Dr Mayret Castillo
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I am a certified Transformational Life Coach at Animas London, UK and accredited by the International Coach Federation with training in Positive Psychology Coaching. I have a medical (clinical and researcher) background. I take a holistic approach covering areas such as health and well being, work life balance, relationships and career change. Hablo Español.
Training, qualifications & experience
Transformational Coach at Animas, with training in Positive Psychology Coaching.
Medical Doctor, and Specialist in Ophthalmology (LUZ- Zulia University, Venezuela), MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research (UoA, Scotland).
More than 3-year experience working for a community organisation as a Social Mobility Coach in London and one year in private practice.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Monthly or discounted three or six months fees -to be discussed after the initial 1-hour free Assessment. For more details please contact me here.
I sought help from Mayret when I was going through a difficult time in my life about 8 months ago, suffering from anxiety and depression after a traumatic miscarriage. I was unable to work and was experiencing quite intense physical symptoms of depression. My GP put me on a course of anti-depressants but also suggested I investigated counselling or find a Life coach. I had an hours session with Mayret every two weeks for about three months, and each session helped me move a little bit more forward in getting out of my depression. She is an excellent coach, kind and compassionate with a medical background that also perhaps gave her a little more insight into what I was going through.
Each session started with me sharing how my week had gone and then stating what I wanted to get out of our time. By the end of each session, I was able to set myself realistic goals for the two weeks ahead. What was good, was that I was coming up with my own solutions to my own problems. During the sessions, through careful questioning Mayret encouraged me to reflect on past experiences and my recent loss. She then got me to challenge my negative way of thinking and by talking it through, I was able to identify what needed to be done in order to change this. Bit by bit, by taking small steps forward I was able to get myself out of the miserable situation I was in. Each week, I came up with simple but effective solutions that together helped me adopt a more useful way of dealing with issues at work and at home. I felt personally stronger after each session. Mayret is extremely approachable and easy to talk to. Skillfully, she somehow manages to get you to come up with your own solutions. I found her easy to open up to and talk to, despite being a reserved person who was initially at a very low point and not sure how much talking would help. Her warm friendly manner relaxed me from the start and I was confident that I was in good hands.
With the help of both Mayret, a new pregnancy and medical intervention, my mental health improved and I was able to use the strategies discussed in our sessions later when I went back to work as a teacher. They helped me survive in a difficult classroom environment with a heavy workload.
I would strongly recommend Mayret as a life coach and can honestly say her sessions really helped me get through a difficult time in my life".
Johanna T, Primary School Teacher
Mayret’s coaching sessions helped me to successfully overcome a transition stage in my life which was moving from being a full time mum and housewife for over 7 years to get back to work and restart my career.
Her coaching techniques together with the use of the right tools helped me to focus on what I wanted to achieve and set specific goals. Together we explored various topics such as ‘ownership versus victimhood’ so I had a breakthrough which changed my attitude towards my own situation. This session was key to refocus myself and set up specific goals to find the ideal job I was looking for. So since I’ve got my new Human Resources (HR) job I am very happy that I finally did it!
I enjoyed every session as Mayret is inspiring, positive, and very professional.
Human Resources Professional. London, UK
Mayret was able to help me overcome a stage of “analysis-paralysis” in a very effective way. With her empathic and intentional listening and her thought-provoking questions, we came up with “a map” where the path to reaching goals is somewhat traced. She has exceptional communications skills combined with a sincere desire to understand that inspire openness and trust. She was very generous in sharing resources but at the same time held me accountable and focused. Perhaps due to her background, she has a deep understanding of the human person and that makes her approach very holistic, positive and realistic.
She is very good when she goes over and summarizes what you have just said. It brings so much clarity, and many “aha moments”.
I feel so fortunate of this partnership with Mayret, her valuable contributions and her creative process took me out of the hole!
Family Coach, North Caroline. US
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