About me

About me
My work is designed to help a client achieve personal success

I began coaching in 2009,  in the public sector. Prior to becoming a coach I had over 30 years experience in the NHS, interpreting strategy in practical, organisational settings, developing teams, and working with the C.E.O.s and  Board members. Through coaching I have helped individual members at different levels, with personal development and career advancement.  I am  also an experienced clinician, with in-depth experience with children and families. I am passionate about the development of young people,and I believe we all have to provide them with equal opportunities to reach their potential, any enquiries regarding coaching for young people are most welcome too.
I offer individual face to face coaching in my home, my work also takes me to London ,and Manchester. Additionally ,training in counselling has taught me that in a safe and confidential environment, through active listening, gentle probing,and by challenging, and refining, the creative process of coaching supports a client as they maximise their personal and professional potential

At work do you have an ambition you want to achieve-but you are not making it happen

-Do you have ability  but lack confidence or leadership skills.

-Do you struggle with motivation  and feel bored or unfulfilled

-Are you  young and trying to get your career off the ground: or older and facing  redundancy , retirement or change

  • Do you have an action plan?

    Winners in sports, arts and business  all have mentors who help them succeed  in their fields-by breaking down their endeavour into answerable questions and practical tasks

Work focused coaching can help You

  • decide what is important to you-your values and your goals
  • identify your potential your strengths- your best self
  • help you find insight, confidence and leadership- your voice
  • to create a road map which takes you from now to your best future
  • improve style and social skills
  • support CV writing , compiling effective personal statements and preparing for interviews
  • bring your passions to life and experience Success

    Is your life unbalanced and stressful?

-Are you experiencing conflict and need help to  address or resolve it successfully?

-Do you struggle  with intimacy or dating?

-Are you finding  parenting or supporting older parents  difficult

-Do you find it hard to express yourself confidently and clearly?

Do you find hard to be yourself?

Relationship coaching is a powerful partnership between the client the expert in their life and the coach the guide in exploring motivations and re-focusing energy

  • identify the background and causes of the life situations you find yourself in
  • challenge the potential of yourselves and those situations
  • refine life skills and strategies to achieve clear communication
  • focus on strength and balance in personal life choices
  • address issues and conflicts, with a focus on resolution
  • find strategies for managing what cannot be changed or resolved
  • manage communication and relationships in a positive and confident way

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Coach - Part 1 Diploma in Coaching March 2009 .Coaching Development. International Coaching Federation
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Recently completed first year of a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Occupational Learning
  • Certificate in Fashion and Design
  • Registered General Nurse and Health Visitor
  • Attends a monthly Learning Set
  • Have regular supervision with a psychotherapist
  • Commencing a training programme   on Emotional Intelligence in young people

Please see LinkedIn for additional information

Other areas of coaching I deal with

How I can help you get a job

If you are looking for support and guidance on how to be more confident when applying for a job I can help. With me you can practice and perfect your technique in preparation for your interview. I can help you develop your skills and confidence in personal presentation and impact, as well as every aspect of job interview process.

It is worth remembering that employers want employees with academic and or technical and practical qualifications, but equally important are social intelligence skills, by that I mean the ability to get along well with others and to get them to cooperate with you.

I can help you to be socially smart too!

Preparing Personal Statements for university/ college. I have recent experience in this  field, particularly in the area of medicine.


Additional information

I offer a initial 30 minute free telephone consultation.
Fees and any travel costs will be discussed in our initial telephone call.  I will provide you with a full written quotation,and a contract to be signed by both parties. I do not accept payment by credit cards

I offer email  and brief telephone stand-by support between sessions gratis.

Sessions can be booked individually or as a series of sessions. .

Please contact me to discuss your particular requirements.


My hours are flexible. Due to the Corona Virus I now offer coaching only by Skype, FaceTime or by telephone. I will continue to provide the service during the evening and over weekends.

Further information


"Marie coached me during a time of transition. She is inspirational." D.Halstead London

"Marie is an excellent listener, and asks the right questions. Gently probing me and helping me  make connections ,and gain insight into what motivates me and drives me. She is empathetic  and caring, both critical in developing trust and being open"  H Cylwick London

"Marie is a brilliant coach- she mixes a therapeutic approach with input that advances your abilities and skills in business. She has many years experience in helping ambitious people achieve their dreams." E Jones. London

I found Marie’s coaching style really helpful –  calm, reassuring, positive and patient. The sessions exceeded my expectations – the objectives and tasks/readings really helped me to progress and Marie was professional at all times. I feel that she always considered her comments carefully. I feel much more positive since undertaking the coaching sessions. I feel that I have more ‘control’ over my life and I have a clearer direction for my future. CL North Yorkshire 2017

I had coaching with Marie recently, the sessions were tailored round my life at that time. It involved six one hour session, at approximately the same time and day each week, some by telephone, others by Skype and the final one face to face. The coaching provided a form of stability and support particularly  round decision making at a time when I had emotional challenges. There were manageable amounts of homework between sessions. Coaching propelled me to have more self discipline. It included  through discussion coming up with ideas to improve certain areas of my life. There are other areas of my life that I hope to address, I plan to use some of the tools I learnt in coaching. I feel reassured that Marie will work with me in the future if need be. The thought of going it alone was initially daunting, but coaching has helped me, by giving me the confidence to make sensible positive decisions. B V Hampshire 2018

Marie helped me in a time of need by identifying my strengths and areas that required development, whilst giving me a vision to work towards. She supported me in developing a can do attitude, and in particular helped me to develop my interviewing skills. I would definitely recommend Marie to anyone requiring coaching, she is unique, one of a kind.

W H West Yorkshire 2018

Marie coached my teenage  son for six months when he dropped out of university after one term. He was struggling to find his way and think about his future , and she supported him to make a plan and take control of his life. She offered him a private space to think about taking the next step and helped him take control and make decisions. He found her to be encouraging, challenging when required, kind and generous with her time. Thank you Marie.  JH Bath 2018

I'm Rory, when I met Marie I was 19 I was struggling with severe depression and a lack of direction .Marie helped guide me through a rough year, I had just quit university after a traumatic few months which triggered my depression. With her help and careful advice I was able to get back on my feet and l am now back in university. She has not only been a friend in this endeavour but also an adviser and confidant. Marie coached me for six months on a weekly basis and helped me to see the wood from the trees.RS2018

Marie began supporting me just before the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020. I was confused about my direction in life and on the cusp of deciding to start a family. She supported me with such kindness and was there as a fantastic guide as I came to my own decisions about moving forward with my teacher training. She posed questions that made me really look at things differently and this was a massive help. I really enjoyed my sessions with Marie and found her approach incredibly beneficial. If I find myself at another crossroads in life again, I would definitely go back to work with her. Thank you for everything Marie

Becs Hatfield

I would like to thank Marie, for all the help and support she has given me. Marie provides a caring and professional service, where you feel valued and safe. Confidentiality is paramount and because of that, I have felt able to move forward in my business life and my personal life.

Through discussion, pathways and goals have been set, solutions have been found.

Thank you again Marie

LW 2020

I found the process of undertaking life coaching sessions with Marie really beneficial to me at a time when I was facing  difficult decisions regarding my career and relationships. The process of coaching was helpful to identify what is most important to me in my life and what I truly wanted to work towards. It helped me to focus on tasks ,in applying for and working towards a job I was really keen to do. I liked to have tasks to work on each week which encouraged me  to  acknowledge the  many positive things I have achieved. I was successful in getting the job I wanted. FA West Yorkshire February 2021

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