• 1-to-1 Children's Coaching
  • Face-to-face or Zoom where suitable
  • Bespoke Creative Coaching package
  • Flexible times (can include evenings & weekends)
  • Packages of 4 or 8 one-hour sessions
  • Parent support session/follow-up
  • Sibling/Family sessions

“Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings”


I believe that we are all whole, resourceful human beings.

As a Life Coach and as a human being I truly believe that each person is worthy and capable, even during times when that person isn’t quite sure how to believe it themselves!

As someone who has worked with Children and Young People across 25 years of my life and career I recognise the importance of building on the skills and strengths that they already have within them.  

Children are filled with creativity, solutions, and also hold a natural resilience that is always worth tapping into.

As a coach I walk alongside any young person, guiding and teaching, until they are ready to take charge on their own.

How can coaching help children?

Coaching can provide children with an awareness of their own resilience skills and ways to maintain and build on these. Resilience tools and habits will enable them to navigate more successfully through the challenges and chaos within life.

Some of the common issues that come up for children include building successful relationships, resolving conflict, achievement, failure, comparison, perfectionism, regulation of emotions and behaviours, change and moving on, and they can find themselves caught in a loop of stress, anxiety, frustration and overwhelm based on any number of these factors.

As a coach I can support a child to work though many of these challenges, feelings, and emotions and bring ‘normality’ to some of these through exploring the science, biology, facts and logic behind many of them. This is where my teacher skills come into action as I am able to bring these high level self-development concepts to a level where children can access these easily. 

As a coach I work with children to build up a set of positive habits that will support them now and with practice will provide them with skills that will benefit them throughout life. 

Having a real knowledge of how their own brain and emotions work can be so powerful as it allows each child to be aware of what is going on and be more ready and able to work with and through anything that comes their way.

What to expect?

I bring authenticity and empathy to the coaching space. I have learned to guide and teach others to build better lives for themselves through the many lessons I have learned through living my life.

I work face-to-face with children, usually at the EmotionALL Studio, Hardengreen, Midlothian. I use a range of creative approaches and bring a bit of fun into the coaching process.

As well as traditional listening and talking skills I use a range of mindfulness and relaxation practices, and I have games, books, activities and cards that children love to use within and between coaching sessions.

We may use a bit of mindful movement, use a mat to aid meditation, visualisations and strength poses, and we frequently make craft items to take home as a signifier of the learning within the sessions.

I also apply a range of person-centred planning approaches. This allows a record of what is being said to be captured with pens and big paper. Young people appreciate that what they say is captured in writing/drawing and that they are able to take this away with them for processing later and for sharing where appropriate. This also helps some of the growth homework and learning within sessions to be easily shared with home.

What will children gain from coaching sessions?

Young people appreciate facts and logic as this allows for feelings of safety and security.

Learning about the science of a developing brain and all its functions can appeal to children as it normalises the fact that we all have this same brain.

Children generally like ‘proof’ and the way to gain this is by trying things out within their ‘real life’. Only then are they convinced or unconvinced! Growth homework assist this process and gives opportunities for involving parents and family.

We all have thoughts and emotions that drive our behaviours.

This can be difficult when we have to fit into certain rules and establishments, whether this is family, school, or community.

As part of the coaching process children will learn, develop, and practice positive coping habits and regulation skills for working within specific settings and across life in general. 

My wide experience of the school setting and the processes within education allows me to have a unique perspective that I can share with children and young people and together we can build skills together to make plans for work with more positivity wuthin the school setting.

What’s next

As an Emotional Wellbeing Coach I work with all people, old and young, big and small.

I am ready to coach your child to build skills to deal with the any challenges today and to deal with all of their tomorrow's in emotionally healthy ways.

I am ready to coach your child to develop his/her mindset so that he/she can think, see, and feel things with a more positive mindset.

  • A time will be set where we can have a 30 min Discovery Call where together we can decide how to move your child's coaching journey forward

Packages Available

Coaching is not a substitute for the therapeutic input some may require from CAMHS or a similar service, although I can and have worked alongside these professionals in a coaching capacity.

All children need to know that what they say in sessions is confidential. In all sessions I would encourage children to share relevant learning together with me to parents/carers or give me permission to share certain aspects of their learning. This allows for the learning to grow and be practiced as part of growth homework.

It is always made clear to all clients that where I have any concerns about safety or risk of harm to self or others then I am obliged to pass this on.

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