Hello and welcome. I’m Barbara Babcock

As a Health & Wellness Coach and Facilitator, I support people to rebuild and renew their lives after they have experienced a serious health issue through coaching and programmes.

When a serious health issue strikes

Your life as you knew it feels over. You wonder can you be happy again, work, have a normal family life? Etc. etc. You have so many questions. There is so much uncertainty.

I support you, whether you have the health issue or are in the caring role, to:

  • Deal effectively with the emotional impact
  • Navigate the many changes in the various parts of your life
  • Create a ‘new normality’ within the reality of your changed body (or your loved one’s)
  • Reclaim meaning and purpose in your life

To have a quality of life and restored confidence. To enjoy life and look forward to the future again.

I empower you to return to wellness, and stay there

Because you matter, and your life is important.

We may connect directly, or through your employer, a charity, support group, healthcare professional or solicitor.

Health coaching helped me manage my residual symptoms better, the seasonal adjustments, and medication. I started to view myself and my condition differently and became more self-aware.It encouraged me to consider where I wanted to be and how I could get there, it enabled me to take back control.

Woman in her 40’s living with a rare relapsing neurological condition

As a carer for my Mum, we were having issues with inversion of roles. We needed help and coaching came along at the right moment. Coaching helped my mum and I create a new balance within our relationship and understand each other’s perspectives better.

Carer in her 20’s who also has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.)

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Health and wellness advice and coaching resources

Take part in acceptance research

Do you or others talk about acceptance in relation to your or a loved one’s serious health issue? I’m researching what acceptance means to people like you. Get in touch to share your experience. 

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Wellness advice and health coaching techniques to help you live well with the impact of a serious health issue.

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Individuals & Families

You or a loved one has experienced a serious health issue and wish to take back control, rebuild your life, and return to a sense of normality.

Charities & Support Groups

You’re interested in offering health coaching to help your service users manage the impact of their health issue.


You wish to offer tailored support to an employee returning to work after experiencing a serious health issue to ensure a successful transition.


You would like to learn about health coaching to work in this area. Or you're seeking mentor coaching to obtain or renew your ICF ACC credential.

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