Holistic Health Coaching

Health Coaching and Mental Health Coaching use the art of coaching along with behaviour change techniques, health science, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to support you holistically. A health coach is like having a life coach along with a personal trainer and health expert in:

  • nutrition
  • sleep
  • mental fitness
  • movement
  • and connection

It’s holistic because like Te Whare Tapa Whā, the four walls of wellbeing, if one area is unsupported or neglected, it affects the whole person.

You may know what you “should” do but the doing it is where you get stuck. It can feel hard breaking habits that aren’t serving you, especially if you’ve had your whole life.

There is also a huge amount of conflicting health information out there these day. For those of you struggling to figure it out, having a Certified Accredited professional Holistic Health Coach can support you with current science and research so you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Having a Health Coach walk beside you can make a huge difference to your success.  Check out what some of my previous clients have to say.

And, if you need a hand in the kitchen, I am also a chef who’s worked with many different specialised nutrition requirements over the years with my private cheffing clients. A big component of looking after our health is feeling confident in the kitchen so you can truly support your health and wellness. Afterall… food is medicine! Or book a cooking masterclass.

* puku is Te Reo Māori for belly

What to expect with Health Coaching

Picture of MasterChef New Zealand's Elizabeth Marshall now Chef E Health Coach smiling as she reaches for a cup of coffee to put her nut mylk in she showed client how to make.

Health Coaching is all about YOU. You are the expert of you! We focus on what you want to focus on. Health Coaching is not prescriptive. As a health coach, I simply guide you by asking questions to get a better understanding of you, your health, values, beliefs, and patterns. At times, if you want, I may offer lifestyle medicine or a challenge to help you reach your goals.

Sessions are typically 1hr, but our first session together is 1.5-2hrs – it’s what I call our Discovery/Planning Session. Here we delve into what’s important in your life, what health means to you, your values, where you are now, and what goals and aspirations you may have 9-12 weeks together and/or the future. We finish with a shorter coaching session so we can start working on what’s most important to change in your life.

Then we meet weekly for 5-8 weeks. You choose the focus of each session. Some clients like to do a quick recap of their week to find a focus from what went well and where they may need more support. And at the end of each session, I help you get clear on what you want to put into action during the coming week, and how best to keep you accountable!

After 5-8 weeks depending on your progress and how you’re feeling, we may decide to meet bi-weekly or monthly for the remaining sessions. This is like taking the training wheels off, but I’m there for you if any wobbles crop up along the way.

And as a PreKure Certified and HCANZA Accredited Health Coach (and PreKure Health Coaching Programme Coaching Facilitator), I also come with a network of medical and mental health professionals.

But, what is crucial to your success is the work you do and the discoveries you make in-between sessions. You are in the driver’s seat. As your health coach I hold the process.

Behaviour change for health and mental health is not linear. Making real and lasting change is a journey. A journey in understanding what makes you tick, how to draw on your strengths, and how to pick yourself up to move forward when things haven’t gone perfectly.

Coaching Bundles start from $950NZD for 9 sessions, $1188NZD for 12 sessions. This also includes resources if and when needed, and a private WhatsApp chat for support and accountability in-between sessions.

Please contact me to book a 20 minute Clarity Call to see if I’m the right health coach for you. Look forward to hearing from you.