"Thank you for another valuable session - I feel a weight has been lifted since we spoke and instead of feeling fearful and vulnerable, I now feel empowered. I will continue to work on this / process things over the coming weeks - I find our sessions always offer so much learning and I like to set aside little pockets of time in the weeks which follow to make the most of this.
I also feel 'in very safe hands,' when working with you - in part through the way you always get the tone right and are sensitive to how I am responding minute by minute. Put another way, I never feel 'done to' or pushed in any direction - but that's not to say you don't address difficult issues or point out things which may be uncomfortable .... in the atmosphere we create together, I feel safe to explore things which are uncomfortable.
It's difficult to articulate exactly what it is. Professionalism, experience, kindness and a focus on true collaboration perhaps."
Senior Manager, Child Protection Service
"I have been doing really well over the past months. I really enjoy my single life, found a lovely job and a great team in child protection, started a course and really got out of my comfort zone!
I am grateful everyday for meeting you and for your help and still think when faced with a tricky situation... what would Belinda say to you?"
Finance Manager, Television Company
"I just wanted to say, thanks again - I found our sessions really helpful and I do believe that speaking with you gave me the courage to stand up for myself."
Marketing Director, Tech Industry
"It was great to look back on the objectives of our coaching and look at all that we've covered. Belinda has provided some super useful tips , tools and reading to help me focus on the areas we identified. The coaching sessions have had a huge impact on me in terms of personal and professional development. So thank you for the opportunity and to Belinda for being so fantastic!"
Ex-Offenders Charity Worker
"The work that we did together was invaluable so thank you and I continue to see the benefits, it means that I also think about you too in much appreciation."
Juliano Fiori, Head of Humanitarian Affairs, Save the Children UK
"Having the chance to talk, think and work with Belinda has had a huge and positive impact on my life. Our first session happened as I was coming into a new leadership role in the organisation for which I work, but also as I was trying to deal with various pressures outside of work, particularly related to my family life. Belinda offered me a welcoming space, free of judgement, in which I could discuss the issues that were most present and pressing. She helped me to think about boundaries between different aspects of my life without compelling me to artificially compartmentalise.
Although initially I was only supposed to attend coaching sessions with Belinda for six months, I ended up seeing her for almost two years until moving abroad. Indeed, the fact that, despite often challenging circumstances, I have developed the confidence to move abroad and pursue new and exciting opportunities is, in no small part, down to the support and reflective environment Belinda provided. She helped me develop strategies to address practical challenges. She respected and even nurtured my inclination to reflect on ideas and rationalise my reality, but she also encouraged me to come 'out of my head' and connect with emotional and physical feeling in a way that I had not done in the past. We used different techniques to explore how and why particular relationships and moments guide my decisions. Most notably, Belinda has helped me to develop a deeper relationship with myself; to build my understanding of my own interests, concerns and desires; and to find ways of respecting and standing up for these while maintaining caring and loving relationships with others.
I will forever be grateful for Belinda's generosity, gentleness and guidance."
EC, Psychological Coach
"I came to coaching as it was a requirement for my Masters in Psychological Coaching - little did I know at the outset, the real value it was to have in supporting me to make significant changes in both my career and personal life. Belinda is warm and easy to relate to, so we formed a good rapport from the beginning. She listened intently and offered insights which I'd been unable to find on my own. She created a calm and open environment in which to explore and while her approach was kind and compassionate she didn't shy away from more difficult issues."
"You have been a wonderful support, and helped me on the road to recovery."
Fiona, Mother returning to work
"The work that I did with Belinda has proved invaluable. I really valued her honesty and direct, but attentive style. Her depth of knowledge is really apparent and I felt in very safe hands."
Paul C,. Advertising Team Leader
"The coaching sessions with Belinda have been of immeasurable value. Through a collaborative approach, I've taken the first steps on a journey towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life and, in doing so, have learned a great deal about myself. This greater understanding of self has provided renewed insight into key moments and relationships in my life, often with profound new meaning. An unexpected, but wonderful bonus.
Belinda has a wonderfully warm, calming style and sessions often feel like catching up with an old friend. I feel more focused, more relaxed and more content.
I felt lost. I don't anymore. Thank you Belinda."
Deputy Chief Executive, Charity Sector
"I came to coaching feeling slightly apprehensive and unsure as to what might unfold. However, this feeling was not to last for long. Belinda's sensitivity and professionalism made me feel not only at ease but enabled me to 'open up' and feel understood. I was able to relax and speak freely with Belinda, knowing that she would give me her undivided attention. Belinda's sensitivity and ability to 'tune in' to my energy and needs is exemplary. She is a consummate professional and a natural coach. I found her input invaluable, particularly around body work and energy - and her intuitive insights have proven transformational in the way I now lead my life. Thank you, Belinda."
John Igoe, Associate Consultant at Morgan McKinley
"I was coached by Belinda for only a short period of time but the benefits from my meetings with her were fantastic. I found Belinda to be somebody that I could warm to and trust immediately and as I had never been to a career coach before this was very important to me.
I found that Belinda goes at a great speed and the flow of her coaching with me naturally evolved. I feel I benefited hugely, very shortly after my first couple of visits it was clear to me what was the most important factors I needed to start to build a career that I would be successful in, and one that I would enjoy.
Since my spell with Belinda I have left my current job and I am just about to start a completely new career, I do owe a big thank you to Belinda for helping me to make the decision that was the right one for me."
Kirsten A, Manager, Healthcare Sector
"I have been coached by Belinda for about 2½ years. During that time I’ve brought a number of issues to our coaching sessions, both personal and professional. Belinda creates a comfortable, safe space which has helped build trust, and enabled me to be absolutely honest during each session.
Belinda’s coaching knowledge and experience not only means she is credible as a coach but it has enabled me to learn much more about coaching and human behaviour! Her use of mindfulness has helped immensely in ‘capturing the moment’ and increasing my awareness of how I think, feel or react to certain issues and situations. Frequently, coaching sessions with Belinda offer me an effective reality check that helps me focus, reflect and move forward. Further, I find Belinda is very in tune with when I just need to talk, think or be challenged.
Being coached by Belinda has helped in dealing with some significant changes and transitions in my life. Belinda has helped me in identifying recurring issues or themes and things which are important to me. I come away from our coaching sessions with better insight, a greater sense of confidence in decisions I have made, being clearer about the direction I’m taking and calmer and comfortable as a result. I am forever grateful for her professionalism, patience and challenge. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Belinda as a coach to anyone I meet!"
"I'm emailing to say how much I appreciated our sessions together. I have really enjoyed our sessions and working with you. You have a lovely warmth and presence which came through even on Skype."
"Thank you Belinda, for supporting me to understand myself better, enabling me to gain insight into my blocks and fears and to find some real strategies to overcome some of them. When I came to see you I was really feeling pressured to be somewhere else in my life than where I was, through your genuine care and understanding you helped me to see the reality of where I was emotionally and mentally and provided the supportive environment that I needed to accept the truth and in doing so find the real freedom.
I was then able to start the journey with you of discovering what I wanted to do as a change in career and how I was going to do it(I discovered a lot more), thank you. I am now working part-time and attending college to become an integrative Counsellor, my confidence has grown and the tools and strategies that you have imparted to me during our time working together I continue to use and share with others.
Thank you so much for your patience and authentic partnership on my journey I really felt that you were always alongside me, enabling me to take risks and stretch my comfort zone."
Board Executive, Global Advertising Agency
"Thanks so much for all your help, wise words and kindness this year - you were absolutely amazing and a real life saver."
Client Partner, Tech Industry
"I can’t praise Belinda enough for the impact she had on me, both from a career perspective and a personal perspective. I lived so long with unresolved issues from past experiences and I never fully understood how they effect my work and personal behaviour. Belinda’s demeanour, patience and expertise in the field really helped me to recognise patterns and deal with them in a productive manner. She also taught me how to set expectations and boundaries in advance to avoid future frustrations. I cannot day enough positive things about Belinda or the programme, it truly changed my life and I am incredibly grateful for that."
Marketing Manager, Tech Marketing Consultant
"Belinda has been amazing at providing me with tools and a contextual understanding of some of the broader dynamics within leadership, power play and specifically related to gender. This has been tremendously valuable allowing me to unlock some of the invisible barriers I'd come up against in trying to progress in my career path."
HR, Tech Industry
"Belinda was fantastic. A very informative session and has got me thinking quite a bit. I have even walked away with a some helpful tips that i am going to put into practice this evening. Thank you Belinda!"
JL, UK Sales Director & ex-Professional Sportsperson
"Thank you for all the work you did with me. I'm much happier in life these days and found some real direction. You helped me through the most difficult stage of my life and I really value your input."
Amy, Project Manager
"The last few weeks have been a big turning point for me and a surprise to feel such a shift in some of my coping mechanisms When I felt myself spiralling into depression I managed to pick myself up and feel proud and reassured that I can be much more content with who I am.
I appreciate that this can be a life long process however I feel I've got to a point in our sessions where I believe I have built up a really good set of tools and strategies to handle life better. I almost feel like I need to live my life now and see how I get on my own.
I think I've come a long way since we first met and I'm very grateful for having found someone that I can be so open with, despite how trivial I think my issues are some times.
Thank you so much for your amazing support."
BJ, Marketing Director, Global Media Agency
"I worked with Belinda during a time when I was going through some professional and personal challenges. Belinda supported me through this difficult time, making me aware of physical changes in my body when under stress and providing me with exercises to counter those. Talking through my challenges really helped me have a clearer picture of what needed to be done and gave me the confidence to start making those changes. I would strongly recommend Belinda as a compassionate and constructive coach."
Head of Marketing, Global Advertising Agency
"I had only a short course of sessions with Belinda during a particularly hard time in my career. My confidence felt as if it had been stamped on, i dreaded seeing my boss and I felt of no value to my workplace, or myself. I needed to build myself back up.
Through just four sessions with Belinda, I learnt a huge amount about myself - finally understanding where my issues stem from and how to cope and move forward from them.
I also gained clarity on what I want from my career which has given me the confidence to start my own company.
I can't thank Belinda enough for her intuition, empathy and kindness."
James L, Magazine Publisher
"I have no hesitation in recommending Clearspace Coaching. From the first session it was obvious that Belinda offered a flexible client-centered approach. In our sessions we worked on the emotional drives that were affecting my work performance. Today, three months after my last session although I still have frustrations and on occasion feel overwhelmed at work, my reactions are much more thoughtful and less extreme. Many thanks Belinda."
DA, Make Up Artist
"I was unsure about getting professional help for myself however Belinda’s first coaching session put me completely at ease. Throughout the next few months she helped me to move forward with my life and without her openness, honesty and professionalism I’d still be where I was, thanks so much Belinda.
DK, Consultant Psychiatrist
"Thank you very much for all your help over the past few months. The insights gained and reflections done will stay with me. I particularly valued your ever present consideration and sensitivity."
"It was very helpful for me to be supported when going through a tough time when my actions, or the way I am, were not understood and I was (wrongly) being labelled with a mental illness.
You made me understand how my actions were a result of a trauma in my early life, and how I didn't have to blame myself or feel guilty. I gained a lot of insight into myself, an opening, and it is clear which steps I now need to take further.
Your support has been invaluable, I was aware that I couldn't turn to just anyone with this subject, and your knowledge about trauma and the body is one that not many people know about. I felt truly respected just the way I am and feel very grateful for the experience. Thank you so much."
A.H., Journalist turned Teacher
"I must admit that I was a little sceptical about the value of coaching - until I met Belinda. When we met, I was looking at changing career for a second time and felt in something of a rut. Belinda was immeasurably helpful at providing time, space and a supportive environment in which to talk through my options. I would recommend her wholeheartedly."
Kurt Carroll, Broker
"Many thanks for the coaching session. It was a real insight for me, both personally of the power of coaching and of the structure of it and how it can flow. I am looking forward to implementing a few of the ideas that came up."