Online 1-to-1 mindfulness coaching
“The most powerful thing from sessions with Sheila has got to be my positive mindset changes”
I am currently only taking bookings for 1-to-1 coaching from people who have attended a session with me before. For those who have not worked with me previously, my intention is to create a self-study mini-programme, to give you a taste of my approach – this should be available by early Spring 2021.
My coaching programmes are for people who are ready to connect with themselves more deeply, and embrace and active process of change. Here are the programmes currently available:
‘Steps To Growth‘ – for self-awareness. 1-to-1 coaching programme for those who have attended a session with me before.
‘Steps To Freedom’ – for self-kindness. 1-to-1 coaching programme, for anyone who has attended a session with me before (regardless of your level of mindfulness experience). This programme is best done after Steps To Growth.
‘Steps To Embodiment‘ – for body awareness. 1-to-1 coaching programme, for those who have a regular mindfulness practice, and have done the ‘Steps To Freedom‘ series with me. This programme is for deepening your practice.
Practice Review – a one-off session for those who have attended sessions with me regularly in the past. A space to reflect on your practice and find your next steps to keep developing. Please email me for further info.
The sessions take place using Skype or Zoom. You can click the links above to read the session descriptions for each programme, or find out more about coaching below.
The programmes are based on ideas, practices and tools that I’ve shared with hundreds of people over the years (both in groups and individually), to help them live more mindfully. An integral part of that journey is learning to support yourself through difficult times, and opening to the positive in life: my programmes offer practical ways to discover how to do this.
To get a sense of the benefits, you can visit the Mindful Living page, and see the client quotes throughout the website.
“I have discovered techniques that have really worked for me… to find a greater sense of calm and inner belief and self confidence”
Here are some FAQs about how the programmes work:
What happens in a session?
Coaching is a guided conversation that supports you in finding the next step in your own growth process. In each session, I share the key content for the theme we are exploring, and I create space for us to reflect together on how the material applies to your own life. It’s a space where you can come up with your own ideas to experiment with at home, or receive suggestions from me if helpful. At the end of each session, we create your personalised next steps to take away, including a home practice plan. We don’t do meditation in the session, but we can discuss your experiences if you practice meditation at home.
Why is 1-to-1 coaching helpful?
Coaching provides personalised support that is responsive to your individual needs. It can be hard to find this kind of space in everyday life, to discover your next steps towards growth, without your own instinct being drowned out by other influences. As a coach I can not only provide you with tools for positive change, but also facilitate as you investigate your own particular way of being in the world – and find new possibilities, especially if you’re feeling fed up of hitting the same old stumbling blocks. It’s also a private environment, where you can reflect on your own experience in confidence.
Cost and duration
My usual rate is £20 for each 45-minute session (but I am currently operating on a donations basis, if you need to pay less). I will send payment info when you contact me to enquire or book. You don’t have to book for all the sessions in a programme at once – see more about this below.
We can use Skype or Zoom for our sessions. You can choose if we use video, or just audio so it’s like a phone call. I offer evening and weekend slots, so you can fit it around other commitments. I currently only work with people who are based in the UK.
How do I book?
Before contacting me, please ensure you have read the ‘Important Info‘ at the bottom of this page to check suitability. To make a booking, please email me stating which programme or session option you are interested in, and whether you have attended a session with me before – the programme descriptions explain any prior experience that is required. If you are interested in one of the programmes, they all begin with an Opening Session, to help you get the most out of the process. To book a session, or ask any questions, see how to email me at the contact page.
Do I have to commit to lots of sessions?
I will only book you in for one session to begin with. At the end of that session, we can discuss whether your next step is to continue with one of my coaching programmes.
You can ‘pay-as-you-go’ for all sessions in a programme, and choose how often you want to schedule them. Usually, one to two weeks between sessions works well, but you could choose to spread them out further.
How can I get a taste of your approach?
If you want to get more of a sense of me and the approach I share, you can explore the resources on this site: blogs, tips and meditations. You may also like the info and videos on the Mindful Living page, or my YouTube videos.
“Thank you Sheila, you created a warm and safe environment, and your depth of experience and understanding has inspired me to take mindfulness practices forward as an integral part of my future”
These sessions are helpful for stress, but are not intended to support those currently experiencing a debilitating mental health condition, or severe emotional distress. They are also for adults only (18yrs+). You can read a bit more about suitability at the About page. If you are unsure if my sessions are suitable for you, I’m happy to have a short phone chat – to arrange one, please get in touch via the contact page.