Therapeutic Coaching Testimonials
REVIEWS FROM PAST CLIENTS
In all my years of long and laborious therapy, I have not arrived at such useful and practical insights. It does feel like the carpet has been pulled out from under my feet, but in a good way. I also feel a sense of loss and sadness for years spent chasing my tail and never getting anywhere. But now I have something to work with and can go forward from here.
RP, South Africa - Testimonial given after Session 3
I am sure glad I wrote things down during our talks. I've been re-reading my journal from last year. Best book on codependence ever!! Totally tailored to me!
Elizabeth B | Writer, Canada
Personally, I don’t like coaches who are too warm and kind, but Jane has kindness with backbone. She makes me feel supported yet I know she is paying attention and will definitely challenge me to do my best. If you want a coach who is perceptive, capable, challenging - and kind - hire Jane, she will give you bang for your buck.
Alida Shuyler | Founder of Recovery Coaching
Having done a lot of work on myself, I realised I had been 'stuck' for some time, a place that was familiar. Jane is patient, kind, insightful, compassionate accompanied by a real and lived understanding of the human condition. Additionally, she has the ability to be tough to penetrate and challenge the deepest resistances to change and provide signposts to options. She helped explore strategies and possibilities to enable real and lasting changes in my self-esteem, and I guess anyone she works with. So treat yourself well, do some work on yourself, you too can find out you are worth it!
Marcia A | Researcher
Positive Footsteps has supported clients of Derwentside Employment Team in moving forward after difficult life events. Jane's supportive, calm and reassuring methods have helped our clients to regain their confidence and self belief enabling them to refocus on their goals and to start taking their first footsteps towards achieving them.
Bernadette Topham, Manager
Jane helped me to find my own inner champion by being my champion as a coach. She has the powerful listening skills that have to be basis of effective coaching. Also very helpful how Jane fed back to me non-verbal information that helped to connect me with the part of me that knows what I want; for example, if my voice sounded flat and unengaged versus full of energy and excitement. Her questioning and challenging helps identify blocks to leading the life I want, to identify goals and actions to take me towards goals. She is also very sensitive to the need to address the blocks and drains on energy as well as the dreams, and is very skilled at working on both these levels at once. Because of this combination of skills, discussion of action is focussed clearly on what I really want to change. When things were tough, Jane had practical suggestions and strategies that really helped me to centre myself and find my positive nurturing inner voice.
Jane’s approach has been tremendously motivating, and her reminder texts to help keep focus and remind me what’s important to me and stop me from sliding back to an acceptance of the situations in my life that I’d become used to but were not what I wanted.
Harriet C, Housing Manager
I would recommend that, if you have reached the point where you’re looking at Jane’s website, don't hesitate or worry - go ahead and make contact! Jane was a great support to me in my own period of worry and trouble. Sometimes it’s hard to see the wood for the trees - Jane was a great understanding voice of calm and reason whilst making you look at things that sometimes are not clearly obvious. I thank Jane greatly.
Shaun Dowd, Business Executive