Work with me

My mission is to help women feel amazing in their own skin, know that they are good enough in every way and have the confidence to step up and fulfill their life goals and dreams.

I am passionate about women taking back control of their relationship with food and their bodies so they can embrace life fully today and not at some point in the future.

My style of coaching is entirely focused on what you want to work on. Whilst body image and a history of dieting often go hand in hand, it might be that one is more of a concern for you than the other. They may come up together in our sessions and we can then delve deeper when needed.

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Body Image

You may have often heard or seen on social media the quest of loving your body. That isn’t really the goal in body image coaching though.

Pursuing the perfect body can sap your time, energy and head space which may well have stopped you fully living your life. It certainly did for me.

My aim is to help you appreciate the role your body does and be completely neutral about your body. What your body looks like – or rather, your perception of what your body looks like – is not the most interesting thing about you. Your negative body thoughts are less to do with your body and more to do with the messages we get from society about what the “perfect” body “should “ look like. The number on the scale or on the label in your jeans does not define you or give any indication of how fabulous you actually are.

What is Intuitive Eating?

I’ll start with what it’s not – it’s not another diet and it’s not about recklessly eating all the foods you have ever craved but been deprived off when you have been on past diets or eating “lifestyles”. Come on, I know you’ve heard the “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle” mantra loved on social media. Have you ever said that? I know I have – I spent many years repeating that and then realised my lifestyle was in fact another diet.

During our coaching sessions we explore the diet rules you have had in the past. If you have a history of dieting it might mean quite a lots of rules from different diets of which some contradict each other. Confusing for you or what?! All this external messaging has meant we have tuned out our own body signals such as hunger, fullness and cravings. Maybe, you now don’t really know what eating “normally” actually consists of anymore.

Put simply, the founders of Intuitive Eating with whom I trained with, feel that the main purpose of Intuitive Eating is to cultivate a health relationship with food, mind and body. The focus is not on body size but rather healing tour own relationship with food. (Tribole and Resch).

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Personal Training for Women

With over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer I specialise in training women  - whether you are pre/post-natal, recovering after injury or just don't know how to move your body in the best way for you. Movement or exercise can be a great way to realise how amazing your body is and appreciate what it can do. Exercise is a natural way to increase energy, reduce stress, and keep our bodies healthy. It can and should be fun.

Please note that I am a body-positive personal trainer and do not take on clients with weight loss goals. I have limited space for PT clients so please contact me to go onto my waiting list.

Testimonials

The best thing about working with Claire is that she is honest, positive and gives you workable, realistic advice based on her knowledge, experience and your lifestyle.

Dal

I started working with Claire because I was at my lowest point, I was completely fed up with how I looked and felt. I’d lost all my confidence and hated my body after having my daughter. I’d been using every excuse in the book as to why it was so hard for me to make changes. I didn’t have time, I was so tired all the time, there was always something that got in the way. Then I’d spend time beating myself up for not doing it all and feeling like a failure. Claire helped me see I needed to make myself a priority and drop the Mum guilt around taking time out for taking care of myself. Within a couple of sessions she completely transformed my outlook. I felt motivated, excited and confident again. She showed me it didn’t need to be hard to eat well and exercise. More importantly I started learning to love myself and my body. My confidence is now through the roof and I feel unstoppable. I feel like me again and not just a Mum. Claire has a kind no-nonsense approach, she really practices what she preaches and is so inspiring. I’m so grateful I found her when I did, it’s really changed my life and I’m so happy I can be a great role model for my daughter confident and comfortable in my own skin.

Carli

Working with Claire has made all the difference for me and the knock on effect is my family too are learning to have a more healthy relationship to food

Andreana

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Through my coaching sessions with Claire I have been able to establish my final goals and break this goal down into small manageable goals. I have been motivated to achieve these smaller goals and the sessions helped me see that I am capable of achieving whatever personal goals in life I may have.

Elizabeth

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I have truly enjoyed being coached by Claire. We built a fantastic rapport which made all the sessions enjoyable. Claire was great in challenging my limiting beliefs to help me achieve my goals and her questioning technique made me see things from a different perspective. I would definitely recommend Claire as a great coach for anyone who wants to improve their life

Sandra

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Doing this coaching has totally changed my life. I can't believe how much my tastebuds have changed. Thank you Claire!

Rachel

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