Vicky Ashraf - Wellbeing & Self-Care Coach
I don’t believe in “quick fixes”. I believe in long lasting change, so my aim is to help you develop healthy self-care habits that will eventually become as natural as brushing your teeth. I will support you in developing your confidence, strength and motivation in this crucial area, which will undoubtedly lead to a healthier state of positive well-being and an encouraging shift in your quality of life.
Is this you at the moment?
You ignore the signs of burnout?
You feel exhausted, stressed, agitated and depleted?
You sacrifice ‘yourself’ because you are too busy?
You put everyone else’s needs before your own?
You find it difficult to sustain your heavy workload?
Does this sound more appealing?
Be more resilient and able to handle life’s stresses
Feel revitalized inside and out
Feel good about yourself and your life
Have a deeper value of yourself
Experience a longer-term healthy and balanced well-being
Feel calmer and more energised
Have more energy to invest in those you care about
What is self care?
In a nutshell, self-care is just about anything you to do be good to yourself. It’s about being kind and treating yourself as you would the people you care about. It focuses on activities that you do deliberately in order to take care of your mental, emotional, and physical health and is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also crucial to a good relationship with yourself and others.
In a world where we are preoccupied with the thoughts and actions of others, it’s alarmingly easy to forget about ourselves, however taking time out to care for ourselves, helps remind us and others that our needs are important too. Feeling well cared-for leads to feelings of calm and relaxation and conveys to others that we value ourselves, which contributes to longer-term feelings of healthy well-being.
What you can expect from my self care programme
- Help you challenge some of your beliefs around self-care
- Identify your current level of self-care and what drains you right now
- Look at what’s stopping you and break down these barriers
- Explore what lights you up, what nourishes you and what makes you, you
- Develop kindness and compassion towards yourself
- Find pockets of time for yourself to give balance to your day
- Drop the guilt
- Clarify priorities and set goals to increase your self-care
- Reduce stress and burn out
What you can expect from me
I have a deeper understanding of the process, from both personal and professional perspectives. I bring my real self to the sessions and have a positive and inspiring attitude with a confident, fun and enthusiastic approach. I have a good level of self-awareness and I am extremely passionate about helping people live authentically.
I believe that you have the answers to every question or challenge you may come across in your life, even if those answers appear to be obscured, concealed or hidden inside. My role is to help you move beyond this. My skills are in knowing the right tools to give and the right questions to ask, that are thought provoking and help you to gain clarity and new perspectives.
Developing your self-care, means practice and taking action. I will help you to actively seek out opportunities, supporting you throughout and holding you accountable in taking steps towards your goals.
I communicate in a way that connects me to the people I work with in a meaningful way, creating a level of understanding, trust and acceptance. I adopt an extremely loyal, stimulating, motivational and challenging approach that will help you travel beyond your barriers and confront issues that are holding you back. With this approach, you can allow yourself to create opportunities that will open up your mind and tap into resources you didn't even know you had!
I provide a supportive foundation, which above all is encouraging, humorous and inspiring and one that allows the coaching relationship to grow. This enables you to feel accepted and gives you the opportunity to express yourself freely.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Personal Performance Diploma in Life Coaching
- Diploma in the Practice & Theory of Counselling
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in CBT
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Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
I am also a Coaching Supervisor, helping and supporting other coaches in their practice.
Free 30 minute session
An important aspect life coaching is to build a supportive relationship based on trust and openness. For this reason I offer a free consultation to give you the opportunity to meet me and to see if you feel I am the right person to move you forward.
I offer 3 coaching programmes of either 6, 9, or 12 sessions. Through these effective programmes, we’ll work together on a 1-2-1 basis, to find what works for you. You will be wholly supported and held accountable to make changes that will transform any aspect of your self-care that you choose. Contact me for more information.
I offer appointments either face to face if you are based near Stockport and South Manchester or by phone or Skype if you are anywhere else in the UK.