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My no-obligation coaching taster session

I believe that coaching begins best with a NO OBLIGATION face-to-face taster session/chemistry meeting and this is the first step in my 1-1 services. I introduce myself and coaching and you tell me about your current situation, needs, hopes and aspirations. All in confidence of course.

The quality of the relationship between you and your coach is important to the success of the coaching programme.

If, after chatting, we think we can work well together and meet each other's expectations, we'll start looking at a coaching agreement and programme. This is likely to capture why coaching and how come now is the right time, the outcomes you want to be working on, the location and frequency of our meetings, roles and responsibilities, confidentality, payment terms, cancellation terms and service evaluation.

My Biography

I discovered coaching in my late twenties and had been a Solution Focused 'Back to Work' coach for a couple of years with the Regional Disability Service in Bristol when I decided to undertake a honours degree in Psychology - my first university experience at age 30. Three years later, I gained a First and across the next few years:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
  • Cognitive Behavioural Coaching
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Occcupational Psychometric Assessment
  • Brief Psychological Interventions
  • Certificate in Coaching (British Psychological Society approved)
  • MSc in Occupational Psychology
  • Fresh Air Fridays Facilitation
  • NLP Coaching

I have been coaching for 20 years and my interests, training, qualifications and experience all come together to provide what is now Agdela Coaching. I work with private clients, businesses and service providers. I am a preferred supplier of coaching to Macmillan Professionals and my other collaborations and experience include Age Cymru, Shaw Trust, Expanding Horizons Housing, Jobcentre Plus Wales Psychology Service, Rethink Mental Illness, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Trust, Somerset Coast NHS Primary Care Trust, Second Step Housing and Connexions Somerset.

My clients' goals and action plans have ranged across personal wellbeing and life fulfilment, health condition management, returning to work after sickness and workplace wellbeing and development. My research to date has involved exploring mental health coverage in the press, note taking on forensic mental health wards and the return to work journeys of people previously on long term sickness. Not all but many clients are people managing stress or juggling anxiety, low mood, a physical health condition, disability or neurodiversity (i.e. Dyslexia) alongside life and work.

I'm a member of The British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP), The Association for Coaching, Fresh Air Fridays Facilitators and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance. I keep up to date with the evolving world of psychology and coaching and evaluate Agdela Coaching via client feedback, self-reflection, peer practice and professional supervision. Coaching is different to counselling, other talking therapies and professional supervision however it can run alongside if appropriate to do so.

I look forward to meeting you!





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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.