Agdela Coaching & Fresh Air Fridays - Melanie Faulks
01633 376 007 / 07903 140 612
How's your life as we meet March? Is there a Spring in your step?
Hi! I am Melanie Faulks. Helping you transform life, work and wellbeing - especially if you're managing some anxiety, depression, a physical health condition/disability or neurodiversity (i.e. Dyslexia) alongside. What's your potential and when are you planning on reaching for it?
Coaching is all about being and feeling the best you can and achieving in life what you really hoped for - and it's for anyone! Anyone who wants to make changes to, or make progress with, a particular area(s) of their life.
It is also for people who may have started already but have become stuck or stalled.
And if you don't know where to start, I can help with that too!
Welcome to Agdela Coaching and Fresh Air Fridays. I'm based in Newport and cover South East Wales, Bristol and surrounds. I offer Life & Wellbeing coaching, a Back to Work coaching service, workplace coaching for Health & Social Care Professionals and outdoor group sessions - #FreshAirFridays.
My 'How I Can Help You' video is below.
1-1 Life & Wellbeing Coaching
Is your life and wellbeing the best it can be? Or not quite yet? Does 'now' feel like the right time to invest in it? A coach can be your new thinking and planning partner for change, progression, growth and happiness. In any life area or indeed all of it! Have you heard of the Life Audit? https://www.agdela.co.uk/life-coaching
How can I help you?
Let's step out for a moment together and consider your current situation. Let's look at what you need and want. Or start exploring what you think you might need or want. What do you want to hear? From me? From yourself? Let's turn things around (perhaps even upside-down!), challenge the status quo (includes you!) and reveal your preferred future. What do you see? How does it feel?
And what will you do?
Of course, change and progress require action as well as thought, exploration and creativity.
So, together, we'll establish new or clearer goals and determine how best you're going to move forwards. Like the sound of a personal, inspiring and effective action plan?
As you then implement your plan, I provide encouragement, a sounding board, accountability and congratulations. We'll continually review progress, assess (and appreciate!) all the learnings and enjoy all the a-ha moments. You will receive impartial and non-judgemental (but sometimes gently challenging!) feedback and I'll assist you to address any setbacks and practical obstacles too.
I'm a Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Motivational, Mindful and NLP coach. This means I can also help you overcome those psychological obstacles (unhelpful and hampering thoughts, feelings and behaviours) that we often encounter along the way to achievement and success.
Furthermore, you will get to know yourself better as a result of coaching and find yourself even more prepared for future aims and aspirations!
Tried out the Life Audit yet? https://www.agdela.co.uk/life-coaching
My coaching taster/chemistry meeting
I believe that coaching begins best with a NO OBLIGATION face-to-face taster session/chemistry meeting and this is the first step in my 1-1 services. I introduce myself, my coaching and you tell me all about your needs, hopes and aspirations. All in confidence of course.
The quality of the relationship between you and your coach is important to the success of the coaching programme.
If, after chatting, we think we can work well together and meet each other's expectations, we'll start looking at our coaching agreement and programme. This includes considering 'why coaching and why now?', the outcomes you're hoping for, the location and frequency of our meetings, our roles and responsibilities, confidentality, data privacy, payment, cancellation and service evaluation.
Your new thinking and planning partner awaits!
If you would like to know more about my Back to Work service and coaching for Health & Social Care Professionals, this information can be found on my website: https://www.agdela.co.uk/
1-1 coaching testimonials
"Deciding to go down the life coaching road can be hard but it is so worthwhile." Andrew, 37.
"Practical, real world and constructive coaching." Matthew, 29.
"I have become a lot more confident and I have a greater belief in my abilities and decision-making. I have already recommended Agdela Coaching to another person." Joseph, 26.
"Thank you, I feel happier, more positive and more willing to be open to new opportunities." Jo, 35.
"Melanie really helped me to refocus my priorities and give me better perspective over my work life." James, 42.
"Working through my challenges with Melanie has helped me achieve a much improved work/life balance. I now have the tools to make that sustainable." Emma, 36.
"Melanie has helped me focus on myself, looking at all aspects of my life and what "I" want to change. I now feel I have much more clarity, time and energy to focus on what matters to me." Paula.
My monthly outdoor group sessions - #FreshAirFridays in Newport
Welcome to #FreshAirFridays! Your opportunity to stop, relax, recharge and explore how to create the life, work and wellbeing you want - all whilst being outdoors in glorious nature with a small group of like-minded people. Each session contains a different wellbeing related conversation theme and regular segments such as guided breathing and relaxation.
Come along to my monthly 3 hour session in Newport on the first Friday of every month 10am-1pm at the RSPB Wetlands Nature Reserve. Or my alternative venue if the coastal path is due to be a bit TOO fresh. We go out in all weathers!
Booking is required to participate and all you need to bring along is yourself and a flask of hot water for the tea break. Some people choose to bring along a bottle of water too. Come along and see what we do for yourself!
Your first time is FREE!
"It's all about wellbeing and my thinking becomes clearer too." Elizabeth
"My cheeks are still glowing! Melanie gently guided us through a mix of mindfulness, being in nature and reflecting on the month's theme. The relaxation at the end was lovely too." Lisa
Get in touch to save your place, ask any questions or to explore the 12 session programme for workplaces and organisations too: https://www.agdela.co.uk/fresh-air-fridays
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a Work Psychologist, Life & Wellbeing Coach and #FreshAirFridays Facilitator. I have been coaching for over 15 years and my training and qualifications include:
- Solution Focused Interviewing
- BSc Psychology with Honours
- Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
- Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
- Motivational Interviewing
- Mental Health First Aid
- Certificate in Occupational Testing
- Brief Psychological Interventions
- Certificate in Coaching (approved by the British Psychological Society)
- MSc Occupational Psychology
- Fresh Air Fridays Facilitation
- NLP Coach
My clients' goals and action plans have ranged across health condition management, wellbeing and life fulfilment, returning to work after sickness and workplace wellbeing and development. My MSc research explored the successful return to work journeys of people who were previously on long term sick leave. You can see if my findings resonate with you via my website.
I work with private clients, employers and service providers. I have been a preferred supplier of coaching to Macmillan Professionals since 2015 and my work includes Shaw Trust, Expanding Horizons, DWP Jobcentre Plus, Rethink Mental Illness and NHS Primary Care.
Not all but many of my clients have been people managing some anxiety, depression, a physical health condition/disability or neurodiversity (i.e. Dyslexia) alongside life and work. Please note: Coaching is not a substitute for counselling, other talking therapies or professional supervision (as in Health and Social Care, Counselling & Coaching) however they can run alongside each other if appropriate to do so.
I look forward to meeting you!
I'm a member of The British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP), The Association for Coaching, Fresh Air Fridays Facilitators and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
I keep up to date with the evolving world of psychology and coaching and evaluate my services by inviting client feedback. I subscribe to my own self-reflection and practice development via 1-1 professional coaching supervision and group peer practice.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Living Well with a Health Condition
Returning to Work after Sickness
Health and Social Care Professionals
Photos & videos
For 1-1 coaching, choose from outdoor coaching (alongside glorious nature!), coffee lounge coaching (in pre-selected and comfortable venues) and private room coaching. For private sessions, I use the comfortable meeting rooms at Wellbeing Solutions, Newport and R&R Consulting Centre, Cardiff. Telephone coaching sessions also available.
1-1 coaching via invoice to a company / employer / service provider is negotiated separately.
Rates below include travel time (of up to 50 minutes each way) and travel costs where relevant, plus preparation, post session work and all other expenses.
My no-obligation coaching taster /chemistry meeting
In person: £100
1-1 coaching sessions
In person: 1 hour £100 / 2 hours £180 / Whole day £325
Telephone coaching: 1 hour £60
Coaching partnerships: from £360 per month (connecting weekly via a mix of face to face, phone calls & emails)
My monthly 3 hour outdoor group sessions in Newport
First time FREE!
Then, if you love it, choose a #FreshAirFridays annual membership (with additional benefits) or Pay As You Go (PAYG)
Annual membership £250 or £25 per month / PAYG £28 per session
Other locations & days provided by the #FreshAirFridays team - do ask!
Currently receiving a low wage or income?
I offer 'Pay What You Want Wednesdays' in Newport for those currently receiving a low wage or income. Outdoor and coffee lounge 1-1 coaching with day and evening sessions available. Offering you the discretion to pay what you wish.
Pay What You Want (PWYW) days can also be provided on-site at small employers / service providers happy to host this service. Giving staff / clients easy access to life, work and wellbeing coaching.
Payment & cancellation terms
Payment at time of booking required to secure 1-1 coaching sessions, the #FreshAirFridays £250 annual membership and the PAYG #FreshAirFridays attendance. Payments accepted via Bank Transfer.
Monthly Standing Order accepted for 1-1 coaching partnerships and #FreshAirFridays membership instalments.
30 day payment terms for invoices to companies, employers and service providers.
Two working days notice required to re-arrange a session booking or receive a return of session payment.
- Will it be easy? Nope. Worth it? Absolutely!
- Do visit my website for more information and testimonials https://www.agdela.co.uk/
- How about social media?
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AgdelaCoaching
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AgdelaCoaching/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melanie_newportfreshairfridays/
Type of session
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