Lindsay Pretorius: Finding Synthesis - Transformational Life Coach (BA Psych)
Do you feel disconnected from your life, job, relationships or purpose? Have you started to wonder why things just don't feel right and you are not sure what changes to make.
As a qualified Transformational Life Coach I work in an intuitive and collaborative way which enables me to provide a truly open and reflective space for you to find your answers.
I know some of those feelings well but I also believe that it is truly possible to create the life you desire, experience contentment and realise dreams just out of your grasp. The fears, beliefs and painful experiences which keep you trapped in a repeating cycle can all be released and a renewed clarity and sense of purpose can be realised. Coaching provides a safe space to open up, reflect, question and reconnect. You may explore areas which hold you back, parts of yourself which have been hidden or focus on setting goals to achieve your dreams.
I have learnt through my own journey over many years working with people and organisations in different states of change, that when we have a clear vision of what we want, the steps to achieve it and see the things which have blocked us before - we can achieve the impossible!
How will I be able to help you?
I am a firm believer in the connectedness of mind, body and spirit and look to use my intuitive skills, my experience and my training to create a coaching approach customised to your uniqueness. I may use tools and techniques from many approaches such a Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Somatic Coaching, Transactional Analysis, NLP, Reiki or Energy Psychology just to name a few. But above all coaching is your space to truly be seen and heard and to transform your life.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me
Training, qualifications & experience
- Transformational Life Coaching Diploma, Animas Center for Coaching
- Reiki Master Practitioner, Richard Ellis (Reiki Master) Usui Shiki Ryoho
- Unleashed Coaching - Christine Hassler (Master Coach, Speaker and Author)
- Spirit Junkie Level 1 - Gabrielle Bernstein
- Personal Performance Coaching Certificate, Coaching Academy
- BA (Honours) Psychology - University of Pretoria (South Africa)
- Psychometrist training in MBTI, DISC, JTI and OPP
Extensive management development training: Performance Management, Balanced Scorecard, Competency Profiling, Assessment Center development, Organisational Change Management
After completing my postgraduate degree in psychology I ventured into business and spent time in the recruitment industry before moving into business and change management consulting. I have spent over 10 years working closely with business leaders, teams and individuals to navigate tough periods of change. I have managed large scale project teams with large budgets and tight timescales across many industries and sectors. My areas of specialisation was in Business Strategy, Performance Management, Organisational Culture and Values, Leadership Development, large scale recruitment campaigns and Business Process design.
Although this was rewarding I was still drawn to the mental health and personal development arena where I knew I could contribute to people creating profound personal transformation in their own lives. I have worked in a supported housing capacity with clients between 16 - 30 years of age who have been in mental health care facilities and wish to continue their care supported within the community.
I have worked with a range of mental health disorders including Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Border Personality Disorder, Depression, Anorexia Nervosa as well as those with a history of drug and alcohol abuse. I have also worked with clients on the Autistic spectrum and diagnosed Aspergers.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Life purpose and core values
- Energy healing
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Career Transition
- Navigating stress and change
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I offer face to face coaching at my practice office in Farnham, Surrey as well as online through Skype/Zoom coaching or telephone base coaching.
I offer a free 30-60 minute chemistry call aimed at giving you space to get to know my style and ethos of coaching and also the opportunity to share some of what brings you to the coaching conversation and what change you are looking for in your life.
My fees are £50 per session. The first session generally is longer around 75 minutes with each session thereafter being around 60 minutes.
I also offer packages for 6, 9 or 12 sessions. Payment is to be received 48 hours prior to our session/s. When booking a package and paying in advance you will receive your final session for free.
I will send you a welcome pack to include a questionnaire for you to fill in and kick-start your journey.
During our sessions, we will work together to:
- Find some quiet in your mind so that you can hear the answers to 'where do I go now' or 'what do I do to change my life'? Time to reconnect yourself to your hopes, dreams and desires that seem blurred, lost or trapped
- Find clarity in the now, acknowledge but release the past and set up for the future
- Locate and work towards letting go beliefs that no longer serve you in your life
- Map out a plan, steps and thinking which is going to help you get onto the right path
- Identify and embed your own practices which will keep you positive, aligned to your goal and in the right mindset to achieve.
Confidentiality is important to me and is at the very heart of my coaching so it creates a truly open space for collaboration.
I look forward to embarking on a journey of transformation with you so please contact me for an exploratory chat.
Words from my clients:
CD London: Lindsay supports me along my journey of living a wholehearted life both at home and professionally. She’s an incredible coach, who creates a warm-hearted and safe space for me to explore. She also listens deeply and explores with me in the direction that my life unfolds. I could feel a strong sense of mindful presence during our sessions, and I’m always able to have aha moments that intrigue me. During many of our sessions, I was able to gain such clarity that many doors opened. I think Lindsay has a natural gift of sensing what may lie underneath my stories, and she brings that up in sometimes direct and challenging note. Yet she’s always supportive and I feel the compassion she has towards me, which is a beautiful example in the coaching profession. As a coach myself, I could recommend Lindsay without reservation, and I trust that she’ll use her unique gifts to help more people!
Claire G: "Lindsay is a reassuring presence in the coaching room. Her corporate background adds considerable depth to what is clearly her gift; listening and finding creative and intuitive solutions to people when they are stuck. I have arrived at Lindsay's coaching room in pieces before now and she has gently managed the situation and got me to a point where, by the time I left the session, I believed in myself again and felt like I could go on. She challenges, gently. She listens, intently and she offers not solutions, but ways of thinking; enabling her clients to see things from such a different perspective. The conversation flows naturally and things that I thought I could hide or that wouldn't be seen in the room were laid out bare and Lindsay helped me to delicately work through them. I recommend Lindsay to all my friends who are struggling with anything. It doesn't matter what it is; Lindsay applies her methodology and intuition and changes lives".
Alison C: "Lindsay’s coaching skills are awesome. She helped me realise my own desires and how to get there stepping through my fears. I felt Lindsay was really tuned into me and I would have no hesitation in recommending her".
LL London: "I really enjoyed the coaching journey with Lindsay and feel like I definitely grew from the experience. I initially thought that I had a clear idea of what I wanted to work on with Lindsay, however such is the mysterious nature of coaching that we actually worked on other latent challenges that were holding me back before we even approached the intended goal. Through my coaching experience with Lindsay, I was able to identify some self-restrictive issues and stumbling blocks, and work through them in the safe supportive space that Lindsay provided. In turn I was able to break through the barriers that had been holding me back and finally get started on my project. Although I only had six sessions with Lindsay, we went very deep and this allowed me to gain with a much more holistic idea of my direction in life .
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