Rachel Martin - Relationships & Life Coach for Women
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate. Carl Jung
How I work
I coach wonderful humans all over the world via Skype, or Face to Face if location works, and specialise in Relationships (both with ourselves and with others). Which are vital when it comes to knowing who you are and what you want from your life. Everything begins with connection, we are hardwired for it, but live in a world where we currently feel more and more disconnected, especially from ourselves. Which leaves us feeling desolate, unsure and lacking in focus.
Coaching is about the present and the future, BUT, it has been my experience since beginning my own personal development journey five years ago, that we cannot move forward into the highest versions of ourselves without acknowledging and understanding our older life stories first.
My work goes way below surface level. Its for those courageous women that know that something from their past is completely derailing their life today, and will continue to do so until it is resolved.
I am not a counsellor, nor a child psychologist and do not claim to be, but I am a woman who's own lived experience until the age of 36 was one of feeling like I wasn't good enough to have any of the things that I desired. I wasn't worthy of love, fulfilment at work, or building a life that felt meaningful. This came from an extremely toxic relationship with my Dad and my stepfather, and from living a life where I tried so hard to fit in that I lost sight completely of who I was.
I'm straight talking, enjoy a well placed swear word, but am hugely empathetic and always in your corner.
Main Areas of Interest
Relationships with loved ones: Parents, siblings, lovers, friends. They all have an impact on us. We love them, but sometimes we do not get along. There is a tension there, a grating, and it sucks. My work will help you untangle exactly what it is thats going on with that person, and they don't even need to be in the room. On the flip-side of that, sometimes a relationship simply isn't going to work, no matter how much we want it to, or how much we feel that it should. Working with me will allow you to learn how to make peace with the situation and let go with love, so that you can move forward in peace.
Relationships with ourselves: One of my all time favourite questions is "who are you?", and it never ceases to amaze me just how few people know the answer. Life is busy and its so easy to find yourself in a place that feels frustrating and "less than". By focusing on you (how often do we do that?), together we can unpick those knots of frustration and fear, and help you to reconnect with who you truly are, so that you can choose a future that feels and looks right for you. This work is both powerful and empowering. It will shift your mindset completely and transform your quality of life.
Getting to know me
When I'm not coaching, I love being in the great outdoors. It always feels so good to really see the sky after many years having my view blocked by office buildings, so hiking is a firm favourite. I love being by or in the sea, and getting knocked off my body board by a big wave. You'll also find me riding horses as often as I can. My other go to place is diving into a good book, I'll read anything & love a recommendation!
I'm also a Mum and a business owner, believe me when I say that I get the struggle. Or perhaps that should be juggle?
Training, qualifications & experience
- Animas Accredited Diploma In Transformational Coaching.
- Twenty years in corporate finance, AAT Qualified.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Coaching Program - What's Your Story
This program is a deep dive into who you are. With the number 1 question being "are you showing up as who you really want to in this world?". Its work that goes to the core of who you are. Its a good long look at your history, and how all those pivotal moments from your younger years are currently presenting themselves as frustrating stumbling blocks.
I know that as you read that you may want to retreat, run away, or put up a wall. But only in facing the things we have been avoiding, can we finally release the old stories and beliefs that are keeping us in a place of lack, of dissatisfaction, and of frustration with our world and our way of being. During this time I want you to think of me as your anchor, the person that will keep you safe, the person that will hear you, and the person that isn't going anywhere regardless of what you bring to the table. We'll be looking at your life under a microscope, and shine a light on your values, on what you believe your limitations are, and on what your heart truly desires and needs in order to live a complete and abundant life. You'll find your true voice again, and you'll have the confidence to speak it.
What's Your Story consists of 8 x 1 hour Skype sessions with me, held weekly or fortnightly, plus email support throughout. I'll also be providing you with homework along the way to keep the self curiosity and focus high throughout our time together.
What you can expect.
- Better relationships. Both with yourself and with others.
- More love, kindness and acceptance of yourself and who you really are
- Your spark. Life will no longer feel heavy and like a slog.
- Increased courage and confidence in all that you do.
- Renewed focus and clarity on where you are heading.
- Weight loss - the mind variety, get rid of those roadblocks in your mind.
- Space to be you completely, in a safe space free from judgement.
- Accountability, together we will set out steps that you feel are right to move forward.
- To be able to show up in the world as YOU, the real one, not the heavily edited version.
- Your investment in this program is £695 - payments can be made via BACS or Paypal.
My clients experience is the most important thing to me, and that's why I only work with a small number at a time. This enables me to be fully present for the women I work with, so that their experience is as meaningful and impactful as possible.
"What a joyful experience! Coaching has well and truly impacted on me and my life in a huge way. The work has been both fascinating and eye opening. Just 4 months ago I felt so stuck, so hemmed in and I knew I had to change something. I was nervous about digging about in my past, but it was such a cathartic and empowering experience. Now I know that the life I am living is truly mine. I know my own voice, and I am clear on where I am headed. Just brilliant" Helen, Basingstoke
"Career Coaching with Rachel has been a revelation. I have loved having someone I can talk with and not fear being judged, or made to feel like my ideas were silly. I'm now planning a new direction and am going to start retraining in September. I'm so glad I bit the bullet and decided to sign up for coaching. I'm sure I would still be sat at that desk feeling hopeless if I hadn't. As someone who has been through the process herself, Rachel is empathetic, funny and supportive, as well as being straight talking and holding me accountable. So worth it, would highly recommend to all." Jen, Horsham
"Coaching with Rachel changed so much in my life, it enabled me to see that the story I was living by wasn’t true and was only holding me back. Through working with Rachel for a few months I was able to make sense of my past and how it was impacting me in the present. Which has left me free to really embrace the future with a new sense of confidence and clarity. I’m so glad I went through this process with her!" Emma, Bournemouth
Type of session
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Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:30am
Monday -Thursday 7pm-10pm
Some Saturday morning appointments are also available.