About me

I can help you to harness the innate wisdom of your body and mind and, connecting with nature, explore practical, personalised tools to help you hold boundaries, communicate your desires, develop robustness and connection to lead a more enlivened and authentic life.

Embodied/ Somatic Coaching
My specialty is in working with people with anxiety, stress and trauma*. We explore individualised strategies and resources that can help you be more in control of your body, your emotions and your choices; to increase your capacity and to express and embody dignity.

Wild Coaching
In Wild Coaching nature is a co-coach, also offering insight through metaphor, offering a variety of landscape, resources and stimulus; space that can help bring out your own natural/ inner self. The “wild” part is about connecting to your inner wildness, the parts beneath socialisation that hold your true desires and the innate resources you may have lost access to or awareness of.

Personal Coaching with me can help you:

  • Be more resourced in challenging situations
  • Cultivate feelings of safety, connection and belonging
  • Gain confidence and assert your boundaries, feel good saying no and yes
  • Connect to your body and deepen your relationship with yourself and nature
  • Build mutual esteem for a more interconnected, compassionate world
  • Feel uninhibited in making this world a safer space for all
  • Reclaim and recognise that you are valuable, powerful, capable, lovable and equal
  • Reflect and reconnect with your values, resourcefulness, and purpose

I work in a trauma-aware way which, to me, means that I will understand if you feel overwhelmed, and have a variety of resources that can support bringing more grounding. I am considered in my approach to offer sessions that aim to avoid distress and re-traumatisation.

In coaching sessions we don’t explore traumatic memory or past experiences, we notice how they are affecting you now and focus on exploring the right strategies for you to have a better quality of life in the present.

My work is informed by a broad body of wisdom, including ancient practices of yoga therapy and yogic mindfulness as well as modern-day neuroscience, wellbeing coaching and body psychotherapy.

*At this time, none of my services are psychotherapeutic in nature or a replacement for qualified mental healthcare.

Training, qualifications & experience

Wellbeing Life Coach
Raw Horizons

Somatic Trauma Therapy
Babette Rothschild

Yoga Therapist
Svastha Yoga

Integrative Psychotherapist in Training
(currently training, due to complete 2022)
Northern Guild of Psychotherapy

Making Trauma Therapy Safe
Babette Rothschild

Selfcare Tool Kit for Psychotherapists
Babette Rothschild

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Campus (IYN, Yoga Alliance)

Wild Therapy (Ecopsychology for coaches, counsellors & psychotherapists)
Jayne Johnson and Leonie Guest

Embodied Dignity and Boundaries
Jane Clapp

Movement for Trauma Training
Jane Clapp

From the Other Side Intensive
Linda Kapetanea, Fighting Monkey/ Rootless Roots

Inspire by Fighting Monkey Intensive
Elke Schroeder

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

Wild Coaching

Somatic/ Embodied Coaching


£270 for six one hour sessions

or £50 per one hour session

Free 15 minute consultation


Mondays 5pm to 6pm
Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm
Wednesdays 5pm to 7pm
Please contact to be put on a waiting list or to enquire about other days and times.

Further information

I offer sessions in person (in the South Lakes) or online using Zoom or Skype. I am happy to include a mixture of session formats as appropriate to our work.

In-person sessions take place in Staveley, outdoors in quiet woodlands or fells. Throughout these sessions we negotiate our boundaries for the session (such as distance, speed and terrain).


Key details

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Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

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.

I offer sessions on Zoom and ensure that outdoor sessions are in places that are accessible for wheelchairs. All movement is individualised to suit your body.

Type of session

In person
Home visits


Vanessa Bear

Vanessa Bear