Life Coach & Councellor
I work with people to identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and frustration.
I absolutely love what I do! I find great satisfaction in helping you get the most out of your life through the process of discovering and working through the things that hinder you.
I work with individuals and families, having particular expertise and experience in child life coaching and family councelling, mediations and reconciliations (parent-child, couples, siblings and extended family).
I have vast experience of working with children aged 9 to 17 years within a school context. I partner with local schools by life coaching and councelling children within the school environment, This has helped them to transform their behaviours, attitudes and expectations and has produced remarkable results and lasting change which impacts on their education, social life and family life.
I am certified in Life Coaching and also hold credentials in Pastoral studies and councelling. I am fully DBS checked and adhere to all UK safeguarding rules..
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Although based in the United Kingdom I have close ties to South Africa. Modern technology allows for convenient face-to-face sessions via Zoom. I am therefore able to offer you sessions online no matter where in the world you are. Many of my one-to-one clients are comfortable with, or even prefer, this format.
Please get in touch - I look forward to helping you.
How I can help you
Get in touch
Modern technology allows for convenient face-to-face sessions via Zoom. I am therefore able to offer you sessions online no matter where in the world you are. Many of my one-to-one clients are comfortable with, or even prefer, this format.
The easiest way to get in touch is via email. I will get back to you within 48hrs. Send your name, contact details and brief details of what you require.
Call or text UK: 07906 435287 - International: +44 7906 435287
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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent van Gogh
What Clients Are Saying
My daughter started to suffer from anxiety during her first year at high school, this soon become very hard for her to go into school and started to effect her life at home too. I contacted Paddy as I had heard of his good reputation through other schools and from other parents. Paddy met with my daughter once a week, he worked with her to gain her confidence to eventually be able to work on different approaches to tackle her anxiety. After a few months of sessions with Paddy, my daughter has now started year 8 feeling much more confident and without any anxiety which we are very grateful for.
I can not thank you enough for the help and support you have provided for my son. He struggled to navigate high levels of anxiety during lockdown and we saw our energetic happy boy reduced to a bag of worries! Following the sessions with you , we have seen him transformed back to his happy self! You have given him a range of strategies to manage the daily anxieties he faces. Thank you so much.
In early 2020 our son was struggling emotionally with a ‘lack of self-worth’ and anxiety issues, so when the coronavirus national lockdown was enforced in March the situation was just compounded. Every day the whole family were ‘walking on egg shells’ to prevent the next ‘melt down’. Six months prior to the lockdown our son attended a number of ‘whole class sessions’ at school with Paddy. Paddy’s open, engaging and entertaining method of delivery soon became the favourite lesson of the week. The discussions about positive mental attitudes along with coping strategies certainly improved our son's outlook on life. It was therefore natural that we would contact Paddy when things started to get tough. Over the course of several Zoom sessions Paddy was able to once again get our son to have a more positive view of himself and how others saw him. Paddy was a great help in getting him in the right mindset for returning to school, and the unknown, after many months of isolation from friends and family. Paddy’s coping strategies have also gone on to help him through a successful transition from Junior to High School.
As a staff we found the talk very thought provoking and the staff room was buzzing after you left. It certainly will change the way we approach some aspects of school life
J GOODRUM (School Principal)
After unsuccessfully trying to resolve bullying of a child in a classroom, and exhausting many of our usual approaches, we asked Paddy to run a bullying intervention for the children involved. Paddy immediately engaged with the children and they respected his views and opinions. After the first session the class teacher reported that all instances of bullying had stopped. In the subsequent weeks, the class teacher noticed that the children were beginning to show more empathy and understanding for the victim. The weekly session write ups were insightful and showed a deep understanding of the children's emotional development and own self-esteem issues. As a result of his work, all children are much happier and able to focus on their learning in class. The school has now asked Paddy to run mentoring sessions for additional children with differing emotional needs.
S CLAFLIN (School Deputy Head)
Activ8 causes children to realise things about themselves and boosts self esteem. Several children who are normally quiet showed increased confidence after Activ8.
N BARWICK (Teacher)
My class became more positive and confident as a result of Activ8.
Mrs Watts (Treacher)
My son benefitted enormously from your help and is now able to reflect on situations that occur at school and at home, and is using strategies that you’ve given him to talk about and use when he’s stressed or upset. We’re really pleased that he has been given this input and would like to thank you for helping him cope much better with his emotional needs.
PARENT of child with anger management issues
We are so grateful for the help & support Paddy has given our son, who suffered from anxiety after a fractured ankle. Our son loves football playing 4-5 times a week, but the anxiety was preventing him from being able to join in after his injury. The anxiety was also affecting school - when returning after the school holidays. This was very out of character for him, which is why we felt we needed Paddy's help after trying different things at home first.
Our son felt very comfortable talking to Paddy & enjoyed the weekly sessions. Paddy worked hard to identify the best strategy that would help him - persevering when some of the usual strategies didn't work at the beginning.
Paddy has given our son the mechanisms & tools to deal with any anxiety as it arises. We are really pleased to say that he is now loving football again for both his grassroots team & Norwich PDC, has no issues with school to the point that he just went on a 5 day residential school trip. We can't thank you enough, Paddy.."