What my clients say

What my clients say

When I was 14 I was experiencing rather overwhelming anxiety and depression which governed my entire life to the point I was scared to do everyday tasks or even step foot in school, I hadn’t gone a day without an anxiety attack in months. I started coming to weekly ‘life coaching’ sessions with Cecilie, at first it was rather daunting but I soon felt very comfortable to open up and get to the root of my problems and stress. Cecilie gave me invaluable tricks that I still use to this day to help me relax and feel confident in myself such as self-hypnosis and breathing techniques, we also worked on setting small goals so that the anxiety felt more manageable, one thing I liked most about our sessions was the fact Cecilie knew exactly the right questions to ask and I felt like she was really invested in helping me reach my full potential and becoming happy from within.Cecilie never just focused on one aspect of my life, the anxiety never defined who I was and we spoke about my relationships, grades, aspirations and hobbies. It was never about just fixing one aspect, it was about developing who I was as a whole.Slowly but surely our weekly sessions became monthly and so forth, by the age of 18 I was only seeing her at the start/end of every school term just to check in on my progress.I am now 20 and achieving things I would never have dreamt of when I started these sessions, I passed my exams and got into the university of my dreams, I debated in front of crowds and took part in a national negotiation competition and even gained a Diploma in musical theatre!If I ever feel down I think back to the coping mechanisms she helped me used and it is now something that I can manage myself.
IB, West Sussex
Cecilie is an excellent pilates teacher. She explains the exercises very clearly and is attentive and supportive to every member of the class according to individual abilities and needs. What I most enjoy about Cecilie’s classes is the variety of exercises - no endless repetitions so no time to get bored or disheartened! Regardless of how I felt at the beginning, I always feel like a new woman!
Sue W
My sessions with Cecilie gave me confidence and left me feeling much more able to cope with the unexpected. I often struggle with a lack of motivation and I now find it much easier to achieve the tasks I would usually put off. Cecilie is professional but very approachable and easy to talk to. I would, without reservation, recommend Cecilie as an NLP Coach.
Zara, West Sussex
I had been suffering bouts of anxiety and mild depression and was recommended to see Cecilie for coaching and NLP. Her approach is very warm and understanding whilst at the same time very professional. Cecilie has encouraged me to understand and manage my anxieties and to feel more confident in myself. I would happily refer my friends and colleagues.
Katy, East Sussex
Cecilie's coaching has been incredibly helpful in guiding me toward achieving several important life goals. She is clearly highly knowledgeable and skilled in the theoretical aspects of her practice, but is in no way formulaic - she structures each session spontaneously in reaction to issues or ideas which arise at the time. She is warm and humorous, with an infectious enthusiasm which leaves the client feeling positive and energised. She is also highly insightful and intuitive, with excellent communication skills. I am grateful for her skill and care, and am eagerly looking forward to my new life!
Dr. Stephanie Hughes, Hampshire
I had been in a cloudy emotional phase of my life for some time. Cecilie's support invoked positive feelings in me, helping me to overcome difficult emotions which had stayed with me as a constant companion over the years. I now use active tools which enable me to look at situations with a clearer perspective and to overcome day to day issues if they arise. Cecilie has definitely helped me to change the way I look at the emotions and events in my life, for which I thank her very much.
Ann, West Sussex
Having been to several different Pilates groups in the area, the most professional by a considerable margin is the group run by Cecilie Jacobsen. Classes are clearly planned round a theme for that week in that the exercises for that session are all linked to it. All exercises are clearly demonstrated and individual checks are made on participants to see the exercises are being properly carried out. Variations to the degree of challenge available in each exercise is also explained and demonstrated. Classes start and finish on time. Equipment is readily available when required. Altogether a first class Pilates group.
Stuart M
Cecilie Jacobsen has been coaching me through a very difficult time in my life. We have been meeting for a few weeks now and with her gentle, constructive, and sometimes challenging guidance I have found life becoming calmer, more balanced and with a more positive view of the future. Cecilie has many techniques to help you help yourself. I feel very safe and comfortable in her company and now feel there is a future for me.
Jane G, West Sussex
Cecilie Jacobsen has helped me with the hard decisions needed in life and found new ways of looking at and approaching things. Her help has been very beneficial and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others.
Chris B, West Sussex
I have been working with Cecilie since January on a one to one basis, after my GP recommended Pilates due to my core muscles not working as they should. I am asthmatic and this was causing me pain at times when my breathing was laboured. I also suffered with a lot of joint pain during and after activity. Since working through the exercises Cecilie has tailored for me, my breathing has improved and the joint pain has almost disappeared. I find the exercise have a calming effect. I enjoy the sessions and Cecile is very good at explaining the moves and keeping it to the level at which I am comfortable, the homework she sends me after each session is clearly explained and I would recommend her to anyone."
Rachel
Cecilie is friendly, knowledgeable and approachable and her classes are tuned for everyone’s ability level, so you never feel left out! She also spends time to make sure that you are completing the moves correctly and within your capabilities, explaining each moves purpose and benefits. I have also enjoyed learning the broader principles of Pilates, which have helped me to improve my mind set for other sports. Concentration, focus and control are all key elements taut by Cecilie that provide a holistic approach and a greater understanding of the movements. I wish that I had found Cecilie sooner as her classes are nourishing for mind and body!
Andrew T

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