I first went to see Anne Marie about 6 months ago. My confidence and self esteem were low, keeping eye contact for any length of time I found challenging and I’d fidget to distract myself. About three sessions later, I had learnt new skills which I could use to help my confidence when I needed to.I felt a lot better knowing I had built a support system for myself to help me deal with my anxiety rather than running away from it which had always seemed like the easiest thing to do. I kept food and mood diaries that I talked through with Anne Marie which helped me to understand the things I needed to work through. I am continuing this journey today and soon I will be on my last session. I have changed a lot since meeting Anne Marie and although I currently still face old challenges I’ve learnt skills that help me to deal with them more effectively than I have in the past. For me life coaching has been beneficial in the long term as well as short term. My confidence has improved greatly and I now want to go back into full time work which I haven’t felt able to do for 2 years. I’m proud of what I have achieved in the past few months and I’m thankful to Anne Marie for all her guidance and support.
I recently went to Anne Marie for some life coaching and EFT treatment to try to help with ongoing anxiety struggles and nightly panic attacks as a result of various difficult changes in my circumstances. Anne Marie talked me through some simple visualisation techniques which allowed me to focus on reducing negative thoughts. Following the session, I felt much calmer and have noticed small improvements in my sleeping pattern. It is early days and I have a lot of work to do, but I feel like I have tools which I can use to help me in my daily management of the anxiety. I’m confident that in time I will be able to reduce the anxiety further. Anne Marie’s encouraging and reassuring words also meant I left with a much more positive mindset. Thank you so much.
Hi Anne Marie I keep seeing other people’s testimonials and have put a lot of thought into mine but it still doesn’t seem to do you justice. Anyway, here it is:
When I first came to see you a few months ago, I came with a long list (literally) of different problems which were effecting me. I have never had any counselling or life coaching before so I had no idea what to expect. Straight away you identified that all these problems were linked, when to me they seemed so far apart. These ranged from a severe and overwhelming health anxiety (due to the loss of all my family members) to problems in my very demanding career. Through long chats and various techniques you taught me, I then gained the confidence to make big decisions about my future.
During the course of our sessions, I gained the confidence to seek alternative employment outside the role I have been doing for the last 10 years and consequently I was offered a Director position with a large corporate company. In direct response to my resignation with my current employer, I then secured a substantial promotion where, with your help and guidance, I was able to then negotiate better working conditions and a better work/life balance. Throughout this big rollercoaster I went on, I always looked forward to our sessions which made me feel like I had an anchor and that I wasn’t going through this alone. Having gone from someone who is scared to go to sleep at night, to the most senior person in a large multi-million pound company, in such a short space of time is such an achievement and one which I know my parents would have been proud of me for – if only they were here to see it.
I have gone from working 80 hour weeks with numerous nights a week away from home, to being in my own bed every night and working 9-5 with the same productivity! I now feel very happy and content in my career and I have the time outside of work to do the things I enjoy. I feel like a better person and I am finally living and enjoying my life, having let go of the past.
I know you say it is all down to me but I know I could never have achieved any of this without your help and guidance. I just wish I had found you sooner.
Mrs S.W MD
Joining a coaching course with Anne Marie was a huge step for me. I’d tried all the recommended self help and positivity books, yoga, exercise, meditation but I just couldn’t shift that sticky negativity right in my stomach.
By just 22 I had somehow landed my dream job, in my dream role and I found myself working with a team of people who were much older than me with their ‘life together’. I soon found myself struggling keep up. Trying to balance my new career and new house with a social life and a new relationship – everything got on top of me. The areas affected most were my relationship and my motivation and enthusiasm for the job (that I’d always wanted and should have been loving!). I also knew I had issues that I had never addressed from my past that were holding me back and areas of my childhood that I hadn’t shared with anyone. From our first phone call I knew Anne-Marie would be able to guide me into a better way of thinking. I literally just wanted to enjoy my life more. To be happy and content with all that I had.. which was a lot for someone of my age. My biggest issue was that I didn’t know who I was, which meant I believed everyone else’s opinions of me. I was too loud, too quiet. A pushover, confrontational.. and it became exhausting trying to change for other people.
In just 3 months she has turned me from a negative, self critical and anxious girl into a confident young woman. The journey isn’t over and I still have moments where I feel out of tune .. but they last for less time and I can now recognise and put a stop to my limiting beliefs before they stick. Plus, Anne-Marie is still there for me if I’m having a ‘moment’.
The biggest change is that I actually like me now. I’m wake up feeling grateful for all that I have and I’m enjoying a healthy, loving relationship where I can allow myself to give and receive love.
In work, my sales figures continue to grow and I feel very proud of my success.
If you are wondering whether to start sessions with Anne-Marie or not, I say DO IT! The sessions are the best gift I’ve ever bought myself.
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