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Rediscover your IDENTITY and find a sense of purpose for your new life here in Dubai.

Create opportunities of your own, aligned with your values and ambitions.

New city, new home, new YOU.

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So, you've made the decision to move abroad, but now you're here, life isn't all you imagined. But, bear in mind, you've only taken the first step. Getting the life you want won't happen to you - you have to make it happen.


Are you...

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I can help...

Friends & Family
Nurture your existing relationships, while finding the confidence to meet people and make new friends. 
Identity & Purpose
Rediscover that part of you that's missing, whether that's something from your old life, or a passion you're yet to discover.
Home & Environment
Find the side of Dubai that aligns with your values and create a home you can return to with joy.​
Heath & Wellbeing
Learn to treat yourself with compassion, while forming meaningful habits to keep you healthy and happy.
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"Katy is a really great listener. She is calm and thoughtful and transmits a positive energy to every session. I felt like she knew me really well right from the outset! She is able to draw on a huge amount of work and life experience to offer a high level of coaching and support."

Katie, Dubai

Hi, I'm Katy...

My story reflects the challenges many supporting partners face. When my husband and I moved to Dubai for his career, I felt the impact on my mental health and a keen sense of loss within myself. Leaving my family, friends, career and home behind was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.


The most challenging part? My husband seemed to flourish. He was meeting people and making new friends through his work, while I stayed at home. Alone. 

I noticed a growing resentment towards my husband that I had never experienced before and this prompted the need for change. I took deliberate steps - engaging in new activities, crafting a supportive home environment, cultivating mindfulness and finding new ways to make friends. Today, I embrace life in Dubai with gratitude, a network of friends, fulfilling hobbies and my own ambitions. 

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About me

My whole career has been dedicated towards helping people achieve their potential and get the most out of life. Having taught children gymnastics from an early age, I went on to become an occupational therapist for the NHS. Making a difference to people’s lives was incredibly fulfilling. 


Now, having relocated abroad, I have moved on to become a certified coach and create the Supporting Spouses program. I’ve walked in your shoes and I know how hard it can be adjusting to a new life in an unfamiliar place. I have the compassion and the skills to help set you on your own path of discovery and realignment.

If you're an expat woman seeking empathy, positive change and a renewed sense of self, you've come to the right place. Let's embark on this transformative adventure together.


Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching
BSc Degree in Occupational Therapy (Hons)
BTEC National Diploma in Sports Development and Fitness
British Gymnastics Club Coach Level 3 
British Gymnastics Trampoline Coach Level 2


What is Coaching?

Unlike therapy (looking back) and mentoring (advice and guidance), coaching looks forward into the future. As a coach, I help you shape the way you live, to align with your values and ambitions. Together, we overcome the barriers that stand in your way and make use of your unique strengths to create a self-defined path towards your goal. A good coach helps you unlock your potential. Find out more here.

Are the coaching sessions live or online?

Mostly, I do online sessions, via Zoom. However, if you'd prefer to meet in person for all or some of your sessions, we can totally arrange this. Whatever works best for you.

What are the benefits of coaching?

We often ask others for advice, but very rarely do we take it!

In coaching, the ideas and inspiration come from the client. Rather than someone telling them what to do, the client works out their own plan. This has been shown to be a great way to maintain motivation and drive. 

Because the solutions come from within, they remain true to the client's values and priorities, without the clutter of another person's judgement, motives or preconceptions.

Can I book individual sessions?

In order for you to get the most out of coaching, it's important to make consistent and continuous progress. It's for this reason that I recommend taking a package of sessions. Due to expat coaching relying heavily on mindset shifts, in addition to implementing action plans, it's important to allow plenty of time to facilitate this growth. I offer monthly coaching subscription, to spread the cost.

How do I start?

I offer a free 30 minute discovery session for anyone thinking about signing up. There is absolutely no obligation to continue, and I find it's a great way for us each to see if we work well together and for you to get a feel for how it all works.  Feel free to call or message me, or you can choose an appointment here

How long are your workshops?

Workshops can be adapted to suit your client's needs. You can choose the length of session and what's covered in the session - I can advise here if you're unsure. If you'd like particular learning outcomes or themes for the workshop this can be arranged at the planning stage and a quotation will be provided depending on the length and maximum attendee numbers. 

If you're looking for a longer term solution, I can arrange either a set of workshops, or group coaching for your participants. Just get in touch and we can create a custom course together.

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