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MAC, ICF ACSTH, ADCT - Life, Career & Wellbeing Coach

About me

I specialise in empowering people with the tendency to people-please, over-give and over-function to become 'responsibly selfish' and create a more joyful, balanced life and career.

In today's culture, we are often rewarded for our selfless nature and for going above and beyond to help and get stuff done. This is great, so long as these behaviours are working well for you, and yet we are also seeing more and more people struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, stress and burnout...

Responsibly selfish sits in the space between being selfish and selfless. It's about striking a balance between caring about others and caring for ourselves.

Have you ever heard the saying, “You can't pour from an empty cup”? What this means is if we continually give without making time and space to replenish ourselves, eventually our cup will run dry, and that's not fun for anyone, least of all you!

From my own personal experience, selflessness without good communication, healthy boundaries and robust self-care habits is self-destructive.

In my coaching practice, I can help you to:

  • build self-trust and self-confidence.
  • reconnect to yourself and build self-compassion and acceptance.
  • manage stress and overwhelm
  • learn to speak your truth, say no & let go of guilt.
  • set healthy boundaries at work, in relationships and with yourself.
  • navigate conflict and difficult conversations with more ease.
  • build a better, more authentic relationship with yourself and others.
  • take your power back and feel more in control.
  • lighten the load and prioritise what’s really important.
  • feel more motivated and energised.
  • feel calmer, clearer,  happier and have a sense of inner peace.

If this resonates with you and you'd like to experience what it would be like to work with me I invite you to book a complimentary coaching call via my website. This is not a sales call. It’s an obligation-free powerful deep dive into you and your current goals and challenges. Full details of my 1:1 coaching offering is available on my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • ICF diploma in Transformational Coaching
  • Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC)
  • Certificate in Emotional Intelligence Coaching
  • Certificate in Group Coaching & Facilitation
  • Certificate in work-life balance coaching
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology
  • Certificate in Confidence Coaching
  • Fully insured
  • DBS and ICO certified
  • Certified to use DISC Personality Profiling
  • Level 5 CMI Diploma in Management
  • Prince2 Project Manager
  • Over 22 years of experience working for large organisations in people and project management positions

Client Feedback:

"I'd 100% recommend you. It has been the best thing I have done with regard to my mental wellbeing. These sessions have not only benefited me when it comes to my career but on every other level as well".

"Wow, what a journey! Coaching helped me to understand myself and work better with the people around me. The tools you gave me to address conflict enabled me to connect with my colleagues in a more professional manner.

I have learned not to take on everyone else's problems - I can still support them, but without climbing into their issues. I now take power in my own capabilities instead of comparing myself to others and I have been promoted!

Figuring out the changes I needed to make has freed up headspace to focus on what's important - my happiness. My self worth and confidence has grown and I can't express enough how the sessions really helped change my whole outlook on life."

“Working with Amy has been amazing. I instantly warmed to her from the first moment we met and also trusted her implicitly, which allowed me to be very open and honest. I walked away from each session feeling that the load was lightening and honestly feel better now than I have for years. This has had such a positive impact on every aspect of my life”

"You helped me think out loud on a lot of issues and I achieved some new insights and clarity I had never before had. I have gained insights into why I have previously behaved in certain ways, which is enabling me to power through things that have previously held me back. It has been really good to have somebody outside of the business to talk with and bounce ideas off”

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Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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Free initial online session

Additional information

If you'd like to experience what it would be like to have me as your coach, book your complimentary coaching call via my website. This is an obligation-free deep dive into you and your current goals and challenges. If we both feel excited about the idea of working together, then we can discuss this at the end of the call.

Full details of my coaching offering are available on my website.

When I work

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I see clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Early evening appointments may be available on request.

Published articles

White Lodge Therapy Practice, 21 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9DB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Coaching is available via Skype, Zoom, Teams and FaceTime.