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About me

I am a confidence and life coach based in Brighton & Hove offering online, telephone and face-to-face coaching. Animas trained, I help clients reach their goals and outcomes by building confidence and discovering their power to change. The aim is to ensure clients work towards a happier, healthier way of living and interacting in their personal and professional lives.

I am definitely a glass half full sort of person, love an adventure and get a kick out of helping and supporting others. I have a wealth of life experience in having the confidence to take chances and try something new, with the self-belief that things always work out in the end.

I lived abroad for many years and have experience in the PR, aviation and food industries, jumping from one to the other, diving feet first into new experiences and challenges, pretty much always with a smile on my face. I’m a great listener and will definitely help you find the right path to get your self-belief and self-confidence back on track to achieve your goals.

Our sessions will be relaxed, collaborative and calm. By asking the right questions I will encourage you to reflect, think differently and dig deep to find the answers that will enable you to take action to reach your goal. And, I am a coach that does keep asking questions; I have a more directive approach than some coaches to really get to the nitty gritty of what's going on. The hard work is done by you, but it won't feel like it! It's amazing how a chat with someone new, who has no judgement or agenda, can help you move forward.

Get in touch for a free initial chat about what you need and to see whether you think we are a good match. If we work together the sessions are ONE HOUR each whenever and however suits you best.

Take a look at my website and blogs to get a better idea of who I am and what I offer.

Looking forward to speaking to you,


Training, qualifications & experience

Animas training and qualification in Transformational Life Coaching Diploma, obtained March 2020

Clients successes include confidence coaching to start and expand businesses, coaching around improving personal and work relationships, coaching to change or leave jobs and coaching around dealing with difficult family situations.

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Additional information

Please contact me for fees or check my website for packages: www.emmaforbescoaching.co.uk


I work every day Monday - Friday from 9.00am - 5.30pm, but can also do evening and weekend coaching if required; just ask and we can sort a day and time that suits you.

Further information

Here are a couple of testimonials from clients:

Emma helped me first set some clear goals to achieve through the coaching sessions. I found I was able to make better progress on these challenges with the fortnightly check-ins. Emma kept me focused on growth and improvement and I'm pleased to say we achieved what we set out to and I really appreciate Emma's guidance and coaching in getting me there. Lots of questions pushing me to question pre-set beliefs and find the true root of challenges and be able to move through them. I would not have been able to get there without Emma and I still hear her voice sometimes asking me to re-think something! Thank you, Emma.
Rebecca, Ascot

I came to see Emma because I was struggling to move forward in my life. My head felt overcrowded and confused and couldn’t focus, which left me feeling quite low within myself. I was struggling to deal with my living arrangements with a flat mate, losing friendships, overworking and lack of time for myself which, in turn, left my self-confidence being very low, making me not believe in myself for going on dates and making new friendships.
Emma is extremely professional, very warm in character and you feel very trusting in her presence. I only saw Emma three times and each session I felt more focused and driven. I almost knew what I needed to do to make myself happy. I just needed the reassurance of talking to someone to help guide me. After my last session I felt so much more confident about myself. My living arrangement now is so much better and I’m incredibly driven with my business. I know my goals I want to achieve, finding a happy work/social balance. And most of all Emma made me aware of my self worth. I can highly recommend Emma, she is absolutely amazing!
Matt, Hove

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

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Emma Forbes-Gardener

Emma Forbes-Gardener