Welcome, I’m Lucy Appadoo

If you struggle with burnout, anxiety, change, and the need to help others to the detriment of your own well-being, then Wellness Coaching or Counselling may help. You might try to juggle things in life and find it hard to relax and unwind. Perhaps you have put others first because you like social connection and helping people. You might be in touch with your emotions. You could be sensitive, intuitive, creative, spiritual, and have heightened self-awareness. You might also struggle with performance anxiety due to fear of judgement and scrutiny.

I believe that we are an expert on our own lives, and that with guidance and tools, anyone can learn to be their ideal self and live a life that leads to holistic health and well-being.

I  also believe that any kind of writing, whether creative, factual, or reflective helps to access that deeper part of yourself, leading to holistic health and well-being.

Would YOU like to:

  • Learn how to relax and unwind?
  • Have more balance and calm in your life?
  • Find more time for yourself?
  • Reduce anxiety and manage stress?
  • Do reflective journal writing as a way to increase health and wellness?
  • Be more creative as a way to manage and anxiety and stress?

As a Wellness Coach and Registered Counsellor, we can explore your vision, goals, strengths, motivations, and values to create your ideal self for holistic health and well-being. We can also explore mental health and personal issues if you require specialised counselling services.

 

THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN COACHING AND COUNSELLING

Counselling works with people who usually require a focus on mental health issues or personal day to day issues with an ‘expert’ approach. Counselling involves a treatment plan, a more reflective and deeper emotional focus, specific counselling interventions, and psychoeducation.

Coaching helps people to focus on any area of change in their lives including health, career, business, fitness, spirituality, and so on. A coach does not take on an ‘expert’ role as the client is seen as the expert of his/her life. If education, information, or advice is warranted, the coach will ask the client’s permission to provide this. A coach works with regular, day to day areas of change or issues, but not with mental health problems. A coach also believes that people have the potential to be resourceful and creative, and can design their wellness future.

Coaching, like counselling, is about building a connection and relationship with a client. It establishes a sense of safety, so the client feels comfortable sharing vulnerabilities and issues. Coaching is about feeling comfortable, in control, and safe within the session.

Coaching and counselling are different in nature, but both approaches focus on building a rapport with the client. Coaching is more client-directed where the coach creates a safe structure in which to provide that freedom for the client. The client is seen as the expert. When this is the case, you can create sustainable change as you are focusing on your deepest wants and needs that come from your deepest core. You are following your vision.