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Helping you move forwards with your work related aims

Are you off work currently due to an illness, health problem, disability or injury?

Recovery and Work is Great for Us!

My Back to Work coaching service is all about getting your work life back. I aim to help you move forwards comfortably and confidently towards your work related aims after a period of sickness. You may still be managing a health problem, disability or injury alongside this journey.

The content of a Back to Work coaching session will vary person to person. You are unique as is your situation, considerations and aspirations. Saying that, there are 2 common threads which underpin all sessions: 1) Recovery and 2) Work is Great for Us. Let me show you what I mean.

Recovery comes from the great work being done in the mental health field. It is a modern approach to health condition and life management. One that is person-centred, empowering and provides opportunities such as:

  • Regaining control over your life
  • Living well alongside the symptoms/experiences of your health related issue - not necessarily waiting for them to disappear
  • Hope for the future!
  • Living a meaningful life - whatever that means to you
  • Gaining new insights and possibilities because of your illness and journey
  • Feeling socially included

I believe life is a journey and that everyone has the capacity to live a happy and rewarding life – and there isn’t just one definition of that – it’s whatever ‘a happy and rewarding life’ means to them. I also believe that we all have the capacity to manage life’s challenges in meaningful and sustainable ways.

If you are currently off with anxiety, where do you think or feel you are in the journey below?


The belief that Work Is Great For Us also underpins my Back to Work coaching service. That is to say - GOOD work is great for us!

Good work is when our role is clear, our tasks are manageable and match our skill levels, where there is sufficient training and support, and the environment is a healthy one. Good work gives us positive wellbeing, a purpose, further identity, new relationships, a place to go, challenges and opportunities. 

How would it be if you had all that?

What might Back to Work coaching involve?

We are likely to talk about how well your health management is going and your work aims, aspirations and motivations. Your needs, values, confidence, resources and any return-to-work timings are important too. How are you feeling about these things right now? For some people, Back to Work coaching is about getting more organised, focused and decisive. Certainly, goal setting and action planning is a part of coaching.

Other topics can include:

  • Relationships & communication (i.e. family/friends, health & social care professionals)
  • Your own ‘self-talk’ and beliefs
  • Your strengths, interests and skills
  • Your energy and activity levels
  • Any anxiety or stress issues

There may also be exercises such as:

  • 'At My Best' card sort
  • Work Considerations planner
  • Wellbeing in Work questionnaire
  • Job Hunting self-assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

We might look at your CV, application forms, interviews and the topic of disclosure too. I guess this makes sense!

Where would you like to begin?

I look forward to meeting you! Click on the Let's Meet button to find out about the no-obligation consultation/chemistry meeting.





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Melanie Faulks is a member of the BPS.

Melanie Faulks is certified by the Centre for Coaching.

Melanie Faulks is approved by the Life Coach Directory Policy.

Melanie Faulks is an approved Fresh Air Fridays Facilitator.