“I know that I am already a good parent and there were still things that I hadn’t been able to get the specific answers for, even though I read widely and have access to really good quality information on parenting. I felt counselling wasn’t right for me and the courses I looked at were very general. I’d heard from other parents that Justine could provide the tailored approach I needed. I’m really glad I booked in for our first session. Through working with Justine I came to the realisation that I need to be kinder to myself as a parent and that we need to keep learning and developing. I’ve gained greater awareness of the micro-wins going on at home all the time. I have also changed my view of my child and I am able to look at their behaviour and understand “why they do it”. This makes our experience together more positive. I’ve told people I work with about coaching with Justine already and would definitely recommend.”

Felicity McKenzie

“After working with Justine we have the feeling that our family unit is closer, more supported and calmer. Thank you Justine for making a huge difference to our parenting journey.” Anna, mum of 2 girls.

“Justine came into our lives at a time when we were desperate. Our child was unhappy and the whole family was struggling. It felt like we’d reached a crisis point, so there was no hesitation when I found Justine’s website – I liked the idea of a coach, someone who would take a holistic and tailored approach, looking at everyone in the family, rather than just the “problem child”. We didn’t realise at the time, but we were locked in habitual ways of dealing with things that needed a fresh approach. We had tried psychologists and parenting courses, but Justine seemed to have a better understanding of our unique family dynamic and background. She approached delicate situations with empathy and intelligence. We found her approach and guidance was far more effective at showing us in very clear, easy terms that there were better ways of dealing with difficult situations and behaviour. Within the space of just a few days after our first session, the temperature of the household lowered. Over the next few weeks, relationships improved and we are all much happier now. We still have some tricky moments, but as parents, we’re dealing with things in a much more effective way. On the whole our family is functioning so much better and our relationships feel healthier. Justine is generous with her time, committed to getting the best out of everyone, and best of all, non-judgemental and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone looking for help with their families (in fact, I’ve already passed her details to several friends).” Sarah and James, parents of three primary school children

“The thing I love most is how practical the tools are – you can literally just go home and start using them.” Becky, mum of 3 boys.

“I came to have coaching after going to many classes over the years and they hadn’t really had any relevance or impact on our family.  We have a son with complex behavioural issues, so I have been very pleasantly surprised with my experience of working with Justine. It is still a work in progress for our family, and I think this will make us over time, better parents and will create a healthier and happier household.  I would totally recommend working with Justine to anyone.” Kim, mum of 2 boys.

“We found that there were plenty of parenting courses but we wanted something bespoke and tailored to us and our child. Plus the coaching concept is familiar to us, eg life coaching, business coaching. We were in a tricky situation and didn’t know what to do. We felt like we needed support/guidance fairly quickly. After working together with Justine we both feel we have a better understanding of our child and the emotions, causes, there is greater consistency in how we parent and work together as a team. We have increased confidence in our approach – having evidence-based techniques and feeling well-equipped. What I’ve said to friends that I like about Justine’s style is that the coaching is parenting for life – it’s the long game and skills that we can use no matter the age of our child.”  Katie and Hamish, parents of an almost 5 year old.