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Are you a keyworker? Can you relate to any of the following:
- Feeling tired or drained most of the time (even if you’re getting decent sleep)
- Full of self-doubt regarding both your job and the choices you are making
- Feeling helpless or trapped
- Having ‘freeze moments’ where you may just sit and stare at your screen for periods of time, not knowing where to start
- Procrastinating and taking longer to get tasks achieved
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling negative or cynical at work
If you said yes to any of the above - I hear you! These are just a few of the symptoms of burnout - a state of physical and emotional exhaustion which is now recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an ‘occupational phenomenon’.
The past couple of years have been extremely tough for everyone, regardless of career, home situation or relationships. However, for keyworkers there have been additional pressures, stresses and impacts on work/life balance that have not been present elsewhere. And things weren’t particularly smooth sailing for keyworkers prior to that!
As a former keyworker, in a school, I not only understand the pressures involved, but have been directly impacted by them. Suffering a major burnout in 2020, I realised that I needed to reassess my lifestyle, including the way that I worked. I spent time recovering from my burnout, reconnected with things that I loved and overhauled my life so I am more able to work in a way that suits me and, more importantly, at a pace that suits me.
I am now passionate about helping you do the same. As a qualified Coach, my focus is on helping you move from feeling ‘stuck’ to getting ‘stuck in’. If you’ve landed on this page, it’s because you’re unsure of how to get yourself moving forwards - which is really relatable! It’s so hard to get unstuck by ourselves - that’s where I come in.
I am passionate about supporting you getting from A to B. Spending time exploring your current situation, understanding what obstacles you currently face and developing strategies and techniques to help you overcome these challenges is the reason I get out of bed in the morning!
My clients would describe me as empathetic, energetic, humorous and inquisitive - qualities that help make me the very best coach I can be.
See below for some client testimonials.
"From our first session I felt different, I felt empowered and I felt positive, I have made changes to my life that I didn’t think I could before we met. Quite simply she has helped me change the negative issues and look at them in a different way, in reality they are what they are and what’s done is done but now I have the tools to change my life, and I love it again. I owe these changes to Lydia and her approach to me, we all get wounded at times and need that little bit of help, I found that help through Lydia. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs some life coaching, whether it is in your career, personal life or any other aspect of life" - Colette, Oxford
"Lydia helped me find the motivation to change and more importantly, I feel like everything I am doing, I am doing because I want to not because someone told me too. Thanks to Lydia’s coaching I have lost weight, reconnected with old friends and hitting the gym or the pool 4 times a week. I feel motivated and on a positive path. It was a wonderful experience; I am truly converted to the benefits of having a Life Coach." - Danielle, Oxford
"I have had life coaching from Lydia and found it not only useful but enlightening. I want to make a career change but didn’t know in which direction to go. I found that her technique really helped me to sort out my thoughts. By extremely clever use of questioning she cleared my pathway. I can honestly say that I had several ‘lightbulb moments’ in which I realised things that I could do to help myself. At no time did she advise or direct me. The whole process was one of enabling me to help myself. I found the experience really empowering and energising. I would heartily recommend it." - Liz, Northamptonshire
Training, qualifications & experience
Coaching Diploma gained with the UK Coaching Partnership in 2015. I have accrued well over 250 hours of coaching experience since graduating.
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
LGBTQ+ issues, including identity
£60.00 per session
Initial assessments are charged at £30 and last for 50 minutes. Coaching sessions are then charged at £60 per session.