Empowering you to build and sustain relationships in the 21st Century

Gabriel provides a supportive and empowering solution for men and women, especially in mid life to form and sustain the life long relationships that they seek. We are a personal & professional coaching service to help people to be effective in the modern world of relationships. We are not a dating, introduction or matchmaking service, and are unrelated to the “pick up community”


One to one coaching

Coaching is regarded as a process that aims to get someone from where they are to where they want to be and is frequently carried out via structured one to one conversations. Many of the principles of coaching lie in the psychology of Carl Rogers and Gerard Egan, and cross over from the world of sport too. A well-referenced resource is “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey – the revolutionary thinking that uses humanistic psychology to suggest “one gets out of your own way to let your best game emerge” – in life, as in sport. As a relationship coach, Steve Potiphar, director at Gabriel, continues to maintain continuous professional development to evolve thinking and practices not as a “purist” and blends approaches to suit the uniqueness of the situation he finds himself in with male and female clients. Clients will find him as a person that is not afraid to experiment and to bring insights gained from his own relationship experiences.

Coaching has a rich and established pedigree utilising the skills of listening, questioning, being supportive but challenging and helping individuals clarify their thoughts. Coaching can help move individuals from outside their comfort zone to fully realise their potential and provoke change in the context of their personal relationships. As a coach, Steve takes time to focus on the thoughts and feelings of the individual client, with an investment made in understanding and exploring. Relationship coaching is not about providing a standard list of advice to improve an individual’s relationships but it is about finding the right approach for each individual to achieve what they desire. This might involve building methodology and skills in order to realise goals.

Online presence makeover

There are numerous factors that will enable users of the Gabriel service to achieve their relationship goals, but often in the era of online dating, the first impression created by an individual will be their online profile. We can offer you the expertise to makeover your profile both in terms of written and photographic content to send the messages that you really want to deliver to potential dates, and both improve your outcomes and connect with individuals that you want to, ensuring that you maintain control over those first impressions, and engage with the kind of people that you wish to. Working with Gabriel is a professional photographer and make up artist who can help create a portfolio of pictures that present men and women at their very best.

Follow this link to arrange for your one to one conversation to begin your profile makeover.

Coaching and well-being retreats

Although one to one coaching lies at the heart of the Gabriel service, we understand that sometimes people like to work with like minded individuals to explore their relationship challenges and share the journey. It is with that in mind that a programme of weekend retreats at UK high quality spa hotels and resorts will be offered in 2018 which will include both group and one to one coaching as well as a parallel programme of wellbeing activities to support and enhance the relationship building methodology and skills. In addition, we will be offering three day coaching and well being retreats at one or two European high quality locations in the autumn of 2018.

Locations and activities will be selected that compliment the Gabriel brand designed for discerning men and women who wish to see succes in their relationships and lives. Locations and dates will follow here shortly.

The Gabriel Collective

As Gabriel is launched in a number of locations in 2018 we want to reflect the quality of the brand in line with high quality local brands that might be well known to our clients, brands that reflect the choices you make in your lifestyle. Therefore our launch parties will feature a collective of brands that will also be part of the launch party, including:

  • Travel

  • High quality men’s and women’s fashion

  • Independent restaurants 

  • Health and beauty

  • Fitness & well-being 

  • Hotels

Watch here as we reveal our collective for each location