Anne-Marie Gawen

Anne-Marie Gawen


07963 733 328

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07963 733 328

About me

Do you need a sounding board that will also respond in ways that will help you see things more clearly? Maybe your family, friends and colleagues don't quite get what it is you are needing to sort out, or don't really listen? Need some time and space to think about what you need to do next?

Try personal Life Coaching with me, face to face in Wokingham, Bracknell and Reading or I also offer Life Coaching via SKYPE to anywhere in the world!.

I am strongly committed to Life Coaching individuals. I consider it a privilege to work with you and will provide you with a confidential and compassionate environment. From your point of view it is likely that you will find Life Coaching very successful - please see some of my testimonials below. (Further Information). Your personal development will be our focus. If you need help with your work life balance you will find life coaching very helpful to sort out your priorities.

Additionally, I provide Well-being and Health workshops in Berkshire on the following subjects

1. Happiness, Well-being and Resilience

2. Mental Health First Aid Training
3. Living with a Long Term Condition (mental or physical)
4. Living a better life with Fatigue
5. Mental Health Awareness

Please look on the Local Events Tab for details of when and where they are being held or see my website.

I am an Instructor for Mental Health First Aid England - a terrific training to provide you with the skills you need to support someone who is in need of first aid because of emotional or mental ill health reasons. Every work place should have one alongside physical first aiders. All Managers should have these skills and all customer facing roles also need to know how to act in the face of emotional/mental distress. If your group or workplace is interested in this please contact me.

I am also a Copeland Center Accredited Facilitator for WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning), which is a very effective Mental Health recovery tool.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Level 5 diploma in Performance Coaching and Neuro-Linguistic Programming accredited by the National Council of Psychotherapists.

I have worked for many years in Social Services (Adult Social Care), Community Mental Health as well as several charities, both as an employee and a volunteer.

I have many years experience working with and supporting people with physical and mental health problems, as well as their family members and friends.

I love supporting people to make really positive changes in their lives, and have been fortunate to see many people grow and flourish with that support. Getting a great work/life balance might be something you are struggling with? Life coaching helps with that as well as looking for the right goals for you and finding ways to achieve them.

Life can seem like a real struggle at times, and whilst sometimes it is obvious why, at other times it can be difficult to put your finger on. Life Coaching can be extremely useful in either of these situations - things can get better, your life can improve, there is hope of better things to come.


Other areas of coaching I deal with

Health - Anxiety

As well as Life Coaching I can work with groups or individuals who are recovering from mental health problems, using Wellness Recovery Action Planning, (WRAP) which is an effective and wonderful self management tool - I think everyone in the world should prepare their own WRAP - no matter what their current situation in life is. It can support everyone as they go through life and is not limited to those recovering from mental health problems - although that was where it started.

I am a Copeland Center Accredited Facilitator. - find out more here -

I am also an Instructor for Mental Health First Aid England - - a terrific training to provide you with the skills you need to support someone who is in need of first aid because of emotional or mental ill health reasons. Every work place should have one alongside physical first aiders. If your group or workplace is interested in this please contact me.


Our first contact will be a FREE 20 minute chat to get to know each other, to make sure we will work together really well.  

Life Coaching is £65 per session, with packages of 3 or 5 at a reduced cost, making it great value for money.

Please see my website for details of my workshops

You may want to commission me to deliver the workshops to your workplace or group? - please call me to discuss.

Further information

You may find it very reassuring to read some Testimonials from people who have recently received Life Coaching with me.

I found the Life Coaching sessions with Anne-Marie so helpful, the warm welcome put me at ease from the start. I found that Anne-Marie was adaptable to my style of learning so that I was able to understand the areas we were looking at.

It was so interesting to look at the areas in my life that I was finding a challenge, once these were identified it was amazing how quickly I became more confident in these areas.

I feel like I turned a huge corner in my life after spending time in Life Coaching with Anne-Marie.


I had 3 life coaching sessions with Anne Marie Gawen. From the outset she was extremely friendly and welcoming. She immediately put me at ease but was very professional. I was pleasantly surprised at how positive I felt even after the first session.

The sessions were very person centred and focussed on what was important to me. Anne Marie was excellent at keeping things on track and used lots of different techniques to demonstrate various aspects of our session.

I also liked the positivity that each session gave me and I began to feel very good about myself which was a new experience. It increased my self confidence and self esteem to the point that others commented

The sessions also made me reflect on some negative aspects to my life but gave me the strength to address some of the issues. Anne Marie also gave me techniques for dealing with negative situations which I have been able to employ quite successfully.

The life coaching helped me re-focus my life at a time when I was at a bit of a crossroads. It enabled me to see my goals clearly and increased my self confidence.

All in all it was a very positive experience and I am grateful to Anne Marie for helping me focus my life, set new goals and feel good about myself again.


I found the coaching sessions with Anne-Marie very helpful. She is a sympathetic, caring person and I was very relaxed in her presence. I also felt I could tell her anything and knew that whatever I told her would be treated with absolute confidence.

It was useful to have some time to talk about my worries as well as my plans for the future. I felt valued and respected, and I'm grateful for that. I also felt she understood.

Anne Marie made the whole experience personal and friendly, I was empowered.

Anne Marie’s approach was gentle and I felt true compassion from her, Anne Marie made me feel like she was not only listening to the words I was saying but she was hearing me, understanding me,

Each session felt natural and I immediately felt comfortable and at ease. Through the kinaesthetic technique I was taught by Anne Marie now at the touch of my fingers I feel proud and strong, and I can face difficult situations with a clear head and a sense of confidence like never before.

I am grateful for the time we spent together and I would recommend Anne Marie in a heartbeat.


I found Anne Marie to be a wonderful listener and extremely empathetic.  She also framed things in ways that made them much easier to understand and gave examples to illustrate her points.  I found the wheel of life session to be very thought-provoking.  It struck me that we (I) rarely take time out to work out how our life is divided up and what the imbalances are.  I am a very visual person and I found the wheel made this 'accessible'.


Wokingham, RG41

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


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Daytime, evenings, at a mutually suitable location - or via skype from the comfort of your home!

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