Calm & Joyful Life
Take a moment to imagine yourself as a calm, grounded woman, rooted in self-trust. You’ve a lot going on but you’re not frazzled. You’re clear on your boundaries and you know how to take action before overwhelm strikes.
You love and support those important to you while giving yourself the same care and kindness. You create, embrace and relish moments of light, fun and joy.
You value, understand and trust in yourself. You rest when you need to without the guilt. You speak up for yourself and you understand that if things go wrong it doesn't make you a failure.
When life’s going well you soak up the delicious feeling of contentment, letting it seep into your bones. And when life is challenging you trust that you’ll find a way through.
You feel strong, centred, connected, present, authentic, peaceful, nourished, calm and joyful.
You feel like the real you.
“I was feeling unmanageably busy and stressed, trying to fix everything for everyone else, and not giving myself much time or compassion. I was missing out on enjoying what was good about life here and now and I was looking for help to move forward. The pause created by the pandemic felt like an opportunity to reassess things and make choices that would work best for me in the future.
“Coaching with Gabrielle was supportive, inspiring and life-enhancing. Now I'm more aware of how I'm feeling and of what I need to do to get back on an even keel if I get thrown by something. I'm saying no more often, when that is what feels right, and I am much more relaxed, present and enjoying being me.”
“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.”
You don’t just have to imagine.
The version of you who worries what people think, who tries to live up to everyone’s expectations, who doesn’t want to let anyone down, who puts others first and themselves last, who’s scared of messing up or getting things wrong…
The version of you who’s grown up taking on the ‘good girl’ messaging society bombards us with, who’s followed the ‘shoulds’ instead of your intuition, who’s become so busy doing all the things that playfulness, peace and joy has been squeezed out…
That version is not who you really are.
These are layers that have piled up and hidden the real you.
The you who you truly are, who you know you really are, is still there, waiting to be freed and brought out into the light.
You are free to be your calm, rooted, joyful self.
“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!”
“When I first connected with Gabrielle I was stressed, burnt out and I longed to enjoy life and just be myself. Gabrielle was so approachable, kind with a sense of fun, she wasn't at all judgmental but encouraging and understanding. My coaching experience was amazing, it went far beyond my expectations. My sense of humour has returned, I've set boundaries and I have moments of sheer joy and excitement. My husband has noticed I'm no longer so agitated or frustrated and my friends have noticed I'm more confident. Now I'm more relaxed, I look after myself properly, I have energy for my life – I'm just happier!”
Here are some examples of what I work on with coaching clients:
Following coaching my clients have started businesses and found greater fulfilment in their existing roles, moved home and followed creative pursuits, strengthened and deepened their connections and relationships.
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.
My coaching is with a positive psychology perspective. You can read more about positive psychology here.
Take a look at my coaching programmes.
Freedom Sessions Package
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 Package
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
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 wasn't thriving in the life I tried so hard to perfect.
Through discovering the world of positive psychology and applying what I was exploring and learning in my own life, it allowed me to accept myself as the introverted, deep thinking, big-hearted, empathetic, sensitive woman I am AND to live the fulfilling, calm, authentic, peaceful, joyful life I dreamed of.
I trained in life and positive psychology coaching so that I can support you to live the calmer, happier life that’s true to the real you too.
Through my online courses, workshops and 1:1 coaching I've helped more than 2,100 people to find more calm and joy in their daily lives.
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.
To discuss coaching with me book a complimentary consultation call
If you are 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
• Feeling like, in the sea of life, you're treading water and you want to get swimming again
…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
• Feeling like, in the sea of life, you're barely keeping your head above water
…this is not the right time for us to work together
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditionally psychology focuses on mental ill health, on helping people who feel, on the scale of life, they are struggling at -10 to get up to a ‘normal’ 0.
Positive psychology studies human thoughts, feeling and behaviour with a focus on strengths instead of weakness. It focuses on how to help people flourish by moving from a ‘normal’ 0 upwards towards a thriving 10. Instead of focusing on how a person can be less miserable it focuses on how they can become more fulfilled, resilient, optimistic and joyful.
To read more about positive psychology click here.
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.
As a business, I donate to Women for Women International through their Sponsor a Sister programme which works with women in war-torn places to equip them with the skills to earn money, build their confidence, take care of their health and understand their rights.
This means that when you coach with me you're providing another woman with much needed support, as well as yourself.
“It really helped to talk things through with you in the coaching sessions. I feel I’ve gained some perspective, some practical steps that I’m already using and been able to take a more gentle approach with myself. So a big thank you!”
“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
“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
“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