Vikky Leaney MAPP
Wellbeing Coach and
The thinkycoaching process
My approach combines self-compassion, acceptance and behavioural activation.
This may all sound technical, but it essentially means learning to love yourself and engaging in life.
I will equip you with the techniques and coping strategies that allow you to continue living a balanced life. I'm not going to lie, it will be hard work. There is no magic wand, believe me, I have looked. The only way that you are going to start feeling better about yourself is by making some changes, challenging yourself and engaging in your life. I can assure you that it will be worth it, I am living proof. What have you got to lose?
I have a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology, a certificate in Resilience Coaching and I am currently studying for a PhD in Mental Health.
The 'human-ness' of me
So, who am I?
I'm a wife, a mother, a friend and more importantly a woman who has personal experience of mental distress.
It has been a long journey to this moment, I have been at rock bottom to the point of hospitalisation, however, I am now stronger than ever. For me, what helped the most was elements taken from Positive Psychology - identifying personal strengths, developing resilience and cultivating gratitude.
I believe that the fact I have experienced anxiety, depression and low self-esteem along with my understanding of Positive Psychology puts me in a unique position to support the development of your emotional wellbeing.
I am a sufferer of Fibromyalgia which causes chronic widespread pain. Chronic conditions can affect one's emotional and psychological wellbeing, this is where I come in.
Very sweeping statement, but here it is, women tend to be more in tune with their emotions and I work with emotions focusing on the future. I am aware that there are plenty of men out there who are in touch with their emotions and I am more than happy to work with said men.
I also believe that there are certain life experiences and indeed biological experiences that are specific to women and this is where I am able to identify and work with the women that I support.
My go-to for a lift in mood - watching an episode of Friends.
The book that I would recommend for the beginning of your journey is - 'The How of Happiness' by Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Biggest self-care tip - Get enough sleep!
Contact me for an initial 20min chat to discuss how we can develop your self-worth - firstname.lastname@example.org