Testimonials

Helen Tanner is a truly gifted Forgiveness Coach. She is very perceptive and skilful. She brings a gentle, caring presence which contributes greatly to the healing process. 

Eileen Barker

The Forgiveness Institute

“Dear Helen, thank you so for the amazing gift of your 7 Ways in 7 days to heal from betrayal programme.The content has been so useful, powerful and inspiring. The live talks have been transformative and meditative especially with your voice! The tasks you set really supported me to go deep inside, and uncover many layers. I want to express my gratitude for who you are, for doing your amazing peace-building work. You really care and it shows. Thank you. ” 

Nino

Georgia

“The life purpose coaching with Helen enabled me to undertake some actions which I found too daunting to tackle, and allowed me to enter into my desire which then created amazing results. Helen enabled me to focus on positive things that are in my life and have some sense of future by accomplishing things in different areas of my life” 

Alix

“The coaching with Helen has given me a structure which has enabled me to begin to work towards achieving my goals. It has helped to keep me focused and moving forward each week. it has encouraged me to take action and keep to a timescale.” 

Melanie

“I’ve been meaning to email you since January Helen, as it’s about a year since we met and you did your amazing life purpose coaching session with me! I wanted to just let you know how much it helped me. I was able to let go of some of those self-imposed restrictions we all seem to lug about with us. And I decided to answer a call and do something I had wanted to do for a long time. Thank you for the light touch which you bought, helping me to see the way ahead! It was a truly wonderful experience.” 

Dawn

‘Really very good training, well structured, high quality content, excellent facilitator and a good venue.’ 

Rachael

“Helen has coached our management team and helped us review our organisations core business strategy and procedures. She led the process in a very professional manner and this has finally given us a very clear vision of where we are going. I would recommend her without reservation.”

Cynthia Tosu

Director, Hope Mission, Botswana

“Helen has been inspirational and completely  professional  in the projects she’s worked on for us . She has been able to work with a variety of groups and her reflective approach has ensured positive outcomes and continuous improvement.”

Jayne Howard

Director, Arts for Health Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

‘I have worked closely with Helen in developing the delivery of a creative therapy group for women with, or at risk of suffering from, post natal depression. Helen’s work in facilitating this group has resulted in some phenomenal outcomes for the women who have been referred to the group. Simple moves forward for many of the women which were unthinkable before meeting Helen. Helen is extremely professional and intuitive in the tailored care pathways which she initiates for each of the women individually. Feedback from the women within the group and the professionals that make the referrals to the group is always extremely positive. Helen, quite simply, is an amazing practitioner that is a joy to work with who I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending.’ 

Kirsty Jones

Children Centre Manager

‘These creative therapy sessions with Helen have been really helpful in helping me identify why I feel the way I do, and this has been the only thing through everything that has given me the insight I needed. The therapist has been fantastic and I would highly recommend. Thank you. These sessions with Helen have quite possibly saved my life.’ 

Monica

‘After years of receiving therapy, psychotherapy, counselling, CPN, Victim Support, medication…these creative therapy sessions with Helen have helped me more, given me more insight, a safe space, supportive to explore issues that have been holding me back and been entrenched for years’ 

Jo

‘Helen is a Forgiveness Coach par excellence. Her incisive ability to facilitate a client to get to the root of the issue is remarkable, and she holds the space for the client with so much compassion and patience, not to mention the skilfulness required for such a process ‘ 

Monisha

India

‘Helen created a very safe space to be, which enabled me things to emerge and become clear within me. The day was well balanced and she was very clear in her delivery of the material. The day was excellent value in every aspect. Thoroughly recommend. ‘ Women of Heart: Living Life on Purpose workshop.

Ruth H

‘Helen, the Forgiveness Discovery workshop was a profound, powerful, inspiring, healing and soothing day for me, thank you again. I won’t forget this work, and am so grateful to have been introduced to you and it. ‘ 

Karen

“In the workshop, Helen created a safe space that was thought provoking and interesting. I really enjoyed the journey, and was pleased to discover something new. The techniques used were really effective.” Woman of Heart; Living Life on Purpose

Julia K

“The life purpose coaching programme has helped me deliver results that are far beyond my expectations prior to starting the programme. I was unsure as to exactly how this programme would develop, however with Helen’s support and guidance I have been able to really clarify what’s important to me, and focus dedicated time to these priorities.” 

Steve

“Not many things are perfect but the two day training with Helen:  ‘Going The Extra Mile: Supporting the wellbeing of refugees‘ was pretty close.” 

Nigel

‘Thank you Helen. I found the course so valuable. Such a rare treat to be facilitated so skilfully and gracefully.’ 

Esme

‘Helen has a profound commitment to working in the conflict resolution field which she has demonstrated both intellectually and in a series of practical engagements in peace related projects. She is exceptionally skilled and talented in bringing creativity into peacebuilding projects, and in my view this culturally creative work in peacemaking will be increasingly needed and increasingly productive in international peacemaking.’ 

Tom Woodhouse

Adam Curle Chair in Conflict Resolution, University of Bradford

‘Helen’s skill and competence combined with her warmth and wisdom enabled a space of trust and clarity.’ 

Sally Cooper

Field Lane School Batley

“Having had the opportunity to get to know Helen as a colleague, I have a very high regard for her work. She identifies young peoples needs, often hidden within their behaviour.  She works in an unconditional, non-judgmental way and continually reviews the group and the needs presented within it, so that both the aspirations and self-esteem of the young people attending can be raised – and I hasten to add with much success! . Helen communicates regularly with myself and the funder’s of the drama group so that we are informed of any developments/difficulties along the way.  As a result, Helen has proved herself to be reliable, trustworthy and professional within her work.” 

Nicky Worsnop

Centre Manager, Dreadnaught Youth Centre

“As a facilitator with the Projecting Plymouth project, Helen has worked with diverse groups of young people across Plymouth, raising their aspirations and supporting them to produce and deliver exciting projects that make change in the city.  She has engaged and inspired her group members, using a variety of practical, creative techniques to help them realise their ideas.  I have been very impressed with the quality of her work and innovative approach, and look forward to collaborating in the future.”

Mel Scaffold

Real Ideas CIC

“Thank you Helen Tanner for guiding us so beautifully and sensitively through your 7 ways in 7 days to heal from Betrayal course.

I loved the process and completed all of the exercises.

Your energy is sublime and I really felt your sincerity and love for everyone’s individual journey.’ 

Sanae Floyd

Business Breakthrough Coach & Sales Mentor

‘Helen was warm , human, supportive, and great at holding space, depth, height and breadth and everything present. ‘ Women of Heart: Living life on purpopse workshop 

Julia C

‘Life purpose coaching with Helen allowed me to talk through all my goals, work out what i want to do next, and ditch the ideas which have been holding me back. These sessions have allowed me to get back on track, feel more organised and start progressing towards the things I really want to do. Helen motivated me and restored my enthusiasm. Even though her goals weren’t mine I felt she was as enthusiastic as me.’ 

Aimee

‘Excellent content, well organised and well presented. Helen was a clear trainer, focussed, relaxed and good at leading.’ 

Eleanor

“Helen’s work for DCA in the psychosocial realm has proven to be of consistently high quality and she has responded to different tasks with enthusiasm, dedication, and a solid understanding not only of the field of psychosocial support but also of DCA’s competencies and wishes for the work. Helen has and continues to be, a highly valued resource person for DCA.’ 

Signe Normose

Head of Support, DCA Humanitarian Mine Action

“I learnt a lot from my coaching sessions with Helen. The creative and often inspiring techniques she used were incredibly powerful.” 

Lorna

“I am usually very uncomfortable in groups but Helen’s positive, direct and caring approach, put me much more at ease than I would normally be. Helen is an inspiring, interesting lady who lifted my eyes to the outside world, when I only looked at the ground. Helen has been a first class facilitator. Very positive, calming, confident and communicative.” 

Sue

Cornwall

“Comprehensive training which covered it all. Good balance of activities, and great management of timing and pace. Thanks Helen” 

Veronica

“Helen has been inspirational in her leadership of this group, and has turned around the lives of some of our most vulnerable families. Whilst full of fun and laughter, the groups have become a lifeline for the women involved, and this is all down to Helen’s skill and talent in bringing out the best in them, and re-building their self confidence. Responses from the women involved have been really positive, and the outcomes are amazing. Helen responds to their needs intuitively, and yet with a gentle approach that instils confidence and a sense of security when it is most needed.”

Caroline Willis

Area Manager, Family Services

 “Helen is highly professional and has made relationships of the highest calibre with children, parents and staff in our school. She has the ability to listen effectively and in an inclusive way which makes everyone feel equally valid and important. Helen has effortlessly turned what was a freelance appointment into a highly popular and effective additional member of staff.”

Jill Wood

Little London School Leeds

 “These creative therapy sessions have been a fantastic help. I realise what has been getting me into a depressive state, and how to now help myself. The sessions have been very empowering and have helped me to listen to myself. I have found the strength and courage to express how I feel. These sessions with Helen have taught me so much about myself, and I feel like I’m growing again, and that my journey is just going to get better. I’ve got so much to be grateful to this process for”

Sasha

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