Karen Kelsey, NLP Life, Business & Career Coach

Karen Kelsey, NLP Life, Business & Career Coach

Poppy Fields
Little Lane

07805 792191 / 07805 792191

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Poppy Fields
Little Lane

07805 792191 / 07805 792191

About me

I believe that we all require some extra help at some time during our lives, and a Life Coach can be an amazing resource to tap into either to focus on specific problems or goals, or to help you better manage your life and the challenges you face both personally and at work. 

Through the Kelsey-Coaching Practice I work with many different clients who require some help either with personal issues (like weight loss or feeling lost, "overloaded" and unhappy) or those connected to their job, profession or career.   I have a broad base of experience and training from which to draw when working with people, and a sophisticated toolbox of techniques and approaches to help you aim for your potential. I work with clients who have emotional and psychological problems to enable them to better manage their lives and achieve greater fulfilment and personal confidence, those with physical problems such as chronic pain and IBS, those who want to achieve greater career success, or those who simply feel disorganised and temporarily lost or "frozen" and need some help organising their thoughts and getting together a workable plan and a helpful mind-set.

I tend to work with clients in a holistic manner, looking at all aspects of their lives, identifying anything they want to change and working hard to enable them to achieve their goals or solve their problems. 


I receive great feedback from my clients and I believe that's because I have emotional intelligence, self-awareness and a desire to constantly learn more to help my clients.  More importantly, I have an innate passion for helping people find solutions to their problems and work out what truly motivates them in life so that they can be as successful and happy as possible. 

My ability to 'be with you' during the coaching, and really listen and notice things about you and your needs, means that I can provide both the emotional and psychological support and the focused direction to help you achieve your personal best. 

Our sessions are totally confidential and my approach is practical, logical, supportive and entirely non-judgemental. The only things I expect of you are honesty and the desire to work hard, sometimes outside your comfort zone which is where personal development really takes place. 

I am a qualified Executive Coach and Leadership Mentor as well as Psychometrics Practitioner and am focused on results you achieve to help you in your career. I help clients holistically with their work, business and personal life challenges and objectives.  Why not read what others think of my approach, below..?

Using a wide range of coaching techniques and models including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) EMDR, EFT, Hypnosis and goal focused coaching techniques, we work with you to arrive at greater self-awareness, clarity, balance, direction and ultimately increased satisfaction with your life.  You will feel emotionally and psychologically improved and more resilient and in control.

I generally work on a 1:1 basis for sessions of 1 to 1.5 hours over a period of weeks or months, until you have arrived at a place where you are feeling happier and more in control.

Here are the times each week I am available to see clients - after the initial consultation of 30 minutes, sessions are generally 1, 1.5 or 2 hours in duration.  I try to fit with clients' availability wherever possible, so please do contact me to see if I can accommodate you.

Monday         9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Tuesday        9.00 am - 8.00 pm
Wednesday   9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Thursday       9.00 am - 6.30pm
Friday            2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday      11.00 am - 2.00 pm

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring
  • Myers Briggs MBTI Psychometrics Practitioner
  • NLP Practitioner and expert in NLP therapeutic techniques such as Scrambling
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist (Diploma - Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis)
  • Diploma in Eating Disorders and OCD
  • Trained specialist in EMDR (eye movement de-sensitisation and reprocessing)
  • Qualified Teacher of Adults - Cert.Ed. and Assessor
  • Certificate in Personal Coaching - The Coaching Academy
  • Prince 2 Project Manager
  • 25 years senior training and workforce development experience at senior level
  • NHS 360 degree appraisal - Accredited feedback facilitator
  • Professional and Public Liability Insurance
  • ANLP (Association for NLP) Professional NLP and Coach Member
  • APHP Member (Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
  • CNHC Member (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council)
  • NRPC (The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counsellors)     

EXTENSIVE COACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE of senior staff and managers within the NHS to develop their personal awareness, resilience and stress management, leadership and management skills.

EXTENSIVE PERSONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE with private clients in a wide range of subjects including life and career/business coaching to enhance personal fulfilment, authenticity, control and happiness, weight loss, well-being and balance.

Member organisations


Other areas of coaching I deal with

Weight Loss
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Panic Attacks
Lack of Direction
How to Relax
Quitting Smoking
Pain Management
Confidence building
Personal Resilience
Life Coaching
Preparation for Interview
Preparation for Appraisal
Career Change
Self awareness
Leadership Development
Implementing Performance Management Systems
Management Development
Staff Motivation Skills

As an MBTI Psychometrics Practitioner, I am able to help you discover your own personality preferences and how to relate to others around you more effectively.  Sessions are available on a 1:1 basis for 2 hours, or in groups or teams for half day or full day, depending on needs/outcomes.

I am trained in EMDR and EFT, as well as Clinical Hypnosis, and NLP to enhance my high level coaching skills.  This means that I can offer the complete service working consciously and sub-consciously, to move you from point A to point B, helping you to achieve your personal best.

As the client, you will decide how you would like to work in terms of techniques and approaches, so nothing will be used with you that you are not 100% comfortable with.


Coaching and NLP Change Therapy is charged at £60.00 per hour.

The first consultation over the telephone is free of charge and allows you to decide if coaching and my approach is right for you.

Further information

What do others think of Kelsey-Coaching?

Some excerpts from the Kelsey-Coaching web site testimonials are included below so that you can be the judge if I have the right approach to help you...

ZH, Hertfordshire "Karen is extremely warm and has a sense of calm about her which is infectious. I found I could open up to her without feeling as though I was being judged and left the session feeling as if a weight had been lifted..... I’m eating healthier foods and smaller portions whilst not depriving myself should I want something a little more calorific. I have lost nearly a stone and dropped two dress sizes and all the while not felt like I've missed out. If I had been dieting I would have given in by now and feeling angry with myself for not having enough willpower to stick to a diet. I can’t recommend Karen and Andrew highly enough. I am so much happier now I’ve changed my eating habits and outlook on life and feel this is a long term investment...."

Ange, Luton "After just a few sessions with Karen I am feeling more confident in my role as a manager and she has helped me to think about coping strategies for my ever increasing workload.  Her sessions can be full on and really make me dig deep but she does get results and I’ve already managed to achieve a pay increase with her help in preparing for my appraisal."

Katherine, Luton "After just a few sessions with Karen I came away feeling more confident about my situation and knowing I had the ability to make a change in my life that I was happy with.  I am now in a job that I am so much more happy with but not only that, have more of a knowledge and understanding of what’s important to me going forward and the steps I need to take to achieve this. I always look back on my sessions to remember this. I would have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone that was seeking guidance and clarity in any situations that may be worrying them.”

Debbie, Luton "I think the development of my skills since undertaking the coaching have enabled me to be a better leader and has impacted on my staff team positively. I find that they are willing to take on responsibility knowing that they have my support and they are not on their own. Some of my staff have fed back that they enjoy having me as their leader and have noticed a difference in my management style.”

Karen, Cambridge "Her greatest competency and ability was to utilise appropriate models of coaching practice in the coaching sessions that stretched me in a positive way to enable wider thinking and therefore more options for action."

Mary, Cambridge "Karen’s greatest competencies were to give me enough time to explore the issues, not be put off when the going was difficult and help me focus on real targets. I feel that I have been able to challenge her, test her and she has always been able to remain secure enough for me to trust.”

Jacquie, Luton "At the same time as working on the diet and exercise plan, we began to work on my happiness – gaining greater control in areas of my life where it was lacking, being braver where I had been hiding from problems that were making me depressed. I can say hand on heart that coaching with Karen has transformed my life".

Deirdre, Cambridge "I would recommend Karen without hesitation. She is full of enthusiasm, passion and positive outlook, very perceptive, curious, interested and non judgemental. She listens to the whole story and then can pick up on the important details. I really felt Karen was giving me her full attention and really cared about my development. Karen is very energising and I left each session feeling more able to go back to tackle problems or continue with service developments".

AR, Hitchin started working with me 2 months ago and has now been 'discharged'. This is what AR had to say when I asked for a testimonial.. "Please do not think twice before contacting Kelsey Coaching.  Six months ago I was a middle aged family man having found himself suddenly off work with depression.  Her style is honest and direct and her genuine desire and passion for helping people is quite unique.  Five sessions later I find I am back on my feet with renewed confidence and starting on a new business idea.  I certainly wouldn't hesitate to work with Karen again..."

Hitchin, SG5 3QR

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Monday to Fridays plus 11 am to 2pm Saturday. Later appointments available on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 7.00 pm. Opening times otherwise are 10.00 am to 6.30 pm.

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