Thank you is not enough to express the depth, love & peace I feel within. You have been truly instrumental in changing my life ~ Mary Church Bampton, Oxon

Wake up now to your joy in being

One to One Breakthough Sessions and Supervision

Congratulations to you for your courage, self-honesty & commitment to real growth. If there are issues that seem to hold you or you & your partner or spouse, back from your happiness & freedom of being each moment, there are several approaches which might be appropriate – usually it’s easiest to assess this by talking at the first appointment about the specific challenges you’re facing &, most importantly, your desired results/outcomes. The ‘work’ begins the moment you commit to the session series, perhaps through dreams or what comes into awareness.

Joy Hicklin-Bailey brings you her expertise in human dynamics and transformational evolution. She is a superb facilitator of the emergence of Self or beingness, for those who are drawn to wholeness and freedom. Joy is a spiritual guide & an outstanding coach in the areas of natural happiness, intimate relating, awakened embodiment & professional development. Joy has been working with awakened embodiment coaching with individuals, couples and groups for 20 years. Joy’s clients come from all walks of life & include professionals, mothers, fathers, celebrities, farmers, artists, healers, those who are integrating awakenings, & more. Joy is such a world – class, profoundly effective facilitator that several internationally renowned teachers, facilitators & coaches go to her confidentially to solve their life and love issues and trust her in their crucial supervision work. She works with immediacy, tenderness and utter clarity.

Joy is a qualified, practising Jungian psychotherapist, the founding facilitator of Essence work, a hypnotherapist, a Huna healer, an expert in ancient lineage work with ancestors and family (the source of constellations work), Time Line therapist, NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer, and astrological counsellor. Joy is a very highly regarded business/executive coach & organisational facilitator/ trainer/consultant at management & director level in organisations, drawing on 30+ years experience, such as Centrica & Aviva, well-known charities & more. She draws on 30+ years experience of organisational work.

A synthesis of some or all of Joy’s ways of working can be used to assist you whether you are wishing to release limitation in the moment in ordinary life or dealing with deep-rooted trauma, a period of transition or longstanding issues of concern. A series of private sessions gives you total focus & powerful reflection, & the resources and tools to resolve what is asking for attention. Options are at ‘Practicals’ below. Your ‘work’ begins the moment you commit to the session series, perhaps through dreams or what comes into awareness.  Joy will suggest practices and explorations for you at home to support the session work.


Book Your One to One Breakthrough Session
With Joy


Joy has a practice in Gloucestershire, in Slad Valley near Stroud. The practice is easily accessible from London, the South West, & the South. She also works once a month in Bristol & every three months in Bath & London . You can book sessions of between two & five hours. Two hour face to face private sessions for several weeks or months at intervals to suit you are recommended if you are local or if you wish to work steadily, using whatever approach is most appropriate, to achieve the outcomes you wish for. There is space then to integrate changes into your ordinary life in between sessions. Many clients choose to work regularly with Joy for years to maintain a life of awakeness and natural ease.

Those living at a distance often book two sessions on consecutive days & enjoy staying in a local b & b & exploring this beautiful area or book one long session. This approach is very good for working in depth fast, then we renegotiate another sequence if you wish for that.

Supervision bookings are arranged and booked in the same way as one to one breakthroughs. They are usually for 2 hours, but can be longer.

A wide range of approaches is used on a broad range of issues, developed over 30+ years of coaching individuals and couples and supervising and mentoring top flight professionals.

An enormous amount can be achieved in a one day (or two half-days) ‘breakthrough’ session or several shorter sessions of two hours over an agreed period. Past life & genealogical issues are often implicated BUT it is good to keep any conscious analysis/ ideas about why’s out of the way and just…

Thank you so much for all your help and support, wisdom and guidance my life has completely changed since I have been doing Secret Garden work ~ Clare Badrick, Surrey

Thank you so much for our last Breakthrough session, it helped me ‘see through’ so many ideas, stories, unknowns even. There has been much more light, laughter and love ~ Hettie P., near Stroud

I was surprised by the depths we went to in my supervision last week, it felt like integration of some very fundamental and previously rejected aspects of myself.  I experienced an explosion of gratitude for my life afterwards, and since then I have been learning how to be more gentle with myself and how to allow and stay with what is true for me when relating to someone else. There is less stickiness around my relating and I am more aware and accepting of what there is, with less of a tendency to punish myself for it. This, alongside what I learnt about forgiveness & responsibility in life,  will have huge benefits for the people who come to me for coaching;  I am taking the next steps to let people know about my coaching offer with confidence. Thank you Joy.

Hettie Peplow ~ Stroud

…trust your unconscious mind & higher self & through that life’s intelligence to to facilitate change for you – let go of trying.

Joy also offers telephone or skype coaching sessions which can be for one hour – or longer – to supplement your face to face sessions – or as our regular mode if you live outside of convenient travelling distance in the UK or internationally.

Your unconscious will begin to process as soon as the appointment series is firmed up so, if possible. setting an intention about how often & for how long the sessions will be is helpful to the work. Joy can assist you in getting clear about this if you wish.

Enjoy the simplicity and openness of alive inquiry

An enormous amount can be achieved in a one day (or two half-days) ‘breakthrough’ session or several shorter sessions of two hours over an agreed period. Past life & genealogical issues are often implicated BUT it is good to keep any conscious analysis/ ideas about why’s out of the way and just…trust your unconscious mind & higher self & through that life’s intelligence to to facilitate change for you – let go of trying.

As a result you will be able to be more in touch with your true self – your power, love & effectiveness, happiness & confidence, & your relating life, will flower.

Joy brings both sensitivity and rigour to her supervision work with me. It is joyful to build my own unique style of coaching and learn so much in each session. Joy questions in a gentle and respectful way which leads to truly new insights for me. Joy creates an environment where it becomes possible to challenge yourself and your assumptions at a level of depth that I have not experienced anywhere else.

 I feel supported and challenged in stimulating ways throughout my supervision and I am intending to take the Essence Coach Training with the next cohort. I so respect Joy’s integrity and her ability to model good practice.

 Supervision with Joy is one of the most valuable, enriching ways I spend my time and energy. Crucially, my coaching ability is being enhanced monthly through the supervision sessions, I see clients changing in life enhancing ways more easily and quickly and I have been inspired to raise my fees ~ Rachel S., Oxford

The supervision sessions are very useful. Re the ‘professional coaching’ side – It is great to know that I have somewhere to take questions to and get support. You give me feedback on what I am doing, and what I could do differently based on your own experience and insight. It means that I feel safe and supported in doing this work. Regarding the ‘personal’ side of the supervision work – I think I have been slow to bring any personal material that the work might touch in me to supervision sessions, and often I leave it right until the end of a session. When I have brought something – I have benefited from sharing it with you and from your coaching of me around it. The benefit is that I know if anything is touched in me in a way I feel is beyond my capacity to address myself – that I have you to turn to. Sometimes being an Essence Coach can feel like jumping off a high trapeze platform but with the supervision it’s like having a safety net. The supervision sessions help me to stay true to the Essence principles because you are always coaching us from this place and so they are embedded in any feedback that you give to myself or the other coaches. This acts as a reminder of the principles. ~ Clare Badrick, Surrey

struggle becomes acceptance, duality becomes Oneness
isolation becomes Connection, resistance becomes Flow
dilemma becomes Clarity, procrastination becomes Intention
uncertainty becomes Purpose, confusion becomes Self-realisation
repression becomes Aliveness, co-dependency becomes Co-empowerment
ungroundedness becomes grounded In-spirited embodiment
judgement becomes Opening & Being, alienation becomes Spiritual Companionship
the lead of old stories & conditioned reflexes becomes the gold of Awakeness
discontent becomes Celebration & Gratitude for life
Life always takes care of you
Love, beauty, intelligence &  the possibility of connection are always there, whatever you think is happening

After booking your appointment

Pay attention to your dreams after the appointment is made. Watch your self with love & note how you limit yourself & what you are ready & willing to let go of. If you have booked a couple session, notice what areas are most important for you both to bring to the session & look with honesty together about how you create the problem.
Questions to reflect on gently before our work might be: ‘What would be the thing(s) that, if it was achieved as a result of my work with Joy, will have made it absolutely worthwhile to work with her?’ & also ‘What is/are the changes that, if they occur as a result of this session with Joy will have most leverage for me in making the changes I would like to see in my life?’ It is advised that you arrange quiet space, perhaps away from your usual responsibilities, on the evening following this work & the evening before too if possible.

It is highly recommended that a commitment is made to a specific series of further sessions before or at the first session, especially if you opt for the shorter sessions– to avoid the personality’s natural resistance to transformation & change & ensure your long-term progress & lasting transformation. This allows the unconscious to bring to light what will give most leverage for change. Further sessions after that can be negotiated at any time after the first contract. You will usually need to book around a month in advance to achieve a preferred date & time.

As a result of our agreed schedule of work, transformational change will occur, the specific limitations we work with will be resolved & you will be more in touch with your true self – your power, love & effectiveness, happiness & confidence.

Important note – One to one &/or Couple Breakthrough work is highly complemented by the day, weekend workshops & week long retreats & ongoing trainings in awakening, spiritual development, & the flowering of your effectiveness. Some courses involve healing & transformation through circle work & extraordinarily powerful & beautiful intimacy work. Joy has occasional evening circles at her home too. It is a very powerful liberation & healing to sit in circles like this.

Joy is open to invitations to talk for people in their locality -both in Uk & internationally – who get a group together for me – we can discuss this possibility.

  • You really helped me to identify areas where I'd been sabotaging myself and dissolve the limits-I cant even remember what they were!

    Alistair Smith, Norwich

  • Every time I work with you, I return home freer, more in touch with myself

    Jill Allen, Bristol

  • If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there the whole while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living

    Joseph Campbell, author

  • In my field we talk a lot about “unlocking human potential”. This is such a powerful vision, for if we do so, we can achieve incredible things, realising the fullness of ourselves, bringing energy and healing to communities, and becoming contributors to global change. Being in a role directly impacting this for my team, I recognised the catalytic importance of ‘unlocking ME’ within this. The starting point of these journeys is deeply personal but ultimately becomes integral and universal. This is where working with Joy is so unique. She intuitively blends working with the intimate self, with techniques that awaken realisation of our ground state of oneness and connection to all that is. Through regular sessions with Joy, she is helping me become personally healed, more attuned and aware, able to sense and co-create with the world around me. Each session has had a profound impact, with significant shifts in several areas, creating more inner peace, stability, confidence and opening me to accessing intuitive sources of wisdom and guidance in my day. Given the subtleties of these layers, this is true testament to nature of Joy and her work. We have moved within sessions through different techniques in a comfortable and dynamic way, responding to what is needed and present. Joy is an exceptional healer, counsellor, guide and mentor, and I highly recommend stepping in and opening yourself to the potential of what working with Joy can bring.

    Lynne (National High-Performance Coach)