About me

Hello, I’m Sue Leslie. I help people who are not happy with their lives to find a better way going forward. I help them make new choices so that their future is better than their past. 

My own past used to dictate my attitude to life - until I turned 30, I thought that a worthwhile life was something only other people could enjoy. I didn't know how to be in the world. In fact, I felt like I was looking at the world from the outside in - at all the things other people were doing that I wasn’t able or allowed to do. Of course it was complete nonsense, but that was how life seemed to me at the time.

I needed to find another way to live, a way that would move me on from my past and give me the strength to step into my own life.

The turning point came one rainy day while I was putting together an IKEA bookcase. The TV was on in the background, and PBS was doing a themed fundraising drive - self-help programs all weekend. A skinny old guy with a beard was on stage talking about how powerfully healing it was to get in touch with your inner child. Boom! Of course, that skinny old guy was the wonderful John Bradshaw.

And that was what started my journey out of my past and into my life. That was when I realized that you can heal your childhood – and you don’t have to let it define who you are for the rest of your life.

As my own sense of empowerment grew stronger, I knew that I wanted to help others to reclaim their lives too. And when I discovered life coaching, I knew straightaway that was the way I would do it! So I gained a Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and have absolutely loved helping people sort out their lives ever since.

If you feel that it’s time for you

·        To turn your life around

·        To find a way forward in your life

·        To make sense of your place in the world

·        To work out what steps to take next

then I can help you.

I will not tell you what to do, but I will listen to your story carefully and with empathy.

I will not try to ‘fix’ you, but I will give you some ideas and tools so that you can make positive changes and decisions for yourself.

People come to me saying things like:

·        My husband passed away five years ago and I still don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.

·        I want to be more creative but I don’t feel confident enough to make a start.

·        My children have left home, the house feels empty, and I’m not sure what to do next.

·        I’m not happy in my job, but I don’t know how to find the courage to make a change.

·        We want to start a family – how can we stay positive while we’re trying to conceive?

Life coaching is a brilliant talking therapy because it can help with all of these things and lots more!

I adhere to the strict confidentiality code of my professional body (the National Council of Psychotherapists), so your information is always safe and totally private.

You can speak to me in confidence, knowing that I will provide a safe, welcoming, and sympathetic setting for you.

The best way to contact me is to send me a text or WhatsApp message on 07530659316.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

I will email you any resources needed ahead of time so that you can print them out before the session, and I do look forward to seeing you in the virtual world!

Training, qualifications & experience

Professionally, I believe that it’s important to have proper life coaching training and qualifications, independently verified by an external body. I therefore have a Level 5 Diploma in Performance Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) from Simply Changing, which was independently moderated by Pearson (EdExcel).

I am also a qualified secondary school teacher with a PGCE in Design & Technology (Food & Textiles); my undergraduate degree was in Fine Art and English Literature.

I've also done a lot of CPD training with Carolyn Spring of PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) including trauma recovery, childhood abuse, family trauma, and self-harm/suicide. I have found that even where clients have not experienced severe abuse, trauma, or dissociation, many of the concepts, frameworks, and techniques are useful, especially as they apply to the Inner Child work that I find can be so helpful.

Speaking of Inner Child work, it's probably worth mentioning that a huge amount of benefit can be gained just from completing your childhood stages of development - and this can be a lot of fun too! It's not necessary to go back over every bad thing that happened when you were little; you can in effect 're-parent' yourself, giving that little child inside of you all the love and attention they have needed all these years. This of course can make you feel better about yourself as an adult, and thus better able to cope with life generally.

Please visit my 5-star Etsy shop MyLifeMyArtMyJourney to buy my Art Journal Coaching Kits - including 'My Inner Child's Journey' which will gently take you through the stages of childhood to help you heal. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MyLifeMyArtMyJourney?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Because of my extensive background in art and craft, I like to use lots of creative activities in my life coaching - but you don't have to be an artist! Art Journaling is a favourite project, and stamping, stenciling, doodling, and collage are all easy techniques that beginners can use successfully. Creating a Journal also provides you with reference material for self-coaching after your sessions have finished.

I have been coaching for 9 years now, and I love helping people more than ever. I am a member of the National Council of Psychotherapists, and thus comply with their Continuing Professional Development requirements and adhere to their professional Code of Conduct which includes strict client confidentiality. I am also fully insured with Holistic Insurance.

Member organisations

NCP

The National Council of Psychotherapists

National Council of Psychotherapists

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Creativity
  • Visual Arts
  • Positive Psychology

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Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

Hourly Rate: £100/hour available in blocks of three or six (with an extra bonus seventh session when you purchase six).

Based on popular topics with past clients, I also offer themed Coaching Packages:

    • Get Your Life Back Package

      Does it sometimes feel like your life is spinning out of control?

      I can help you to carve a path through the chaos so that you are in charge of your life and it’s not in charge of you!

    • Good Grieving Package

      Would you like some company moving through the grieving process?

      If you have lost someone you love and are struggling with grief, I can help you.

    • Exam-Busting Study Skills Package

      Are you – or a teen you know & love – struggling with the pressure and stress of exams?

      I can help you put your exams back in perspective - and get back on track with your life and your study skills.

    • Rewarding Relationships Package

      Would you like to have more meaningful relationships in your life?

      I can help you to rebuild your social life, or create a brand new one!

    • Break Free From Your Past Package

      Is your past holding you back? Are some things that happened long ago still affecting your life today?

      I can help you to get clear of negative influences from the past so that you can move confidently into your future.

    • Positive Parenting Package

      Do you ever feel like your kids are driving you crazy?

      You love them to bits but things are just a little bit out of control on the home front? I can help you restore some order.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available weekdays, weekends, and evenings - please contact me to arrange your session times.

Further information

Hello, I’m Sue Leslie and I want to help you move on from your past.

Until I was 30, I felt that life was something other people created.

I was looking at the world from the outside - at all the things other people were doing that I wasn’t.

I needed to find another way to live, a way that would move me on from my past and give me the strength to step into my own life.

The turning point came one rainy day while I was putting together an IKEA bookcase. The TV was on in the background, and PBS was doing a fundraising drive that weekend. A skinny old guy with a beard was on stage talking about how powerfully healing it was to get in touch with your inner child. Boom! Of course, that skinny old guy was the wonderful John Bradshaw.

And that was what started my journey out of my past and into my life. That was when I realized that you can heal your childhood – and you didn’t have to let it define who you are for the rest of your life.

As my own sense of empowerment got stronger, I wanted to help others to reclaim their lives too. And when I discovered life coaching, I knew that was the way to do it!

If you feel that it’s time for you

·        To turn your life around

·        To find a way forward in your life

·        To make sense of your place in the world

·        To work out what steps to take next

then I can help you.

People come to me saying things like:

·        My husband passed away five years ago and I still don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.

·        I want to be more creative but I don’t feel confident enough to make a start.

·        My children have left home, the house feels empty, and I’m not sure what to do next.

·        I’m not happy in my job, but I don’t know how to find the courage to make a change.

·        We want to start a family – how can we stay positive while we’re trying to conceive?

Life coaching is a brilliant talking therapy because it can help with all of these things and lots more!

I will not tell you what to do, but I will listen to your story carefully and with empathy.

I will not try to ‘fix’ you, but I will give you some ideas and tools so that you can make positive changes and decisions for yourself.

I adhere to the strict confidentiality code of my professional body (the National Council of Psychotherapists), so your information is always safe and totally private.

You can speak to me in confidence, knowing that I will provide a safe, welcoming, and sympathetic setting for you.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Keeper's Cottage
Wytham
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 8QQ

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

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