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Katherine Porter - Life Coach / Meditation

BEd Honours Education Management (Unisa)
PG Dip Adult Learning (UCT)
Diploma in Practitioner Coaching (The Coaching Centre

Coaching - Children and teenagers

Coming from an education background and having spent many years both in the classroom and involved in youth development, I am always interested and curious about how people learn and what they need in order to develop new skills or change their behaviour.

I work with children and teenagers who experience anxiety at school, struggle with the examination process or experience concentration concerns, in order to help them to develop their own tools and techniques to support themselves through the process.


Being a student in the current South African context has become increasingly challenging. It is no longer about packing your bags and heading off to university. The student environment has become highly politicized.

Student protests, fee structure and student debt, examination postponements, accommodation availability as well as an incredibly volatile job market are creating increased levels of anxiety for both students and those in their supportive networks. Coaching offers the opportunity to work through some of the anxiety and find ways to create supportive structures to make the experience more manageable.

The coaching space is a safe and supported yet stimulating and challenging environment for students to really think through the kind of support they need, what they are trying to achieve and what the next step in their plan is.

Chronic pain sufferers

Having fought (and I use this word intentionally) with pain for over a decade and becoming tired of hearing the words "Have you tried.." I realised that I had to find a different way with pain. There is an incredible lack of understanding around pain, both by the person experiencing it and those around them.

Chronic pain most often won't go away, no matter how hard we want it to or try to make it go away. It is often the pushing that makes it worse. My work with pain sufferers if to find a way to acknowledge the pain, to allow it into your world and find a way to co-exist with it.

Small business support

If you have a small business or are thinking of starting a small business having a coach to challenge your thinking allows ideas to develop in a very different way. The world is a complicated place (even in a small town) and it takes some complex thinking for businesses to evolve and survive.

Above are a few areas that I enjoy working in, there are many more! If you feel that you have gotten a bit stuck in a part of your life and need someone to think with you or offer a different perspective as you figure it out, give me a shout. I try to keep sessions engaging, gentle and interesting while making sure that the hard work gets done.

Meditation groups

I offer weekly group sessions in the mornings and afternoons depending on your schedule. A group is a great space to develop and deepen your practise with others as it can sometimes be quite daunting to do it alone. It is a supported and nurturing space where you don't need to "get it right" as there is no where to get to.

Meditation provides a place to get to know and befriend your thoughts, notice where you are getting caught in stories and find a way to be very present in your life. The first session is always free so come in and check it out, get a feel for it and ask questions if needed.

I also do individual sessions on request.

Contact Details
Contact:Katherine Porter
Mobile:082 416 74720
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