do you want to live a nourished and contented life, full of freedom, courage and strength right now, rather than when XYZ has happened?
WELCOME EXTRAORDINARY HUMAN, I CAN HELP YOU DO JUST THAT.
Hi, I’m Pippa and I’m an Integrative Practitioner and Life & Leadership Coach, that works from my practice in the beautiful Cotswold market town of Minchinhampton near Stroud.
I have a corporate management background in further education and hospitality, but now I work full-time in my coaching and wellness business.
When I was younger I (strongly) resisted any “alternative” wellness approaches and would happily consume my body weight in paracetamol to fix a headache. I’ve come to understand and appreciate the wide range of healing modalities that exist and that is where my work comes in.
It may be that like me, you feel that things like Flower Remedies and Kinesiology are a bit “out there”, but I challenge you to keep an open mind and read on.
what exactly is it that you do?
It’s simple really - I help you to live, love & lead your very best life, where you’re at now, and with what you’ve got, right now. Not in 20 pounds time, not when someone else says it’s OK that you can, not when you’ve found that partner of your dreams and not when you’ve got that promotion.
And we’re not talking about the social media hashtag kind of “best life”, but in a real way that is 100% bespoke to YOU my friend! Wherever you are in your life now, is where we’ll start, and we’ll go from there.
Whether you’re going back to work after a break and your confidence needs a boost or you’re going through a tough time at work and need some support. Whether you’d really like more energy and want to stop collapsing on the sofa every night or if life quite frankly has become routine and the fun has gone - that’s where we’ll start.
My approach is entirely specific to you and based on what your body and your unconscious mind is telling us (more about that below). Using muscle testing, some talking and a little sprinkle of magic, we’ll get to the heart of what you really need and want, and find what is needed to make it happen.
how can I help?
Well as different as we are as humans, is as varied as the things that I end up working on with clients. I’ve included a few examples below, but if you want to know more, send me a message and we could have a chat on the phone.
Uncovering what you need in your life around:
food & nutrition
rest & play
work & business
movement and more…
Living mindfully & intuitively
Eating intuitively for your body
Persistent inexplicable aches & pains
Underlying emotional stress
Over the last 5-10 years, I have trained in several types of wellness and personal development practice and I blend all of these approaches in my work with clients. No two sessions are ever the same - no two humans are the same after all, but the aim is always the same: to find what works for YOU, not some generic solution.
Your wellness and happiness shouldn't be about a one-size-fits-all solution, off-the-shelf meal plans, blanket lifestyle changes and self-care goals from social media.
it should be about finding what works for you!
You can read more about the individual approaches that I blend below - click on + symbols to read more.
+ life coaching
I trained as a life coach in 2016 with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and it was one of the most life-changing things I have done in years. Maybe ever. As a coach my work is constantly evolving as I learn and develop my skills and knowledge, but I arrived at some pretty big decisions in 2018; to focus my work on belonging, particularly belonging first to yourself, before you look to long to any person, place or situation.
Belonging is such a huge part of our lives and so many of us (I truly believe when it really comes down to it, most of us), don’t feel like we belong, and spend a lot of time and energy, contorting or censoring ourselves to fit what our family, friends, workplace, culture or society say we should be. Or what we believe they say we should be…
My work with clients as a coach centres on the 4 Pillars of Belonging: KNOW yourself, CARE for yourself, take RESPONSIBILITY for yourself and probably most importantly, BE yourself. I weave elements of my work on belonging into my work with integrative therapy clients, depending on individual clients’ needs.
Since 2013 I have worked with Biofeedback, a form of non-invasive muscle resistance “testing”, as a way to access the innate knowledge that lives in your body, or your subconscious mind, to find your best ways to move, eat and live. Originally through working with my personal trainer Gareth Keeping, I have used Biofeedback in many ways over the years. From a means to laser-focus exactly how, when and where to work specific muscle groups in personal training, to identifying what my body needs in terms of nutrition and care. From finding my path and purpose in life, to deciding whether to accept a specific social invitation. And so much more.
It’s an incredible way to cut through the noise, the years of learned behaviours and wonky beliefs and get to what we really want or need. It has revolutionised my life in so many ways.
+ a little sprinkle of magic
This one is trickier to explain. I'm not talking about Harry Potter kind of magic here, I'm talking about that unique little something magical that each of us can bring to the table.
I bring my own unique brand of magic to sessions with clients, it comes from my life experience, a huge dose of empathy for my fellow humans, a shed load of humour and if I'm honest, usually a touch of cursing here and there.
Having been such an advocate of Biofeedback, I decided to train as a Kinesiologist in 2017 and completed my Foundation certificate in Systematic Kinesiology. I learned so much about the body, emotional support and energetic systems from my training and I am also a registered Associate member of ASK (the Association of Systematic Kinesiology), but I do not practice specifically as a Kinesiologist.
If you’re wondering why, it is not because I don’t value Kinesiology as a therapy, not at all - I believe it is very powerful. The reason I chose not to continue to become a specific Kinesiology practitioner, is that I believe I can best serve my clients by integrating all of my qualifications, knowledge and skills into an "integrative" or blended approach. That way I can adapt my approach to individual clients.
In case you haven’t heard of Kinesiology before, I like to describe it like this: it's non-invasive muscle testing that is used as a type of “body language” to pinpoint imbalances in the body. It looks at the whole person and what is affecting their health and wellbeing, such as emotional, chemical (possible food sensitivities or nutrient deficiencies), physical and energetic factors. Remedies that can be used include: lymphatic massage, meridian tracing, and nutritional support through food elimination and/or supplements.
+ bach flower remedies
Training as a Kinesiologist brought me to the Bach Flower Remedies (pronounced “batch”, not like the famous composer - who knew?!). You may know the remedies via the most famous one, the "Rescue Remedy", which is actually a blend of 7 of the 38 individual remedies.
I was so fascinated by the power of our emotions to impact our physical bodies during my kinesiology training, that I went on to train at the Bach Centre in Oxfordshire, UK, where Dr Edward Bach, the bacteriologist and homeopath who developed the remedies, completed much of his life’s work, before dying in 1936.
As a result of a session with a client, I may identify up to 7 individual remedies that can support their underlying emotional states. The client is supplied with a bespoke mixed remedy bottle that will last up to 2/3 weeks. The remedies are taken 4 times a day in a drink and totally safe for all folks and taste of nothing at all.
what they said
It’s early days but I have loved our sessions so far. We’ve laughed a lot (and cried) and I am starting to get the knack of trusting my body, and trusting myself. It’s not easy but I’m a convert - I really DO know what’s best for me. I hope over time that all the outside stuff gets quieter and my listening gets better and better.
I've been working with Pippa for over two years now. In that time we've explored different techniques that she uses including flower remedies and biofeedback "testing". I've been able to work out exactly what works for my body including cosmetics, food, and sleep and I feel great!
I’m an Integrative Practitioner and Life & Leadership Coach and I work with extraordinary humans to help them belong to themselves and live nourished and contented lives, full of freedom, courage and strength.
I live in Minchinhampton nr. Stroud in the UK, with my daughter and 3 cats, in a beautiful Cotswold-stone house in the High Street - where my practice is also based. If we haven’t met yet, you can find out a bit more about me here.
what happens in a session and how does it work?
Sessions are very similar to traditional talking therapies in format, inasmuch as we will meet for up to 50 minutes and talk about what’s going on in your life and how it needs to change.
Depending on what we focus on for the session, we will spend a fair bit of time sitting across from each other talking, you might hop on the bench to do some muscle testing (this is just applying gentle pressure to an arm or a leg to see how it resists), I might identify some Bach remedies that would help support you, some nutrition/supplements to include or exclude from your diet, or talk through some of the things that are going on, and look at how you can move forward in a particular area.
Sessions are led by you and what you body and unconscious mind are telling us through testing. You will get a questionnaire (by email) beforehand to reflect on where you’re at, which allows us to make great use our time together.
I am neither a psychologist, counsellor or nutritionist and if you or I feel that additional support of this kind might needed, I am committed to highlighting this to you and will help you to find a suitable person to support you if you would like me to.
You should consult your GP before making any significant changes that come out of your testing, particularly if you have any underlying physical or mental health conditions or are taking medication. I believe that any alternative therapies work hand-in-hand with traditional medicine and such, neither should be ignored.
client booking options
+ why should I come to you for support?
That is a very good question and if I’m honest the answer is you shouldn’t unless you feel really called to. I truly feel that when you work with a coach or practitioner of any kind, it is a really personal decision.
No one person will fit everyone and I believe that I should enjoy working with clients, in the same way I really want my clients to enjoy working with me (even on some of the tougher stuff).
+ do you do sessions remotely or do I have to see you in person?
My Integrative practice is very much an in-person experience and I practice in the beautiful market town of Minchinhampton near Stroud in the UK. Once we have been working together for some time, it might be possible to conduct some sessions via phone or Skype, but I would say that 80% would likely be in person. Conversely 90%+ of my coaching clients work with me remotely via Skype.
+ how do I pay for sessions?
Most clients book and pay for their sessions online at the links above where you will be invited to pay via PayPal. You don’t have to have to have a PayPal account, you can checkout as a guest with a debit card.
For clients that would rather pay me on the day, this can be set up and payment can be made in person by cash or debit card. Please contact me to arrange this.
+ do I have to pay for anything extra on top of your fee?
Should they come up in our session, a bespoke mixed bottle of Bach Flower Remedies is included in my fee, and will be supplied on the day. The bottle will last you 2-3 weeks. If your testing heads in a food and nutrition direction, any supplements or food items that you might want to purchase are obviously excluded.
+ how often do I come to see you?
This is another one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions. That being said, I sometimes see folks once a week, but typically clients book in every 2-4 weeks, initially more frequently and then gradually dropping back to every four weeks is typical.
+ can I combine integrative sessions with a coaching package?
The answer to this is "kind of yes and kind of no". I bring many aspects of my coaching practice and skills to all Integrative sessions as my practice is very much blended as I’ve said above.
My specific coaching packages however are very focussed, targeted work with a client over a set period of 4 or 8 months. Sessions are set at fortnightly intervals and clients work towards specific goals in their lives and work during this time and have access to me by email in-between sessions.
The main difference is that coaching is 100% forward motion focussed and is about helping clients move from where they are now in a specific area(s) of their life, to somewhere they want to get to.
If you feel a coaching package would be more suitable for you, please book a clarity call and we can arrange to chat on Skype.
+ should I wear anything in particular?
To be honest, not really. If you need to hop on the bench it is worth wearing something comfortable (probably not a skirt and heels), but otherwise just what you would usually wear. I would say the vast majority of clients arrive in casual everyday clothes.
what they said
Well I don't want to say it was miraculous and I don't know why, but after my first two sessions I feel better. My confidence is improving a bit and I feel more motivated and less stressed than I have in a while. The Larch and Elm remedies are the business!
Pippa first introduced me to testing in 2015 and I can say it changed the way I approached my life. I used to spend hours agonising over making decisions, asking myself “what would really be best for me?” But now, by incorporating testing (and now kinesiology!), I can support my mind and body for the better.