30th November 2023
Empowering Coaching & Photoshoot Giveaway | Been There Charity Fundraiser
Are you passionate about helping people? Perhaps you know someone or have suffered from body image/confidence issues yourself at some point in your life… Then why not join me in making a difference for people who are struggling with loving their own bodies, and help transform their lives for the better?
I’m raising money in aid of “Been There” and every donation will help. ALL profits from this fundraiser will be going straight to the charity. My goal is to raise at least £250 to donate to the charity by 6th December 2023 (and as I write this blog we’ve already smashed that target!!).
Plus, donations of £15 or more will be entered into a giveaway to win a coaching and photoshoot package worth £1080 as a thankyou for your support!
I recently became a volunteer mentor for the charity, Been There. Been There connects over 18’s struggling with body image issues with a vetted and trained Mentor, via an app. This gives the Mentees the opportunity to speak to someone relatable who has ‘Been There’ themselves. Our Mentors are here to support, empower and, most importantly, listen. The charity relies on donations to provide vital training for other mentors to support people in need.
I’ve been a boudoir photographer for over 10 years, and a Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coach since lockdown. Being a mentor for Been There has been so rewarding, and I’ve supported my first mentee from feeling suicidal to actually having hope for the future.
We’ve all had those days when we’ve looked at ourselves in the mirror or seen a photo of ourselves and hated our hair, our skin, our arms, our waistline etc… or eaten unhealthy food to find comfort, or restricted our diet and over exercised to gain control and feel good about our body… Imagine feeling like that every day and not being able to be your best self because of crippling anxiety about yourself.
I recently finished 4 months of mentoring with my first mentee and here’s some of what they wrote:
“Been There’s service gave me something I didn’t have before, which is hope. My mentor shared some similar experiences that I’ve had and the positive outcomes she had and it has given me the hope that I needed. My time with Been There had initially been to help me with my body image, but it helped me with so much more. Ranging from my relationship with my parents, feeling suicidal, having someone to support me when I was let down by mental health professionals, my job, and so much more. My time with Been There genuinely changed my life and played such a huge role in my decision not to go through with my suicide plan”.
I’m giving away one package including 4 free 1-hour coaching sessions, plus, a photoshoot in Harrogate, North Yorkshire (or upgrade to a location of your choice), worth £1080* (Scroll down for full details)
I’ve seen the power that my coaching and photoshoot packages can have in transforming how my clients see themselves for the better. Many have called it life-changing, and I’m on a mission to help more people feel good about themselves, whether it’s giving my time for free as a mentor, or helping my clients on a more transformational journey with my coaching and photoshoots.
Donations of £15 or more will be entered into the giveaway.
Just make sure you tick the box “I’m happy to share my contact details with Ginny Marsh”. If you don’t opt to share your details with me then you won’t be included in the giveaway.
I’m Ginny Marsh, a portrait photographer and body confidence & wellbeing coach based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, who’s passionate about helping people to feel good in their bodies and feel good about themselves. This is because I’ve struggled with self-confidence, self-esteem, and body image issues for the majority of my life.
There have been times I felt like I couldn’t talk to anyone about the issues I was having/experiencing, and I felt deep shame and embarrassment at even the thought of opening up about it. If I’d known there was someone who’d been where I was and understood, who I could talk to for free, it may have helped me to feel more self-assured and confident earlier in life. I also used to be the most self-critical person at having my photo taken and seeing myself in photos, but I gave myself the challenge of putting myself in my clients’ shoes, and I know it gets easier. It took me on a really empowering journey of self-discovery.
After 10 years of being in business as a portrait photographer, I trained as a Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coach through the IBCC during lockdown, which was life-changing for me, as well as my clients.
I now help people who lack self-esteem and body confidence to love who they are, so that they can confidently show up in their life and business, improve their relationships, and feel empowered to take on the world!
I provide a unique service that includes coaching on body confidence & wellbeing, and/or personal branding and marketing, as well as Empowering Photoshoots, to really transform my clients’ lives and businesses and how they see themselves for the better.
Being a mentor for the charity, Been There, has given me an extra sense of purpose and just knowing I’m helping support people who are experiencing similar issues to ones I’ve had in the past, and may not be able to afford life-changing coaching and a photoshoot, has been really rewarding.
Thank you in advance for your contribution to this cause, which means so much to me.
If you’d like to know more, want to donate or enter the giveaway, please click below!
Thankyou so much!
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