Sarah Walsh | For Women Who Want to Soar
+44 (0)20 8638 8801
I work with women who feel that fear and self-doubt are directing their lives, robbing them of opportunities and eclipsing their true self. Women who really want to make a difference in the world but feel unable to push themselves forwards out of their "safe zone", resulting in them feeling unfulfilled and increasingly disconnected from themselves and others.
I use a Transformational Coaching approach, defined by the Animas School for Coaching as, "a collaborative, non-directive conversation that brings about change through inquiry, reflection, choice and new behaviours in order to help people make courageous decisions about their life, relationships and work".
Transformational Coaching uses a combination of evidence-based psychological approaches to do this, including Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, Person-Centred, and Transactional Analysis.
I decided to train as a coach after having coaching myself. In 2012, after months of unexplained and debilitating fatigue, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Hypermobility Syndrome, a hereditary connective-tissue disorder. I was referred to the Changing Outlook on Pain Experiences (COPE) programme at University College Hospital in London, as pain, fatigue and anxiety had significantly restricted my activity, impacting on my life experience and mood. The course was run by psychologists, specialist pain nurses and physiotherapists, and coaching was a core component.
During the course, the specialist support helped me to achieve things that I'd considered downright impossible, with the most amazing feeling. I felt free, with a sense that I'd come back to myself. I knew that I wanted to put my psychology background to use helping others to achieve the same feeling, and so trained as a coach.
I have a Master's in Psychology and a career history spanning different industries, including health, education, and IT. I have lived experience as a woman with a chronic health condition and a neurodivergent brain (ADHD), both of which give their own unique spin on life
Currently, my best availability for appointments is Monday Daytime through to early evening; Thursday daytime and evening; and Saturday morning.
Book in a free, 30 minute online consultation with me by going to my website, www.sarahwalsh.london and going to the Work With Me section. This will give you the opportunity to tell me what you'd like to work on, ask any questions you have about me or the coaching process, and - most importantly - gives us both the chance to see if we're a good fit to work together. If we both feel we're raring to go by the end of the 30 minutes, we'll book in your first session!
"I came to Sarah with a heavy heart and a cloudy head. I expected a complex analysis of why I felt the way I did. Instead, Sarah drilled straight to the point. She gave me clear, simple and practical advice on how to change my life perspective. I had faith in the process and applied her guidance, every week. Do the same and you will notice a marked difference in your life." - Sally, London.
"Sarah is friendly and straight to the point. She listens and engages well and her questioning got me closer to the essence of what was going on. In the space of only a few sessions I felt myself moving forward in my thinking and shifting my mindset from a narrow focus to one of greater expanse. I've made the decision to finally leave my job this summer to start my business. This feels very energising and exciting. I've stopped looking specifically for my skill sets and started looking holistically of what my total life experience can bring to others." - Nana, London
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Transformational Coaching, Animas School for Coaching, accredited by the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching.
- MSc Psychology, University of East London
- BSc (hons) Internet Computing, University of Westminster
- Graduate Member (MBPsS) of the British Psychological Society
- Associate Member (AssocMISCP) of the International Society for Coaching Psychology
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
- Living with a chronic health condition
- Chronic pain
- Chronic fatigue
My initial consultation (30 minutes) is free.
A standard coaching package is 6 sessions with payment options from one of the below:
- £450 payable in advance OR
- £160 per month for 3 months.
Sessions are held over Skype or FaceTime every 7-14 days.
Type of session
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