Testimonials

Paula was a trusted, valued and highly respected member of our school team. She supported children and their families at times when they were dealing with various issues, including family break-up, which affected their mental health and well-being. With experience in adopting a range of strategies and approaches enabling her to communicate effectively with vulnerable children and gain their trust. She always maintains a professional approach and liaise well with parents to maintain a holistic approach. As a result of the work she provided, children were able to make progress with their learning in school, despite the issues they were dealing with in their personal lives. Paula completely supports the understanding that the mental health of young people is essential in order for them to fulfill their potential.

Sonia Strickland, Executive Headteacher
So positive & understanding.
Particularly where children are involved. Her heart-warming and compassionate approach make her so easy to talk to when sometimes that is what we need most.
Mr N.S
How does Polly Bloom Coaching help?
"I've just had consultation with Paula from Polly Bloom about my situation - I have to say Paula is brilliant and extremely helpful. I think the advice she gives will really help me move forward in the best way. Such positive helpful and understanding advice. Thoroughly recommend her services for anyone having relationship issues."
N.D
"You will be in very capable hands, because Paula has first hand experience of this life changing event. With Paula's help it may actually turn out to be a very positive process which improves your life in the long-term."
S.H
"Thank you so much for your help today. I will share your details with a group of ladies, who I know are finding it difficult to cope at this moment in time. You have given me the courage to call the solicitors. I look forward to you walking through this journey with me. You understand the heart wrenching feeling that comes with it all and you have given me hope. After talking to you, I feel lighter inside & once I get through this I will be ready to bloom once again."
T.A

"Separation and divorce are an all too common occurrence and lots of us hope it never happens to us; but it does. I am still in the middle of my separation and Paula has provided me with a safe haven where I can talk, get advice and sympathy. However, Paula’s services are not simply to comfort; she offer practical advice; in a professional manner, of the steps to be taken to get back on your feet and be in control of your own destiny.

It is said that separation/divorce is similar to a death in the family and the pain that one experiences can be overwhelming. What should I do? Where do I go? Am I to blame? So many questions and so much anxiety and yes, even fear. Paula can help shift through the fog. Like me, you should use all the resources you can and I highly recommend Paula to help you get through one of the most traumatic times in your life. You won’t regret it."

K.S

I came across Polly Bloom on Boxing day, had recently separated from my wife & was finding life extremely difficult. Christmas had been very different and left me feeling extremely lonely and upset. I couldn't contain my upset state of mind, so I took myself off to bed and as we do in 2020, started to sit on social media as a way of distraction. I also came across Polly Bloom on instagram and started to watch the videos on her page. Each story really resonated with me, I got comfort from watching them and decided to send a private message to the page as I thought sometime in the new year I might receive a reply.

My message said something along the lines of, "I like the work you are doing & wonder if you might be able to help me?" Unbelievably my phone rang! It was Paula. I couldn't believe she had taken the trouble to call me on Boxing day!!! She spent a good 40 minutes on the phone with me listening to my problems. I came off the phone feeling better as I had spoken to someone without judgement but someone I just seemed to click with. I booked a 1-on-1 session with her the following week. The session came round and Paula has listened, guided and shown me some fantastic coping mechanisms to try and help on the days when I am not feeling A1. I would highly recommend Paula, she is the most empathic person you could wish for when you are feeling at your lowest point, she has a passion for what she does and is there whenever I need her.

Someone in Need, with regards.