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Boost confidence, manage transitions, find balance, live fulfilled!

Isn’t it funny? One minute our life is all flow, then something happens and we are stuck! My name is Barbara Winwood and as an experienced certified Life Coach I can help you identify and manage that all important turn and make it last: whether it concerns confidence and self-esteem, relationships, meaning or transitions. After all, you deserve to live fully!

Together we create the space you need to reflect, recharge, find vision, tap into your resources and take them to the next level. Reliable coaching solutions for those situations when it’s good to have someone trustworthy journey with you: individual life coaching, themed packages, Mindfulness Based Strengths Practice, training and events.

Read on to find out more, head over to www.healthhopehappiness.co.uk or better even: book your FREE initial 30 minutes consultation!

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional background originated in Social Work and Social Pedagogy more than 20 years ago! In different work contexts, I have been supporting individuals and groups through advocacy, group work, training, in-depth assessments, supervision and project management. No journey is ever the same and being part of it has always made me feel privileged. You can't beat the reward of seeing someone take their life from 'survival mode' to 'living fully'!

While I enjoyed everything I was doing, there came a point at which I wanted to take things to a new level, and so I started training to become a qualified Life Coach within the framework of the CPCAB, the UK's leading specialist awarding body in the field of counselling and life coaching. Since gaining my Diploma I also completed training in Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) and a certification as Positive Psychology Practitioner.

Built on a long professional expertise and complemented by ongoing professional training, it gives me great pleasure to support individuals and groups from all walks of life; I am so grateful to now be in a position to offer the services you'll find here and on my website. I sincerely hope they may be of help to you!

Member organisations


Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Confidence Coaching

You are UNIQUE, your outlook on life, your way of doing things, your character strengths and the skill sets related to them. Confidence coaching puts you in touch with your very own combination of strengths and values, your very own way of being you. Together we identify ways to appreciate and use them in your personal life, at work, relationships and other aspects of your life journey. Don't try being someone else - the world needs you as you are!

Meaning Coaching - Find Your Why!

At the very core of our being are our values and what we believe in. They give us direction in life, guide us in our choices and decisions. They provide us with vision and resilience when the going gets tough. But what if those drivers get lost? Meaning coaching aims at reconnecting you with the all-important ‘why’ of your life, so you can again access all those precious life energies. This can also include spirituality, but doesn't have to.

Transitions Coaching

We evolve as we move through life. Change is necessarily part of this and affects us differently. There are those changes we seek, like healthier habits or career development. Some changes come unexpectedly: a medical diagnosis, loss of a loved one or maybe a transition into a new sexual identity. And then there are those changes we are aware of but when presented with them, they hit so much harder than expected, for example, a new phase of life. Life Coaching can help to make sense and work constructively towards a renewed and stronger You.

Mindfulness Training & MBSP

Widely acknowledged and backed by research, Mindfulness is acknowledged as an easy to learn and effective way to stay healthy by an increased ability to be present in the ‘here and now’. I offer mindfulness training as part of individual coaching as well as Mindfulness-Based-Strengths-Practice (MBSP) for individuals and groups.

Training, groups and events

‘All life is an encounter’ and therefore learning in groups an incredibly valuable option to grow, individually and as a team. All themed packages are also available as group training.


Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Free initial 30-minute consultation

Individual coaching sessions are £60 for 60 minutes; I also offer packages of 3 sessions for £160 (10% discount)

Concessions and student tariffs available


Mon - Sat 9:00 - 19:00 hrs


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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