Is it time for you to move forwards with a creative project? Fed up of feeling stuck? Ready to weave more meaning into your life-as-a-work-of-art? Work with me!
I will create a sacred space where, together, we will find our way through the various tangles inherent in creative work. I work with themes around career choice, time management, getting things done, meaning, finding a creative ‘voice’, making a living, spirituality and, of course, writing.
I am influenced by humanistic and Buddhist philosophy. These theoretical approaches, and a lifetime of my experiences as an ordinary person and as a novelist with different projects and priorities to juggle, all inform my way of working.
I am a published best-selling novelist. I hold a coaching diploma with the Oxford School of Coaching and Mentoring, and I’m a BACP Accredited psychotherapist in private practice. I have a Diploma in Buddhist Psychotherapy with the Amida Trust. Before becoming self-employed I worked both in the private and charity sectors.
Do get in touch with me if you’d like to book in a free initial twenty minute chat or read on for testimonials.
“I have just finished six coaching sessions with Satya and would have been quite sad… had it not been for the thought of signing on for six more in the new year! With Satya’s gentle guidance and firm encouragement, I have: focused my creative goals; become more accountable regarding progress towards my “dream” book project; investigated the fears and assumptions that tend to trip me up or hold me back; and made a firm plan for the new year.
I think Satya has a really unique combination of skills and abilities and experiences that make her the ideal creative coach. She is a highly capable and widely praised author; she has direct experience of, and empathy for, the challenges of the writer’s life. She is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist; she is a wonderful listener who creates a safe, non-judgmental space to explore fears and challenges. She is a blogger and tweeter and e-course provider; she has considerable experience of the benefits and detractions of building on online community. She’s also a wife, a committed and practicing (and soon-to-be ordained) Buddhist, and just generally a kind and nurturing person whose smile never fails to delight and reassure… even over the other side of the world, via pixellated Skype!
I found working with Satya to be a valuable and real and sometimes messy but always warm experience. I’m really looking forward to our relationship evolving in the new year as I take my creative projects to the next level.”
~ Kat McNally
Writer, artist & blogger at I Saw You Dancing
“I really enjoyed working with Satya and wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend her as a creative life coach. Her non-judgmental, compassionate and straightforward approach helped me to clarify what was most important in my life and identify the obstacles to achieving my goals. I felt Satya to be very perceptive in a kind gentle way. She challenged some of my “incapable” stories and inspired me to loosen the grip and see myself in new ways. From this relationship, I have been able to make positive steps toward growing my business as a therapist and putting more of writing out into the world. With gratitude!”
~ Teresa Williams
Psychotherapist & writer
“I have found my coaching sessions with Satya invaluable. I had been wanting to write but other preoccupations, many of them apparently very worthy kept seeming to get in the way. My coaching sessions with Satya helped me to get over myself and all the ways in which I was stopping myself writing regularly and instead I have now both created a writing practice and taken other steps towards supporting myself on my writing journey. Working with Satya has helped me to really understand how much how we feel about and approach writing is tied up with everything else in life. Now that I feel better about my writing I feel better about myself too and more able to see how to make writing a bigger part of what I do.”
~ Mary Ann Mhina, Writer