Welcome to Barefoot Wellbeing and Parent Coaching
Hello my name is Cindy, I believe in a grounded and balanced approach to life,
hence the name Barefoot. I am a qualified and licenced relaxation, wellbeing and
parent coach based in the heart of the New Forest.
Barefoot Wellbeing and Parent Coaching was launched in January 2017 following
the closure of Children's Centres and a noticeable decline in parent and wellbeing
support being offered across the New Forest.
My aim is to offer something refreshingly bespoke to meet peoples individual needs, as everyone has a different journey and priorities in life.
My aim is to help you, no matter what age, to shine bright with confidence and direction. I pride myself on a confidential, non judgmental and nurturing service.
Some people describe themselves as feeling stuck, not able to put their finger on it, but wanting to reignite their inner sparkle and sense of wellbeing.
Others feel they need support to change a current issue or behaviour (for them or their children), to help them regain a sense of balance and control in their lives once more.
Whatever your need I can help navigate you through these complexities to help you reach goals, find solutions, reboot your thinking and habits so you can unlock your potential.
Having a grounded approach to coaching ensures you are able to bring balance and a sense of peace and
control back into your life.
Please go to the Barefoot Journey section for more information.
Who am I ?...........
I was born and raised in Lymington, a beautiful coastal town on the edge of the New Forest National Park. Now settled and living in the heart of the New Forest.
I am a wife, a mum to two teenagers, and also an owner of two crazy labradoodles.
I have over 25 years experience in working with children and their families.
Originally qualifying as a NNEB Nursery Nurse, I immersed myself in the field
of Autism for many years. Later joined Dorset and transferring to the New Forest
Portage Service (A home visiting educational service for pre school children
with additional needs or significant behavioural difficulties).
I have also enjoyed my roles with Barnardos New Zealand, the New Forest
Health Visiting Team and UK National Charity 'Action for Children'; as a
Senior Outreach Worker, later becoming Service Co-ordinator for Children's Centres in the New Forest.
I have an extensive range of qualifications and certificates in the Child and Family Sector; Encompassing Behaviour, Parenting and Family Support, Safeguarding, Domestic Abuse, Special Needs, Leadership and Wellbeing.
Diploma in Nursery Nursing (NNEB)
Diploma in Life Coaching
Diploma in Mindfulness
Post Graduate Cert in Baby Massage
Cert in Kids Yoga Teacher Training
Advanced Diploma's in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ADCBT)
Advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education (ADCE)
Post Graduate Certificates in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL)
Go Zen!, Drawing and Talking, Relax Kids, ChargeUp! (for teens) and Story Massage has been added under Barefoot's umbrella of Wellbeing services for children and teenagers along with a CBT based Anger and Aggression course. I have also completed Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Trauma (ACE's) Training and Frontline Workers, Relationships Brief Encounters Training.
These have been put in place to meet increased demand of behavioural and wellbeing support being requested for young people and their parents by schools, social care, parents and other agencies.
I am qualified to teach, and hold current licences in:
Triple P - Positive Parent Programme
Drawing and Talking
Go Zen Programmes
Relax Kids Programmes
ChargeUp! Teen Programme
The Freedom Programme
WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) Programme
I am an affiliated member of the International Alliance for Holistic Practitioners, the International Wellbeing Centre of Excellence. the International Association of NLP and Coaching and Triple P Positive Parenting International.
Barefoot Wellbeing and Parent Coaching has valid full Public and Product Liability Insurance and Personal Indemnity Insurances.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me