Find calm when there is chaos, clarity when overwhelmed,
movement when feeling stuck
My name is Claire Knight. I am a qualified Coach and Mindfulness Teacher with over 1,000 coaching hours experience. I trained at a Centre of Excellence and I happily and continually study and research my craft. Coaching is my passion - I absolutely adore it's brilliance and usefulness, and the ways in which it can help us transcend our challenges and transform our lives.
I first encountered coaching on a personal basis when I was in my early thirties. I was feeling unfulfilled in my corporate career, anxious and a bit lost. The session involved a lot of questions (from the coach) lots of thinking and reflecting (from me) and a process of visualisation. This gave me so much. I had experienced talking therapies like counselling before, but this was very different. By the end of the hour, there had been a shift in my thinking and importantly, how I felt about myself and my future. I felt buoyed up, positive and strong; like I had tapped back into the Real Me and had discovered a wisdom I never knew I had. Looking back, the session set me on a course and in time, I found a loving relationship, changed career, moved to the countryside and started a family. Life still throws me challenges but I now have a greater belief in myself and how I manoeuvre through whatever comes along.
This belief, combined with a life-long interest in psychology, propelled me into training to become a Coach - I wanted to help others find higher states of happiness, contentment and empowerment. Coaching has not only helped me create the life I really wanted, but it has helped me see the innate wisdom and strength of human beings. I look forward to helping you discover your own wisdom, strength and power.
I offer you my warmth, empathy, coaching skills, experience and learnings. I also offer you my belief in you. I structure our sessions to help you find answers, solutions, insights and perspectives. I shine a light on who you really are, and I'm particularly interested in your strengths, qualities and what makes you, you. I join you on a journey of self-discovery! Together, we look at problems with objectivity and calm, and we find the solutions that are waiting to be found. We look at patterns of thinking and behaving that are not serving you and explore ways to break those and do things that work. I help you use your gut and heart when your head is going around in circles! I am your advocate but will also gently challenge you and I may give you homework! I mentally hold your hand when issues feel painful and I get to witness your joy, lightness and power when you find ways to navigate the difficulties.
This beautiful (and often fun!) process happens in a confidential and peace-orientated space which allows you to feel safe and energetically held. It enables you to be really honest with yourself about what is going on for you, and to find a way through the issues that are getting in the way of your happiness and full potential.
I practice from my home office in the village of Heddington, near Calne in Wiltshire. I also coach remotely by Zoom or telephone.
My office is surrounded by beautiful countryside which provides a lovely, nurturing environment in which to experience coaching.