I saw Carol Greenwood for 6 coaching sessions over 6 consecutive weeks, focused on starting my business and identifying blocks which may be holding me back.
My first impression of Carol's coaching was her sheer professionalism, steeped in years of training, experience and self work. The first session felt generally attentive and supportive. The thoroughness of Carol's enquiry into my strengths and weaknesses was clear in the first session. I felt that she was holding a space for me that was 100% focused on me and my process.
After the first session, the feedback I received was also extremely detailed and thorough. I felt deeply seen and cared for. The session was recorded and the audio file provided which means I can return to the sticky bits as often as I want and learn from them.
I have been fortunate to have had 3 years of weekly psychotherapy with a Jungian analyst. Over the years, the analyst got to know my patterns and would not let me resort to my “story.” With Carol, she was so intuitive and present that she identified my patterns very quickly and called me to task over them. This was very triggering for me but it was just what I needed. Being called out over my sticky patterns was uncomfortable but I know now what I have to work on.
After the 6 sessions completed, I felt that I had a great resource of feedback and audio recordings of the sessions that I can return to and learn from at my leisure. I feel that Carol has identified all of my main blocks and provided remedies to help build self-belief and self-esteem. The 6 sessions will be recycled and reused so that I can better understand myself, these are a great resource for me. Thank you Carol.
I am new to all this so was not sure what to expect. From the moment I walked in, to the moment I left Carol was welcoming and professional making me feel at ease and answering all my questions along the way plus her treatment room was warm and welcoming. I came with aches and pains in my shoulders and lower back and when I left, I felt like I was walking on air and floaty plus I experienced a sense of calm I had not felt for ages. Carol has said to resolve the issue will take a few sessions and I look forward to booking my next one with her.
Clare, St Austel
I found Carol to be a very good listener and was perfectly placed to help me with my wellbeing goals. She works very intuitively and was able to hold the space for me when I had
an emotional break through. She has great empathy and a lot of valuable knowledge in the holistic health space that she is able to pass on to her clients.
I think she is perfectly placed to be an excellent coach. I wish you well with your future endeavours.
"I cannot recommend Carol enough, she has an intuitive style, which helps her pinpoint and address the underlying cause of the problem. I had been to several different therapists and was becoming resigned to no longer running for any significant length of time without discomfort. Through a mixture of styles Carol has enabled me to run pain free and increase my mileage to a level whereby I have recently run well under two hours for a half marathon."
"I worked with Carol and knew that she was, and is, a practical and sensible person. When my shoulders got so sore that I was having difficulty walking straight, she asked me what was wrong. I told her about my original injury and she promptly demanded to check it out and see what was going on. I was doubtful, how could massage, following years of treatment from doctors, make a difference? But, because this was Carol and my trust in her was total, I agreed. After a single session I could actually stand up properly, without crooking my neck to avoid pain in upper back and shoulders. The energy Carol uses in deep tissue massage is phenomenal – I felt years younger, my skin glowed for days after and because I was pain free, I was happy. I cannot recommend her highly enough – you have to try it to understand. Don’t hold back – let Carol help you, I promise you will never regret it!"
"Wanted to say thank you so much for the massage on Monday. I really enjoyed it
and have been feeling less tense and more grounded since."
"I had a fantastic 2 hour Swedish massage with Carol. She was extremely knowledgeable in the consultation and gave me advice for other types of treatments which could also help which I hadn't heard before. I have tried a few different therapists in the local area and she is by far the most personable and easy to get on with. Highly relaxing and enjoyable experience."
Alex is an Officer with the British Army, so he is frequently pushing his physical ability to the limits. He sees me after exercises (which sound incredibly stressful both mentally and physically). His first session with me was just an hour, but having had longer sessions he now usually enjoys either a 2 or 3 hour appointment every 2 to 3 months depending upon his postings. We usually start with chatting and catching up with what he has been doing since we last met, but soon he drifts off with the relaxing music and massage.
"Incredibly good massage with Hot Stones yesterday with Carol. Feel amazing! Best massage I have ever had. Thanks so much."
Cathy has enjoyed Swedish massage with me for over 6 months, and was very wary of Hot stones due to a negative past experience at a spa where the stones were too hot and were just placed on her while she was left alone to lie still for half an hour on her own. She has a lot of deep tension in her shoulders in particular, which were so tender I was not able to use more than a mild amount of pressure. The result was that during our sessions, I could only lessen the tension a little. I knew that Hot Stones would make a massive difference to the session, and so worked with her until she was ready to try it. She hasn't gone back to any other form of massage, and has Hot Stones every 2 months to keep the severe painful tension she used to experience at bay.
Cathy, Bishops Sutton
"Carol provides nothing but the highest standard of professional care in all of her therapies and the depth of her knowledge is second to none. It is my pleasure to recommend her business and to endorse the skills that she offers."
"Carol provides great deep tissue massage and has helped me on many occasions relieve the aches and tension felt.She has been very helpful in providing post sporting injury massage to my often battered body enabling me to get back active as soon as possible. I would highly recommend Carol."
Duncan is a keen footballer, and we work hard together to keep him supple and relaxed. When he didn't see me regularly one season, he experienced injury after injury - a mistake he has chosen not to make again! We chat during our sessions, and enjoy friendly banter, as that is how he feels most comfortable.
"Carol provides great deep tissue massage and has helped me on many occasions relieve the aches and tension felt.She has been very helpful "Thank you Carol. A most relaxing massage. The tension just melted away. Everyone should treat themselves to this; there is so little time to stop and relax in modern life...I can highly recommend Carol to anyone. A most professional and intuitive treatment. Many thanks Richard"
Richard has a combination of therapies including Myofascial Release and deep tissue to create space and relaxation in his body, and his mind.
Richard, Bishops Sutton
"Carol in in tune with a river of relaxation that runs through her bones and blood. Once her hands land on skin, its like the kiss of air on water. Everything moves naturally again. Balance is restored."
Mick first saw me when I lived and worked in Godalming and has followed me to Alresford. He enjoys a soothing Swedish massage, and likes gentle music.
"I have massage every 2 weeks with Carol. I use the sessions in two main ways; as a relaxation; and a conscious awareness of my body. I find that the relaxation and mental space enables me to focus on the muscle groups that Carol is working on, enabling me to release whatever is being held there on both a physical and emotional level. Without it, I feel my body and mind would suffer equally with the pressures of every day life."
Caroline is herself a therapist. She benefits from the gentle touch of Swedish massage following around 45 minutes of myofascial release technique. During our session, we do not talk as she enjoys the tranquillity of silence. I have been seeing her for around 8 months regularly, and she feels that seeing me every 2 weeks is what benefits her for general good health, and if she has any problems, she visits in-between too.
Caroline, Old Alresford
"I would like to thank Carol Greenwood for an exceptional treatment, never experienced anything like it, it was amazing! Myofascial and massage absolutely brilliant! Carol is exceptionally knowledgeable and intuitive. I cant recommend her highly enough x"
Emma sees a chiropractor averaging once a year when her back gets so sore that she locks up. I saw her just once, for an hour and a half session. When I arrived she had fallen down the stairs a few days before, and was finding even simple tasks like walking difficult and her sleep was suffering due to pain. I could not help the bruising, but she cancelled the appointment for chiropractic treatment and expressed feeling more comfortable after our session than she had in years.