One-To-One Coaching

Inger Madsen

I heartily recommend Corrina’s work. Corrina helped me shift some s*** that had festered for nigh on 20 years. Feels miraculous. 

Inger MadsenSaffron Walden (UK)

When your relationship isn’t where you want it to be, I’ll help you through.

My assumption is that you’re a capable, resilient person who’s going through a really tricky patch in a significant relationship. And because you’re used to feeling competent and in charge and ‘on it’, the contrast is painful.

Here are examples of challenging relationship situations I help people navigate:

– You’re not sure you’re with the right person. You’re doubting your compatibility and you’ve reached a crossroad – should you stay or go?

– Your relationship with your parent or sibling isn’t where you want it to be.

– You don’t feel seen or understood in your relationship; communication and connection have broken down.

– Your loved one has been diagnosed with a health condition which has turned your world on its head.

– Your child has a special need and the daily demands are overwhelming.

– You have a fractious relationship with an in-law (or several!) and it’s creating problems in the wider family dynamic.

– You and your partner are going through the rollercoaster of infertility or IVF.

– Your partner has had an affair.

– You’re going through a divorce and want the process to be as harmonious as possible.

– Your loved one has left, or died way too early, and the loss feels immense.

Linda Anderson

Corrina, this experience has been an absolute God-send for me and my family. It’s set us free from a painful and repeating cycle that was limiting us all.

I’d recommend this to anyone who finds themselves stuck in a painful and repeating pattern in a relationship. If you’re struggling to connect with someone, and if you’re willing to do the work on yourself so things can change, talk to Corrina. The price was amazing for such intensive one-to-one support, and the results we received are priceless.

Linda Anderson Essex (UK)
Jo Bradshaw

I wanted to try this process but I was scared to talk about my relationships. What if I uncovered some kind of ugly truth: something I’d have to act on? And what of this all being on me? What would it feel like to take my own tricksy brain in hand?

Well. It was fun. Gentle. Challenging. All of those things, because of the exquisite skill and empathy with which you held space.

It felt like an invitation… and then another invitation. I felt I’d been given the gift of a delicious new perspective. I felt calmer and braver and curious about what else I might discover about exploring and deepening my bonds with those I love.

What a capable, loving, intelligent, warm and strong teacher you are, Corrina! Thank you.

Jo BradshawWriter & illustrator, Bulgaria
Antony Quinn

This was life-changing.

At first, the price seemed painful because I was paying all in one go, compared with counselling where you pay per session. However, the value was realised within two weeks – my family member visited, who I’d experienced difficult relations with for 40 years, and it was the easiest visit I’d experienced in decades – maybe even ever. It’s very hard to put a number on that – and the impact over the course of the next 10 or 20 years makes the price seem insignificant. 

From counselling, I was used to being face-to-face in the same room – but Skype worked really well; it allowed for more intimate conversation, I could concentrate more deeply and take my time. 

Would I suggest any changes or improvements to the format? No – more of the same,  please! 

To anyone considering this, I’d say: Just do it. It’s easy to focus on the cost of doing it – both in money and time – but think about the cost of not doing it. For me, it would have meant repeating the same old groundhog day of negative feelings, misunderstandings and lost years. Ask yourself: What are the opportunities? What might happen if you do it? What might be different? 

Antony QuinnCambridge (UK)

Frequently Asked Questions – click to read

"How does it work & what’s the price?"

I support clients on a monthly basis for an initial 6-month commitment. Many clients stay with me for years.

We meet by Zoom (an online meeting room) for an hour session three times per month and my schedule is flexible to suit different time zones, so this works whatever your location. You’re also welcome to reach out via WhatsApp or email in between sessions for additional support.

Price: £500 p/m

"How much is that in my currency?"

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"Is this couples counselling / marriage therapy?"

No, this is coaching for one person who wants confidential space with an experienced professional – without any need to negotiate or hear the other person out. You don’t need to coordinate diaries. You don’t need the other person to be on board. (Perhaps they don’t agree that there’s a problem, or communication has broken down.)

You get 100% confidential space to talk about this relationship without any need for censorship. You can express anger, disappointment, shame and resentment without having to be careful with your words.

(If you and the other person are both committed to transforming your relationship, you can book separately as one-to-one clients – either simultaneously or one after the other. Ask about this in your free initial consultation.)

"If it‘s a relationship issue, doesn’t the other person need to be involved?"

No. This is your life and your journey and you can experience transformation even if the other person doesn’t change or engage.

You might be thinking, “But it’s their fault this is a problem!” It certainly can feel that way and this is an important position to start from. But I’m not the right coach for you if you’d like to hold onto your complaints and blame. I work with people with an open mind and a willingness to look for new possibilities and see a relationship afresh.

Crucially, it’s also not about blaming yourself. It’s not about transferring judgement from them onto you, or passing the hot potato of blame back and forth. My approach is about the end of fault-finding.

"Who are you and why should I trust you?"

I’m Corrina Gordon-Barnes, a 40-year old Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) living in Cambridge with 14+ years of coaching experience. I’ve supported hundreds of one-to-one clients plus hundreds of workshop and course participants. Here’s more about my background, my training and why I do this work.

It’s easy to get started

Simply fill out this form and introduce yourself to me. I’ll get back to you within 2 working days to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.

Olga Drobysheva

In my relationship with my mom, my thoughts were provoking reactions that would cause arguments. You helped me see the layers of emotions, memories and judgements I’d accumulated over the years and look from a different angle.

Now, I’m able to express my feelings better and if a misunderstanding arises I’m able to sort it out with my mom calmly before we fall into an argument. Our relationship has become much better, warmer and we are more connected now.

Certain things completely blew my mind and I’d recommend this to everyone! Issues in relationships with others are just a symptom. Don’t wait till you create unbearable wounds and unbreachable distance between yourself and your loved ones. Stop the blame and start working on yourself.

Olga DrobyshevaProduct Manager in IT / Industry Mentor, Melbourne Australia