“I had 8 sessions over 6 months and am very grateful to Candy for giving me the confidence to believe that I have something to offer a partner and to get out there and meet him!
I valued having clear tasks to work on between coaching sessions and then reflecting on them in the next session. Many of these were challenging and Candy somehow convinced me to give them a try. When a task really didn’t ‘sit well with me’ Candy found an alternative. When I look back now I cannot believe the progress I have made.
The biggest impact Candy has had is helping me recognise how much a damaging past relationship was holding me back and then enabling me to recover and move on. This has been completely liberating!
I have made many changes. I am now honest about wanting to meet someone to share my life with rather than presenting myself as an entirely independent woman who is fine on her own (yet secretly hoping to be in a relationship). I ask for help more and try to express my needs more clearly. These changes are all ‘work in progress’ but I am moving in the right direction.
Katherine Jackson, Scientist
“I met Candy earlier on this year, and from then onwards it became clear that I had issues. Candy talks so sincerely and it is obvious her heart’s desire is to see people like me with relationship issues healed and find the right partner. My breakthrough came when she helped me identify my REAL stumbling block – that because of my past relationships, I have no confidence in what I can offer in a relationship. I could never have known that without her gently nudging towards it; and for that I will always be grateful” Samantha.
Samantha Brown, Broadcaster
I met Candy at a Meet Your Soulmate Workshop where I learnt so much about myself but knew I had only scratched the surface during that day. Before I met Candy I had not so much as had a date in two years. I couldn’t remember the last time I had had a man chat me up. I was finally starting to accept that I was the reason that my love life was not moving forward. Candy helped me look at what patterns I was repeating in my relationships, what my core values were and what values to look for in any future partner. I also worked on what I have to offer in a relationship, she also helped me formulate that all important dating plan. We only had four sessions but I learnt so much about myself, my only regret is that I hadn’t met Candy sooner.
Since working with Candy I have met an amazing guy, the guy I now realise I deserve. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have met him without Candy’s help.
Sandy Seaford, Teacher
When I returned to the UK after living overseas I was looking for a relationship and tried Internet dating but I felt frustrated and insecure about dating. Someone I had met on a work course who met her boyfriend and was engaged after 7 months, recommended Candy. I had never heard about relationship coaching and was intrigued and open to all suggestions.
Before I started working with Candy I was very confused and didn’t understand why I was attracting certain relationships. I had lots of fears and barriers about a committed relationship which were holding me back from being myself in relationships. Like I was playing a game and didn’t want to reveal my true self for fear of rejection. This meant I was attracting lots of men who were also not being real and showing me their true selves.
The relationship coaching really helped me to see the patterns I had in relationships and the preconceived ideas about how relationships should be. I had so many ideas and stories that seem ridiculous now, like I work too hard and have no time for a relationship, my friends lived the other side of London so I had no chance of meeting anyone. I was able to focus on what I was looking for and also focus on what was holding me back. It also gave me confidence to really see how amazing and loveable I am and that I don’t need to change or pretend I am someone else.
Candy is very professional and straight talking. She is an attentive listener who is able to use her intuition and coaching combined to really create actions and goals that are aligned with her clients’ wants and desires.
After around 8 months of coaching and lots of dating I met my Mr Incredible, aka my boyfriend, Jon. I am in an extraordinary relationship that’s loving, fun, connected, authentic, real, exciting and very happy that gets better and better. We have been together for 2 years and are planning to spend the rest of our lives together. I cannot recognise my former self in relationships. I even laugh as, Jon, shares the same core values as me, and that I discovered through my coaching with Candy (these are things that I would have previously not taken into consideration). There are so many things in my list of what I was looking for in a man, that Jon has. My relationship is beyond what I imagined relationships could be like. We are connected and bring out the best in each other.
Claire Thompson, Education and Change Management Consultant
I had given up on relationships and had lived alone for ten years then a friend suggested that I speak to Candy. Although I felt uncomfortable about admitting the truth of my hopes and desires, they had been buried for years, Candy made me feel secure enough to do so and then gave me the support to start rebuilding my confidence, challenge my old way of thinking and the knowledge and encouragement to widen my social circle and eventually date!
Candy tells the truth, she is constructive in her advice and really does seem to care about her clients. It has been both a pleasure and a priviledge to have her advise me. I remember quite early on trying to explain that I felt like I was on the substitute bench watching everyone else play and now I feel like I am part of the game and I love my new life.
Frances Fleet, Audiologist
Candy is a very skilled, inspirational relationship coach. She is very passionate about what she does and this came across loud and clear during sessions. I found her direct and honest approach very helpful. She made me realise why I had been attracting the wrong type of person for many years and gave me renewed hope, making me feel empowered and more positive than I had felt in years. My self esteem rose as a result. In particular, she helped me to ” look outside the box” and to see what is really important in a relationship . I had virtually given up on ever meeting anyone, having been alone for a long, long time,..but I have recently met a special someone, whom I would not have considered as a suitable partner prior to talking to Candy. I can not recommend her highly enough.
Megan Richards, GP
Candy made me realise that there is hope out there. Whether you have had bad relationships, can’t keep a relationship or find a relationship.
Most of the things we worry about, we can change, making choices, understanding patterns and laws of attraction.
Candy’s approach I found honest, professional, current and life-changing. I was at a bad place when I began my coaching with Candy, however, I am dating again and I am able to make my feelings, needs and goals clear.
Robert Smith, Social Worker
Feeling pretty fed up and 60-years-old I realised that I needed to do something positive about the state of my “love life” before it was too late. Candy provided the catalyst I needed to get started and to get on with my life. Her first task was to help me change my self-belief and mindset. It was easy to think that there were no men out there who would be interested in someone of my age. Candy achieved this change of outlook by providing a framework to work through including homework, self-searching exercises and questions and also honing in on what I did want rather than what I didn’t.
Candy was great to work with, always upbeat and positive, never critical but always asking challenging questions in a non-threatening way – a real ally and someone whom I felt was always on my side and willing me to make the most of the opportunities which are there for the taking if you adopt an open and positive attitude.
Whatever your age, if you want someone to help you through the maze of personal relationships and to reset your dating compass, I cannot recommend Candy too highly.
Gill King, HR Consultant
Relationship coaching with Candy has been so helpful. I have gained inner confidence and clarity in how to approach the “dating game” again, which is a plus, particularly when you get a little older. I have found it help me set better boundaries in my intimate relationships.
The main benefits I received from coaching were clarifying my needs and what I deserve and how to go forward and achieve them. Also there were plenty of practical tips to achieve a more fulfilled relationship.
Candy has a very professional approach to setting up the sessions but is caring, insightful, positive and quick to praise when necessary. She has been a real pleasure to engage with, I shall miss the phone consultations and the relationship.
Sohani Gonsalez, Homeopath
I was going through a very difficult break up experience and was struggling to make sense of it all on my own. I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t seem to come out of the recurring noise in my head. Through four relationship coaching sessions with Candy I was able to make tremendous internal progress in a short space of time. My experience was one of being understood, heard and supported. I learnt about my inner nature and my fears and blocks and the things that stop me and my recurring patterns in relationships. I forgave myself and my past and saw the possibility of being in a healthy and whole relationship for the first time. I moved from being a complete emotional mess to someone who is managing my life again and beginning to pick up the pieces.
At first I was a bit unsure and wary about taking a Relationship Coach. What could she tell me that I didn’t know? Is it safe to share my inner world with a stranger? What value would I get from this? Well, I couldn’t have been more wrong, I immediately felt safe and understood. Candy always did her homework and really understood me and my world. She never judged or made me feel wrong for anything and always added insights and perspectives that empowered me. I always left the sessions with specific actions and a sense of inner progress.
I trust Candy and would recommend her because of her passion and commitment and to making a difference to her clients and her unshakeable belief that love is possible.
Kevin Sanders, IT Consultant
I really benefitted from the relationship coaching I had with Candy because I looked at previous relationships and learnt so much. I know what I need and how to express it and I think I am much more likely to get it. I also know what I don’t want/need and won’t be going along the less than favourable paths that I have done in the past with men! I think I value myself more highly and feel I deserve more.
What I loved about relationship coaching with Candy was the sense of fun, the insight and the organisation and clarity. The feeling that things were in control and ordered and being taken care of. The kind of space and relaxation at seeing alternatives and not having to do it all on my own. Someone really understanding and helping me. I have managed to part from a “better than nothing” relationship because I really feel I deserve more! I am looking forward to practicing my new skills.
Valerie Hurry, Teacher
“Following a workshop with Candy on how to meet my soulmate, I took up the one to one relationship coaching as I felt that I needed help in finding the man of my dreams. During the first coaching session, Candy was able to identify things that I’d never even considered might be affecting this. For example, how to recognise the types of behaviours that I was looking for in a man. This really helped me see that I’d been going out with people who were exactly the same as me, explaining why I’d always been out with my best friend! I also began to realise that I was unconsciously controlling relationships because I was scared of getting hurt, which was leading to precisely that happening. Towards the end of the first session, I agreed on a plan that gave me the opportunity to test out some new behaviours and I put it into practice immediately. By the time we had our second session, I was able to tell Candy that I’d met a man like no-one I’d ever met before and I know that this was because I had the confidence to trust her advice and just go with it. During our second session, we were able to chat about how it happened and how I would recognise if the old patterns of behaviour started to repeat themselves. I now have the confidence to embark on this relationship knowing exactly what I’m looking for and having more of an idea of how to get it. Investing in Candy’s time was a small investment for a massive return and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. Thanks Candy – I will let you know when to buy a hat!”
Sarah Barrett, Management Consultant