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I am an executive function skills coach supporting children and adults to understand where their difficulties lie and help them develop those all important executive function (EF) skills.
So what exactly are EF skills? Well they are things like: planning, organisation, getting started and staying on task, impulse control, being adaptable and resilient and emotional regulation. Quite important life skills skills! Thankfully though, even if these are lacking or lagging behind now, they do continue to develop throughout the first 25 years so there is an opportunity to catch up with siblings and peers. These skills can also be supported and further developed in adulthood.
A delay in developing EF skills is often associated with neurodevelopment differences such as ADHD and autism but I work with individuals with and without a diagnosis. I often find it helpful to work with the parents of children who are struggling at home, at school, in social situations and in relationships with siblings or friends.
So maybe you recognise some of these issues in your child? They may be disorganised and forgetful. They may have difficulty getting started on a task and, when they finally get going, can be easily distracted. Perhaps they’ve lost their books or forgotten to bring back the things they need for their home work. Or, if they’ve managed to do the work, they may forget to hand it in. They may rush through their work making careless mistakes or go through it oh so very slowly. Perhaps they won’t know how to begin an assignment and have no idea how long it will take. And, very frustratingly, they will leave it to the absolute last minute. Their work spaces and backpacks are often disorganised. They may act impulsively or respond extremely emotionally when things don’t go their way at school, college and Uni or with their friends and within their family.
You may be an adult reading this and find it resonates with you as you reflect on your childhood. You may still be struggling with similar issues as you try to function in the workplace or just to manage your day to day living or your social life.
My EF coaching approach focuses on developing self-management and self-regulation skills giving my clients the opportunity and the confidence to be able to function more effectively and independently at home, in school and further education and in the workplace - both academically and socially.
Together we identify one or two specific targets at a time that have measurable goals and focus on those to create functioning habits. We ‘check in’ with each other regularly to see how things are progressing.
One of the most helpful adjuncts for parents is to make changes in their approach to supporting their child (and I know this from first hand experience). I offer parent coaching which can be invaluable in the first instance or in parallel to individual coaching for children.
I also work as a life coach specialising in health and wellbeing with my own coaching business and a decades experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
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) Executive Functions Coach Training
Associate Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council UK (EMCC)
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.
Areas of coaching I deal with
£100.00 - £110.00
Free initial telephone session
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 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.
When I work
I am available for week day, evening and weekend coaching.
“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.
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.