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About me

I specialise in Womens Health empowering women in all areas of their health and wellbeing including anxiety and overwhelm, confidence and self esteem building, nutrition and weight management, building better relationships, anger management, giving up or reducing alcohol and smoking.

I am a certified Life Coach and also a Peri to Post-Menopause Women's Wellness Coach. I work with women of all ages but take a particular interest in working with women around midlife understanding the challenges that this stage of life can bring. I am 50 this year and can say the last 10 years have been a roller coaster of discovery for me! I want to be able to help you live the life you truly deserve, it is never too late, you are never too old.

I am passionate about working with younger women enabling them to let go of stress and worry that can prevent them moving forward in their lives as they age.

Understanding how our hormones work and how everything that we do affects our hormones is a big part of my work. Diet, stress, exercise and sleep all play a big part in optimising our hormonal health. I work with women looking at these 4 key areas so that we can feel emotionally and physically the best we can. Using a combination of therapies, CBT, NLP, Counselling skills and relaxation therapies we work together so that you can learn to overcome your worries, let go of anxiety and fear, build your confidence and self esteem and feel like you can take on the world achieving the goals you want to reach.

I co own The Manor Health and Wellness Centre situated in the heart of Colchester Essex and am also trained as a Soft Tissue Therapist and a Tropic Skincare Consultant. I tailor sessions to you and your needs and can combine coaching with massage therapy and energy healing work if having in person sessions.

I am extremely passionate about supporting women through challenging times so that they can reach their full potential in all areas of their lives achieving their goals, fulfilled, happier and healthier. I started having coaching in my late twenties which over the years has transformed me and my life. My Coach helped me to become a confident, focused, fulfilled woman which inspired me to train so that I could help other women achieve their goals and dreams.

I offer a 30 minute Free Discovery Call to see if we are a good fit to work together. Please take a look at my website https://www.sarahpinckney.com

I am a member of The Association of Coaching and The Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 5 Diploma in Professional Life Coaching and Counselling

I also hold qualifications in:

  • Peri to Post Menopause Wellness Coaching
  • ITEC Level 3 Holistic Therapeutic Massage Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy
  • Vitali-Chi Energy and Wellbeing Therapy

I have been a Health and Wellness Practitioner for 9 years and absolutely love my work. I am highly professional, warm and friendly, always putting my clients at ease from day one.

Member organisations

AC

Association for Coaching

The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Midlife Transition

Menopause Health Coaching

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Fees

Additional information

30 Minute Free Discovery Call

First 90 minute session £85

Follow up sessions 60 minutes £75

6 Week Coaching Course £397 and includes:

  • Initial 90 minute session
  • 5 one hour sessions
  • Full support by email
  • A Journal
  • Feedback, handouts, tools and techniques all included for you to take home in between sessions further aiding support

Further information

Testimonials

"I cannot recommend Sarah’s 6 week course enough. On a practical level, I feel like I have tools for life, on an emotional level I feel excited and more positive for the future and on a mental level I have learned so much! I have come away feeling emotionally and mentally stronger and celebratory! Our bodies are amazing, we just need to know how to nourish them. Sarah teaches you this in a loving, accepting and non-judgemental way."

The symptoms of perimenopause, had gradually crept up on me; forgetfulness, ‘brain fog’, difficulty sleeping and generally feeling a bit low and out of sorts, but as I was waiting for changes in my menstrual cycle to trigger the start of menopause, I simply brushed them off.

Then following a big change in my career, I started to struggle. I didn’t think I was picking things up quickly enough, started questioning my ability and whether I was good enough for my new job, and this spiralled into anxiety and a big dip in self-confidence. I felt like I was losing my positive and happy self and was scared of the woman I was turning into! Following what I can only describe as a distressing visit to the GP, who with one eye on her PC and the other on the clock, helpfully advised me to Google to determine the best option for me – either HRT or anti-depressants – and then let her know, I turned to Sarah for advice.

When we started talking, all the bottled up emotions and worries came out like a tsunami! Sarah listened, empathised, passed me tissues and managed to convince me I wasn’t going mad! She explained the biology behind my symptoms, to assure me what I was feeling was caused by a physical chemical imbalance and it wasn’t ‘all in my head’. I can’t explain the relief I felt.

Sarah didn’t write off HRT as a possible solution and she explained the pros and cons, but most importantly we discussed what other options I had. For the past eight months at Sarah’s recommendation, I’ve been taking 100% natural remedies and I feel like a new woman – actually that’s wrong, I feel like myself again!!

I’ve regained control of all aspects of my life and Sarah plays an essential part in my well-being. We check in regularly to make sure my treatment continues to be effective. If I need to go on HRT further down the line, I’ll be able to make that decision in an informed way, but in the meantime I’m happy relying on the natural remedies that Sarah has recommended and the support she is giving me.”

"I am so, so happy that I found Sarah! She has changed my life. I went to Sarah after being recommended to her for problems in my neck and shoulders. I had a car accident in 2014 and a cycle accident in 2016 which caused trauma to the area. I underwent physiotherapy and spinal realignment. This only provided me with a short term solution. I often suffered with severe headaches and migraines to the point that it disabled me. The pain was excruciating and over time I learned to live with it. At the beginning of 2018 I decided to start up fitness again as it is one of my favourite things to do. This soon set off my neck and shoulders in a way that I had never experienced before. For several months I could not turn my head, get up from laying down, roll over in bed, drive etc. I sought more treatment which only masked it. I spent forever applying gels, heat treatment, cold treatment and super strong painkillers such as Tramadol and Cocodamol. When I went to Sarah she allowed me to tell her exactly how I was feeling and where the pain was. Through talking to her in the initial consultation she spoke about Vitali-Chi. I had never heard of this and was very sceptical when she began explaining what it was. I was willing to give anything a try to get my life back. I booked myself on for 6 week course of Vitali-Chi Massage and oh my god! The first massage was so painful! I I still used various treatments but by the third Vitali-Chi treatment I did not need to take any medication for pain, I hadn’t suffered with any headaches, I was participating in light fitness and began to feel hopeful.

Along with the massage Sarah also helped me with my well being. I lead a very busy, hectic and stressful lifestyle as I run my own company and did not realise the pressures it was putting on my body. I now feel more cool, calm and collected and don’t snap at the smallest things thanks to Vitali-Chi. She tailored my treatments to treat anxiety, stress etc. Alongside this I began doing breathe and relax yoga as well as listening to a script made by Sarah and followed her advice on separating my work life from home life. It became the best habit. I would get in get unchanged, do yoga and listen to the script then I would relax in my home life. I now go to the gym 3 times a week and do cardio on 3 other days and one rest day. I can safely say I do not suffer with any pain, headaches and have not needed any form of medication since that third session. I was so close to the edge when I met Sarah and now I feel like a whole new person. Sarah is amazing and so friendly and I cannot recommend her enough! Thank you for giving me my life back!"

"I feel Sarah has played an important part in helping me to make some positive changes to improve my health and well-being and getting me back to feeling my best. I would highly recommend Sarah and the treatments she can provide. Sarah has created a warm, relaxing and tranquil environment to run her business. During the initial consultation, she takes time to understand and gives you the opportunity to discuss any life challenges that may have an effect on your well-being. This helped to instil trust and made me feel very comfortable talking through several health and emotional concerns, and Sarah has given me some helpful and beneficial advice, as well as an effective, personalised treatment plan"

The Manor Health And Wellness Centre
11 Manor Road
Colchester
Essex
CO3 3LX

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Sarah Pinckney MAC - Women's Health Coach

Sarah Pinckney MAC - Women's Health Coach