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Are you ready to be the KINDEST to yourself that you’ve ever been and learn how to work with your nervous system, so you can have the life you actually deserve!

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The Self-Love Method - an intensive 1:1 coaching programme for women who are ready to truly thrive.

Let’s do this

I wonder if you’ve noticed any of these feelings recently?


  • You’re working your arse off and are high achieving, but no longer feel the thrill of joy and excitement that used to come with it

  • You are full of anxiety and know that your nervous system needs some attention

  • You've spent years in therapy but still don't feel ok in your own skin.

  • You have all the outward trappings of success but feel as though it is all meaningless

  • You exhaust yourself trying to make everything perfect - though it never feels like you've done enough

  • You’re trying so hard to please everyone (but at your own expense)

  • You feel guilty whenever you try to prioritise some self-care

  • And you’ve not actually considered what your own hopes, dreams or goals are for quite some time, because you’ve barely had the space to breathe…

  • And you want to be able to breathe again, like properly breathe..

  • Without your head telling you that rest is 'unproductive' and that you need to 'do more'.


...feeling able to choose to rest and make decisions with ease.
...working with your biology as well as your psychology
...knowing the next steps on your path and having a clearer sense of purpose.
...knowing that productivity is not all you are here for, there is deep joy to be had along the way
...being unafraid to be YOU in all situations, never dimming your light for others.
...being able to bloody breathe properly breathe...
...the peaceful feeling of your head gently falling onto your pillow at night, knowing that your best is good enough and that you’ve been kind to yourself all day.

This is possible for you. I know because I’ve been in your shoes. I know how quickly burnout can creep up. How nasty that inner mean girl can be. I spent years trying to work out how to do this all by myself, but was only able to fully understand and embrace ‘self-love’ as a living, breathing thing after I'd had coaching and been trained in nervous system care.

I always knew that I had to include my nervous system in the healing process. 


I needed to learn how to self-soothe, how to comfort and reassure myself.


I needed to stop scaring myself. 


I needed to stop abandoning myself.
This work was the best investment I have ever made.


I’ve been working with women for two decades and have witnessed incredible transformations. This is life-changing work, I don’t say that lightly, but I know it.


The mind, heart and nervous system are all interacting simultaneously and so we MUST include them all in the recovery process.

Introducing: 'The SELF-LOVE Method'

An intensive, life-changing 4-6 months of 1:1 coaching for women who deserve to live a life full of freedom, peace and abundance!

​What's Included?


This is coaching for the whole of lovely you. We’re going to spend our time together to:

  • Uncover the subconscious beliefs & stories that are keeping you stuck (we need to know what is actually going on under the surface)

  • Rebuild a relationship with yourself that is kind, supportive and encouraging (this changes everything)

  • Heal your nervous system so that you can actually sustain these changes long-term (no more yo-yo dieting, over-spending, relationship drama, because your body is stuck in fight/flight/freeze and releasing all kinds of hormones) 

  • Let go of harmful behaviours because after this work, you’ll no longer feel compelled to abandon and neglect yourself. 

  • Know without one inch of doubt, that we are worthy, lovable and deserving of it all (whatever that is for us!) 

  • Create a life you love and don't want to escape from.

The Details

Before we work together we need to make sure we’re a good fit. 

Deep dive questionnaire – This is so that YOU can find out what it is you really want to get out of coaching and whether I’m the right person to support you. If I’m not, I will let you know.


Getting to know each other chat (30 mins) - This work is not for everyone. It is a deep excavation of the beliefs that you hold, often unconsciously, which are preventing you from living the life and recovery that you deserve.


You will intuitively know if my Self-Love Method coaching is right for you. There is no pressure from me as it has to be absolutely your choice.  


If you want to go ahead, please know that I am FULLY invested in your journey and that I am here to support and encourage, but also hold you accountable, from a place of deep compassion and empathy.

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How we work together

  • Coaching begins with a 90-minute session to get super clear on what you need. 

  • We then meet fortnightly for 60 minute calls, to reflect on the actions from the previous weeks and make a plan for what’s coming next. 

  • Email support (Mon-Friday) in-between to keep you on track, focused and feeling fully supported.

Note that coaching is not a ‘quick fix’. Having said that, coaching has accelerated my life and recovery exponentially.

I know that you can do this, that you deserve this, that you are worth investing in, that you are in the right place, that you are held in the highest respect for getting through so far.


I also know that you can live with more peace and freedom than you ever thought possible.

£750 every 4 weeks - Sliding Scale Payments available

Start your self-love journey today

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“I’ve been able to make changes bigger than I could ever have dreamed of and am now happier than I ever thought possible. I can never thank Karen enough for the impact she has had on my life and continues to have and couldn’t recommend working with her enough. She’s really a gem!”

Together we’re going to follow your dreams while you learn to love yourself and sort out your poor frazzled nervous system.

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Your Investment

Self-Love Method 1:1 Coaching

📝  Deep dive questionnaire 


🤝  30 min getting to know each other chat 


💜  90-minute Coaching session to get super clear on what you need. 


 ✨ Fortnightly 60 minute calls


💌  Email support (Mon-Friday) in-between to keep you on track, focused and feeling fully supported.

£3000 for 4 months intensive support

Sliding Scale Payments available
(£550 - £750 every 4 weeks)

Speech Marks

“I find her approach and gentle awareness inspiring. The work she does with women is transformative.”

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Hi I’m Karen Marie Johnston,

champion of brilliant women, who are sober or in recovery. I’m an award-winning ICF Certified Coach and experienced social worker who’s spent the last 20 years supporting women from all walks of life to thrive and learn how to be kinder to themselves, so that their dream life & recovery can become a reality. 


I want every woman to know that she can be in her own corner always, and know that all along she was worthy. Working with a coach transformed my life beyond what I thought was possible for me, and I know this can be the same for you if you’re ready to do the work and begin loving yourself.

Is 1:1 coaching for you?

The Self-Love Method is for you if...

  • You’re a self-identifying woman or non-binary person who knows you’re meant for more but aren’t sure how to go about it

  • You are ready to commit to this work

  • You’re tired of putting yourself last all the time and ready to make a change

  • You’re looking for more confidence and a strategy to go for your dreams

  • You’re ready to stop giving a crap about other people ‘liking’ you and ‘their opinions’ and are ready to remember who the fuck you are!

The Self-Love Method isn't for you if...

  • You’re looking for a quick fix

  • You’re looking for ways of reinforcing the status quo and doing things the same old way

  • You’re not committed to making changes and being kinder to yourself

  • You believe that ‘self-love’ is bubble baths & face masks!

Speech Marks

“Karen has helped me to learn how to build on my self esteem and confidence, live in this world, have relationships with people and most of all how to love and have a relationship with myself.”


How do I know if this is right for me? 

You’ll know deep down whether 1:1 coaching is right for you. 


When can we start coaching together?

I do often have a waiting list for coaching, please get in touch to discuss current availability.

Is there a payment plan? 

Sliding Scale Payments are available - please reach out or we can talk about it on your free 30 min getting to know each other chat. 


I have a different question

No problem! You’re very welcome to email me: with your questions.


Imagine feeling super confident in yourself and believing that your best is good enough, knowing you’ve got a toolkit of support available to you at all times. Not second-guessing all your decisions or letting any guilt set in, and finally being able to manage the overwhelm because you’re able to allow yourself to ask for what you need. You deserve to not only live a life beyond your wildest dreams but also to like yourself in the process.

1:1 Self-Love coaching 

£3000 for 4 months intensive support

Your journey to being in your own corner starts right here.

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“Karen is the most wonderfully supportive human being I have ever met. She brims with compassion and empathy and has the most real approach to self care and kindness in the face of trauma and difficulties. She promotes true humanness and the impact she has had on me and my life as her coaching client is immeasurable.

She is driven to make women love themselves no matter what and she shares her own vulnerability to cultivate trust and empathy. I don’t think I have ever met such a selfless person and she comes packaged in a funny, charismatic and charming package. I could never say enough to give a true picture of Karen...everyone needs her in their life!”

Free 101 Resources

My 101 Resources for Women in Recovery E-book is brimming with book recommendations, podcasts, meditations, breath work & yoga, reiki, essential oils & so much more! You’ll also find listings of support groups for people in recovery from trauma, mental health, alcohol misuse, addiction, disordered eating & codependency. Used in the right way, this will be life-changing!  


The Self Love Hub

Supporting each other. Together.

The Self Love Hub is a community created to give daily support & encouragement to women on a recovery pathway. 


It provides tools, tips and inspiration to all those who know they want to improve their relationship with themselves. 

We initially began offering support to women in recovery from addiction, alcoholism, disordered eating, trauma, grief, codependency or mental health. It’s transformed into a gorgeous community for all those who are looking to take care of themselves, in a more compassionate way.


You are incredibly welcome in this online haven of kindness. 


Join our FREE gorgeous community of supportive women. Providing you with daily resources on the journey to Self Love. Be the first to hear about upcoming events!

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