Life Coach, London

Kathryn Mabbutt - Life Coach

Through compassionate yet objective coaching, Kathryn empowers people to gain clarity, purpose & direction.

The coaching provides a supportive environment for CEOs, entrepreneurs, creatives and people from all walks of life to reflect, unlock their potential and find the best way forward.

Mark Bedford - Life Coaching Review

Kathryn was a fantastic coach for me at a time when I wanted to unpack some important professional and personal questions. She is an exceptional listener and asks superb questions to help you find your own thoughts and solutions. I would definitely recommend her highly!

Mark Bedford, Head Teacher.
(Google Review)

Siân Louise SpicerSiân Louise Spicer
15:57 04 Jul 22
Great coach! Super helpful, giving me practical tools to help work through challenges and turn negatives into opportunities to learn and develop. I saw massive improvements since working with Kathryn, and made some important life changes since building my confidence up. I highly recommend!
sharon jonessharon jones
17:26 24 Feb 22
I’ve only just begun working with Kathryn, but already the sessions have been really helpful. She strikes a good balance between listening, commenting and asking clear questions that make me think and evaluate my situation. In only 2 sessions I have felt helped towards my coaching goal- bring on the rest!
Mark BedfordMark Bedford
10:41 01 May 21
Kathryn was a fantastic coach for me at a time when I wanted to unpack some important professional and personal questions. She is an exceptional listener and asks superb questions to help you find your own thoughts and solutions. I would definitely recommend her highly!
Claris BlakeClaris Blake
20:41 04 Jan 21
Mavis JessicaMavis Jessica
15:55 23 Jan 20
P PP P
13:22 23 Jan 20
Kathryn has been my coach of choice for many reasons. She has tremendous listening skills and has a unique ability to come in at just the right time to dig deeper and explore possibilities. Her charming character and empathy make me feel totally relaxed and able to articulate and express myself in a comfortable and effective way. She has enabled me to move forward and because she creates the right connection. I continuously return to benefit from a skillful and wonderful coach. Thank you so much for all you do.
js_loader

How Can Coaching Uniquely Help You?

London Skyline

Coaching provides a supportive environment for self-reflection and growth – empowering you to achieve your personal and professional goals.

I tailor each coaching session to suit your individual needs – whether you are looking to build confidence, overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships or simply process your thoughts and feelings with a caring & objective listener. Coaching offers a space for accountability, reflection and self-development, enabling you to reach your full potential. I provide optional summary emails after each session for continued reflection and to capture any actions.

You can schedule hourly coaching sessions online or in-person, with flexibility in frequency – weekly, bi-weekly or as needed. I am based in East London and travel within the UK, but also offer online coaching worldwide.

I offer subsidised sessions to charity workers, and people on a lower income, so please don’t let your financial situation stop you from reaching out.

If you would like to learn more or book an introductory session, please get in touch! I look forward to connecting.


about me…

Kathryn Mabbutt - Life Coach

With over 15 years of experience empowering individuals, I bring a blend of psychology and coaching to my practice. After earning my BSc in Psychology and Maths in 2005, I began my career in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation centre, gaining valuable counselling skills. I then took on leadership roles in charities working with children, young people & families – to see wholeness & vitality brought to their lives.

In 2018, I embarked on a new path as a certified coach. Since 2020, I’ve had the privilege of coaching clients from all walks of life. In 2023, I qualified as an NLP Practitioner to further enhance my approach. My diverse background allows me to compassionately yet objectively guide clients towards clarity, purpose and achieving their goals. I am a Christian and welcome coaching clients of all faiths and backgrounds. I live with my husband & 2 children in East London and believe coaching should be accessible to all; so please don’t let finances deter you from getting in touch. I look forward to connecting.


Testimonials

Mavis Nnabue (Facebook Review)

“Kathryn is a terrific life coach. She has encouraged me to take small, practical steps to change my line of work and how I feel about it. I highly recommend her!”

Patrick (Google Review)

“Kathryn has been my coach of choice for many reasons. She has tremendous listening skills and has a unique ability to come in at just the right time to dig deeper and explore possibilities. Her charming character and empathy make me feel totally relaxed and able to articulate and express myself in a comfortable and effective way. She has enabled me to move forward and because she creates the right connection. I continuously return to benefit from a skillful and wonderful coach.”

Rachel Jamieson (LinkedIn Recommendation)

Life Coaching Testimonial

“Kathryn’s coaching has helped me so much. She has a real skill for listening, bringing clarity to my thoughts and identifying the issues underlying the things I’m struggling with. In this short space of time, she’s helped me work out how to take proactive steps to further my career and given me the confidence to achieve my goals. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”

Kasonde Konie (Email review + LinkedIn endorsement)

Life Coaching Testimonial

“I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone who would like to achieve a goal. Kathryn asks the right questions that help you to arrive at a solution or re-thinking of a solution that may not have seemed so obvious. I enjoyed it and had several lightbulb moments.”

Qualifications

(Certifications available upon request)

– Degree in Psychology with Mathematics (BSc) from The University of Birmingham (2005)

– Level 2 Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling from Spurgeon’s College (2007)

– Accredited Diploma in Transformational Coaching from Animas Centre for Coaching (2020)

– NLP Practitioner with Advanced Coaching from NLP School (2023)

I am an insured, accredited coach (EMCC) and meet with an accredited ICF supervisor on a regular basis.



Book an Introductory Life Coaching Session


Life Coaching FAQs

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) defines coaching as ‘partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.’

There are ways in which coaching is similar to counselling or mentoring but they differ in a couple of key points:

Mentoring is about someone with more experience in a particular field guiding someone who is less experienced.  Coaching is not about guiding or giving advice, but helping people to uncover and maximise their own potential and resources through listening, asking insightful questions and enabling the client to reach decisions or make changes.

Counselling is often focussed on the past and recovering from difficult experiences - and whilst the past certainly can come into coaching sessions - the main focus of coaching is on the present or moving forward into the future with purpose and clarity. Also, unlike counselling, coaching is not necessarily about overcoming difficulty - it can also be about achieving highly, reaching goals and becoming the best version of yourself possible. Whilst I do have training in counselling, and certainly use these skills in my practice, I enjoy the forward focus of coaching!

The individual or couple coming for coaching will have something they are working towards (an aim) which might be for example: ‘Get my thoughts straight about x’, ‘become more confident’, 'figure out how we work together in our business partnership' etc. As the coach I will listen to the clients' thoughts, experiences and hopes - then enable the client(s) to work towards their aim. This happens through asking helpful questions, looking at things from different perspectives, and perhaps other coaching tools if desired by the client. Talking to a coach can be extremely helpful in enabling us to understand our own thoughts and feelings - and see a clear way forward. After each session I send the client an optional follow up email or voice note which summarises the session and the possible next steps discussed ….this may include possible exercises or further questions for them to explore if they wish. Some people prefer structure and exercises, whilst others just want a space to talk. I tailor the sessions based on the personal preferences & personalities of the clients I am working with, to optimise the success of the coaching process.

Most people find coaching to be extremely helpful at giving the space, time and perspective needed to make good decisions and grow personally. Coaching increases self-awareness and understanding of our personality, strengths and values. It allows the time and focus to find the best way forward, instead of just acting out of habit on auto-pilot. The tools coaching offers can help us develop new perspectives, over come difficulties and move forward with purpose. It is my personal opinion that most people can benefit from seeing a coach - which is why I myself also receive coaching.

  1. It is worth checking that a Life Coach has received an accredited qualification.  There are no rules about who can call themselves a coach, so check their credentials.
  2. If possible, verify any feedback they have posted on their website (check Google, social media etc) to see if they have genuinely received positive reviews.
  3. Do not be fooled by the idea that an expensive coach is a good coach. Prices of coaches vary massively, but it can simply come down to the amount the coach has decided to charge.
  4. Think about what you are looking for from a coach. Do you want someone to be directive and authoritative or more client-led? Would you like them to give you homework and tasks between sessions or let you choose your own actions?  Coaches vary hugely in their approach so decide what you are looking for and then search it out.
  5. Explore your options! Check out some websites and book a discovery call or 2.  Coaches don't expect you to commit from the first call, so feel free to see how things go and be honest with them, and yourself, about what you are looking for.
  6. Find someone you feel happy with and go for it! We can all make excuses for not taking the leap, but in my experience it's a step that pays off time and time again.

I don't publish my prices because I am passionate that no one is disqualified from coaching by their financial situation, so please don’t let this stop you getting in touch! To find out more, please contact me via phone or email; or book an introductory video call below.