Karen Kelsey, NLP Life & Well-Being Coach & Clinical Hypnotherapist
07805 792191 / 07956 410014
INTRODUCTION TO THE KELSEY-COACHING PRACTICE
Hi and welcome to my profile page on the Life Coach Directory.
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 or those connected to their professional career. I have a broad base of experience and training from which to draw when working with people like yourself, and a sophisticated toolbox of techniques and approaches to help you reach your potential. To give you some idea, 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 and need some help organising their thoughts and getting together a workable plan. 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 with them to help them achieve their goals or solve their problems.
WHY CHOOSE KELSEY-COACHING?
I receive great feedback from my clients and I believe that's because I have a sophisticated understanding of human nature and a developed 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, like yourself, 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 direction to help you achieve your personal best. Our sessions are totally confidential and my approach is practical 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 also 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..?
I sometimes work with professional associates who are like-minded and only those who provide the highest quality services to the people they work with, offer excellent client care and great value for money.
NLP LIFE & WELL-BEING COACH AND CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST
The Kelsey-Coaching Practice in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire provides a wide range of personal and professional coaching services to help you find solutions to your problems or achieve your goals. Whilst we prefer to work on a face to face basis, we also provide coaching using Skype and telephone consultations which means we can support you wherever you are situated in the world.
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.
We work with you 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 solution or planned the route to achieving your goal(s). We work with you only if you are 100% committed to your personal development, so that together we can achieve amazing results.
Check out The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice for information on my therapeutic work using Clinical Hypnotherapy, NLP and Coaching.
CREATOR AND PRACTITIONER OF 'COACH ME WELL' - SUSTAINED WEIGHT LOSS AND WELL-BEING PROGRAMME
Karen Kelsey created Coach Me Well to be "the last weight loss and wellness programme you will ever need". It's alternative and holistic and totally client-centred and supportive and will enable you to achieve realistic weight loss and sustain it not just over the 6 month period but for life. We do this by working on your physical and psychological well-being which includes providing life coaching, exercise and nutritional therapy, hypnotherapy and NLP. Together these powerful ingredients help you to understand your relationship with food, exercise and how to remove unhelpful habits and behaviours which can hinder your progress and long term success. Karen works with other associates in the fields of Nutrition and Exercise coaching and Hypnotherapy in order to provide the Coach Me Well Programmes.
To discuss our workshops or 1:1 programmes, your weight loss and wellness goals, ring the Practice to find out how we can utilise our wide variety of techniques and approaches to help you achieve 'A New You for Life'! We listen to your needs and find out about you so that we can provide a tailored approach that fits with your personality, preferences and ambitions for yourself.
EXECUTIVE COACH AND LEADERSHIP MENTOR
Kelsey-Coaching also provides executive or business coaching and leadership mentoring.
Whether you are SME Business Owner/Director, a middle manager in a large Corporate or a Senior Executive in the private or public sectors, we can coach you to achieve greater self-awareness, direction and management and leadership capabilities. We can use Myers Briggs Personality Preferences tool to enable you and your teams to achieve greater motivation, communication and results!
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 - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am - 8.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am - 7.00 pm
Friday 2.00 pm - 6.30 pm
Saturday 10.00 am - 2.30 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 (Central England College of Clinical Hypnosis)
- 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
- IBPDA Member (International Standards for NLP)
- APHP Member (Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
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 coaching to enhance personal fulfilment, control and happiness, weight loss, well-being and balance.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lack of Direction
How to Relax
Preparation for Interview
Preparation for Appraisal
Implementing Performance Management Systems
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 to move you from point A to point B, helping you to achieve your personal best.
Coaching / NLP on a 1:1 basis is charged at £67 per hour; £99 per 1.5 hour session.
Sessions are generally 1.5 to 2 hours in duration and are scheduled over a period of weeks or months, depending on the amount of change you wish to achieve and over what time-frame. We will discuss all this before you start, so you will be able to explain how you would like coaching to work for you.
The first consultation over the telephone or face to face of approximately 45 minutes is FREE OF CHARGE to make sure that coaching is the right intervention for you at this time and that I am the right person for you to work with.
I also offer a £40 reduction for block bookings of 5 hours of coaching, booked and paid for in advance.
Sessions are held in Pirton, Hitchin, at the Kelsey-Coaching Practice; however, arrangements can be made for coaching to take place at your location if specifically requested. (Travel costs may apply).
"Coach Me Well" - Sustained Weight Loss and Wellness Programme:
Coach Me Well will be the last weight loss and wellbeing programme you will ever need - fees are available on request and you will be amazed how competitively priced this programme is and how much it offers you. You work on a 1 to 1 basis with professionals over either a 6-8 week time period or over 6 months, (depending on your preference and needs), during which you will attend between 6 and 10 hours of personalised therapy. The consultations will include Weight Loss and Healthy Eating Clinical Hypnotherapy, Nutritional and Exercise Coaching from a highly qualified Specialist, and regular Life and Wellness Coaching to ensure you meet your weight loss and wellness goals. You are encouraged to ask for more information about this highly effective programme, built totally around your own personal needs and goals.
Coach Me Well Insight is £129 for three wellness and nutritional consultations, the cost of which will be reimbursed if you enrol on the 6-8 week Programme or full Coach Me Well 6-month programme. Insight allows you to gain insight into the full Coach Me Well Programme and into your own weight loss and wellness needs.
Fees for programmes for small and medium sized business owners and corporate managers and executives are detailed on the Kelsey-Coaching website.
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 (started Coach Me Well, Insight Programme in January 2015 and completed in February 2015) "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..."
Type of session
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Monday to Fridays plus 11 am to 2pm Saturday. Later appointments available on Tuesdays 9.00 am to 8.30 pm. Opening times otherwise are 9.00 am to 6.30 pm.