become stuck in a rut. I specialize in helping clients to discover what is important to them and to make changes utilizing much of the the experience and knowledge they have gained to date.You have lots to offer in Midlife and I can show you how to progress in the specific areas of your life that you may currently find unsatisfactory.

Retirement and semi retirement from paid employment are the beginning of new chapters in your life.Most people want a happy and healthy retirement and don't realize the difference Life coaching could make. Don,t leave it to luck or chance.I have worked with several clients in assisting them to evaluate their adjustment to their new situation and then  to go on to make the changes to ensure they gained the most out of their lives.Clients have told me they feel much more relaxed when they have taken the time to make considered decisions about how to best spend their time.


I am keen that you are able to discover if Life Coaching is right for you; our initial session is free of charge ,lasts up to 60 minutes and there is no obligation to sign up for further sessions. I will be able to tell you what progress to expect and give you an indication of how many sessions you are likely to need following your first session.

My fee is £50 for a 60 minute session.

I am flexible regarding the length of the weekly session you commit to.

You may prefer your individual session to last only 30 minutes or for as long as 90 minutes.

In my experience of Coaching clients report gaining the best results from 60 minute sessions.

I offer a substantial discount for anyone signing up for six sessions.

Further information

I currently carry out most of my sessions via the telephone; many clients feel this is a bonus as they are able to save time and the cost of travelling whilst progressing with their personal goals.

I am happy to arrange to meet with you for initial and interim review sessions if desired.

I offer Life Coaching to adults of all ages whilst specialising in working with clients with issues in mid-life or regarding retirement. I have much experience of working with adults who experience the need to review their life and consider new options, as is frequently the case in middle age or around the time of retirement.

Leeds, LS6

Type of session

Online life coaching: No
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday 13.30-17.00; Tuesday 10.00-17.00; Wednesday 10.00-17.00; Thursday 13.30-17.00; Saturday 14.00-17.00; Evening appointments available Mondays and Wednesdays

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