What My Clients Say:
"When I first went to Helena three months ago I would have described myself as broken. I felt
downtrodden, jaded, I was at the stage I wanted to pack in dentistry completely. Now I'm closer to the me I want to be. Helena has been reassuring, a brilliant listener and her guidance has helped me to shape the challenging aspects of myself so that I stop punishing myself and accept and improve. I can't thank her enough, she's reminded me why I got into the job in the first place and why I liked myself... If your even considering getting in contact just do."
Young Dentist, Edinburgh
"My coaching with Helena was so valuable, arriving at a good point in my life. It has brought benefit to all aspects of my life, not just my career angle. Taking time out to focus purely upon myself and my development was wonderful (if not feeling like a luxury at first!) I am connecting better and understanding me more, which in turn improves my "being" and my connections, be them family, work, friends etc.
The integral approach was perfect for me, and Helena was my ideal coach. The metaphors used have a powerful effect and my initial uncertainty of this quickly disappeared. The Integral structure moves around your life and develops so effectively.
Helena is a joy to work with and a special person to meet in life. She is intuitive, intelligent and warm, with great insight. She lives her work and is a true "coach". She is an all round lovely person and great fun. I looked forward so much to our sessions. My work with Helena has been quite transformative to my life. It has helped clear the path for me continuing this work."
”I started working with Helena at what I would call a water-shed moment in my life. At that point I was feeling quite victimised and overwhelmed by my situation. Through the coaching process Helena helped me to become aware of where I was holding onto outmoded values and behaviours, while guiding me to envision, and act on, the values and behaviours which I wanted to live by. As a result of this process, I have been able to make a number of big and positive changes in my life and I’m really grateful to Helena for steering me through this difficult period with such grace and humanity, as well as a tremendous sense of fun!”
Ann-Mari Freebairn, Director of Marketing and Communications at SSAFA
“When I started my coaching process with Helena, although knew there was something I wanted to change, I was unsure of what it was. Helena carefully guided me through refining what I felt was holding me back in life, which was around my energy levels and the fun I was having (or not having) in my work. We did a long term programme together, often just meeting once every 3 weeks which suited me well. The process was very subtle, but I felt throughout, tremendous support from Helena. When we started our work together I was in a high-pressure job, struggling to enjoy my work and look after my health. Since completing our programme my life has totally changed. I’m taking much better care of myself, physically. I’m having fun in a new job and I’ve found the courage to explore my dream of being a sculptor.”
Alison Carter, Film Editor and Sculptor
“My experience of Integral personal coaching with Helena has been one of the most rewarding investments I made. It not only supported me, but changed my outlook on the way in which I live and how I can live a richer more fuller life. I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about growth, change and inspiration for life.”
“Helena’s ability to meet me and hold the space for new and deeper understandings of what it means to be human to emerge between us, really was phenomenal. A developmental experience I will not forget.”
“The Intensive Kick Start Programme of Integral Coaching with Helena impressed me deeply. She was able to draw out the core points of where I felt blocked in the direction my life was trying to blossom. By becoming more aware of my blind spots and with the encouragement and guidance of how to integrate them, several months on I am starting to see the fruits of the harvest. The use of personal metaphors in the coaching is very profound, surprisingly accurate and keeps on working a long time after the sessions. I would highly recommend Helena for her balance of sensitivity and empathy with clarity and focus.”
Aisha Wolfe, Bodywork therapist
“When Helena first asked if I would be interested in coaching, I was keen but felt quite vague about what I would like to work on/ develop. After the initial session however I gained a real insight into what I wanted to gain from the coaching. The framework and processes were easy to grasp and the practises being very much personalised helped to make goals achievable. Helena herself has a measured approach that allows for the process to flow naturally and organically, while still remaining focused. Some of the changes I made with the support offered by Helenas coaching were small and others have been larger; most importantly, they have been lasting. I still carry with me the mechanisms for change with me. Thanks Helena!”
Lisa B, Catering Manager
"The first thing to note about Helena on a personal level is that she's such a genuinely nice and welcoming person! It's impossible not to feel at ease around her, which means you'll be happy and relaxed and that will positively affect the quality of the work you can achieve together. It was evident that she had prepared well for my session, despite it only being a 'single' session. The pre-worksheet she asked me to complete was also very helpful for me and allowed me to arrange and make sense of my own feelings and thoughts before going in. I came away from the session 'buzzing' and found it really useful that she helped me narrow down my topic into a clear one-sentence statement. This is something I can quickly call to mind that represents the broader issues we discussed in the session, and helps me remember and focus on them. Overall, I would highly recommend Helena for her professional, friendly approach and her ability to glean insightful and accurate information just from listening to you talk. She'll help you pinpoint specific issues and effectively deal with them. Thank you!!"