Candice Sunney BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBPsS, MAC

Candice Sunney BSc (Hons), PGDip, MBPsS, MAC

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North Yorkshire

About me

I have been coaching and training for 17 years in diverse industries including Operations Management in the travel industry, and personal leadership development.

The transition to postgraduate studies and then parenthood while working knocked me for six, so I did what came naturally I researched as much as I could and drew on my studies, finding novel ways to apply it in my life. I am now doing better than ever using Parenthood, and the new meaning I felt about becoming a parent, as a catalyst to create my best possible life, both as a parent and as an entrepreneur. My life's passion is to help you do the same.

Areas I particularly focus on are your strengths, what works, work/life balance, personal leadership, confidence, energy & motivation.

I offer 1-1 coaching, online or in person in Nottinghamshire and a 6-week online introduction to Mindfulness course.

What to expect from coaching?

Your initial contact with me will be either through a free online workshop; please check out my events for a list of upcoming webinars. Or if you are interested in 1-1 or 1-2 coaching contact me by email for a free 20-minute informal consultation to discuss your coaching requirements and goals, we will also discuss where you are now and where you want to be. Our informal first discussion is a great chance to see if we connect and both feel we can work together. During this meeting, we can also contract the coaching relationship for your requirements and set up our future meetings.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • PGDip in Applied Positive Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
  • Meditation Teacher Training.
  • EMFEC Coaching, training and teaching in the Post-School sector equivalent of Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
  • Clean coaching with EK module 1, 2 and 3 Course accredited by ILM
  • Clean Language for coaches Module one, two and three courses accredited by ILM

I have completed some CPD courses and attended conferences in coaching and Applied Positive Psychology and undertake continuing professional development.

My undergraduate independent study was a qualitative analysis of people's experiences of spirituality.

Hallam, J. and Sunney, C. (2010). Inner knowing and spiritual knowledge: An investigation into the construction of religion and unstructured spirituality. Paper presented at the Exploring the Extraordinary Conference York University 24 25 September.

My MSc dissertation is looking at the benefits of a Positive Mindfulness programme for parenting when undertaken during pregnancy.

I am:
A graduate member of the British Psychology Society MBPsS
A member of the BPS Special Group of Coaching Psychology
A member of the International & European Positive Psychology Association

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Other areas of coaching I deal with

Further specialist work with working parents:

The highs and lows and Impact of Parenting on your life and work begin at conception, so I start working with parents during pregnancy.

I offer an 8-week group online Positive Mindful Pregnancy programme - this programme works on increasing your pregnancy and work life wellbeing and parenting confidence. The programme aims to tap into your parenting instinct. It is designed to complement other birth preparation classes, which focus more on the medical aspects of labour and childbirth. The benefits don't stop with parenting; I help you apply them also to your working life, allowing you to feel more engaged and less exhausted with your work.

Add on a birthing workshop which covers birthing confidence, breathing techniques and positive birthing visualisation and meditations, which you can take as an individual or as a couple.

For Parents of 1-5-year-old

An 8-week Positive Mindful Parenting programme which moves past wellbeing and parenting confidence to assist parents to use their parenting instinct to work as a team allowing everyone to flourish in all aspects of life.

If you have taken one of my Positive Mindful programmes or already have a foundation of Mindfulness, you can join my ongoing Positive Mindful parents mastermind group - which is a supportive group of like-minded working parents managing working parenthood together.

To find out more about my shorter workshops check out my events page or subscribe to my mailing list.

For Positive Mindful Pregnancy workshops

For Positive Mindful Parenting workshops


Individual coaching:
My Skype session fees are £50 per session payable in advance. I recommend booking a minimum of 6 sessions to get the full benefit from coaching. The course can be taken fortnightly or monthly depending on your preference sessions are 60 minutes, but I allow up to 90 minutes.

With a course of 6 sessions, paid in advance, I offer a 30% discount, and a 30-day money back guarantee. If you make a 100% commitment to coaching but are not completely satisfied with your progress, after 30 days, you can cancel and receive your full money back.

Group coaching:
A 6-week introduction to Mindfulness course is £75.
8-week group online Positive Mindful Pregnancy programme is £125.
8-week group online Positive Mindful Parenting programme is £125.
Ongoing Mindful parents mastermind group is a very economical way to access coaching at just £15 per session.
The above programmes can also be conducted privately please contact me for details.

If you have a circumstance which prevents them from taking coaching or any programme or course due to finances, please contact me.

Further information

Using science-based methods including: Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, strength-based coaching, Appreciative Inquiry, clean language and clean space coaching, via the medium of (VoiP) voice over internet video call, landline telephone, by email, online workshops and group retreats. Or if you prefer face to face coaching please contact for further details.

Mansfield, NG19
Scarborough, YO12

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday weekdays and weekends. Free 20-minute consultations on Tuesday's and Thursday's between 9 am and 1.30pm.

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