Sarah Withey

About me

We know that women face challenges at all ages and stages of their lives. As a life coach specialising in womens issues, both personal and professional, I realise that everyone can benefit from outside support at certain times. I have the expertise and experience to empower you to enrich your life and reach your full potential.

My approach is holistic, I generally take in all aspects of someones life when dealing with where they currently are and where they would like to be.

In 2011 after a fulfilling nursing career as an NHS critical care specialist, educator and manager I formally trained as a life coach. Previously I coached patients with acute and chronic illness to maximise their health and well being. I also coached NHS staff in professional and career development.

I completed studies in psychology, neurolinguistics and life coaching then set up my own coaching practice.

Over the years I have refined my practice and now specialise in woman’s health and well-being. Clients seek me out to help with the many issues that women face. Whether that is diet, health (both physical and psychological), chronic illness, stress, menopause, separation and divorce, loss, career issues, confidence and self-esteem, phobias, change, personal understanding, life-balance or relationships.

The presenting problem may not be the underlying one and frequently there can be interplay between a whole range of different issues. My role is to help unravel that web of interconnected problems and enable you to achieve your goals, dreams and ambitions.

Coaching in Practice

My clients often benefit from around 12 sessions, run weekly over a 3 month period. Our first and final sessions are face to face and coaching in between can be via Skype or FaceTime. However some clients come for a couple of sessions whilst others continue for 6-9 months, depending on individual need.

During our first session we look in more depth at how coaching will work for you. I gather some general information about you, including your current situation and any areas of immediate concern you may have. We then decide how we will work together and we ‘just start talking’.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications
Registered General Nurse (The Royal London Hospital)
Adult Intensive Care Course (St Thomas’ Hospital).
City and Guilds Training and Assessment (City and Guilds)
Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (The English National Board)
Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Distinction). (Christchurch Canterbury)
Master of Arts Degree in Management Studies (Christchurch Canterbury)
Advanced Patient Assessment (Buckinghamshire New University)
University Certificate in Psychology (Distinction) (University of Derby)
Licensed Practitioner of NLP (London)
Diploma in Life Coaching (Distinction) (Centre of Excellence)
Associate Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC)

Member organisations


European Mentoring and Coaching Council

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.


To discover if coaching is right for you, and if we are a good fit for each other, I offer a confidential, complimentary telephone session where we can identify your challenges and goals and discuss the coaching process in more detail.

Initial 90 minute face to face session costs £110.

Subsequent 60 minute sessions each cost £100

If you sign up for blocks of 6 sessions (after your initial one) you will receive a 5% discount.

Payments should be made in advance and can be by bank transfer, credit card or cash.

Please contact me for further details.

Further information


“I may feel young at heart but nature is dictating otherwise and as a female approaching her mid 50’s, the physical and mental challenges I am encountering have left me feeling unsure, anxious and fragile. Sarah has helped me develop strategies to overcome these feelings and advise me which way to go in a very practical and effective way. Her medical background and her compassionate nature are a perfect combination which has helped me step forward into this new stage of my life with vigour, confidence and a renewed sense of purpose.”

Thank you Sarah.
BJ, Australia

Sarah is a marvellous coach. Taking advice from her has given me the opportunity to truly develop myself over the past 9 months. I have found her guidance to be accurate and individualised because she has taken my specific issues into consideration.
It is also great is to see how dedicated she is. Everything you learn from her will help you know yourself more fully. Sarah has given me the keys for change, as a result I now deal with life much more efficiently and also feel healthier in body and mind. She will truly listen to your needs, then target her coaching in the most perfect way to suit your individual requirements .
Sarah always gives thorough explanations along side her advice and support, which further instills me with confidence. She has been an exceptional guide, giving me the chance to really develop and move forward with my life. I know that her advice has change me lastingly.

MH (aged 20,) France

My younger sister and I lost our mother several years ago. We were both devastated however my sister found it more difficult to bear. Perhaps because of this and other personal problems her health has deteriorated more recently. Over 18 months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I have found it difficult to deal with since she has encountered hurdle after hurdle in her treatment as her condition was further complicated by Fibromyalgia.
I found this difficult to counsel and support and a friend, recognising my problem, introduced me to Sarah.
At our first meeting I was impressed by Sarah’s quiet, sympathetic and understanding approach and was immediately able to articulate my concerns.
The sensible, practical and comforting advice that Sarah gave me was immediately helpful and reassuring and our continuing contact has been invaluable.

JC, London



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a life coach's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the life coach to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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