Overcome your
overwhelm

Feel Calmer & Happier

Overcome your
overwhelm

Feel Calmer

& Happier

Feel the calm, confidence, peace, ease and joy that you long for through 1:1 coaching

Does this sound familiar?

  • You’re a busy woman with a lot going on, you’re the caring, responsible, reliable, capable woman your work colleagues, your friends and your family depend on.

  • You feel the pressure of expectation from them (and from yourself), you don’t want to let anyone down, for them to think badly of you, you care deeply and feel compelled to help but you struggle to ask for or accept help yourself.

  • Your life looks fine on the outside, you’ve a lot to be grateful for, you know you hold privilege which all adds up to you feeling guilty for not being as happy as you think you should be.

  • This is not how you want the rest of your life to be – feeling stressed, overwhelmed, under pressure and close to burnout.

But what if life could be different?

You have a nagging feeling that life could be different, better, less overwhelming, more relaxed, more enjoyable and that you could feel happier.

You want to feel differently, to do things differently, you want to make changes but you aren't sure how to go about it, and you’re nervous about what it could mean for you, your relationships, your work, maybe everything.

But you can't shake that feeling of possibility and you feel a flicker of excitement at the idea that you could live the calmer, happier life you want.

“Before coaching I felt like I was in a storm, overwhelmed and heading for burnout. I needed help to find a way back to calmer living. Now I am so much more centred in myself. I'm doing things from a point of I want to rather than I should. I'm happier, I'm more fun to be around and I have more energy. Thank you for helping me walk a little taller in the world.”
- Julie

“I wanted to create a business but I lacked self-confidence, self-trust and my intuition was hidden. I wanted to get my mindset straight. Following coaching there has been a major shift in my thinking thanks to some realisations. I feel lighter, relieved, liberated, and I am not exaggerating, this is a complete game-changer. I'd describe coaching with Gabrielle as eye-opening, life-changing and liberating. This has been an amazing experience that I was ready for and I really recommend working with Gabrielle.”
Nina Gruenewald

Here's what's possible for you

That feeling is your gut instinct and your intuition telling you that you do not have to stay stuck in the overwhelming, hamster wheel of life.

You can overcome your overwhelm, feel calmer and more in control, work with your caring, empathetic, introverted nature, feel confident in speaking up for what you want and need, and create a life that feels true to you.

A life where you’re in the driving seat, where you make the decisions rather than feeling you must do what’s expected of you or what you should do.

A life where you can be your kind, caring, generous, thoughtful, empathetic, introverted self AND at the same time take care of your own needs, fulfil your dreams and feel happier.

A life that gives you the purpose, fulfilment and connection you want AND the peace, ease, calm, fun and happiness you desire too, without the guilt.

What past clients do after coaching

  • Sleep better – when they do wake in the night they drift off again with less stress.

  • Get more done in less time at work because they're not taking responsibility for everything.

  • Have honest conversations with their partner that brings them closer together.

  • Have more energy – no more dragging themselves up in the morning or collapsing exhausted into bed at night.

  • Be playful and relaxed with the kids, they're no longer playing the bad cop role.

  • Let others do the organising so they can actually enjoy taking a back seat for a change.

  • Follow their dream and start a new business.

“I’m happier and I don’t get so phased by challenges. I feel I understand myself so much more now. When I started coaching with Gabrielle I was feeling overwhelmed, lots of things needed my time and attention and there was little time left for me. By the end of our time together I feel more confident, able, in control and I’m having more fun!”
- Esme

“I have found the whole experience transformative, I couldn't have got here without Gabrielle. Before I started coaching I would get to the end of a week feeling exhausted and stressed. Now I feel my brain has slowed down and the battle to stop overthinking is getting far easier. I feel more calm than I ever have and more confident that I can reach goals that I've set myself. As a result of coaching with Gabrielle I'm worrying far less than ever before.”
- Laura Rees

Calm, joy, freedom

In my one to one Freedom Sessions coaching programme we address the challenges specific to you and your life and we focus on creating the life you want that will excite instead of overwhelm you.

We get to the heart of how you want to feel so we have a clear and inspiring intention to reach for.

You can share what you’re thinking, how you’re feeling, what’s going on in your life, your head and your heart – this is a space for you to talk and be heard.

We look at mindset and boundaries, beliefs and values, how you treat and talk to yourself, the impact thoughts have on your feelings and restore your sense of empowerment and confidence.

We explore supportive and nourishing techniques and practices to equip you with a bespoke toolkit that works for you in your unique life.

By the end of each of our coaching calls you come away with motivating and inspiring actions to keep you moving forward in the creation of your calmer, happier life.

My promise to you

Here’s what I won’t do – I won’t tell you what you should do, I won’t give you a list of instructions to follow and I won’t promise to fix your life.

Here’s what I will do – I will respect you as the intelligent, thoughtful, caring, big-hearted, sensitive woman you are.

I will hold for you a safe space to talk, to feel, to share freely as yourself.

I will support you to tune into your intuition, to build your self-trust, to strengthen your inner belief and to unearth the hidden wisdom you hold within yourself.

I will empower you to create the life that you want, that feels authentic, fulfilling, uplifting, inspiring, joyful and utterly true to your unique and beautiful self.

Take a look at my coaching programmes.

Freedom Sessions

You will receive:

  • Freedom Sessions questionnaire

  • 90 mins initial coaching video call

  • 60 mins coaching video calls every two weeks for 4 months (7 calls in total)

  • Recordings of all coaching calls

  • Email support throughout our time together

  • Any relevant resources

4-month coaching programme: one payment of £990 or spread the cost with 4 x monthly payments of £250, or 6 x monthly payments of £170.

Focus Calls

You will receive:

  • Focus Calls questionnaire

  • 60 mins coaching video call

  • 2 x 30 mins coaching video calls two weeks apart

  • Email support between calls

  • Recordings of all coaching calls

  • Any relevant resources

Your investment is a one-off payment of £220.
(We can discuss a payment plan if needed.)

“Before coaching I had been totally overwhelmed and stressed with work and life in general. I felt I had to do the ‘right’ thing rather than what I needed. I was struggling to enjoy myself or simply to just be myself. Now I’ve realised that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone and that I’m in control of my own path. I accept that I’m still going to face obstacles in life but I’m also aware that I don’t need to let negative emotions get the better of me. I can take control. You’ve helped me to not only improve my mental health, but also that of my colleagues and the children I work with.”
- Clare Ramsbottom

“I feel like I can breathe properly, like a weight has come away from my shoulders. My husband has noticed that I am far calmer and more patient. My friends have noticed that I have a new bounce in my step and I believe that my children have benefitted massively as I am seeing them modelling my behaviour and mindset. 

“I feel that I am a better wife, mother, friend and me as a result of Gabrielle’s support and guidance. I feel more confident about who I am and what I need. I am happier, look at things in a calmer and more peaceful way and haven’t let myself get so emotionally upset with various life events.”
- Karin Joyce

Who am I to do this?

I spent the majority of my years being the responsible one you could rely on, wrestling with my introverted, empathetic nature (because I didn't know that's what it was), trying my utmost to get everything right, to make everyone happy, to stop being so sensitive and quiet, and being the helpful, good girl I should be. And by doing so I wore myself out, overthought everything, missed out on really enjoying the life I tried so hard to perfect and spent much of my time stressing about all of it.

Through discovering the world of positive psychology and applying what I was exploring and learning on myself, I found how to free myself from the stories and beliefs that kept me stuck in overwhelm. This is allowing me (because it's a lifetime's work) to accept myself as the introverted, deep thinking, big-hearted, empathetic, sensitive woman I am AND to live the calmer, happier life I've always wanted.

I trained to become a certified life and positive psychology coach so that I can help you to live a life true to you too.

I don’t live in a perfectly blissed-out state (no-one does!) and I still feel all the emotions because: human. But, the difference is that now I’m better equipped to deal with challenges and honour my boundaries so I can live my life true to myself and my values, with more joy and freedom.

Gabrielle-and-Georgie

To discuss coaching with me book a complimentary consultation call

Am I the coach for you?

If you are a woman, or identifying as a woman, who is…

• Open to exploring your feelings, thoughts, beliefs and mindset
• Ready to make changes and try doing things differently
• Willing and able to invest in yourself

…I’m here for you

However, if you are…
• Struggling with functioning in day to day life
• Looking for someone to give you the answers and a formula to follow
• Resistant to looking at your thoughts, feelings and life in detail or making changes

…this is not the right time for us to work together

“I have emerged from our time together a more creative and confident version of myself. Gabrielle expressed her belief in me and recognised the progress I was making each session – this was invaluable and kept me going through the tough times. She fully heard and understood what my struggles were and I felt supported and confident working with her. The environment she created, along with powerful questions and insightful reflections, led to some real ah-ha moments. Coaching with Gabrielle has been a truly enriching experience.”
- Issie Freeman

“I can thoroughly recommend a Focus Call coaching session with Gabrielle. I was stuck ruminating over a particular issue and her skilled, supportive, positive, non-judgmental approach helped me get to the nub of the problem and enabled me to come up with some achievable goals which have helped me in the present but also encouraged me to build my resilience for the future. I cannot thank her enough.”
- Paula Dear

Coaching isn't counselling

Coaching is different to therapy and counselling in a number of ways. Therapy is more focused on diagnosed anxiety disorders or trauma and within sessions you may investigate causes for the anxiety, looking back to the past for explanations. In therapy you may be given a structured process or strategy with specific instructions or a set path to follow.

Coaching is very much about looking forward and you, the client, taking positive action steps towards the life you want without needing to dig up the past in great detail. With coaching we set goals for how you want to feel and be, and actions to keep you moving towards the goals. As your coach I ask powerful questions, listen, inspire, I hold you accountable, explore what’s coming up for you as the client and support you to stay in positive action.

While I may provide resources, along with offering suggestions and support, importantly, I don't give you the answers, instructions or tell you what to do. Coaching is very much about empowering you the client to self-actualise and do the work to keep the momentum going to move towards your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

For most of my life I felt I needed to fit in, to do what was expected, to keep the peace and make people happy, to do what I should, to feel a certain way and it was overwhelming – in my life and in my head. I was overdoing and overthinking with an inability to do what felt right for me, to feel calm or in control. 

And then, things changed, I changed. I wanted to feel freedom in my life, I wanted to feel in control of my own life, and I was ready to take action. So, I learned how to bring down the overwhelm, to soothe my busy brain, to feel calm, light, less stressed, to deal better with challenges, to feel in control and to really participate in my life, feeling more joy each day.

Our coaching sessions are held on Zoom which means you can be anywhere in the world! We talk face to face, over the internet, and I record the audio of our sessions and email you the recording so you can listen to it again whenever you like. We also stay in touch by email between our calls.

Put simply an introvert is someone whose energy is depleted by being around other people, while an extrovert gains energy from being with others. Introversion is not the same as being shy and introverts DO like people and aren't anti-social! It's simply that being with people for an extended period of time drains the energy of an introvert and they need time alone to recharge their batteries.

The simple explanation of an empath is that it's someone who has their empathy volume button turned right up – they feel what other people are feeling as if they're experiencing those emotions themselves. It can be overwhelming to sense others' feelings and confusing when it's hard to tell if the feelings belong to yourself or someone else.

Coaching is different to therapy and counselling in a number of ways. Therapy is more focused on diagnosed anxiety disorders or trauma and within sessions you may investigate causes for the anxiety, looking back to the past for explanations. In therapy you may be given a structured process or strategy with specific instructions or a set path to follow.

Coaching is very much about looking forward and you, the client, taking positive action steps towards the life you want without needing to explore the past. With coaching we set goals for how you want to feel and be, and actions to keep you moving towards the goals. As your coach I ask powerful questions, listen, inspire, I hold you accountable, explore what’s coming up for you as the client and support you to stay in positive action.

I may offer suggestions, provide resources and support but, importantly, I don't give you the answers, instructions or tell you what to do. Coaching is very much about empowering you the client to self-actualise and do the work to keep the momentum going to move towards your goals.

By working together for four or six months in the Freedom Sessions you'll be surprised by the shifts that can happen and how empowered you will feel by the action you take.

After completing the questionnaire which helps you to get clearer on how you want to feel and be and what's getting in the way of that now, we'll have our first video coaching call which is 90mins long. Then, about every two weeks after that we have our video coaching calls, which are 60mins long each.  

After each call I'll send you an audio recording and any resources I feel may be helpful. We stay in contact over email between our calls so that I can continue to provide the support, and often accountability, you need. 

Not at all. Because our coaching sessions are online video calls through Skype or Zoom you can be anywhere in the world! As well as in the UK I've worked with people in different time zones, in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Europe, and it hasn't been a problem. Together we'll find a time for our coaching calls that work for both of us.

If you're struggling to function in daily life it may be advisable to seek treatment from a trained counsellor or psychotherapist. Speak to your GP, check out the UK Council for Psychotherapy psychotherapy.org.uk or call Mind on 0300 1233393.

I’m a certified life coach having completed training with the Beautiful You Life Coaching Academy and positive psychology coaching with the Wholebeing Institute. I am committed to ongoing professional and personal development.

*Throughout this website and my work when I refer to women I include people identifying as women.

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“I overachieved on my goal and made lots of progress on the surrounding actions. I also felt a greater sense of purpose within our busy family roles (ie not just a mum taxi and chef). I chose to coach with Gabrielle due to her years of experience in positive psychology. Having someone to be accountable to made all the difference to me and my motivation was spring-boarded! I cannot recommend Gabrielle highly enough, she's someone you’d be very thankful to have in your life.”
- Juliet Thomas