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Kirsten Gronning
Family Crisis Coach

Guildford, Surrey      English

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Kirsten works as a relationship and family crisis coach with over 12 years experience of supporting people in understanding their options and taking control of their lives following a family crisis or relationship breakdown.


  • Family crisis intervention
  • Relationship breakdown support
  • Coaching & mentoring


  • Experienced and accredited life and divorce coach
  • Founded three successful specialist help and advice consultancies
  • Over 5 years as a foster carer of children and young people with complex needs aged 0-25 years


I'm an expert who specialises in: * Help with serious family crises * Advice and support for relationship breakdowns including divorce * Strategies for starting again following a separation or divorce Hello. I’m Kirsten Gronning and for the last decade I've supported hundreds of people facing long-term relationship and family breakdown. This may mean helping one half of a couple who are still together but have lost ‘that loving feeling’ to quickly identify what is standing in their way. Or if the relationship is not for saving, I can support the ending of a partnership by helping find solutions designed to empower confused people to achieve realistic outcomes. Relationship crises show up in diverse and complex ways - if yours is making you feel lonely, confused or frustrated it may make sense to explore it now. In my own life, I survived an acrimonious divorce twelve years ago as a mother of three (now adult) children. I can reassure you there is life afterwards; and for the past five years I have also been an approved foster carer specialising in caring for some of the most vulnerable children. This experience and associated training, along with academic study as a health and social care undergraduate, lends an edge when it comes to untangling complex family problems, often involving a variety of health and social care agencies. But back to you... perhaps cracks are appearing in your relationship and there are serious problems with communication. Or you’re deciding whether to go or stay - and not sure how to do either. There may be health issues in the family including mental health issues or addictions which are interfering with your parenting ability and you are deeply worried about their impact. With such problems you may find it difficult to confront truths or ask for help. The paradox is that if you do, you’ll find a way to get back on track faster. I can ask powerful questions designed to quickly uncover exactly what is putting the dampener on your love; why you are struggling to separate or what may happen if ill health or financial issues overwhelm you or your family. Sometimes we can work on removing issues, empowering you to change aspects which are problematic. We can certainly discuss your options and who else might help. Contact me here at LiveGuru to gain a valuable, safe place to offload anger and sadness, and begin to see a way forward. There’s no magic wand but understanding your issues better helps you take back control. Chatting to me here at LiveGuru can save you time, money and stress: uncover fresh options and create the confidence to focus and take action. However difficult your situation, I look forward to helping you find the answers to issues which are making you unhappy and holding you back. Warmest wishes, Kirsten


BA Health & Social Care
Open University, 2012
Life and Executive Coach Practitioner
Noble Manhattan Coaching, 2008
Business Studies
Bournemouth University, 1976


Approved Foster Carer
Agency & local authority children's services, 2010 - ongoing
A keen understanding and willingness to help in challenging circumstances led to fostering children and young people with complex needs often going through challenging family crises, including family proceedings. These include young mother and baby placements, young people with families with substance misuse and self-harm.
itsMYdivorce, 2010 - ongoing
Along with a lawyer and mediator who piloted the need for - and the benefits - of courtroom support services, we founded an organisation which offers people emotional and practical help and support in the family process, which may include appearances in court.
Breakup Angels Ltd, 2009 - ongoing
Along with relationships coach Jackie Walker, I co-founded , a collaboration of leading relationship and divorce experts - including coaches, counsellors, mediators, legal and financial professionals - known and trusted by us to offer best value help to people going through the challenge of separation and divorce.
The One-Stop Divorce Workshop
The Divorce Coach, 2007 - 2009
In 2008 we added Wimbledon as a workshop venue to the one already in Hampton. With a variety of divorce experts attending: family mediators, family lawyers, financial consultants, children experts and life and parent coaches, the concept was the springboard for - a collaboration of breakup professionals working together to offer support for all the reasonable financial, emotional, financial, legal and practical issues which arise for people who are facing separation; going through the process, or who are still trying to find answers well after breaking up.
The Divorce Coach, Richmond , 2004 - ongoing
I set up my divorce coaching practice whilst studying for a coaching accreditation, after successfully testing the need for - and the benefits of - divorce coaching for friends and acquaintances.
Practice Administrator
Ark Dental, 2003 - 2006
Working part-time in a private practice whilst I progressed a challenging divorce as a litigant in person, but with the benefit of excellent legal advice.
Team Leader
Inghams Travel, 2000 - 2002
Responsible for supervising a team of four to maximise sales by giving friendly advice to clients and travel agents.
Office Manager
Stamford Skiing, 1998 - 2000
Selling up-market, catered holidays in France for an independent ski tour operator, liaising with clients and suppliers on all aspects of the holiday.

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'The 6 Critical things nearly every separating or divorcing person wants to find out.. And how to avoid the expensive pitfalls.'
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Contributor to "Divorce - How to help yourself and your finances"
Contributor to "How to split up and stay in one piece"
"How to successfully split"