Life coaching with me

I am a clear, compassionate and thoughtful coach who offers women space to reflect in their busy lives about what is really important to them and what needs to change in order to live a more fulfilling life.

I have a wealth of experience in listening to people and supporting positive outcomes. I provide a confidential, safe space to give you the time to think, reflect on options and make plans. I use skilful listening alongside astute, timely questions to enable you to shift forward in order to facilitate the changes you are hoping for.

Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a conversational approach to help people make changes in their lives.

It is future focused, and assumes that the client has the answers to their own difficulties which coaching can facilitate to resolve.

It is purposeful and goal/intention lead with clear outcomes either tangible or intangible.

It can be challenging and thought provoking, with the client and coach collaborating to explore themes, patterns and beliefs in a curious and open approach.

I am currently training with Animas.

Who is coaching for?

Coaching will help if:

  • You would like a safe, reflective space to take stock of where you are at.
  • You feel stuck or blocked
  • You have trouble staying motivated
  • You are unsure of your next step
  • You want to make some changes
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

Work with me

Do you want to make some changes, have time to reflect on where you are at in life, and look ahead to a positive, productive future?

If this sounds like something you want experience and are keen to find out more about, I’d love to discuss working with you.

Initially we can have a free 30min chat to make sure you understand what coaching is, answer any questions, ensure you have topics and areas of your life appropriate to use within coaching as well as making sure I am the right person to be having coaching with. This is about getting the right fit and feeling comfortable with me.

Click here to send me an email or call me on: 07444735574

Practical things

Coaching usually happens over a number of sessions typically starting with 5 or 6 although this can vary as required.

Meetings can be face to face at my house in Portobello, Edinburgh, or via Skype or Face Time. We can also make alternative specific arrangement to suit if that is helpful. They will be at a time and frequency that makes sense for you, weekly, fortnightly or whatever suits you.

I also have information about expectations from both the client and coaching perspective that I provide once we have agreed to work together.

Please do ask me about anything that does not make sense or you want more information on.

Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

Previous experience

I have over 20 years experience of working in the caring professions, supporting people with mental health problems, learning difficulties and long term health conditions in community and statutory settings; through 1:1, groupwork and staff development and training. I have a background in Social Work, spending 5 years at the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit. I have had a number of training roles including co-owning and running ‘Open to All’ mental health awareness training for museums and art galleries. Most recently I was an advocacy worker at a psychiatric hospital working with adults and young people on acute wards.

I have also been involved in

  • Art and creativity at a women’s mental health support group
  • Facilitating session for young people and their families using Person Centred Planning tools
  • Qualified WRAP trainer (Wellness recovery Action Planning)
  • Trainer for Lothian NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Team delivering Realising Recovery courses

Photography by Jo Tennant