Kind Words

I feel privileged to be able to work with some amazing clients that have been able to achieve incredible results from working together. Here is a selection of the lovely feedback I have received lately…

I was with Shirley for
over 5 years..

In that time, she taught me a lot. She guided me through the crazy and whirlwind journey that is mental health.

When I first came to Shirley, I was not able to function in “normal” life. I struggled with my self-worth and self-belief. I couldn't accept who I was and I didn't understand why or even know how to start processing the wicked thoughts.

The road we travelled together was dark and horrible. But with Shirley in my corner and always there to guide and coach me, we did it. She listened to every one of my concerns, thoughts and feelings. She challenged my perceptions and made me look at things from different angles with the view of making me come to some very important realizations on my own.

In time, I was able to function. I was able to get a job again, for the first time in years. I was able to get an income again and get some independence back after not being able to leave the house without fear of a mental breakdown. She taught me how to use a “toolkit” and to be able to use the toolkit in a way that helped me to ground myself during a mental breakdown.

Shirley is very knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, non-judgmental and understanding. During our sessions, nothing was too much for her to handle and I ALWAYS felt heard and respected as an individual and not just someone who is suffering.

I will never be able to thank Shirley enough for her time and care during the last 5 years. Thanks to her, I am still here. I have started a family. Five years ago, I couldn't even of dreamt to be where I am now. I owe it all to Shirley and her incredible work. Thank you always.
Emma

Shirley helped me up my game to move my life forward

I spent several years with Shirley coaching me through the challenges that life had sent my way (there were quite a few!) When I first met Shirley I felt trapped in my own life with no control. I had fallen into the trap of worrying so much about how my decisions affected others that I forgot to consider my own feelings, aspirations and dreams.

Shirley helped me to unpick why I was consistently prioritising others above myself and coached me to start approaching my life decisions in a different way, primarily by putting boundaries in place to stop me from being taken advantage of. She taught me that I could still be a kind and caring person without sacrificing my own wellbeing.

She supported me to improve my mental health and to ensure that I always kept “one level of the department store (i.e. my brain) empty” to enable me to have capacity to process situations when in crisis mode rather than being constantly at capacity and in a heightened state of anxiety.

As a result of my time with Shirley, I have taken steps to prioritise where I invest my energy. I now choose to spend my time with the people that bring out the best in me, rather than those who drain me. I have learned to say no and stick to it, without feeling guilty. I have cut ties with people that I had unhealthy attachments with. Shirley helped me step by step to become brave enough to take these steps.

As a result of my time with Shirley I have healthy, happy relationships with the people that matter to me. I can be the best mum I possibly can to my little boy while also thriving in my career and progressing in further education. Just a few short years ago these things felt impossible. I am so grateful to Shirley. She is kind, caring and passionate, but also pushes you just hard enough to ensure that you progress to the point that you are thriving and not just surviving.
Sarah
Head Of Strategic Supplier Relationships

Shirley helped me up my game to move my life forward

The biggest thing holding back was always lack of focus and tendency to procrastinate when it came to doing the hard things. Shirley helped me simplify and focus, understand what was really important, build a plan and then held me accountable for continuing to execute on the daily and weekly activities that would move me forward. Whenever I got off track, Shirley was there to remind me why I was doing this and bring me back on plan.

As a result of being coached by Shirley, my productivity has skyrocketed and I am hitting my income objectives for the first time!
Paul
Account Director

Mindset coaching with Shirley has helped me enormously.

Before my first session, I was unsure what to expect. I felt uncomfortable in myself, lacked confidence and wasn't sure how to improve my state of mind. Shirley helped me to understand my emotions more clearly, enabling me to change the way I look at things for the better. Now, I’m able to express myself, which is something I have always struggled with. I have developed strategies to control my state of mind and feel happier in myself.

I would strongly recommend coaching sessions with Shirley to everyone, even if you’re unsure how they’ll help you at first!
Joe T

I have been working with Shirley for 3 years and have learnt so much about how my mindset influences every part of my life.

I use the strategies Shirley taught me every day. As a result, my patterns of relating have changed, I have learnt the importance of applying boundaries and the benefits that they bring.

I am a Company Director and I apply the same lessons to my professional life - this has helped me to focus on what is important and to genuinely let go of what isn’t.

It's a very freeing process and I can't recommend Shirley highly enough.
- Jo M
Company Director

Shirley has helped me find my authentic self again.

Working with Shirley for the last year and a half has been an absolute blessing. I knew from the very first meeting that there was a connection between us.
She is everything you need in a coach; compassionate, empathetic and equipped with an arsenal of tools and a perspective which have been instrumental in me working through hardships in my daily life.
She’s got a killer sense of humour too!

I now have a better understanding of who I am, how to recognise and manage my emotions, and how to set boundaries with those around me and keep to it! I have an insurmountable amount of respect for Shirley and am going to miss her greatly.
Our sessions were always the highlight of my week, and I can’t recommend her enough!
Kelsea
Marketing Co-Ordinator
I found Shirley from a Google search and am so pleased that I chose to contact her
out of the vast list presented.

From the moment I spoke to her, I knew that her down to earth approach was what I needed to get myself back on track. She challenged me to think about what I wanted from her, but more importantly what I wanted for myself.
Shirley coached and supported me to understand how to achieve my self-worth and this will stay with me now forever. It will also help me to guide my children if they face these challenges in the future.
Matt
Head of Sales
I first started seeing Shirley five years ago after a severe breakdown. Her non-judgemental and caring attitude allowed me to feel at ease working with her. Over the years, she has helped me with a variety of challenges in my life, such as my recent ME diagnosis, navigating the world as an Autistic adult, and OCD, among other day to day situations which at times felt insurmountable. Now, five years later, I've become much stronger, and I know the support she has offered me has had such an impact on that. I've learned to better understand and trust myself, and know that I can face any future challenges that might come my way. I've learned that I have the inner resources to make the decisions that are right for me, and to love and respect myself for all my differences. Working with Shirley has helped me to move into a stage in my life where I can move ahead on my own.
Drew
I started seeing Shirley after an ectopic pregnancy and realising that I just wasn’t coping with life anymore. My mental health was at an all-time low, I’d lost confidence in myself, and my work & personal lives were suffering.

Shirley was able to help me find myself again, to help me build my confidence back up and to help me to recognise that I deserve happiness. I looked forward to our sessions, and despite the emotional toil and tears, I always came away feeling lighter.

Shirley helped me through one of the toughest periods of my life and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Lorna
Shirley’s kind, professional approach and her easy to talk with style has helped me through a tough time in my life. She has a real gift for insight and her perception has helped me see my feelings from a different perspective. She is easy to talk to and has been able to say things in a way that is meaningful to me. The online sessions using Zoom have been convenient and reliable, and an excellent substitute for face to face therapy. It has felt as though we were in the same room. Thank you Shirley.
Judy
Shirley's empathetic and comforting approach was unrivalled, and she listened and understood in a way I've never experienced before. She is so genuine and spoke from the heart, rather than a textbook and related to personal experience. I came away from every session reassured, with a smile on my face and an ever-growing 'toolbox' of coping mechanisms. I would recommend her to anyone (and have done!)
Danni

Finding Shirley was the best thing that ever happened to me.

A year and a half later, I am in the best place I have ever been in in my life and it is all thanks to Shirley for helping me to find my own self-worth. Shirley has coached me deal with a whole host of difficulties from bereavement, anxiety, work-related stress, struggles with hidden disabilities and the emotional rollercoaster and pain of infertility and IVF. I have finally learnt how to ignore the negative thoughts in my head and to put my own needs first.

I honestly do not know where I would be without her.
Danielle
Head of Year

Shirley is a miracle worker!

I found Shirley during one of the lowest points in my life and she was instrumental to my recovery from a nervous breakdown. She validated me and comforted me whilst also guiding me in the right direction. She helped me recognise harmful coping strategies that I used to deal with my mental health and gave me the tools I needed to go forward and take care of myself.

An amazing coach and an all-round wonderful person. Cannot recommend her highly enough!
Sophie
I only worked with Shirley for a brief few months. When I came to her, I was a very snappy, impatient, angry and defensive person in a very difficult time. From working with Shirley, I am a new person. I am now a calm, reasonable, happy, peaceful person, with no reason to lose my temper. I am so glad and feel very honoured that I had the opportunity to work with her.

I cannot recommend Shirley enough, she changed my life in more ways than I thought possible! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for working with me! From a very content mum with a whole new outlook on life! 
Hazel
I chose Shirley as her profile seemed like the type of person I needed to connect with at the time. I needed understanding and empathy and that was what I got.
I got a sounding board of someone who was able to bring out my positive inner voice and reduce the negative.
Someone who was able to see the brighter inner side that I had been pushing down and lessen the negativity of change and doubt in me.
I can now see a brighter path, and work through my inner sceptic having explored areas of fear and doubt with comfort and guidance.
Thank you.  
Maryanne
Couples Coaching

Shirley saved us!

We were at a dark place in our marriage that we thought would be impossible to come back from, but Shirley showed us there was hope.

From the very first session, she showed us the tools and support which helped us to heal our wounds and inject fun into our relationship again. Shirley doesn’t just sit and listen; she actively engages with humour, straightforward talk and no-nonsense advice.

Good coaching doesn’t come cheap, but neither does divorce! We will be eternally grateful to Shirley for helping us to navigate through our pain and save our marriage..
El & Kris

Not sure how to put it into words, but grateful just doesn’t do it justice.

When we started with Shirley, we felt our relationship was over. She helped us, as both a couple and as individuals, rebuild what we had and much more. From such a hard, dark, difficult place to now being engaged and talking about the future together, in such a positive and exciting way, is just incredible. I don’t think we would be in this good place without her help.

The work continues, but thank you Shirley. Honestly.
Anonymous
We didn't think relationship coaching would be for us, but when our marriage was in crisis, we didn't know what else to do.
We learnt so much about ourselves and our relationships in our first session that we actually looked forward to more coaching.
In fact, we told everyone we knew they should try it! It wasn't easy, but with Shirley's help we worked through our problems and fell in love again.
R & G
Working with Shirley has been fantastic! She really helped us get over a major hurdle in our relationship.
She provided a safe and calming environment (having her therapy dog, Mojo with us helped a lot too!) Shirley has helped us see and understand things in different ways and helped us connect better than ever before.
I would 1000% recommended Shirley to anyone thinking about going into relationship coaching. Thanks for all your hard work with us!
M & A
Shirley is a very skilled coach, whilst remaining totally relatable and authentic in her style. She is naturally warm and caring, which put us both at ease from the moment we met her.

What we loved about Shirley was her ability to be so honest whilst holding us so safely in her sessions.When we started seeing Shirley our relationship was really at rock bottom, and in the early weeks we thought it was broken beyond repair.

But over time, we’ve learned so much about each other and ourselves, as she really took the time to get into our world and make us curious about each other.

We now no longer question whether or not we will stay together. We know there will be bumps in the road, but the faith in our marriage is now stronger than it’s ever been. Shirley has equipped us with the tools and insight we need when the going gets tough - as in life it invariably will.

She also has an awesome sense of humour! We often found ourselves in fits of giggles between the three of us and what a great medicine!  Thank you always ❤
Damon & Felicity

Family Coaching

My three adult daughters and I went to see Shirley over a period of time as we needed help. As a family we are very close, but like all families there were ups and downs, periods of conflict and we seemed unable to get out of the rut we were in. Within the safe space Shirley created and as a group we explored, with Shirley’s help, what was happening and she provide alternative suggestions and patterns of relating.

Shirley has great kindness, humour and empathy. She challenged us, but this helped kick start our relationships again, which were flagging and at times had become sad and hurtful. Family life will never be perfect, but we are in a much better place now and know not to let things deteriorate as they did.

We would really recommend Shirley - she has been a blessing and we will go back to her should we need to.

Anonymous

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