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Around The Block & More - Melanie Faulks

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Welcome to 'Around The Block & More!' - helping you get outside for 10 minutes every day. Don't live flat, live elevated. Melanie x

When reflecting on life, the thought that strikes me the most is that life and being human has the capacity to be both hugely joyful AND hugely heart-breaking. Through personal experience and through observing and listening attentively to others, whether via a simple passing chat, family conversations, friends, my work, a wedding do, a funeral, I can see that life provides us with the most glorious sunshine and also the harshest of storms.

Some of these experiences we might have had a hand in orchestrating (whether knowingly at the time or not) and others we may not have. Either way, life is like being a sailor who navigates and rides the changing weather and all the waves, currents and tides of varying proportions. Life can feel like an thrilling adventure one minute, a train that you want to stop (!) and disembark from in the next and of course there's everything else in between. This is a big ask of us humans I reckon!

What would you say have been your most precious moments of joy in life so far and what do you feel have been your hardest times to date? Additionally, when are you at your most content?

And how are you feeling and doing today? Or this week. This month maybe or year, decade even.... How is life, how are you and how are those sailing skills?

I believe and feel, strongly, that we all have the capacity to manage and negotiate (really well) life's ebbs, flows, changes and challenges - whatever size or shape and in ways that suit us personally. I advocate being as creative as you like! Let's craft, find, learn and develop your own personally inspiring, uplifting, do-able and sustainable habits and solutions for life as it is at the moment. For the long term, different things may work for you at different times. Of course, there are likely to be some essential and favourite foundations and go-to's that will always be crucially important to you and for you.

Around The Block & More is an invitation and a starting point for feeling lighter and brighter, for finding yourself thinking differently, for enhanced creativity and an enhanced belief in your abilities to manage and negotiate life's ebbs and flows. Let's go around the block together and see where we might go next!

Around The Block & More.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been mentoring, coaching and training for over 20 years in the areas of personal wellbeing, workplace wellbeing and vocational rehabilitation (returning to work after a long sickness period).

This includes working with private clients, Fresh Air Fridays, Macmillan Cancer Support, Shaw Trust, JCP Wales Psychology Service, Rethink Mental Illness, NHS Mental Health services and NHS Primary Care services.

My training and qualifications include:

  • Solution Focused Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • NLP Coaching
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
  • BSc Psychology with Honours - First

I am also a member of The British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) and The Association for Coaching.


Let's say hi! Give me a ring or drop me an email.  I am here to answer any questions, support you to find your best way forward and my consultations are free.

Consultations - FREE!

Around The Block & More 1-1 session - £100

2 months of Around The Block & More - £1,000

Anytime and all the time, you are very welcome at Around The Block & More on Facebook and Instagram. Here you will find lots of ideas, invitations and inspiration. See you there!

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