About Me


I’m Helen – the Self Belief coach with a passion for making coaching accessible to people from all walks of life.

There is nothing I love more than supporting you to recognise the potential that lives within you and harness this to transform your own life and that of your family and community. 

For the last twenty-five years I’ve been working with individuals and with groups in communities to do exactly this – firstly as a youth worker and then as a community organiser…and now as a Self-Belief coach.

The pandemic forced me to pause and take stock of work and life. This led to me pool this vast experience of working with people from all walks of life together. I trained and certified as a self-belief coach with the Self-Belief Coaching Academy  in 2021 and have since been building my coaching business. 

Green circular badge with the words ' Self Belief Coaching Academy Certified Coach' in the centre of the circle and 'Self belief coaching academy' around the edge

For me, coaching is about creating a space for you to think about what you are doing (or not doing) in your life  which is holding you back, uncovering what is at the root of that, and then experimenting with new ways of thinking and acting that will build healthy self-belief. It’s all about getting you to a place where you truly believe that being yourself and doing your best with the resources you have in any given moment is enough.

As well as my one to one and group coaching work and as a skilled and qualified community organiser, youth work practitioner and trainer with over 20 years experience, I see community led social action as a process of developing self-belief in communities which is the natural progression from building self-belief with individuals. I am exploring work with communities and community organisations using workshops, training and group coaching that can support community-led transformative change to tackle social injustice.

More recently I trained as a Reiki Master to add to my wellbeing practice and I now offer Reiki Healing treatments as well as an integrated Coaching and Reiki package.

Other things you might want to know about me when I am not wearing my Self Belief hat:

 I’m a wife and mother

I lift heavy weights for fun 🏋️‍♀️ 

I walk for miles most weekends 🚶‍♀️

I’m a political activist, proud socialist and intersectional feminist who loves nothing more than challenging the status quo and all its hangers on.✊🏻

I chair a local youth charity, 

I’m mad cat owner 🐈 🐈‍⬛ 🐈‍⬛  and proud keeper of a pond full of fish 🐟 🐠 

I believe that:

  • Everyone should be able to access coaching – money shouldn’t be a barrier
  • Self-doubt is a mechanism we create to protect ourselves in situations in our lives when we sensed or experienced a lack of psychological safety. This has led us to hold onto stories, beliefs, and patterns of behaviour that now hold us back.
  • Self-awareness and self-compassion are crucial first steps to a brave and purposeful life.
  • You already hold all the resources you need to live a courageous and fulfilling life.

Follow these links to find out more about one-to-one coaching and The Self-Belief Salon, the free online Facebook community