Coaching & Hope Therapy
B.A. Hons. Art and Design, P.G.C.E., Dip. Personal Performance Coaching, Dip. C.B.T.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner,
Fdn. Dip. Art Therapy, Bereavement Support and Forgiveness Therapy Training and Counselling and Trauma Support Skills.
A passionate, creative and wholehearted ‘solutionary’ seeks those who long to shake off fear, shame and anxiety, to grow in confidence, assertiveness and
self-esteem, and emerge as their true, valuable and gifted selves.
I am a qualified Personal Performance Life-Coach, trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and experienced in Pastoral Care. As a mother of five, a parent-carer and a life-long learner, I have gathered a wealth of training and lived experience to draw from. My passion is for you to discover your treasure within, and consequently enjoy yourself and your life more fully. I have coached both independently and for organisations, and have delivered Creative-Coaching for individuals and groups.
What you can expect
Whether you are already familiar with Coaching and Hope Therapy, or are considering this for the first time, my aim is to make the experience as comfortable, effective and rewarding for you as possible.
Vickie’s enthusiasm for making life more meaningful can’t help but influence you. I can’t thank her enough for the commitment and passion she shared to help me on my journey.
A.N. - Bath
I felt so empowered. It gave me such a lift having someone who believed in me and was genuinely interested in encouraging me to find happiness….. It has meant a lot to me.
B.B. - Bristol
I felt encouraged that someone had time and patience to stand with me without judgement, and believe the best outcome was achievable. I feel that coaching has helped steer and direct me through a dark tunnel promising light at the end.
S.F. - Oxford
I am feeling back in control, more resilient with a renewed sense of me. Caring is tough on many levels but I feel more on an even keel and able to face future challenges having been able to be honest about its toll, but also its rewards. Vickie saw 'me', and helped me feel valued, not just as a carer. Coaching is a real adjunct to counselling. It focuses on the positives, your potential, your value and restores your sense of self; it gives you back some control of your life, which as a carer you can lose. I feel more like the old me again.
L.T. - High Littleton
I found out how other people see me, which is so different to how I see myself. I now feel confident, capable and happier.
H.M. - Radstock
The coaching helped me to improve the balance between work and social life and improve the quality of my relationships. Vickie’s enthusiasm is infectious. It was an enjoyable and positive experience.
R.S. - Bristol
Coaching certainly was very helpful to me, especially giving me confidence to think of myself and how I can say ‘no’ without feeling so guilty….. a work in progress.
S.M. - Temple Cloud
I have learnt some very interesting things about myself and my purpose and direction. It is an amazing, fascinating, valuable and stimulating process. I feel re-focused, hopeful and grateful.
B.W. - Radstock
Vickie embraced my complex caring situation with gentle caring coaching. She showed me how I could develop more time for me, without feeling guilty……a great step forward.
T.G. - South Gloucestershire
Vickie is a very comfortable person to be with. I have found having someone to talk to about the different areas that I struggle with, has made a difference…. I have seen great changes.
G.B. - Bath
Vickie has helped me at a very difficult time.
L.M. - Keynsham
I have benefitted enormously from the sessions. Vickie is a wonderful encourager. As a result I am more motivated, cheerful, fulfilled and confident.
R.P. - Radstock