Services

Relationship and life change coaching

I offer a coaching service for people who wish to critically assess and then make supported changes to their habits, routines as well as any issues relating to the self, relationships, food and work. I’m also studying Gerontology, the study of ageing, in a MSc programme and am well placed to support anyone approaching retirement or later life.

This is a professional service based on training from the internationally renowned company, Coach Training World. I’m currently working towards an International Coaching Federation certification.

I support you in assessing your needs and making change happen. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for discussing the full range of personal concerns. My support with regards relationships can be useful whether you are solo or partnered, monogamous or non. I am Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity (GSRD) trained and affirming.

As a published writer, I can support people who are working on or looking at starting all forms of creative projects.

Coaching is, for me, about making meaningful enquiry into one’s values and ways of living and about getting space and support as you negotiate change, that which comes form within and without. It is very different to therapy and can work alongside or separate from that.

Coaching is about looking at what’s front of mind for you right now, about helping you to see your own story and world clearly and to support you in making any changes that are right for you.

An hour of my time for all of these services is:

£15 per hour if you earn up to £20,000

£30 per hour if you earn up to £30,000

£45 if you earn up to £40,000

£60 per hour if you earn £40,000+

Fees capped at £60 per hour. Hours can be bought in bundles. A set of 10 hours, to be used flexibly within 6 months, benefits from a 10% discount. A contract will be sent upon agreement.

Please email: anita.cassidy@alethya.com

Speaking

I am a confident and enthusiastic public speaker and love to contribute to balanced, nuanced conversations on all issues related to conscious living and loving, whether that be on sex, relationships, food or the self, society and the media. There are fees attached to my speaking as well as the preparation of talks. Do contact me at anita.cassidy@alethya.com for more information and availability.

In 2019 I participated in various panels as well as doing a short TEDx talk for TEDxOpenUniversity.

In 2020, I am speaking at various events across the first half of the year.

Book Groups

I’m very happy to come and speak to your book group 🙂

Appetite, being about food, sex and change as well as marriage and adultery, is a novel that naturally sparks debate and conversation. I can attend book groups free of charge but the covering of travel costs is appreciated.

Writing mentorship

I can offer support to people who are looking at developing their writing practice. Whether within memoir, fiction or non, I have experience across a wide range of writing and would love to support you in finding what works best for you in developing your own.

I have a novel (Appetite) out in the world and will have short stories published in 2020 (one in an anthology coming this winter and one published online here by Girl on the Net). I’ve written for national press and media as well as the Alethya website.

I’m passionate about writing but also very aware of the complex issues and feelings that it can bring up. I’m also familiar with the publishing industry and am happy to provide support and advice on this area. I can work with you for an hour or two at a time over as long a time period as you need. The format and timings will be very much dependent on what your needs are right now.

I can be of particular help with developing your writing practice, with technical advice as well as with encouragement, advice and feedback.

If you’re interested in discussing how we might work together please get in touch: anita.cassidy@alethya.com

Costs as with the relationship mentoring: £15 per hour per £10,000 you earn. We can also discuss an ongoing package.

Recent testimonial here:

Anita became my writing mentor after someone I trusted recommended her. At first, I was terrified to show anyone what I had been working on. But Anita encouraged me to explore my ideas, made me excited about working on the project and provided positive feedback on my drafts. Perhaps the most impactful aspect of our collaboration has been her suggestion to submit a piece of work to a writing contest. Just this suggestion alone massively boosted my confidence that I could be considered a ‘writer’, and she worked very closely with me to polish something that I am now very proud of. I never would’ve had the confidence to do this without her encouragement.

Agreement below to be read and signed on first meeting

mentorship contract 2020