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My no-obligation coaching taster session

I believe that all coaching should begin with a NO OBLIGATION face-to-face coaching taster session/chemistry meeting and this is the first step in all my services. I introduce coaching and you tell me about your needs, hopes, aspirations and knowledge of coaching. 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, then we'll start looking at your anticipated coaching programme and agreement.

This includes the purpose of the coaching and why now, how we will know it's making a difference, the location, frequency and duration of our meetings, our roles and responsibilities, confidentality, between session support, payment method, cancellation policy and service evaluation.

My Biography

At 29, I started studying for a BSc Honours in Psychology. Three years later, I gained a First and across the next few years, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Mental Health First Aid, Certificate in Occupational Testing, Brief Psychological Interventions, Certificate in Coaching (approved by the British Psychological Society), MSc in Occupational Psychology and NLP Coaching.

I had already enjoyed working with the Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural and Motivational Interviewing approaches and at 40, I started planning for what has now become Agdela Coaching.

My clients' goals and action plans have ranged from condition management, wellbeing and life fulfilment to finding and/or succeeding in the workplace. My MSc research explored the successful return to work journeys of people who were previously on long term sick leave.

I work with private clients, employers, housing associations and organisations such as Macmillan Professionals, Shaw Trust, DWP Jobcentre Plus, Rethink Mental Illness, NHS Primary Care and NHS Mental Health Services.

Not all but many of my clients have been people managing anxiety, depression, a physical health condition/disability or neurodiversity (i.e. Dyslexia) alongside life and work. Coaching is not a substitute for counselling, other talking therapies or professional supervision (as in Health and Social Care, Counselling & Coaching) however they can run alongside each other if appropriate to do so.

I look forward to meeting you!

I keep up to date with the evolving world of coaching and Positive Psychology, and subscribe to my own self-reflection and practice development via 1-1 professional supervision and group peer practice. I evaluate my services through ongoing review with clients and a post-coaching questionnaire.

I'm a member of The British Psychological Society's (BPS) Division of Occupational Psychology, the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP), The Association for Coaching, Fresh Air Fridays Facilitators and hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.





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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.