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MA PG Dip Professional Life Coach and Mentor

About me

I’m a experienced life coach, mentor and educator with a background in social work,  leadership, teaching and learning and development.

My offer

Are you at a crossroads? Have a problem to solve and are unsure how to? Stuck in a place and want to consider what to do next? Thinking about your next career step? What to do in retirement? Dealing with a stressful relationship ? 

There’s a voice urging you to take that leap, daring you to go for it, and another stopping you. Where do you find the clarity and confidence to make that next move?

I’ve taken that leap many times, the plunge into the cold water. Once made, barriers fade, the exhilaration takes hold, confidence soars and endless possibilities emerge. I can help you make sense of where to go, those next steps.

How I work

With a tailored approach, my coaching is an opportunity to focus on life choices, professional matters, relationship goals, developing positivity, managing stress, building strength, and spirituality. Supporting you to find solutions for yourself.

I offer you a safe, reflective, and confidential space that is supportive and challenging. My working style is compassionate and collaborative, guiding you to take that step confidently and flourish along the way.

My approach is not telling, assuming, or saying what will work for you. It’s helping you to take charge of your development, release your potential, and achieve the results that matter most to you.

I offer coaching and facilitation for individuals, children and young people, families, teams, groups, and businesses.

About me

I support  people find a way through and I love doing that by letting them stay in charge and working it out on their terms. It is mindful and intuitive supporting my clients through their journey of positive change.

One of my earliest experiences of coaching was running a football coaching school for children between four and seven. As with my practice today, the key to success was building relationships, having fun, working together, finding out about yourself, and learning.

I’m a father of four and in my spare time, I am a pottery enthusiast, cook, cold water swimmer, community volunteer, and advocate for social justice, pushing and challenging myself.

Fees and Additional Information

I offer a free introductory session, telephone, online or in person. This gives us both an opportunity to consider how well we’d work together. After that, we will work out a plan for the amount and frequency of sessions and agree on the fee.

During the consultation I will offer options, these range from a 3 month life coaching course to specific designed coaching packages tailored to your needs and specific situations: preparing for interviews, exams and work planning, coping with specific issues such as redundancy, etc.

Business and organisational coaching is priced based on your specific requirements.

The sessions can take place either online, by telephone, or face to face. I’m also able to offer some locally-based (2 meters distance)walking coaching.

Pricing includes all coaching and support between sessions as required

If you'd like to know more about my coaching I’d love to hear from you.

You can contact me by email. contact me through my  website or or message me on 07788304566 to arrange a call.


or message me on 07788304566 to arrange a call.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • A Professional qualified and experienced coach and mentor
  • Accredited action learning set facilitator and trainer.
  • 30 years experience in UK Local Government, Australian State Government, and the UK Charity sector.
  • A qualified social worker and practice educator with expertise in working with children and young people and their families.
  • My first degree was a BA Hons in Sociology followed by an MA in Childhood Studies.
  • Safeguarding Manager with the NSPCC.
  • Associate Lecturer Oxford Brookes University Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
  • Practice Educator for Social Work Students.

Member organisations


Association for Coaching (AC)

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The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

As a social care practitioner with experience, skills and expertise working with children and families  and offer coaching for children, young people and families.

I provide coaching on men's issues, masculinity and making sense of manliness including fatherhood.

Coaching to support those at a crossroads helping to figure out what to do next

Action Learning/ Team coaching /Facilitation and Training- working with teams and groups within organisations.

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£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free introductory session so that we can both be comfortable about working together.

After that, we will work out a plan for the amount and frequency of sessions and agree on the fee.

The sessions are £60. Discounts are available for sessions booked on a block basis or as a coaching package.

I want my coaching to be available to people on all incomes and am happy to tailor my programme to meet your needs. Please get in touch.

1-2-1 sessions are for 90 minutes.

For Organisations and Businesses clients I’m happy to discuss your specific needs working 1-2-1 or with your teams.  Please do get in touch.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

 I can work around my clients, their time zones and my current work commitments so calls can be arranged from early morning to evening weekdays and weekends

Further information


Deborah Glass Woodin, June 2021

I had no hesitations working with Wesley apart from a possibly inevitable (with something new) wondering about how and if this would work as a process.

Since we started working together, I have felt less alone with 'the stuff in my head'. I have 'given a go' to some of the things discussed. I no longer feel overwhelmed and indeed feel more energised. And managed to carry out what I intended.

What I liked best about working with Wesley is the informality and peer-support (rather than the 'professional'/has-all-the-answers) nature of it. There was no overt pressurising or expectation. I feel I have a truer picture, that feels workable-with, of what's going on and my experience of it. I feel if I get stuck again, I have someone to turn to.

I would absolutely recommend Wesley. Particularly, I am sure there are other people out there who are generally competent, skilled, fulfilled in life, but maybe 'stuck' or faced with a dilemma and wouldn't usually think to ask for help - which is a shame.

The most important thing people should know about working with Wesley is how supportive and personable he is. With him, the process can really help and is worth the time and attention.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Depending on your needs I offer accessible services, such as online or telephone coaching, and wheelchair-accessible premises if required.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces