Welcome to The Garden Way ~ Alison Smith, Creative Counselling and Coaching.

A garden is a place of sanctuary and peace, a place of beauty and growth. Like you, it needs design, nourishment and care. I believe that crisis periods in our lives are opportunities for growth.

Discover how working with me will set you free to achieve your ultimate goals in life, no matter what they are…

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Make Your Life Your Living Masterpiece…

My purpose is to use my unique skills in service to you – to help you courageously meet with the essential core of who you really are and that has been diverted, smothered, delayed and ignored for too long, and then to help you listen to that sacred core and act in accordance with your reason for being here on the planet right now.

I invite you to reach out to me so that we can have a creative and focused conversation and you can find out more about my transformational 1:1 programmes.

Are you ready? 

Does This Sound Like You?

You feel frustrated, ignored, stuck, held back…and frankly, vaguely depressed – like you have lost your lust for life. That passion and flow you had as a child when you were lost in your favourite pastime – what happened to joy?

You have a desire to have a lasting and meaningful impact on the world, but you are finding it a challenge to get into a head and heart space to bring long held dreams into the light of day.

This was me for years…

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What Others Are Saying…

“Alison has a heart of gold and a humble power. She has been an absolute honour and joy to work with and has also awakened something within myself which I find very special. I admire and enjoy her love of people and ability to see and appreciate their innate gifts. Alison has such a gentle yet truly powerful way with words and of telling moving stories that just seem to ignite something within me making me feel so connected to the inspiration available and the oneness we share with each other. I believe that Alison is a catalyst for compelling change in each other and the world. A teacher and a leader, a healing nurturer, a creative wombman, a Priestess! Someone I believe you can laugh and cry with completely authentically to your hearts content.”

Laura, Coach & Healer

“I found Alison’s kind and insightful guidance very reassuring. It was great delving into poems and great to have a structure to compose to, which also allowed me to understand that inspiration could be creatively encouraged rather than just awaited. I left the workshop feeling genuinely inspired – even in the lunch break my hometown seemed oddly changed! – both to write and to learn more. Thank you, Alison.”

John, Poet

“Attending the “Find Your Element” workshop exceeded my expectations. The day was enjoyable and relaxing, and I came away feeling inspired and empowered. Alison led us gently and thoughtfully through a series of well-planned exercises which allowed us to explore and share ideas. We read and discussed a range of poetry and Alison made us feel very comfortable as she skillfully guided us in developing our own creativity. By the end of the session all the participants had produced their own unique very different pieces and I now have the tools and the confidence to try more writing of my own.”

Kathryn, Teacher

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“The heart is like a garden.

It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love.

What seeds will you plant there?”

~ Buddha