I feel incredibly privileged to do my job. It is a wonderful thing to facilitate healing and growth.
One of the most important pillars of coaching is that it is a confidential relationship. This means I can’t give examples of the work I have done with clients, because even anonymised they may recognise themselves. So I am especially happy to be able to share with permission the following story from a client I finished working with recently.
“I first met Ruth while I was on vacation last year. We were both back-packing around a country in Asia, but I actually ran into her 3 times! Looking back, I believe our encounter was meant to be. When Ruth told me on one of our hikes together that she was a Life Coach, it spoke to me. I always felt that my purpose in life was rather unclear to me.
Some months later, something difficult happened to me personally. I felt like the lid of my “pandora’s box” had opened, and painful memories were coming up. It was a difficult period for me, and I finally spoke to Ruth and asked if she could help. It was one of the best moves I have made in my life. Ruth professionally guided me through my journey and she helped me to understand how my past was having such a big influence on my present. Ruth helped me not only to understand and make the connections but also to deal with these issues. She was always kind and understanding throughout the whole process and she was there for me when I got lost in my ‘homework’ (every session we would agree on something that I would focus on in between sessions) or my feelings. She opened my eyes and helped me to heal from my past.
After our last session, she told me what a lovely experience it had been for her too, that I had engaged so well throughout the whole process and committed to my own growth. I realised how hard it has been to face all those buried issues and feelings. And yet I did it. It made me feel proud of myself. And I realised yet another thing, what a strong person I have become. I am happy to have reached out to Ruth and then to my inner self. I feel like I have finally gotten to know myself, thanks to Ruth giving me insight and a different perspective on my issues today, caused by baggage from the past. And it’s so liberating. Ruth was there for me, she stood by my side, guided me and put me back on my feet.
Thank you, Ruth, you are a blessing.”
And I am grateful to the following people for their kind words describing our work together:
“My journey of self-discovery started in 1988 with a great deal of talking therapy. For me, talking therapy has its place, but, in my opinion, it only serves to keep you stuck in the ‘feelings’, going over and over the same old, same old. And then I met Ruth.
I have had one-to-one Coaching with Ruth for about a year. I confess, I wasn’t totally convinced by Coaching to begin with, probably because I was so used to getting into the ‘content’ of my problems. Ruth introduced me to a way of looking forward, and was able to hold space for me to explore what it was that I wanted to achieve in the future, given what had happened in the past. She helped me set reasonable and manageable goals, and I believe I’ve achieved what I set out to achieve.
Ruth is kind and compassionate, gentle but firm. She recommended I read The Journey by Brandon Bays, which was life-changing. I read it in one sitting, and it was this book that encouraged me to do the much-needed, deep work that’s had the most impact on my life.
To keep me topped up, I have attended Ruth’s Coaching group. Here, I met like-minded people who are on their own journey. It helps me learn about other peoples’ struggles, which in turn puts mine into perspective, and helps me to give others’ the benefit of my experiences. I can thoroughly recommend Ruth and her Coaching.”
“Ruth has a profound sensitivity which creates a totally supportive and nurturing environment in which I have felt able to begin to experience what it is to be me. I have been able to see the path that I need to be on and step by step, begin walking on it.”
“Ruth is definitely on my pedestal! Best coach ever..”
Alison Moncrieff (CTI Coach)
“I have found Ruth to be a talented and compassionate coach, kind and patient. She helped me find my true self and the power within me to create a better and more fulfilling life. She distils the knowledge from the Co-active coaching model with her other previous experience and her intuition is spot-on; she held a metaphorical mirror up so that I could find my own answers.”
“Ruth has a calm and gentle but assured manner in her coaching style, and brings wisdom and understanding that only comes with life experience. I would not hesitate to recommend her.”
“Ruth was a truly motivating Coach to me: I was stuck, not knowing how to develop my career and through a series of visualisation techniques, Ruth talked me through my rut until I found I had the answer – and the motivation – to move forward with the next step in my career.”
“Ruth holds an exceptionally beautiful and safe space for people to relax and touch base with their deepest fears and core issues, and then find ways of turning these into real and practical solutions. Her gentle but powerful energy really helps to inspire you to act on what you discover under her guidance, knowing that it will be for your highest good and for those that you love. Ruth is able to do this because of the insights she has gained through her own personal journey and it is this authenticity that makes Ruth such an effective and successful life coach. I highly recommend her services to anyone willing to take the next step to living a happier and healthier life.”
Marion Young Senior Journey Practitioner, Group Leader Trainer and Spiritual Mentor.