Life-Career Coach & GP

Dr. Sarah Thornton

Supporting You To Make the Most of Life

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Hi, I’m Sarah

Imagine waking up every morning feeling excited about the day ahead…I help doctors find their passion so they can do just this.

I absolutely love helping doctors find a way of living life to the full, so if you ever get that feeling that there really should be more to life, maybe I can help.

I am a GP as well as a Medical Officer for an online company. In the past I’ve been a GP partner and also worked in palliative medicine and various hospital jobs. I had a lightbulb moment several years ago after realising I was burning out and I knew that I wanted to help people on a much deeper level. I also knew that that likely meant a career change for me.

So now I offer career coaching for doctors, along with life coaching and mentorship. If you are a doctor looking for an alternative career or trying to make the best of your current position, or are trying to work out how to pursue other goals then speaking to a coach can propel you forwards.

For many doctors a career change can feel very unfamiliar – we are passively encouraged to stay on the well-trodden path from junior to senior doctor, regardless of speciality. So we often need a gentle nudge to jump off that path and realise our full potential.

If you’re fed up trying to juggle too many balls; if a healthy work-life balance feels dim and distant, or indeed if you just don’t know where you’re heading, let’s have a call and talk about how coaching can help.

Often the only thing that stops us pursuing a more fulfilled life is our own fear. What I offer is the opportunity to manage and overcomes your fear.

If You Want to Know More

If you want to know more please fill out the form below.

I offer a free detailed coaching session so if you are not sure whether or not coaching is for you, you can try before you buy!

My Approach

I qualified with The Coaching Academy, achieving a distinction in my diploma for Personal Performance coaching.

I use a variety of coaching techniques, mainly based around the “GROW” model to specifically help doctors who are looking for a career change or who are looking to get the best out of life.

I mostly offer 1-2-1 coaching via Zoom or Skype but I do also run some group workshops.

If you would like more information or would like to join my mailing list for details of upcoming workshops please fill out the form below.


I offer a variety of packages depending on your needs. The most popular packages are for blocks of 3-5 sessions.

The first session is free to ensure that you know what to expect and we are sound match.

To schedule your free session please fill out the form below.

I am pleased to offer a 10% discount for any package to Medics Footprints members.


Here are a few resources to help you in areas where you might be feeling stuck as well as to give you an insight into the kinds of issues where coaching can help. I’d love to hear any thoughts you have about the topics covered.

Feel free to check out these complimentary resources to help you plan your personal development and future career:

Self-Esteem & Confidence

Happiness Tips

Setting Goals


Limiting Beliefs


“This was my first experience of coaching and I was not really sure what to expect. I can now highly recommend it! Working with Sarah has been enjoyable, challenging and very effective. I am feeling so incredibly motivated and have achieved more than I could have imagined possible in such a short space of time. I have loved this experience and would certainly book more sessions with Sarah in the future. Thank you so much!”


“I was excited to receive life coaching sessions from Sarah but initially I had minimal prior understanding of how the sessions would evolve and how subsequently the sessions would support me to unravel those aspects of my life that had been blocking my own fulfilment. Sarah’s coaching methodology has been to listen free of judgement and with compassion, understanding and lots of patience thereby allowing me to explore the “labyrinth” of my life currently. This has empowered me to take positive action with confidence…with Sarah’s support I am now finding a pathway to achieve personal life goals – some of I which I am now achieving far more quickly than I thought possible.”


“Truly life changing and I don’t say that lightly. I have received business and executive coaching in the past, but Sarah’s approach has been by far the most beneficial to me. When we started working together, I was in a very difficult place but now just 5 weeks in, my outlook and position have been transformed, shifting from a negative to a positive state…my work and personal life are much better now, I’m sleeping properly and my outlook and circumstances are great. Thank you, Sarah, I will never forget this.”


“I enjoyed my coaching sessions with Sarah hugely and found them so beneficial. Her gentle yet firm approach enabled me to ‘cut through’ and focus on the things that would really allow me to move forwards. After my sessions with Sarah I felt so much clearer and calmer thanks to her uncanny ability to ask just the right questions! Thanks to her coaching I have launched the podcast that I had been procrastinating over for almost a year, and grown in confidence…Sarah is a brilliant coach and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for an empathetic, supportive and inspirational coach. ”


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