Recovering from illness or injury or recently diagnosed?
Coping with a chronic illness?
Or you’re a carer/ supporter?
The changes and uncertainty a health issue causes can feel unsettling and hard to navigate.
If you’re looking for ideas and support to
- Take control so you can cope with your health issue. Or care effectively
- Restore emotional wellness
- Rebalance family dynamics
- Return to work
You’ve come to the right place.
As a health and wellness coach, I support people with health issues that impact their everyday life to restore emotional wellbeing, look positively towards the future and enjoy life again.
I empower you to Return to Wellness® and stay there. Because you matter and your life is important.
Hello and welcome, I’m Barbara.
Think of me as your guide on recovering from illness or injury or coping with a chronic illness.
Whether it’s your own or a loved one. I established Return to Wellness® so you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. As your guide, I’ve got 10+ years experience supporting people like you.
Plus I have firsthand experience of the life-changing impact a health issue can have both having been seriously ill and a carer for my partner.
My coaching and adult learning background were key to helping us in recovering from illness and reclaiming our lives. I have also led a charity where I supported individuals and families living with chronic illness and disability and conducted research in this area for a masters in coaching psychology.
All that experience has gone into developing the wellness advice, coaching resources and services on this website. Lots to get you started on your Return to Wellness® journey. You can learn more about me here.
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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.
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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.
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Health coaching helped me manage my residual symptoms better, the seasonal adjustments, and medication. I started to view myself and my condition differently. It encouraged me to consider where I wanted to be and how I could get there. It enabled me to take back control.
As a carer for my Mum, we were having issues with inversion of roles. Coaching helped my mum and I create a new balance within our relationship and understand each other’s perspectives better.