About Annie Fontaine
How would your life look if you could manage your stress, become more positive?
How would your life look if you had a clear path to your life’s direction?
And how would it look to have tools to turn your depression around?
What would happen if you don’t have coaching and see someone,
What’s the downside of doing nothing?
I was struggling 20 years ago, I had been made redundant for the second time. I was fed up with my day job, the endless commuting and office politics, the general stress and feeling like “what’s the point?”. “What is my purpose”, or simply what can I do to feel happier!
I happened to pick up a copy of Psychology magazine one day and I read an article on how to nourish yourself written by a life coach. I knew straight away that I wanted to be one! I wanted to help someone after I fixed myself. I then qualified after 2 years of tireless study feeling fully empowered and prepared to help others.
It is an honour to be able to touch someone else’s life, to change their futures and to hear their most private thoughts. A privilege I don’t take lightly.
For me, every story is unique and I analyse each one differently, using different techniques that will work best for each individual. I listen attentively, understanding from the perspective of my clients in a bid to understand the scenario from their point of view. I love my clients in their uniqueness, and I look forward to sharing your thoughts with you.
— Annie Fontaine
As a qualified life coach, I assist individuals working on their relationships, be it at work or in their personal lives. Good communication plays a huge part in being successful within your relationships. Once you master this, you will start to see your life improve in all areas. You may seek a safe space to talk through your thoughts or you may want coaching which will involve you working at home in between sessions, mostly on homework given.
Because life coaching is a sensitive craft, I don’t discuss my fees before the initial consultation. If we decide to work together, I will make you a proposal based on the level of support you require and what it is you have stated you want to achieve. Investment is usually anything between £1,200 and £3,000 depending on the program. If you just need a push in the right direction a short term life plan to follow and genuine motivation then maybe one long consultation of 1.5 hours is all you need. This is charged at £250 .
We all possess learned bad habits in the way in which we communicate. It is about being conscious of this and making a concerted effort towards practising good habits.
We live in a fast-paced world these days and so find ourselves highly stressed and reactionary. I can help you learn how to manage your stress, with different coping techniques. Doing everything in your life badly is counterproductive, doing much less, but doing it well is a positive step forward.
Are you struggling with confidence issues, perhaps social anxiety, which has in recent years become a bane on our society? Is it limiting your life? Creating roadblocks on your freeways?
With practice, anyone can become confident! It’s a mindset, change your mindset, change your life.
I have enjoyed my sessions with Annie and I have learnt so much about myself. She is so resourceful too, she had learning materials to support each part of my journey of self discovery. All if this is tracked on a website and you can revisit it all at any time.
She is motivating and empathetic and understood me. I felt really seen. The course of my therapy changed a bit over time but Annie adapted to my needs and was also supportive between sessions over email when I was struggling.
19 Feb 2023
Quite a big statement to make but Annie has genuinely changed the way I think in life. When I first met her I thought there would be no way I could start to think differently and more positively but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Very upfront and honest, Annie is also very approachable and I feel like I could trust Annie with anything. I couldn’t recommend Annie any more to others who are currently struggling or just want to do some CBT.
12 December 2022
In the short time I’ve worked with Annie, she has helped me make considerable progress in my self-confidence and anxiety on a day to day basis. I look forward to each weekly session which honestly feels like having a chat with an honest friend. She is straight to the point and isn’t afraid to call you out if you aren’t doing your homework properly. But for me, that’s just what I’ve needed. You can tell Annie really cares about her clients, whether that’s through successes or failures, she will always find a way to make you feel more normal and less alone. If you’re feeling like you’ve lost yourself or feel like life has got you stuck in a rut, Annie is to the rescue!
21 Feb 2023
I have been working with Annie Fontaine since May 2021, initially for grief, anxiety and panic attacks – Annies coaching was significant in getting through this really difficult time in my life – we have worked on so many things and I am feeling in a much better place to deal with whatever life throws at me.
I still work with Annie but this has now morphed into coaching around setting up my own business – Annie has been amazing, ensures I focus on the right things and is great at keeping me on track. I highly recommend Annie, she is an amazing all-round coach and has the tools and experience to support with so many different aspects of life.
14 October 2022
Annie is caring , compassionate and very good at what she does as a life coach , having some kind of structure certainly benefits and has benefited me greatly . Annie has given me tools to incorporate into my daily life which makes a huge difference. Thank you Annie highly recommend and appreciated.
14 Feb 2023
We all have that one friend. You know the one. She’s the one that when you are out to dinner, ritualistically drowning your midlife crisis in a bottle of 5-buck chuck, who will tell you straight to your face ‘hoist up your big girl panties’ and get on with it. We all adore this friend because they are the person we truly need when we are hurting, lost, or on the brink of jumping because at 40 you realize you no longer like men, want to sleep with the wife of the guy who was your husband’s best man at your wedding and live in a cottage somewhere deep in the woods. Annie is that friend… you just pay her to be your friend. But unlike your wise friend who will tell you what you ‘should’ do, Annie provides you with the tools to actually get there. She is no-nonsense, so if you’re looking for a warm cuddle through your crisis go elsewhere. But… if you truly want to move forward and have success with whichever ailment you have selected to keep you up at night, when you already look like hell from lack of sleep, then Annie Fontaine is your woman. I didn’t achieve overnight bliss with Annie, but she set me on a path to do my own work for the days, months, and years to come, and for that I’m forever grateful.
26 October 2022
Selecting the perfect life coach to support, challenge and cheer lead you to your goals is so important.
You have to trust your life coach and like their coaching style and feel at ease in sharing this amazing journey to your potential.
We live in a busy world. Losing focus is therefore a possibility. In our sessions however, we spend time defining our dreams and passions.
There’s a coach for everybody out there. Business coaches, holistic, new age, kick ass, relaxation, literary, career, bald-headed, bearded and grey-suited or healer and kaftan and crystal coaches. What would suit you and your style? I coach with humour, insight and intuitively get to the core issue quickly and effectively; skills honed after coaching for 16 years and legions of clients. I challenge and I go gently too but my agenda is to get you what your want on your terms.
All coaching is an investment in you. You also have to be prepared to invest in emotional equity and give it time and patience too. With me you are paying for many years of expertise of coaching career professionals, entrepreneurs, creatives and start ups and folk serious about getting the most out of their life.
I don’t use A-Z programmes. My coaching sessions are totally customised to suit your needs, your goals and your personality. I have a fluid approach that deceptively belies a steely intention to fast track you to your desired dream. You will feel understood (at last!), supported and reassured you are in really safe hands while you do the work in changing your life.
Do look at the testimonials and if need be ask to speak to a satisfied client. On my website you will see many testimonials from all types of people and different stages in their lives. Let their stories guide you.
Yes. Life coaching is directional and it is my duty to counsel people on different areas. In addition, I believe that we all have unmatched abilities and with life coaching, it is possible to take charge of our lives.
This is essential. You have to like and trust your coach or the process wont work. If you feel it’s a mismatch of personality or you don’t trust them try another coach. Equally the coach may say that they don’t see the relationship being a good fit and may recommend another coach.
Yes. Always. When I first graduated I hired the best coaches I could afford in order to learn from the masters. I still have a coach to help pull me up to greater levels and keep me at my best.
You should feel optimistic, thrilled, excited and really engaged with the idea of working with this coach. Coaching is a serious business but it can also be fun, enlightening and deeply life changing. You should feel truly joyous to be working with the coach of your choice. It’s your life so choose the right coach to make it a truly awesome one.
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