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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, my coaching and you tell me all about your 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 our coaching agreement and programme.

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

My Biography

I have been coaching for 20 years and my coaching career started in my late twenties. I had been coaching for a couple of years when I decided to undertake a degree in Psychology - my first university experience at age 30. 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 (Merit), Fresh Air Fridays Facilitation and NLP Coaching.

I had already enjoyed working with the Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural and Motivational Interviewing approaches and my training, qualifications and experience all came together to provide what is now Agdela Coaching.

My clients' goals and action plans have ranged across health condition management, personal wellbeing and life fulfilment, returning to work after sickness and workplace wellbeing and development. I really enjoyed my MSc research which 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 have been a preferred supplier of coaching to Macmillan Professionals since 2015 and my other collaborations/experience includes Shaw Trust, Expanding Horizons Housing Association, DWP Jobcentre Plus (Work Psychologist), Rethink Mental Illness, NHS Mental Health Services 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. Please notice: Coaching is not a substitute for counselling or other talking therapies or professional supervision (for Health and Social Care, Counselling & Coaching professionals) 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 psychology and coaching and evaluate my services by inviting client feedback. I subscribe to my own self-reflection and practice development via 1-1 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.