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Sue Brackstone - Life/Work Harmony, Resilience, Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach.

Witney OX28 & Oxford OX4
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About me

Are you are ready to make positive changes and take charge of your life again?

If you’re overwhelmed, feeling lost, stuck or uncertain about the future, life coaching can help.

Are you looking for greater work/life balance? Maybe you’re stuck in a rut or feeling overwhelmed and need to start looking after your wellbeing before you burn out.

Sometimes we spend so much of our time taking care of others we forget to look after ourselves. It’s time to regain your focus, take care of yourself and create something just for you.

Resilience & Wellbeing Coaching

Have you ever noticed that there are times that you cope well with problems, and other times it’s all too much? Why does overwhelm effect us more at certain times than others? Why do some people seem to manage so well whilst others struggle.

Your level of wellbeing has a direct effect on your resilience and ability to cope with different situations. The good news is that resilience isn’t something that some people are born with and others don’t have. It’s something that can be learned and improved.

What can life coaching do for you?

During a life coaching session we will discuss your situation and clarify your plans and goals for the future. This could include;

-Managing your time.

-Beating procrastination and getting things done.

-Growing your confidence and self esteem.

-Creating a positive mindset.

-Improving your resilience and wellbeing.

-Bringing mindfulness into your daily life.

Because everyone’s situation is unique we will create an action plan for moving forward which is tailored to suit you and your needs.

Group Coaching
As well as 1-1 coaching, I run small group workshops for mindfulness, resilience and wellbeing that can be tailored to the needs of your group.

If you’d like to discuss any of the above or have any questions about how life coaching can help you, please email me.


“I reached out to Sue when I was in a tremendously difficult place and mentally and emotionally exhausted with my relationships, my work and life in general. I felt stuck and was unable to move anything forward due to guilt, shame and a lack of self care.

In the space of time I had with Sue coaching me, she helped me to understand my own strengths, desires, weaknesses and how to convert the energy that was holding me down and pinning me to a negative outlook, into a wealth of self understanding, self care and determination to take the steps I wanted to in all aspects in my life.”

“I would 100% encourage working with Sue to help yourself in any area you’re finding it hard, as I found myself extremely receptive to her methods, and felt a great sense of reward and optimism, that this coaching gave me the tools to grow. 2019 has been one of the best years I’ve experienced so far in my life and so much of it is thanks to Sue’s Life coaching”

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma & Level 3 Professional Certificate in Life Coaching.

I've studied counselling and psychology with the Open University gaining an Open Diploma in Higher Education. I've completed Resilience Practitioner Training with the College of Wellbeing.

I'm a Member of the Association For Coaching and OTS (Oxfordshire Therapy & Self Development) I'm also a Member of the UK College of Personal Development.

I'm currently learning British Sign Language (Level 3) and plan to offer life coaching and mindfulness training via sign language in the future.

Member organisations


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

Resilience, Hearing loss


First call is free. If you'd like to book a free call follow the link below.  https://calendly.com/suebrackstone/30mincoachingcall

Zoom/Skype, telephone or in person coaching: £390 for 6 sessions, weekly or fortnightly, paid for in advance.

Longer sessions can be arranged if needed, contact me to discuss your requirements.

Further information

After being made redundant in 2008 I didn’t want to return to the rat race. I wanted a better work life balance to spend more time with my family. I worked as a freelance writer whilst studying to become a life coach.

A serious illness made me re-evaluate everything.

I’ve been deaf in one ear since childhood, I learnt to lipread and coped well. In 2013 I was diagnosed with a cholesteatoma (a benign tumor) in my hearing ear. If left untreated it would have caused total hearing loss, face paralysis and eventually a brain abscess. Thankfully it was successfully removed, but some damage had already been done, leaving me with severe hearing loss.

Despite the cholesteatoma’s return in late 2019,  I refuse to let go of my passion for helping people achieve their dreams.

It may seem crazy for someone with severe hearing loss to work in a listening profession such as coaching. But this is where I need to be. And with modern technology, hearing loss isn’t the barrier it once was. I wear a BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid) which streams sound from my iPad and phone.  This allows me to chat with clients online. I also have a microphone for meetings and noisy environments.

Most people don’t notice my hearing loss unless I tell them, but I talk about it anyway, as raising awareness of the challenges people face is just as important as helping people to overcome them.

Temple Cowley


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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.

Wheelchair user access


Monday - Friday


Sue Brackstone - Life/Work Harmony, Resilience, Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach.

Sue Brackstone - Life/Work Harmony, Resilience, Mindfulness & Wellbeing Coach.