The Norfolk Coaching Company provides 1-1 menopause support and our Menopause Awareness in the Workplace workshops.
We have a registered nurse trained in menopause education and is a member of the British Menopause Society and has trained with the British Menopause Society and Newson Health (The Menopause Dr).
To this day may GP’s are not provided with training regarding the menopause, therefore it can be a lucky dip if women go to a GP with menopause symptoms and get the right treatment. Sadly, still today many women are misdiagnosed with anxiety or depression or even conditions such as fibromyalgia, when the actual cause maybe peri-menopause.
Many women have told The Norfolk Coaching Company that they miss who they were. They report symptoms such as no or incredibly low energy, they no longer feel any joy about things, they may have brain fog and keep forgetting things mid-sentence. These are just a few symptoms.
Menopause Support for You
How can we help you? Well, for you to be here, I am assuming that you are wondering if your symptoms could be to do with the menopause. Well, it could well be.
The menopause can occur at any time in a woman’s life. It can occur in the 20’s or 30’s however, most occur in the 40’s & 50’s. The peri-menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when hormone level start to diminish and fluctuate, this stage can last from a few months up to 10 years prior to the actual menopause.
The menopause is defined as 12 months after the last menstrual period. So, if you have gone a few months without a period, then have one, you are not yet defined as menopausal and could still get pregnant.
The symptoms of the peri-menopause vary so much. Many women come to me and report symptoms that they had no idea were related to the peri-menopause.
How does a consultation flow? Well, first of all you may wish to contact us for more information and a simple chat to find out if you would like to book a consultation.
Either face to face (when Government guidelines on Covid allow) or via Zoom. Many women like to have the initial 90 minute consultation then a few weeks later a 60 minute session. Some feel they need support every month until they have got their symptoms under control, others have been happy to have the 1 x 90 minute session. This is all driven by you and your needs.
This is provided in a confidential, relaxing environment. Our Nurse will put you at ease and will talk through your relevant medical history. A full assessment regarding your symptoms and how you are feeling will be taken. This is an important consultation as it is an opportunity for you to feel that you are fully being listened to; we need to listen to enable us to provide the best possible outcome for you.
This session lasts 90 minutes to allow you plenty of time and to not feel rushed, like you may do at your GP surgery. This is time for you. To enable learning and understanding of your body and symptoms. The outcome will be a takeaway programme for you to follow, this will empower you to get back your life and feel you have your mojo back.
The menopause is not the end of your journey, it can be the start of an extremely exciting new one.
Menopause in the Workplace
Menopause is indeed everyone’s business! Yep, it really is, when you consider that there is 3.5 million working women in the UK ages 50 – 65. In addition, there are over 4.3 million working women aged 45-60.
These women are potentially peri-menopausal or post-menopausal it really is essential that we, as business owners are up to date on this stage in a women’s life and think about the most recent legislation to support all staff.
The return on investment for this cause speaks for itself as it can help women to stay in the workplace rather than sadly give up work prematurely.
Did you know that the symptoms of menopause are not simply the cessation of periods?
There is a vast array of symptoms that can arise and impact on a woman due to changing levels of oestrogen. Some experience mild symptoms that may be bearable, whilst others really do suffer immensely. Women’s confidence and self-esteem take a huge dip, energy levels go South whilst fatigue flies North and can impact their enjoyment of life.
The Norfolk Coaching Company provides education and support, so your workplace has an appropriate toolkit to support women and their colleagues in the workplace. We can currently operate these via Zoom, so you may wish to take advantage of this during Lockdown. We can offer it to Managers and HR professionals and to all employees.
Help your Workforce Wellbeing by preparing your organisation for Menopause. Menopause is not a taboo word and people should have no need to feel embarrassed talking about it.
Contact the Norfolk Coaching Company to find out how we can help you as an individual or your organisation. [email protected]