• Is alcohol getting in your way?

Alcohol, Stress Management & Living Purposefully

Counselling and Coaching

with Isabella Ferguson

Are you looking for support to help you drink less alcohol, manage stress or finding meaning & purpose in your life?

I’ve been there too. Taking a break was the best decision I ever made!

Welcome

I am a registered counsellor & coach specialising in alcohol, stress management & living a purposeful life. My services include private zoom sessions and online self-study programs. I also cohost the Not Drinking Today Podcast and host the De-Stress for Success Podcast.

As a former lawyer suffering overwhelm and stress and a mum who struggled to balance my career and young family I also needed to make some lifestyle changes. I am so glad I did. I’ve walked the walk. I know what it feels like when alcohol and stress has just become “too much” and is stopping you from living the healthier, happier and more fulfilling life that you deserve. My personal alcohol story can be heard on Episode 3 of the Not Drinking Today Podcast!

One of the most rewarding things I have done in my life is to re-address alcohol’s role in my life. It was challenging at times but 100% worth it. It is now my pleasure to guide others through this process too.

Welcome

I am a registered counsellor & coach specialising in alcohol, stress management & living a purposeful life. My services include private zoom sessions and online self-study programs. I also cohost the Not Drinking Today Podcast and host the De-Stress for Success Podcast.

As a former lawyer suffering overwhelm and stress and a mum who struggled to balance my career and young family I also needed to make some lifestyle changes. I am so glad I did. I’ve walked the walk. I know what it feels like when alcohol and stress has just become “too much” and is stopping you from living the healthier, happier and more fulfilling life that you deserve. My personal alcohol story can be heard on Episode 3 of the Not Drinking Today Podcast!

One of the most rewarding things I have done in my life is to re-address alcohol’s role in my life. It was challenging at times but 100% worth it. It is now my pleasure to guide others through this process too.

Testimonials

The reason why I love doing what I do

I had already given up alcohol successfully when I came to Isabella for help to work out how to be happier. I was stuck, aimless and wanted more but didn’t know where to start. My life now feels brighter! I’ve found greater purpose overall, but I’m so excited to embark on the new course I am studying. I am grateful for what I have, understand my limiting thoughts, know what motivates me… I actually know what I want and how to get there. I am very thankful I found Isabella.

When it comes to conversations around alcohol, even as society is changing, and learning, there is still so much shame and stigma attached to this drug. From my first session with Isabella I felt that I was in a safe space, and was welcomed to start making some big changes in my life. I learnt that shame really grows in the dark, and Isabella helped me shine a light on this so that I could learn to forgive myself, be kind to myself and in turn, remove the need for alcohol as a coping mechanism from my life, I reached my 35th birthday meeting my goals and have been able to welcome in the new year confident in staying sober. I feel that the fusion between email check in, zoom meetings, resources provided and also further recommendations of external resources from Isabella provided a full-circle service that I was very satisfied with. Thank you Isabella.

Call Isabella now if you have any concerns about your drinking. It was scary at the start but she helped me to view alcohol differently. I never thought that I could have got to this place. Thank you Isabella for all of your support.

I’ll be forever grateful to Isabella for giving me hope and motivation to stop drinking. Wish I had found her years ago!

Isabella guided me through a difficult patch with alcohol with care and skill. I don’t even feel like it anymore I am so much better for it. I feel like the old me is back. On top of that, Isabella has a great sense of humour which made it all so much easier!

I came to Isabella feeling pretty low and desperate to stop binge drinking. Isabella made me feel welcomed and gave me a plan to change the way I drank. I probably wasn’t the easiest of clients but Isabella kept encouraging me and I have found that I am a much happier and calmer person on the other side.

To be honest I was not expecting that my drinking would change as much as it has when I first started working with Isabella. I probably didn’t want to let the drinking go. I was stressed, in the middle of a separation and was only doing this for the kids. But over the weeks it all just got easier. Isabella’s Alcohol Course in the background to our sessions was great. Isabella cares about what she does and her experience of both being a lawyer and getting through her own alcohol experience helped me immensely. I’d recommend Isabella to anyone who finds themselves drinking too much and needing to stop.

Thank you so much for all of your support – although we met after I started my sobriety journey I found it really helpful to talk to someone who was down to earth and knew what I was going through through personal experience. Your course is a great asset to have as it is in lovely bite sized chunks of information that can be digested at your own pace. Thanks again for helping me reframe my beliefs and being a great listener!

Blueprint for change

An overview of my counselling / coaching approach

The path to drinking less alcohol or quitting alcohol is never usually linear. Everybody’s path is different. However with focus and self-compassion you can get there.

Counselling & Coaching Options

Tailored to Suit Your Busy Life

Private Sessions

 Hourly, 6 Week or 12 Week Plans

6 week alcohol program

Online or Podcast

Alcohol Group Coaching

*May group full sorry! Register your interest for my next challenge.

Your Community

Private Group (request to join)

Schedule a 30 minute free and confidential introductory call with me to see how I can help you

Taster

Here is a taster of Day 2, Day 4 and Day 7 of my 6 week self-guided online program

In Day 2, you will articulate why you need to drink less and why now.

In Day 4, you switch on your awareness antennae and start paying attending to the presence of alcohol absolutely everywhere.

In Day 7, you will hear my 10 red flags of drinking.

There remainder of the content (there are 42 Days of video support) is similarly packed full of coaching knowledge, including reframes around drinking to cope with stress, loneliness, rewards and a whole lot more culminating in the preparation of your personal alcohol plan.

Learn more about the program here.

Resources

E-Books, Blog, Not Drinking Today Podcast

Curating a Successful life

Living purposefully

What does a successful life look like to you?

Feeling aimless and uninspired? Do you feel you are missing out on living your true potential?

Supporting individuals to find purpose and meaning to develop the skills to thrive is an absolute privilege for me. Over the course of our time together, we will:

  • define your version of what a “successful” life looks like
  • clarify your personal values and what motivates you
  • understand your unique personality parts, focussing on which parts need nurturing and enhancing 
  • work on negative self talk and any core limiting beliefs that are holding you back from feeling confident, “enough”, calm and deserving of a successful life
  • envisage your future and map out a plan for you to step into the life you deserve

This “work” is something that we should do every so often to keep us focussed, motivated and on track. Contact me to learn more about how we can work together.

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