"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Welcome to my website
I am a Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coach based in Holloway, near Finsbury Park in Holloway North London.
1-2-1 Mindfulness Coaching
I’ve helped people get a pay rise, a promotion, the best performance review of their career, deal with depression, navigate the rough seas of divorce, overcome anxiety, dramatically reduce their insomnia, break out of a cycle of toxic relationships to find love and feel a deep sense of inner-peace.
There are an infinite number of ways you could help someone to achieve those results, but my approach in based on helping you practice a few key mindfulness based skills:
– Bringing the wandering mind back to the present moment
– Being more aware of sensations in the body
– Accepting feelings and all aspects of yourself
– Being kind to yourself and others
– Practising gratitude for your life as it is
We practice these simple but powerful skills during one-hour sessions together, and I ask you to continue practising at home by meditating and writing down things you are grateful for every day.
Another key aspect of the work is talking about the elephant in the room – the issue you are struggling with or anxious about, with someone who is not judging you and is actively supporting you through it (that’s me!)
It’s quite amazing how almost any problem people can be greatly improved if not totally resolved with this approach.
How can that be the case? Of course you should be wary of one-size-fits-all magic cures, but if you accept the idea that 90% of suffering is not caused by other people or the outside world, it’s caused by your own mind, then it makes sense that inner work could be the key to unlocking everything.
This is quite a radical truth to accept. We love to blame others because then it’s them that has to change, and not us. But that’s also very disempowering. You can’t change other people, you can only change yourself.
I believe everyone would benefit from having a wellbeing coach. I think the main reason people don’t have one is they don’t know that they do, so hopefully that’s clearer now!
So is there an issue you would like help with? Are you suffering with stress, anxiety or depression? Would you like to feel more calm, confident, and fulfilled?
You can book a free 1-2-1 trial coaching session here.
Here are some testimonials:
"Working with Andy was a breath of fresh air and it was such a relief to find someone who listened without being judgemental. Our sessions dealt with a history of depression and low self esteem, relationship difficulties, lack of empathy and how to forgive. Andy’s ability to analyse and breakdown issues into small junks and explain ways to rebuild my life were fantastic. I would highly recommend Andy as a go to person for a wide spectrum of issues and it was a pleasure working with him."
"Andy has been a real find and someone who has continued to work with me over a difficult period of my life. He offers great support and advice. All the while helping you in your recovery. Meditation has really helped with dealing with my anxiety. He may throw the odd poem in but rest assured it is all part of the process. I can not thank him enough for his help. If you are in need to talk to someone then I highly recommend."
- Chris Siegle
"Andy has really helped me to analyse my issues with a range of techniques. He is professional yet compassionate. He has made a huge difference to me and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough."
- Nick Waters
"I can't recommend Andy highly enough. After sleeping very badly for years, his gentle coaching & introduction to meditation has cured my insomnia. The meditation has been life-changing. I was dwelling too much on small, niggling problems. I feel much happier, calmer, and more productive now. The meditation is like taking a mini-holiday each day, creating much needed distance and perspective on daily life."
"Just this morning Andy helped me to go from an irritable state to calm and grounded, feeling an incredible shift in both body and mind. I honestly have a blissful feeling of relief covering every single cell! I am grateful for working with him on an ongoing basis, which has helped me really advance my mindful practice, gain precious self-awareness at really crucial moments of my life and also achieve some of my dreams :)"
- Thomi S
"I highly recommend Andy due to his effective, person-centred methods, which he introduces on 1:1 sessions and on his courses. I have been struggling to accept difficult emotions in my entire life as I have had this false idea that experiencing joy and bliss at all times is required to live a fulfilling life. And now here I am, sitting with my difficult emotions and heavy heart, experiencing and accepting grief, stillness and bliss at the same time. That's one of my biggest takeaways from our 1:1 sessions. Visualisation, body sensations meditation and the 'glimpsing the Buddha mind' technique are also powerful ways to get out of our narrow minds. Also, the daily gratitude journaling, which was my homework, helped me to improve the quality of my life. Couldn't be more grateful for the experience!"
I'm based in Finsbury Park in Holloway, North London, but I do my sessions over the phone.
You can book a free 15 minute phone consultation here.