Life coaching with me

I create reflective spaces for women to make positive changes in their lives.

I also support artists and creative people to reflect on their practice and develop fulfilling new directions.

I have a wealth of experience in listening to people and supporting positive outcomes. I provide a confidential, safe space to give you the time to think, reflect on options and make plans. I use skilful listening alongside astute, timely questions to enable you to shift forward in order to facilitate the changes you are hoping for.

Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a conversational approach to help people make changes in their lives.

It is future focused, and assumes that the client has the answers to their own difficulties which coaching can facilitate to resolve.

It is purposeful and goal/intention lead with clear outcomes either tangible or intangible.

It can be challenging and thought provoking, with the client and coach collaborating to explore themes, patterns and beliefs in a curious and open approach.

I am an accredited Life Coach trained at Animas.

Who is coaching for?

Coaching will help if:

  • You would like a safe, reflective space to take stock of where you are at.
  • You feel stuck or blocked
  • You have trouble staying motivated
  • You are unsure of your next step
  • You want to make some changes
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)
Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

Work with me

Do you want to make some changes, have time to reflect on where you are at in life, and look ahead to a positive, productive future?

If this sounds like something you want experience and are keen to find out more about, I’d love to discuss working with you.

Initially I offer a free coaching conversation for you to experience coaching to ensure it is helpful, positive and rewarding. I can answer any questions, ensure you have topics and areas of your life appropriate to use within coaching as well as making sure I am the right person to be having coaching with. This is about getting the right fit and feeling comfortable working together.

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Practical things

 Coaching usually happens over a number of sessions typically starting with 5 or 6 although this often varies.  

Meetings can be face to face at The Next Chapter, Edinburgh, or online via Zoom Skype or Face Time. I offer walking and coaching around central Edinburgh. I can also make alternative specific arrangement to suit if that is helpful. They will be at a time and frequency that makes sense for you, weekly, fortnightly or whatever suits you.

I also have information about expectations from both the client and coaching perspective that I provide once we have agreed to work together.

Please do ask me about anything that does not make sense or you want more information on.


Jenny Pope, Erosion Pools (detail)

Previous experience

I have over 20 years experience of working in the caring professions, supporting people with mental health problems, learning difficulties and long term health conditions in community and statutory settings; through 1:1, groupwork and staff development and training. I have a background in Social Work, spending 5 years at the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit. I have had a number of training roles including co-owning and running ‘Open to All’ mental health awareness training for museums and art galleries. Most recently I was an advocacy worker at a psychiatric hospital working with adults and young people on acute wards.

I have also been involved in

  • Art and creativity at a women’s mental health support group
  • Facilitating session for young people and their families using Person Centred Planning tools
  • Qualified WRAP trainer (Wellness recovery Action Planning)
  • Trainer for Lothian NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Team delivering Realising Recovery courses
Photography by Jo Tennant