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About me

Are you tired of doubting yourself and feeling stressed or anxious, with negative thoughts you can’t seem to control?

You want to feel calm and confident, to be content with your life, and to enjoy whatever you are doing.

I know what it’s like to feel like your mindset is getting in the way of your happiness. Back in 2014, my mental health was at its lowest point and I had no idea how to get back to the version of me that could take life as it comes and live joyfully... 

Negative thoughts were the problem and everything I tried only seemed to help temporarily.

Thankfully, a LOT has changed since then. These days, I laugh often and sleep easier.

The key was going deeper and developing my emotional intelligence.

What's Different About my Coaching Style?

I take an emotional intelligence approach, grounded in Positive Psychology techniques.

Most coaching focuses on a specific goal, and most therapy focuses on a specific situation. Emotional intelligence coaching, rather, focuses on developing your ability to understand your feelings and how best to respond to them.

My coaching combines the learning of practical, evidence-based techniques and skills with the supportive environment of coaching. We take a solution-focused approach, focusing on moving towards what you want more of (calm, confidence, contentment, joy) rather than just with what you want less of (negative thoughts, stress, overwhelm).

Positive Psychology is also strength-based, meaning that we'll begin by identifying your strengths and applying these to help in the areas that are not-so-strong.

What You'll Gain From Our Sessions

You'll learn to boost your self-esteem, reduce negative thinking, be more resilient to life's inevitable challenges, and enjoy life more.

As the client, you'll choose the specific situations and areas of your life you'd like to work with - but you'll be able to apply the skills you learn across the board.

Who Is This Style of Coaching a Good Fit For?

My coaching is perfect for people identify with the following statements:

  • You feel that the source of your unhappiness is your mindset, and you'd like to focus on improving your outlook on life
  • You're looking for practical skills and techniques you can apply to feel better
  • You're looking for long-term change rather than an easy fix, and are prepared to put in some effort to get that

Book a Free 45-Minute Discovery Call with Me

Want to find out more about my approach and whether it's a good fit for you? Book a free discovery call with me here:

Get Started with Some Free Resources

Want to get started feeling more positive about life?I have a free PDF worksheet called "3 Steps to Fewer Negative Thoughts and More Joy" here:

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working as with a counsellor and a coach. Alongside my private practice, I have spent the past 3 years developing and running wellbeing courses and training sessions for the UK's biggest mental health charity, Mind. 

Degree Qualifications:

  • Masters of Science in Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
  • Bachelor of Honours Counselling Psychology
  • Bachelors of Social Science in Psychology & English Literature

I am trained to deliver the following styles of coaching:​

  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-based coaching
  • Narrative coaching
  • Evidence-based wellbeing and emotional
  • intelligence interventions
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred counselling
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy

Other areas of coaching I deal with

wellbeing, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, EQ, strengths, resilience, happiness, overwhelm, worry, positive thinking


£75.00 per session

Additional information

Please apply for a free 45-minute discovery call with me here:

Strength Discovery Session, 1.5 hours £112

Is there an area of your life in which you would like to feel more motivated, energised, more effective, and just generally happier? Or a goal you'd like to achieve? Prior to this session, you'll complete an evidence-based strengths assessment to uncover what naturally motivates you. We will then work together in session to apply your strengths to either improve your chosen area or to help you progress towards your goal.

​3 Session Focus Area Package, £225

Spend a month improving a specific aspect of your emotional intelligence. It's your choice as to what area you would like to focus on; some ideas include overcoming negative thinking, boosting self-discipline & productivity, developing resilience, improving self-belief, shifting anxiety, strengthening relationships, and many more. I'm also happy to guide you regarding what to focus on. Sessions are 1 hour each.​​

6 Session Deep Dive Package, £382 (15% off)

Spend 2 months diving deep into different aspects of you emotional intelligence, focusing specifically on those that would be most helpful to you personally. Our six sessions together would begin with a 1-hour strengths discovery session, which lays the foundation to improve your mindset, wellbeing and resilience.

10 Session Transformation Package, £600(20% i.e. £150 off)

This package is right for you if you'd like to transform your emotional intelligence on all levels. Over the course of three months, we'll take a multi-level approach to helping you develop a more positive mindset, build resilience to life's challenges, enhance self-belief and productivity, and experience more joy. The specific sessions will be tailored to you personally, though we'll begin with a 1-hour strength discovery session as a foundation. I strongly recommend this package for individuals experiencing frequent anxiety and negative thought patterns.

​Not sure you can afford it? Working during the day?

Did you know? Many employers now offer their employees a "personal development budget" which they may spend on coaching sessions and other training. I have had several clients who were surprised to find that HR willingly paid for a full package of coaching sessions. This is especially the case when the coach is qualified to Master's level. 

Employers are often also supportive of completing these sessions during work hours, and may even provide use of a private meeting room in which you can attend your sessions remotely. All of this makes sense, as coaching benefits employee productivity. There is ample research showing this to be the case with emotional intelligence. Why not ask your company if this is an option for you?

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What People Say After Coaching with Kirsti:

"I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to gain a new perspective on life and how to respond to all the challenges that it throws at you. Her unique approach that focuses on using your strengths is something that really stood out for me... Kirsti teaches you valuable skills that will keep you floating." - M

"Kirsti is a wonderful coach with a talent for guiding you with clarity, calm, and positivity through complicated decisions... I have done this type of work before but it felt much more effortless, effective, and joyful with Kirsti. In our sessions, I felt a sense of ease because of Kirsti’s ability to guide me with her gentle demeanor, positive energy, and her excellent ability to highlight and synthesize important findings. I left our sessions with a significantly greater sense of clarity and purpose." - M

"Kirsti is a brilliant coach and trainer. Beginning with a strengths assessment and then continuing with her assistance at putting it into action in my life has improved my basic outlook on the world around me. We have identified not only strengths but also areas in need for improvement. Through her mentoring and positive support I grew in my strengths and also become more positive. Thanks Kirsti for the positive impact that you have made on my life." - E

"This was the next step to developing my personal growth and overcoming personal challenges. Previous visits to psychotherapists were bent on delving into the past continuously which left me exhausted, and I experienced no headway in coming to terms with the situations I had to deal with. A friend of mine suggested I contact Kirsti.  From the first consultation I was motivated, and was encouraged by the progress I made over the following few weeks. What really impressed me the most was how Kirsti had the knack of coaching me as an individual, and not by a set of norms I had previously experienced in the past." - P

Combe Down, Bath, BA2

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