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Kim Furnish - Instar Life Coaching C.I.C. MSc Positive Psychology

Southampton, Hampshire, SO40
07825 048623 07825 048623

About me

Hi welcome to my page,

I love Life Coaching and I am passionate about self-awareness and personal growth.
My expertise is in relationships, self-care and work/life balance. I have a particular interest in the relationship you have with yourself, what your passion is and whether you are living your life in line with your values.

A taster session in laughter yoga, which led to a meeting with one significant person inspired my interest in Positive Psychology and to study it at Masters level. Positive psychology is the study of happiness, well-being and flourishing. Learning more about positive psychology has increased my levels of positive emotion, joy, awe, and happiness and I have a sharper awareness of my own strengths. I have also gained a deeper understanding of the importance of connection and community.

I have designed a programme of positive psychology education and interventions which I use in my coaching practice and I share in my local community. Instar Coaching C.I.C. aims to use knowledge and skills of positive psychology to bring more positive emotion and less isolation to communities. I provide joyful activities, education workshops, group walking in nature and group laughter sessions to promote a flourishing life.

Group Sessions

I would love to share what I have learnt about positive psychology with you at a ‘Joy Workshop’. In the workshops we explore topics such as joy, self- compassion, kindness, and mindfulness.

In my Fresh Air Friday’s group session we join together the benefits of walking and coaching which can have a powerful effect on your mind and body.

Laughter sessions are an opportunity to play, be a child again and promote health and well-being. Short exercises encourage forced laughter which quickly turns into spontaneous laughter.

1-1 Sessions

I can accompany you on your journey outdoors, walking coaching or more traditionally we can work together indoors.

If you are;

·      Suffering with stress and/or anxiety,

·      Dissatisfied with your work life balance

If you have:

·      Lost your direction

·      A feeling that there must be more to life

If you want to:

·      Reach your potential

·      Achieve a goal

·      Change career or return to study

If you would like to feel

·      A greater sense of well being

·      Happier and healthier

·      More connected to yourself

·      More connected to others in your community

Instar Coaching C.I.C. can provide the interventions to help you achieve a flourishing life.

I am a coach who loves to;

Be creative in my work
Make a difference in your life
Share an abundance mind set
Have a joyful experience together
Make learning fun
Celebrate the positives
Embrace spirituality
Help you grow through challenges

I am Author of the book ‘Parenting a Violent Child’ which is packed full of the skills and tools that I use in my coaching practice.

Emotions are contagious; our negative emotion spirals down bringing us down further, positive emotion spirals up, building us up and lifting our mood.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Applied Positive Psychology

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Positive Psychology in Coaching Certificate

LCH Diploma from Achievement Specialists
Certificate of Couple Counselling - Relate

Author of 'Parenting a Violent Child' Darton, Longman & Todd 


Client Experiences

Life Coaching

Kim’s coaching has been essential in enabling me to get my business up and running. She is very systematic, taking me through things step by step and working to timescales which are effective and appropriately paced to enable me to make rapid progress.  She is very calm and extremely encouraging and supportive. Kim is a fantastic life coach. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to achieve lasting results and make rapid progress towards their goals.

Tamsin L.

I started working with Kim in preparation for my PhD. Kim has helped me to recognise the root causes of my behaviour and empowered me to explore and work on all aspects of my busy life. She has helped me in my academic life and also to gain boundaries with my friends, family and colleagues that were lacking.  Her kind, non-judgmental approach to life events allowed me to come to her with a holistic approach bringing every aspect of my world to the forum; this streamlined my thought processes for the PhD and improves my overall enjoyment of life and work.  Kim brings far more to the coaching sessions than the help with academic development than I anticipated and I hope that this partnership spans beyond my time as a student.

Clair B.

Walking Coaching

“I found that because we were focused with talking and thinking that I was able to achieve more physically than I would if I was walking alone. I love to be out doors and walking coaching does wonders for my mental health’ Donna D.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Positive Psychology

Walking Coaching
Time management
Emotional Intelligence
Self care

Photos & videos


A chat with me to see whether we would be able to work together is free of charge.

Making an investment in your future self is;

£220.00 for 4 sessions

£320.00 for 6 sessions


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I work flexible working hours including evenings and weekends.


Kim Furnish - Instar Life Coaching C.I.C.     MSc Positive Psychology

Kim Furnish - Instar Life Coaching C.I.C. MSc Positive Psychology