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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, we'll start looking at your anticipated coaching programme.

This includes 'why coaching and why now?', the outcomes you're hoping for, the location and frequency of our meetings, our roles and responsibilities, confidentality, privacy, payment, cancellation and service evaluation.

My Biography

At 29, I started studying for a degree in Psychology. Three years later, I gained a First and across the next few years, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, 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 in my 20's and at 40, I started planning for what has now become Agdela Coaching.

My clients' goals and action plans have ranged across condition management, wellbeing and life fulfilment, returning to work after sickness and workplace wellbeing and development. My MSc research in the area of Occupational Health Psychology explored the successful return to work journeys of people who were previously on long term sick leave.

I work with private clients, employers and service providers. I am a preferred supplier of coaching to Macmillan Professionals and my previous work includes Shaw Trust, Expanding Horizons (private housing association), DWP Jobcentre Plus, Rethink Mental Illness and NHS Primary Care.

Not all but many of my clients have been people managing some 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'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.

I keep up to date with the evolving world of coaching and evaluate my services by inviting client feedback. I subscribe to my own self-reflection and practice development through professional coaching supervision and group peer practice.





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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.