Kind words ♥
From my lovely clients
Seeing genuine results with my lovely clients is why I do what I do. They are amazing.
I love seeing my clients re-discover what drives them and re-connect with the things that they love and their hopes and dreams for the future. As they step out of their comfort zone and get a plan in place to make it happen.
Most importantly their health condition becomes a part of them not the whole of them as they learn about get to grips with acceptance, master their mindset and manage their symptoms.
What my clients say
I love to help people like me find balance in their lives, especially when dealing with the added crap that chronic health conditions or a long term illness can bring, because when you can find that balance, it feels amazing. I may wax lyrical about how I figured it all out, but these people have dug deep, worked hard and have their own fantastic results.
I have found working with Sarah very helpful to manage pacing. It has impacted my life in so many ways, I now realise that I am as important as everyone else in my life. This change in mindset has freed me up and given me more time energy for everyone, including myself. The relaxation at the end of our sessions was particularly beneficial as because of my personality type I find it particularly hard to relax, I don’t know what she did, but it worked.
Sarah has been a warm, friendly, and incredible support to me especially as I returned to work full-time after a long period of illness. She allowed me to see where I needed to take a step back and re-evaluate my goals and values, and breathe when I started feeling overwhelmed. It was perfect timing for this new transition. She really has a multitude of techniques and I totally recommend her insight.
Can honestly say that I am so, so grateful for your guidance, help, knowledge and understanding. I really believe I’d have been in the mists of despair if it wasn’t for everything I’ve gained from knowing you. I’ve handed teachers sheets of information written by you, I’ve empowered myself to fight for what my children need, after reading how you have fought the system and fought for your children’s rights. Never underestimate the power of what you have and done and continue to do for others. Xxx
“Talking with Sarah is like catching up with an old friend, and she is the best cheerleader cheering you on to a better place. I highly recommend Sarah as a life coach and advocate in your healthcare team”.
“When I first came to Sarah, I thought I had a hold of my mental and physical well-being, however she introduced me to new concepts to keep my me in check. Pacing, maintaining my window of tolerance, understanding hypoarousal, and giving my inner child forgiveness are just a few of the concepts that gave me more insight, purpose and control in my chronic illness life. It didn’t matter what we talked about in our sessions, Sarah had the practices to apply and she gave me the encouragement to succeed. Talking with Sarah is like catching up with an old friend, and she is the best cheerleader cheering you on to a better place. I highly recommend Sarah as a life coach and advocate in your healthcare team.”
“I felt like my chronic illness had taken away all of my options for my future and I felt stuck…
but working with Sarah has helped me figure out what direction I want to go in with my education and career, and what steps I can take to get there while managing my symptoms. My thinking about success was very “all or nothing”, and she helped me change my approach to achieving my goals; rather than struggling to overcome my limitations I try to adapt and work around them.”
I absolutely loved reading about you, and your children and your life. I am going to add you to my Facebook page. Your information about grief and chronic illness was terrific. I am an EDS warrior as well as my son and granddaughter, although she does not have a diagnosis yet. I know all too well the challenges and heartbreak, the guilt and grief it brings to us. I will continue to visit your blog, and I hope my clients will as well. I am a counselor with over 35 years experience. I started specializing in counseling individuals who have rare and often invisible diseases about 17 years ago.
My coaching sessions with Sarah have left me feeling refreshed and full of positive energy. I’ve gained lots of insights and ideas and have taken some useful practical steps. Swapping the daily abstract panic and stress I felt about my need to return to work for a well-formed outcome focused on what I want to achieve for myself and my family feels really liberating and has opened up lots of possibilities in my mind. The practice of identifying and reflecting on what I want, and when I want it, has helped massively – paying attention to this as I go about my day to day is helping me to manage distractions and make decisions about how to use my time. This is pretty big for me, given the challenges presented by my ADHD. My new found awareness around my need for rest, relaxation and fun has been really beneficial and is helping me achieve greater balance and I feel better physically. Sarah provided a super safe and friendly space in which to unpick all of my thoughts and feelings and ideas and I felt very comfortable working with her from the outset – she offers great perspectives and is very inspiring!
Sarah is very engaging and very good at drawing you out and chatting more than you intend to. She is also very good at always getting you to go one or two steps more than you plan. Either by staying quiet to get you to add another step or by asking for just one more thing.
By the end of the sessions I was better at trying to make time for myself instead of getting stuck in a rut. I also found it easier to put myself in other peoples perception of a situation. I have also improved as recognising what I do and say for instance recognise if I am getting tired and trying mitigate.
I think trying depersonalised praise or summary of tasks was useful. Rather than accepting praise imagine describing what you’d done to an old friend and what would they think of it.
10/10… I don’t think I would suggest anything….I pratically never give a 10 out of 10.
“The nervous system work has been huge in helping me understand how to move forward…
Lots of the work has been so so helpful for me. I’ve done a fair bit of coaching before so some work was reminding me of what I should be doing but specific new areas I can remember off the top of my head include understanding how important my environment is for me, what I need to avoid in my work, understanding the role EDS/HSD is having on my life and the nervous system work has been huge in helping me understand how to move forward.
I now understand why my body is doing what it does and also what life changes need to be made and I’ve almost completely accepted this without too much angst or sadness.
I love the summary you send me post session, that’s invaluable for me.
You keep me on track and remind me what’s important.
You understand how my brain works!
Your knowledge level is excellent and you’re a lovely person too.
Huge thank you for your support, positively and realism over the last few weeks. I will certainly be carrying on working with you in some capacity (frequency will be affordability related only for us) and am looking forward to booking our next session.
“NLP changed my life! It’s like being put back to factory settings”.