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Portrait of Helen Barnes


I'm Helen, founder of Aperture Coaching.

Before training and certifying as a coach, I worked in PR Agency-land. 

Where variety is the spice of life, and multi-tasking is an Olympic sport.  

Where the pressure is always on, and the mood in the office changes with the tides.

Deadlines and coffee fuel creativity and stress in equal measure. 

You are ‘always on’, and the job is never done. 


I bring this experience with me when I coach. The empathy and understanding of what it’s like to work in a fast-paced volatile and high-pressured industry.

I know what it’s like to ride high, and I know what it’s like to feel as if you're going under.

The more you care about a job well done, the more likely you are to be consumed by the role, to the detriment of other aspects of your life.  Sometimes we all need a little help to see the wood for the trees.


Stats show that a huge percentage of service professionals  are on the cusp of burnout.  Globally and across industries, over half the working population are said to be ‘languishing’; not fully thriving or meeting their potential. This is impacting their mental health, their happiness, their performance, and ultimately, it’s affecting business success.  

I’ve made it my mission to try and change this by offering bespoke coaching support to enable more people to be more, to do more, and to achieve more, WITHOUT burning out.  Both for their own sakes and for the sake of the businesses that they serve. 

I am fully qualified

I have been trained by Animas School of Coaching and am fully accredited as an ACC (Associate Certified Coach) by the International Coaching Federation. I also hold a TQUK Level 2 in Awareness of Mental Health Issues  

I am fully insured

I am insured by Balens to deliver Transformational coaching and mental health trainings worldwide. As a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation), I abide by their code of ethics 

14 day money back guarantee

As an independent consumer, if you change your mind within 14 days of committing to any of my services, I will refund you (minus payment for any services which have already been delivered)

Some Reassurances

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