About Helen Watts

Helen Watts

I spent many years as an expat in a remote corner of Central Asia with my young family. My main roles during this time were child-care, home-school tutor and keeping home. I also mentored short-term workers, ran parenting courses for young mums, put up a wind turbine in a collective farm and investigated alternative sources of energy. In our last few months in Central Asia, we lived through a revolution which overthrew the government. It was an incredibly turbulent time.

The upheaval that ensued gave me a real desire to listen to people and to help them to capitalise on the learning from the challenges they experienced.

On my return to the UK in 2010, I retrained as a life coach and debriefer, helping people re-entering their home culture adjust. I have accumulated over 130 debriefs and over 250 coaching hours. Over the years my coaching focus has changed from re-entry to looking at transition and change. I have increasingly used the enneagram on my journey to help guide the process for my clients. 

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In 2022 I completed my training as an Enneagram Trainer and workshop leader in the Narrative Enneagram tradition. I am also a Certified Enneagram Typing Practitioner. In 2023 I became an International Enneagram Association (IEA) accredited enneagram trainer and joined the core team at Enneagram Training UK.

I came across the enneagram while we were overseas and picked it up again when we returned to the UK. It has made an incredible difference to so many areas of my life. My relationship with my husband; parenting decisions; extended family; work relationships… the list goes on. In our world today, it is becoming more and more important for us all to wake up and be aware of the impact we have on others. The enneagram helps us have greater compassion for ourselves and increases our capacity for kindness towards others.

Working with the enneagram really helps you to get to grips with who you are and why you do what you do. It shows you why you clash with some people and not so much with others. And the all important bit: it shows you how to start to change and move beyond the patterns you have. Everyone has their own individual pathway to growth. Let’s find yours together.

“Providing understanding and accompaniment to individuals and teams, enabling them to grow and to thrive.”

I offer one-to-one coaching, either on zoom, or face to face. I often meet with clients who have lost confidence in who they are and what they offer to the world. They are looking for greater fulfilment for themselves, but it seems elusive. Coaching can really help with all these pieces of the puzzle.

I also offer team workshops on the basics of the enneagram. This sometimes leads to further work with teams around a particular issue they have, or going deeper. I enjoy the creativity of putting together a new workshop for a work team around issues that they face.

Let’s explore your pathway to the best you. Get in touch here.

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Excellent day, well put together and delivered in a positive friendly supportive environment

With great insight, Helen draws off the wealth of various sources of learning that she judges suitable to each person she works with. If anyone is seeking an astute and empathetic guide for direction at any stage of life, I would recommend Helen Watts without any hesitation.