Emotional Intelligence Life Coaching

When I first decided I would go into psychology many years ago, it was because I wanted to assist others to flourish: to become their calmest, most content, most resilient selves. The negative focus of working as a therapist therefore never really sat well with me, and I felt that something was missing in counselling, that I could be doing more. 

Finding Positive Psychology, the science of wellbeing and resilience, was a dream come true for me. Finally, the focus was on moving forward. On growth. Here were practical, proven ways to feel calmer, more content, and more joyful... I loved it so much I moved countries to study a Master's degree in the topic. 

To move forward is what my clients tend to want: to know how to get unstuck when stress, fear, and negative thoughts are holding you back. To free their anxious mind and find their way back to calm, contentment, and joy within this moment; to create the space to feel excited and hopeful about all that's to come. To find a beautiful balance between being fair to others, and still valuing themselves.


Chances are, that's what you want, too.

Positive psychology is solutions-focused, so in coaching we work towards positive change. Together, we will explore your goals and then work out a plan of action to get you there. Since positive psychology is strength-based, you'll get a firm understanding of what you're already doing right, and how to do more of that in the areas you feel not-so-strong. 


Every technique I use is grounded in psychological research, so I can tell you exactly why it works and, even if you think you've tried everything, I'm confident you'll see results. I've worked with hundreds of clients and students, from people who are experiencing anxiety and depression, to those who just want to step off the emotional rollercoaster and gain control again, and every time I walk away believing in the power of emotional intelligence even more than I did before.

"Kirsti is a wonderful coach with a talent for guiding you with clarity, calm, and positivity through complicated decisions... I have done this type of work before but it felt much more effortless, effective, and joyful with Kirsti. In our sessions, I felt a sense of ease because of Kirsti’s ability to guide me with her gentle demeanor, positive energy, and her excellent ability to highlight and synthesize important findings. I left our sessions with a significantly greater sense of clarity and purpose.



Find out if PositiveEQ coaching is right for you (and if I'm the right coach for you) by booking a free

discovery call with me.

Training & Qualifications

MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology

BHons Counselling Psychology

BSocSci Psychology

I am trained to deliver the following:

  • Strength-based coaching

  • Narrative coaching

  • Evidence-based wellbeing and emotional intelligence interventions

  • Mindfulness training

  • Person-centred counselling

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy