What is Coaching?

Coaching literally means to transport someone from one place to another. A personal coach will simply help a person move forward and create change in the area of their life which they feel stuck and just can’t see a way through for the clouds.

Most recognized forms of coaching come from the sporting world, the figure of a sports coach working alongside top athletes is accepted without question. By applying principles of observation and feedback, sports coaches can make the difference between champion and a competitor.

What is Personal Coaching?

In personal coaching the same principle applies the coach works alongside individuals to help improve their performance and help someone see opportunities for improvement, as well as practical ways forward.

The coach will use basic skills such as listening; questioning and reflecting back to the individual they are working with on the issues they want to change. For example, if you are not happy at work, that’s likely to show up somewhere else. If you are not healthy and full of energy then this may be mirrored in your relationships or social life.

Achieving goals

The coach provides support to the client and will focus solely on an individual’s situation with the attention and commitment to help the client work through to achieve the goals they set for themselves. If you are looking for fulfilment, belief or balance within yourself, whether it is related to life in general, health, personal relationships or other interests then a coach may be what you are looking for.

A coach will listen to individuals who have discovered gaps in their lives that they are finding hard to understand, and may be struggling to fill these gaps to enable themselves to move on. If these gaps are not addressed it may lead to stress related problems of anxiety related illnesses or confidence issues that become harder to resolve. If left these anxieties may result in the need of a GP assessment or even further specialist help perhaps from counselling

Taking charge of your own life

Coaching is more flexible as everyone is unique and individual and they are supported in setting their own goals to fit in with their daily life. Coaching also places real responsibility for learning on the individual to continue after the session.

Life is for living now; it is not about postponing till later and living with regrets. It is never too late to live the life you want.

What coaching is not!

Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy.

Coaching is not therapy and should not be viewed as therapy.
It does not provide a viable alternative to people who may have previously considered some counselling to resolve a situation.

A way of someone else solving your problems for you.

Coaching is based on the principle that an individual is ultimately responsible for their own lives and the results they’re getting, Coaching will help empower and influence them to be all they can be.

Structured training

This would lead to a fixed agenda of learning “classroom learning.” For example, if you were being trained in a classroom to use a computer, the trainer would often use a structured approach to making sure you understand certain information, within a certain time frame.

Sandra Paterson

Is the Company Director of Aberdeenlifecoaching, Owner of the T.A.R.D.E.S Health and Healing. Born in the Bullers O'Buchan, Cruden Bay. Qualifying at RGU in Adult Nursing and practicing in many fields of nursing for over 45 years.

I found myself on a quest to understand why we get sick when our bodies are capable of healing itself naturally. I continued on a spiritual journey which took me to many countries including Japan and Brazil which was the most educational and inspiring of them all. This is where I discovered the Mind Body Connection.

Now Retired from Community Nursing, I find time to share my knowledge and experience by putting them into action. In addition to Nursing I trained in Counselling, Life-Coaching, EFT in the classroom / Body Talk, Holotropic breathwork, Reiki, Spiritual / Energy Healing, the Author of The Regime and the children’s book Butterfly Buttons.

My Motivation

I strongly believe we are all responsible to ensure the children of the next generation live a long happy environmental healthy life.

Vision Statement

The T.A.R.D.E.S was designed to provide a safe relaxing holding space to motivate, enhance self-healing and support emotional development. We aim to increase community awareness and understanding that in creating the right environment. Only by determining and correcting the underlying root cause of the imbalance, we can lead healthier lives. Inner peace is possible if we all take time to be patient and actively listen non-judgmentally to people who want to share their story in a kind, caring, loving way.

Our Mission

Is to advance public education through the promotion of an alternative / complementary therapeutic approach using natural healing methods which may prevent disease in future generations. Our team will work with this theory to help relax the mind body and spirit for a healthier life balance.

How do we achieve this?

By creating a safe holding space and developing interactive workshops which are designed to increase community knowledge and self- awareness. We aim to empower people to succeed by working in partnership to unlock the unique power to heal and develop emotional strength.

What do we offer

We offer one-on-one Life Coaching, Counselling, Reflexology, Interactive Healthy Eating, Reiki, Massage, and many interactive workshops promoting techniques that are tried and tested all over the world today to de-stress and relax the mind/body.

So, if you feel that you have tried everything available in an effort to be healthier and happier but still disappointed then give us a call. We believe if in the right environment with genuine support and you have an open mind to possibilities and probabilities, anything is possible.

What Can Coaching Do For You?

Deeper Learnings

About yourself. How you're perceived. Where you can improve.


Awareness of perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes that may be holding you back.


Coaching may help you change negative thoughts such as; Hopelessness, Worthlessness, Depression, Pointlessness, Trapped.


Ideas for ways to improve that you may not see - awareness of blind spots.


If you can't get over an obstacle you may simply have to go around it. Getting around it may not be easy on your own but with support it could be that simple.

Respect . Belief . Hope . Inspiration

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If the issues you are facing is important to you then it is just as important to me. We are all different and we all think differently but together we will work it out.

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Do you believe you are able to take responsibility to make your life work for you if only you had someone to support you?

Do you believe if only you had someone you could trust and confined in then this would help strengthen your faith and encourage you to hope for a better future?

Do you believe in order for you to move on you need closure?

If you need a little support to follow through with your own thoughts, then give me a call together we will set your own goals and get you on the move again.

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What are your expectations? What is your dream? What seems to be holding you back from your hopes and dreams?

Some of us are in the wrong job, wrong relationship, wrong frame of mind and don’t even know it until we attend the GP with stress related symptoms, eg backache, headache, memory loss, lack of concentration. Coaching can breakdown your present situation, which prevents you from moving forward.

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Take back your control by doing what is necessary, and do what is possible with help form your Coach

The Coach can listen to your needs and signpost you to other services available. Is there more you can do? I’m sure life’s journey would be far more enjoyable sharing a strong sense of self achievement, and with the feeling of being in control of your own path.

Our Team

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We dispense comfort, compassion and caring without a prescription.

Is the Company Director of Aberdeen Life Coaching, Owner of the T.A.R.D.E.S Health and Healing Born in the Bullers”0” Buchan, Cruden Bay. Qualifying at RGU in Adult Nursing and practicing in many fields of nursing for over 45years. On a quest to understand why we get sick when our bodies are capable of healing its-self naturally, Sandra continued on a spiritual journey which took her to many countries Japan and Brazil being the most educational and inspiring of them all and where she discovered the Mind Body Connection.

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It’s not how much you do, but how much love you put into doing it.

Ann loves to Listen to people and willing to support the clients in follow their dreams. Reiki is Ann’s passion and holds a Reiki Masters Certificate. Ann loves to study new ways to help relax the body/mind and continues to build on her Therapeutic Health Care portfolio. She has completed her course on body Massage and looking forward to offering Reiki and massage to help relax the mind body connection.

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Do not look for healing at the feet of those who hurt you.

Marco was born and grew up in South Africa. His passion is in the great outdoors which he holds a qualification in Nature Conservation and worked in various Nature and game Reserves in South Africa. Marco qualified in Primary School teaching and moved to the South East of England where he taught in many schools. Marco took a career change when he became interested in Holistic Therapies training in Reflexology which he qualified and is now offering this service at the TARDES.

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Your path and purpose will be crystal clear when you begin to trust your vision.

She worked at Gatwick Airport for 12 years and had previous jobs in retail, before studying Counselling. During the counselling courses, Alison found the training so beneficial in her own life that she wanted to help and share her new skills with other people. She is a great listener and is always available as a sympathetic listening ear. Her Arts and Crafts talents are endless and she will also be holding workshops in crystal/macramé and various arts and crafts at the TARDES.

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We don’t solve problems we uncover the truth.

Martin spent 29years in the Merchant Navy before he became a fulltime carer of his late wife. During this time, he was involved in setting up a housing co-operative which he was the Chair-Board Member. Martin also set up the Peterhead and district disability forum and involved in advocacy work for less able people. Martin’s interests are in stress relief, in his workshops Martin will demonstrates various techniques which enables the body and mind to settle through Meditation breath work and relaxation techniques enhancing holistic healing, wellbeing and sleep

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Every moment is a fresh beginning.

From being a nursery manager, Frances has over 25years experience working with adults and children in Schools, Nurseries, Care Homes and many other settings. Frances was actively involved in support services within the mental health team. After continuing her education for three years Frances qualified in sports leadership for a year and Health and fitness for 2 years she has now become a Health Coach and personal trainer. Frances continues to strengthen her knowledge In Reiki completing level 1 and 2 and studying massage therapies.

Get in touch

Aberdeen Life Coaching - T.A.R.D.E.S
  • Sandra Paterson
  • Holistic Health Coach
  • Aberdeen Life Coaching
    T.A.R.D.E.S, 29 Golf Road
    Cruden Bay, Peterhead
    AB42 0QF