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Youth Life Skills Coach

About me

I’m Jacqueline and I'm a Life Skills Coach for young people.  I coach overwhelmed young people to become calm and self-assured young adults. I have experience working in children’s services, housing organisations, charities and education, with people of all ages,  helping them to gain confidence and supporting them in all areas of their lives. 

Who I work with

I work with young people (from age 14) and young adults to help them develop the skills and confidence they need to tackle the challenges of life as a young adult today and achieve their goals.   

What can I help with?

I can help you to deal with overwhelm, build confidence and  learn coping skills to tackle the challenges of life as a young adult. I show you techniques to manage stress and together we get to the bottom of what’s causing the overwhelm. We work on the life skills needed to address the root causes and come up with ways to manage these so that you can move forward and make your way in the adult world of studies, work, relationships and family, with confidence.

Mindfulness Life Coaching brings an additional element as you gain an understanding of your individual response to stressful situations and can develop greater self-awareness. This enables you to manage difficulties in ways that promote your wellbeing and the achievement of your goals.

If you (or your child) are looking for support and want to learn how to handle the pressures you are facing contact me to find out more about how my life skills coaching can help. 


"Over the years I have often struggled with episodes of procrastination, which with hindsight I have discovered has caused me to miss opportunities and events which may have greatly improved my life chances and career prospects. I decided this part of me needed a change and promised to set myself a challenge to complete the course of 6 life coaching sessions.

From the outset of the coaching sessions, I found Jacqueline to be calm, engaging and a great listener and enabler. She has been able to centre me and my problem, allowing me to identify how best I can take small steps to resolve matters with bite-sized achievable goals each week. The mix of mindfulness exercises, reviewing previous week’s agreed tasks, realistic discussions and focussed approaches is what I liked best about working with Jacqueline. 

Jacqueline really helped me to refocus and take charge of my life. Since my mum died in 1994 I have been semi-slumbering, juggling my finances and emotions to keep a roof over our heads but not really living. I’d like to thank Jacqueline so much for guiding and supporting me to remove the P word from my life and welcome my pre-1994 spirit. She is definitely the best life coach I’ve ever worked with - keeping everything simple, enjoyable and achievable!! I am already recommending Jacqueline to my family and friends and fully endorse her service."

R.D,  London

“I can’t thank you enough for helping me with some foundations to climb out of my longstanding issues. You have giant skills and wisdom. Thank you so much for your encouragement and your non-judgemental, calm and constructive support – and patience!”

D.M,  Bristol

“Coaching with you has been so useful, kicked me up the backside and helped me to stay on track. I am organised, calm and feel good about my move – thank you.”  

J.B,  London

Results from life coaching

  • Boost in confidence and self-esteem
  • Management of anxiety, stress and overwhelm
  • Building positive relationships with others
  • Develop life skills and learn coping techniques to manage difficult situations
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Feeling good about yourself

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Life Coaching and Mindfulness Coaching

Bounce Forward Teach Resilience (Upper primary, Secondary)

Certificate in Fitness Instruction

MSc Public Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition

PGCE Primary

BA (Hons) History and Sociology

I have over 13 years’ experience working with children, young people and adults, where I provided advice, support and life skills training.

I initially trained as a teacher before going on to work in children’s services and for housing organisations, building up substantial experience working with children, young people and adults, addressing a wide spectrum of needs and providing support in all areas of life. With my longstanding passion for health and wellbeing, I later decided to train in fitness and health.  

After having a life and career changing light bulb moment, I realised that I could use all my experience to work with people in a way that I love, doing what I enjoy most, supporting people to develop skills and to achieve their goals. So, I moved into life coaching to focus on this.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Life Skills Coaching, Mindfulness Coaching, Resilience Training


From £50.00 to £60.00

Additional information

I offer a free exploration session, up to 20 minutes, to find out what you would like from coaching and to answer any questions so that you can decide whether life coaching would be right for you. 

Young people’s coaching

£50 per session (45 minutes: 30 minutes face to face and 15 minutes check-in by phone or WhatsApp.)

Block of 4 sessions: £200

Block of 8 sessions: £380

Payable as 8 sessions in advance or 2 blocks of 4 sessions.

Adults Coaching

£60 for 50 minutes with discounts for block bookings.

A follow-up email or text check-in is included with each session.

Fees for organisations on enquiry.

Block of 6 sessions: £350

Block of 9 sessions: £520

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

My specialisms are life skills coaching, health coaching, mindfulness coaching, resilience training and youth coaching.

Ashley Down Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS7

Reading, Berkshire, RG1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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