Vikky Leaney MAPP MAC
 

Wellbeing Coach and

Psychoeducational Mentor

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? 

My qualifications

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.

 

I am also a full member of the Association for Coaching.

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.

 

Why women?

 

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 - vikky@thinkycoaching.com