Petra Velzeboer MSc ICF BACP
Have you ever thought I'm sick of complaining about the same old things and re-hashing the story I tell myself about why I will never have the opportunity to live the life I want!
Do you feel like you're beginning to bore your friends with your problems?
Do you think deep down that there's something within you that just hasn't had a chance to come out yet?
If you think there may be potential in your to live a more fulfilled, excited and passionate life then get in touch.
I went from nothing at 23 (no education, future or hope) to running a successful business with love all around me. I wish I had these tools then! I could have gotten here quicker.
Just think, what if your 10 year plan could happen in 1 year?! What then...?
Get in touch today to book a FREE one hour session to get you started.
What my clients say:
'Petra has an incredible ability to unlock parts of my mind that no one else can. The smart bit however is that she doesn't do it, she gets me to do it, which is all the more rewarding, fulfilling and ultimately life-improving' - Ben Knowles.
'I have to say without any doubt that my work with her (Petra) has been a direct catalyst for all the positive changes that have happened for me in that time. When we met I felt entirely lost, in my personal life, and also in my business.
Personally I was in a grey area of uncertainty which Petra helped me to navigate with more ease. Petra patiently encouraged me to stretch myself out of my comfort zone in order to attain true fulfilment and connection. Since we met I have learnt important lessons about asking for what I need, using stress as a positive tool, communicating with more strength, and developing really powerful connections with exactly the right people.
Professionally my business has experienced its biggest changes in the last year. I have gone from floating along in a business that wasn’t exciting me, or fulfilling me, to challenging myself, facing my fears and achieving momentum and the organic growth I was craving. I have battled with visibility in a big way; I’ve had such fear about being seen…but working with Petra has helped me to work alongside my fears and keep going regardless. Since I started working with Petra, I have built a website from scratch, I am sending out regular newsletters to my new mailing list, I have relaunched my Facebook page, set up a Facebook group, organised and ran my first ever event which I had been procrastinating over for 2 years, I have started writing the book that had been half written in my head, I’m planning my second event, and I have posted videos of myself - something I thought I would never be able to do comfortably! - Rebecca Tomlinson
'I started coaching with Petra when I was in the depths of anxiety and depression. I felt on the margins of life and struggled with motivation and hope.
Petra helped me shake off that hopelessness using a wide range of approaches...she helped me refine my goals, ignite my enthusiasm and helped me rekindle my success, strengths and drive.
She was masterful at asking questions which helped me see the up-side, the empowering aspect of issues which were troubling me. She guided me into seeing, feeling and believing in a future full of potential and opportunities.
6 sessions and 8 months later I have conducted over 15 webinars, concluded a number of training projects, have 5 new executive coaching clients and feel confident and excited about 2017.
I am deeply grateful to Petra and highly recommend her as a powerful coach who will help you see light and opportunities even in the darkest tunnels.'
-Maria Kassova, Founder of MK Motivation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Supervision BPS
- Professional Co-Active Coach - Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
- Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Institute.
- Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Volunteer Mentor for Women in Business - Aspire Foundation
- MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development - Birkbeck University.
- Therapeutic Integrative Counselling - Lambeth College
- Brief Solution Focussed Therapy - BRIEF
- Adolescents Transition & Resilience - Trust for the Study of Adolescence
- Assessment and Support Planning - Catch22
- Working with young people - The Open University
- Young People's Rights within the Education System - Youth Access
- Counselling Young People who have Experienced or witnessed rauma in their families - Youth Access
- Behaviour Management - Leap / Confronting Conflict
- Mediation Skills - The London Action Trust
- Rickter Scale Practitioner - The Rickter Company
- Assessing Risk to Vulnerable adolescents where family substance misuse exists - ESCB
- NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) - The Association for NLP
- Legal Issues in therapeutic work with children and young people - BACP
- Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) - 573261
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Third Culture Kids
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Free initial consultation.
My offer is bespoke so please get in touch to find out how working with me could change everything!
A bit about me, the stuff that qualifications won't tell you:
I grew up all over the globe and identify as a TCK (Third Culture Kid). This has connected me to many different cultures and given me a unique way of looking outside of the box and viewing problems from many different perspectives. When I was 18 I worked in Russia with street children and continued working with adolescents in France, Italy, Holland, Kenya and across the UK. As a child I had an alternative education and not much future. At 23 I became a parent and had ultimate housewife as my only option. My dream was to help people reach their potential. What the hell did I have to say.
I began drinking heavily, yelled at my boyfriend often, put on weight, developed depression and cried myself to sleep most nights.
I had a moment one day when I thought I might as well end my life and I realised I had a choice. I could die, live unhappily or I could look inside myself for the power to change things one step at a time.
I began volunteering in a inner city youth club, I studied part time to be a counsellor, I quit drinking completely & began looking after my health and fitness. I realised that if you change the rudder of your life now your whole life trajectory can change in the future.
My training as a Co-Active Coach came from a place of wanting to live my true passion: To help other people find their passion, excitement and joy in life. To allow you to see the possibilities that are shut down by all the voices in your head that SHOUT out reasons why it can't be done.
My life is a world apart from what it was. I've worked with people from across the globe, I've reignited my passion for travel and have created financial independence and a life free from anxiety and depression. I'm now able to share the tools I learned along the way to save you time and energy figuring it out.
Let's spend a little of our journey together.
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